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Comment author: OrphanWilde 02 April 2013 08:44:28PM -1 points [-]

I'd be surprised if a chess program weren't easily re-adapted to playing Checkers just by adding rules for the pieces; checkers even has a similar "transformation" rule as pawns in Chess, whereby pieces which reach the opposing side of the board can turn into pieces with different abilities. Backgammon, on the other hand...

Comment author: JGWeissman 02 April 2013 09:02:09PM 3 points [-]

I'd be surprised if a chess program weren't easily re-adapted to playing Checkers

The hard parts of make chess and checkers AI would not translate well, like evaluating the strength of a position, and strategies for pruning the search tree.