Problem Composing Contest 26 - Results

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Problem Composing Contest 26 - Results

Postby Bill Salot on Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:39 pm

Unofficial World Championship Checker Problem Composing Contest 26 – Results

Donnybrook, the checker problem named after the Irish Fair known for its brawls, lived up to its name. It boasted 13 buried 2-for-1 shots or threats and 10 votes for its winning composer, Ed (Dr. Strangemoves) Atkinson. Its marvelous finish clinched the win for both White and Ed.

Second with 7 votes was Fish Bait, by the venerable Roy Little. It concisely demonstrated rare consecutive attacking pitches (jump it or it jumps you), which then segued into a 2-for-1 with a cute finish.

Third with 2 votes was Jim Loy’s Nefer, which is the ancient Egyptian word for both “good” and “beautiful”. The nonsensical initial star move and its 4 subsequent 2-for-1 threats were missed by Alan Millhone in the following amazing game: 11-15 23-18 8-11 27-23 3-8 23-19 11-16 18-11 16-23 26-19 7-23 31-26 23-27 32-23 8-11 22-18 10-15 25-22 6-10 24-20 9-14 18-9 5-14 29-25 1-5 28-24 5-9 23-18 14-23 26-19 9-14 30-26 14-18 21-17 18-23 17-14 23-30 14-7 30-21 19-10 Millhone versus George Gerhauser, 2013 GAYP National, forms Nefer, colors reversed.

Bill Salot’s Bogus Breeches was a mirror image of Never Give Up, his Contest 22 winner, but this time the unnatural setting and tough competition negated its five 2-for-1 threats. Its 1 vote failed to lift it from last place. No, Bill did not cast that vote.

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