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Relation between checkers and chess

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After watching GM Vasyl Ivanchuk's victory against GM Baadur Jobava in checkers, I have a question in my mind:

Is it possible to relate checkers with the tactical knowledge of chess? If so, how?

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While tactical skills (calculating accurately several moves ahead) can definitely translate, everything else is completely different

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Checkers is at the point where it is all memorization. For Fischer chess was too close to that for him to really enjoy it any more.

For most of us chess still has enough problems to solve to keep us interested.


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Relation between checkers and chess

up vote 14 down vote

After watching GM Vasyl Ivanchuk's victory against GM Baadur Jobava in checkers, I have a question in my mind:

Is it possible to relate checkers with the tactical knowledge of chess? If so, how?


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While tactical skills (calculating accurately several moves ahead) can definitely translate, everything else is completely different

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Because of the forced capture rule, it is also easier to calculate deeper into lines than chess. Much less branching to consider. - DongKy Jul 17 at 14:50

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