Portable draughts notation.
(PDN) is the international standard for interchanging draughts games for computer programs.
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 Netherlands.
Position count Number of positions in international draughts.
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.
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.
Rein 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 English)
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
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.
M.Sc. Thesis: Parallel Search of Narrow Game Trees
Applied to checkers.
Dennis Breuker's home page Papers on "Replacement Schemes for Transposition Tables", "How to mate: applying
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 the CM)
, In one word: Great, papers on pn-search, qubic, go-moku, connect-4, dependency-based search, future of games.
"Best play for imperfect players and game tree search"
(postscript 800 Kb) by
and Warren Smith.
Machine Learning in Games
tree search, "New Advances in Alpha-Beta Searching"
diminishing reutrn for additional search and other papers.
A 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.
Mathematical sciences research instituteSeveral video's of abstract games workshops, such as dots & boxes.