Κανόνες Ιταλικού Draughts

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Mamma mia! Here comes the Italian version of Draughts, with many more pieces and chances to show off your strategies!

How to play

White always moves first, and players alternate moving. Men (called pedine—a single man is called pedina) move one square diagonally forward. Should they reach the file farthest from the player to which they belong, they become kings (called dame, italian for "ladies"—a single one is called dama). This is denoted by placing another piece of the same colour on top of them (or, if this is impossible, placing another piece of the other colour underneath them). Kings can move forward or back one square, again only diagonally.

Capturing is mandatory in Italian draughts. Should a man be found behind an empty square, the player must occupy the square and remove the opposing man from the board. Men may only capture diagonally forward, with a maximum of three pieces in a row. Kings move, as well as capture, backwards —also, they are immune to men, and they can only be captured by other kings.

A player wins when he has succeeded in capturing all of his opponent's pieces, or if his opponent resigns. A draw occurs when neither player can theoretically take an opposing piece.