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  • Two theories are current as to its origin; one of them claiming it to be a simplified Chess, the other explaining it as the result of transferring the Spanish game Alquerque de doze to the Chess board.

    Chess and Checkers : the Way to Mastership

  • Checkers can be traced back to Alquerque, a game that first appeared in 1283

    CNN.com

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