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The king has invented a new game called King's Checkers. The rules are simple, it's exactly like regular Checkers, the only difference? The king plays first and all his pieces are automatically "king", meaning they can move backwards.

Yes, force capture is enforced (if given the option to capture, a play must capture)

You and his daughter are in love, and the king has offered his daughter to whoever can outsmart him in this crazy game of strategy and intellect. Assuming the king plays perfectly; is it possible that you can win the fair maiden?

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    $\begingroup$ In your checkers rules, can normal pieces capture backwards? $\endgroup$ – xnor Apr 20 '15 at 1:57
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    $\begingroup$ @ghosts_in_the_code This is a puzzle asking if you can win with perfect play, board games (IMO) would probably DV that. $\endgroup$ – warspyking Apr 20 '15 at 15:27
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    $\begingroup$ @warspyking Do you have any reason to believe this is possible? $\endgroup$ – kaine Apr 21 '15 at 19:35
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    $\begingroup$ I proposed a policy to avoid disagreements like this. $\endgroup$ – xnor Apr 21 '15 at 23:53
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close as "too broad" because the answer is quite likely that you can't win, but confirming this is unlikely without a colossal computer search. Because the poster hid the fact that they don't know the answer, the likely lack of a puzzley solution was not apparent when the question was posted. $\endgroup$ – xnor Apr 23 '15 at 9:35
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An incomplete answer.

I'd like to say you can't win because normal checkers is a draw and the king has a strict advantage. But, technically that's not true because the king is also required to make captures backwards, which could in theory be a disadvantage.

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  • $\begingroup$ No better answer than this will ever be seen so you might as well accept it. $\endgroup$ – Joshua Mar 1 '16 at 1:12

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