Draughts is a group of strategy board games for two players that includes diagonal moves of similar game pieces and mandatory captures by jumping over opponent pieces.
The most popular forms are English draughts, also called American checkers, is played on an 8×8 checkerboard; Russian draughts is also played on an 8×8; whereas the international draughts game is played on a 10×10 board. There are many other variants that are played on an 8×8, and the Canadian checkers is played on a 12×12 board.
The World Championship in English draughts started in 1840 where the winners in men's have been from the United Kingdom, Barbados, United States, and most recently Italy. The women's championship in English draughts began in the year 1993 where the women's champions have been from Ireland, Ukraine, and Turkmenistan.
World Draughts Federation (FMJD, Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames) is the global governing body of draughts that organizes world championships in every two years.
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