"A Popular-Challenging Checker Concept"--answer

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"A Popular-Challenging Checker Concept"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:40 pm

It was originally defined to be an action that takes place when a piece-down draw is secured. This action is quite unexpected and not of the run-of-the-mill variety. Later the piece-down restriction was removed and wins were allowed. Later on it was described as a concealed and decisive action growing out of a natural setting and representing a "death blow" or climax suddenly and decisively administered and thereafter leading to the objective of the position by additional maneuvers. It was well described even later with examples of positions that did and those that did not have it. "Checker Trivia" questions of the Day?" What was the name of the checker term that we have been describing? If you were really good at applying it you may have even been invited into a very exclusine checker club, which was truly an honor to be sure. It all started with the publication of an interesting checker position--from which the club later took its name. What was the name of this very exclusive checker club?
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Re: "A Very Popular and Challenging Checker Concept

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:39 am

:lol: (answer-1)--"The Stinger". It was a very popular and challenging concept centering around a series called (answer 2)--"The Scorpian Club"--1958-1983? It started with the publication of a checker position named "The Scorpian" (ECB XXV.3815f-May, 1958). There it also explains how Dr. Schreiber chose the name from a biblical reference (Kings, XII,11). Ben Boland was the only person to give the correct solution to this position (in the Sept. issue, page 3935f). If you submitted a problem that had a good "Stinger" in it then you may be asked to become a member of the "Scorpian Club". Other checker icons were given honorary memberships into the club. This "Checker Trivia" question was brought to you by my dear friend and checker historian par-excellance Al Darrow. :lol: (Cont.)
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