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Checkerboard
A checkerboard (American English) or chequerboard (British English; see spelling differences) is a board of chequered pattern on which draughts (checkers) is
played.[1] Most commonly, it consists of 64 squares (8×8) of alternating dark and light color, typically green and buff (official tournaments), black and red (consumer
commercial), or black and white (printed diagrams). An 8×8 checkerboard is used to play many other games, including chess, whereby it is known as a chessboard.
Other rectangular square-tiled boards are also often called checkerboards.

Contents
Gallery
Mathematical description
Games and puzzles using checkerboards
References

Gallery

An empty 8×8 checkerboard An empty 8×8 checkerboard The opening setup of English draughts tournament
diagram international draughts, which standard
uses a 10×10 checkerboard

Within the permanent collection


of The Children's Museum of
Indianapolis

Mathematical description
Given a matrix with rows and columns, a function ,

or, alternatively,

The element is black and represents the lower left corner of the board.

Games and puzzles using checkerboards


Martin Gardner featured puzzles based on checkerboards in his November 1962 Mathematical Games column in Scientific American. A square checkerboard with an
alternating pattern is used for games including:

Amazons
Chapayev
Chess and some of its variants (see chessboard)
Czech draughts
Draughts, also known as checkers
Frisian draughts
Gounki
International draughts
Italian draughts
Lines of Action
Pool checkers
Russian checkers

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The following games require an 8×8 board and are sometimes played on a chessboard.

Arimaa
Breakthrough
Crossings
Mak-yek
Makruk
Martian Chess

References
1. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Checkerboard.html

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