Five original Checkers Puzzles. I've checked the "Little Giant Book of Checker Puzzles" and elsewhere, and as
far as I know

these puzzles are original.

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## Checkers Puzzle #2

#### Medium hard

###### Number of solvers so far: 0

**Red to play and draw.**

In all of these checker puzzles,

Red gets kinged when reaching

the *bottom* row.

## Checkers Puzzle #3

#### Hard

###### Number of solvers so far: 0

**Red to play and remove all of Black's stones in 9 moves** (5 of red, 4 of black).

*Note:*If Red were to move to the square marked "

**X**",

he wouldn't gain a triple jump; only a double

jump. The rule is that you don't continue to

jump if you become a king in the middle of the

sequence (English and American rules).

## Checkers Puzzle #1

#### Easy

###### Number of solvers so far: 0

**Red to play and win.**

Which checker should he use to

make the double threat?
Or should

he make a different move?

## Checkers Puzzle #4

#### Very Hard

###### Number of solvers so far: 0

**What were the last ten moves?**

Red has just moved. It was the only legal move

he could have made. The same is
true of the

nine moves before that.
** In other words:** Find the position 10 moves ago

(5 red, 5 black), such that

*each and every move*

was forced,thus this is the

was forced,

*only*position that

*could*have occurred.

By the way, Red's 6

^{th}move back (the 11

^{th}move

back) should have gone for the kinging, not for

the double-jump.

## Checkers Puzzle #5

#### Very Hard

###### Number of solvers so far: 0

**A Missing Piece!*** == Note: Black always goes first ==*

Red: "We're not playing well this evening."

Black: "True. Let's leave it as is and come back and finish

the game tomorrow."

Next day, they found a note from the cleaning person:

"I accidentally knocked one piece on the floor and I don't know

which square it was on. The checker box was empty so I put

it in there. Sorry"

1. What is the color of the missing piece?

2. Which square should it be on?

3. Which square was it on at the beginning of the game?

4. Whose move is it?

5. What was the last move?

6. After restoring the piece, and assuming "very good" (not necessarily perfect) play, the game should be:

a) a probable black win

b) a probable red win

c) about even

7. Again, restoring and assuming "very good" play: in the next 8 moves (4 of each side), how many pieces will be captured?

a) none

b) 1 or 2

c) 3 or 4

d) 5 or 6

e) 7 or 8

f ) 9 or 10