Russian Checkers in South Carolina

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Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Darrin on Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:47 pm

Hello everyone,

I recently learned that the African American community in my state primarily plays Russian Checkers, and I was wondering

1. If African Americans in other states play Russian Checkers exclusively, and

2. How did they learn this variation?

I read a post earlier where someone played in Africa, where apparantly the Russian game is the norm. So this begs my final question-

3. Who exactly borrowed from whom? Did the Russians get their game from Africa, or did the Africans get their game from Russia?

Thanks in advance-

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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:50 pm

Don't be confuse - they play POLL checkers, not Russian checkers. And not only African immigrants play pool checkers, but many Americans too.

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Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Darrin on Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:14 am

Thanks for the correction, I am just learning the difference. Can anyone direct me to where I can learn more about the history of Pool Checkers?

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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:18 am

Darrin for information on the American Pool Checkers Association (APCA), which has been around for many years please contact my dear friend Dr. Ervin Smith (ESmithLOVE@aol.com) who is the president of that organization. (Cont.)
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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Patrick Parker on Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:59 am

on a larger bases they do play that type of checkers
except here they dont allow pawns to jump backwards.
i dont know whats thats called
regular pawns and fying kings...anyone?
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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby AKA on Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:05 pm

Patrick Parker wrote:on a larger bases they do play that type of checkers
except here they dont allow pawns to jump backwards.
i dont know whats thats called
regular pawns and fying kings...anyone?


Sound like Czech Draughts which can be played at Kurnik.org under Draughts-cz
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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:33 pm

Go to google.com and type in American Pool Checkers for further information. (Cont.)
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Re: Russian Checkers in South Carolina

Postby matthewkooshad on Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:58 pm

google.com is a very good website. Using it helps save the time of many people.
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