Stuff available at this site:
Portable draughts notation.
(PDN) is the international standard for interchanging draughts games for
PDN databases A collection of 500 games in
PDN format. Includes WC 2003
The draughts problem file format.
The dutch speed computer draughts championship 1995
The computer draughts championship 1996 In the
Position count Number of positions in international
Endgame database statistics Some statistics of dragon's endgame databases, with perfect play examples.
Some notes on techniques for computer program
that play games. Explanation of words like hashtable etc.
Dragon programming tools Technical description of dragon draughts and the tools that were used to make it. Including full C source code of the draughts-engine.
Exact backgammon bearoff
Computer program that does exact computations in backgammon bearoff positions.
links on draughts:
You can play international draughts against others on the internet trough
a java applet. Mainly dutch players.
Damvereniging Denk En Zet Laren
With over 700 links to draughts-related sites
Pogo.com Great site. You can play checkers
against others on the internet trough a java applet
Pc solutions They
sell the SAGE draughts program, which plays english and italian draughts.
This also includes DYNAMO which plays 10x10, Pool, Spanish, Russian, Canadian
and Brazilian draughts. Shareware versions for these and several other
games are available.
Gamer Cafe Checkers Server
Apparently the first internet checker server. Allows you to play against
human and computer opponents. The site was offline the last time I cheched
Chinook home page
Chinook is a checkers program, playing at world champion (or better) level.
And you can play against it! Has excellent Papers on "endgame databases",
"a world class checkers player" and more! They proved 8x8 checkers is a draw if you start from the default position
Harm Jetten's draughts
program with freeware windows draughts program that runs in numerous
languages. Includes endgame databases. (dutch
Halbersma's draughts page
Frank Mesander Home Page
Has written the program tornado. Website covers the DamExchange Protocol
Draughts is on page 614. (Sometimes)
Wieger Wesselink's page
Has a Draughts Problem Server (more than 450 problems!)
the Internet Gaming Zone has support
for checkers. There is no unix interface.
German Draughts Homepage (in
Buggy Online This program will
play a second Man-Machine match against GMI N'Diaga Samb (world number
11). The event will be (was) held in France, March 10, 2003
6th Computer olympiad,
maastricht 18-23 aug 2001
Danican Open-source draughts program for linux.
American Checker Federation
other (game research) links
www.icga.org Website of the International Computer Games Association.
GGTL (Generic Game-Tree Library) is a C library to help people program computer games.
Parallel Search of Narrow Game Trees Applied
Breuker's home page Papers on "Replacement Schemes for Transposition
Tables", "How to mate: applying proof-number search."
John Tromp's home page
with a perfect playing connect 4 program.
papers on "NMM", "exhaustive search", "the 15 puzzle".
6 piece chess endgame databases, 900 references, database generator (for
In one word: Great, papers on pn-search, qubic, go-moku, connect-4, dependency-based
search, future of games.
for imperfect players and game tree search"
(postscript 800 Kb) by
Baum and Warren Smith.
Learning in Games
Aske Plaat tree
search, "New Advances in Alpha-Beta Searching"
Paper on diminishing
reutrn for additional search and other papers.
perfect connect4 player for dos.
Richard's Play-By-eMail Server
play abstract games by email.
MindSports. Play various abstract
games in java. (chess, checkers, hexdame, congo etc.)
His program recently beat the human champion in Othello 6-0.
sciences research instituteSeveral video's of abstract games workshops,
such as dots & boxes.
There is no draughts/checkers newsgroup, but sometimes there are discussions
comp.ai.games Artificial intellegence
rec.games.abstract This is the preferred
group. The group is intented for discussion about (computer) games which
almost nobody knows, e.g. trax or hex and (mathematical) games in general.
Easy Job Timer
One of my shareware programs. Easy job timer is a timing application that
allows you to track the time you spend on tasks for clients or other activities.
The application is intended to be very easy to use.
My home page (which has nothing to do with