Russian Checkers (Shashki)
Russian Checkers is by far the most developed version of the three (Russian, Brazilian and Pool) types of checkers.
It was the Russian Bakumenko whose books revolutionized Brazilian Damas in 1930's, and it was the Russian Kaplan whose books modernized Pool in USA in the 1980's.
Not surprisingly most of the content on this site came from Russian sources.
This means that 99% of the shots work both in Pool and Russian checkers, and that one can use the presented material to learn both games.
This is true for shots and endings - but not for games where Russian Flying King often makes a big difference.
Yet - it is the great games that teach us the most, give ideas and understanding.
So what if somewhere, in some minor line, there is a Flying King shot?
We will miss so much by not having an opportunity to study these games, especially if commented by great Grandmasters.
Therefore this section is dedicated to Russian Checkers, "as is".