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Horsfalls Problem Book.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:07 pm

This is one of my favor's books and I always recommend it to anyone who wants to improve.

Looking again around the book, solving problems w/o program and then checking solutions with Kingsrow - I find several fine corrections. Here is one of my most recent findings.

#832. P. Thirkell
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White to play, what result ?

Mr. Thirkell stated that this position is winning for white, but in fact - red has a beatiful draw here. I will post solution later unless someone do it for me :lol: If you have this book, you can also follow solution and find where red can improve play.

Sincerely,

Alex Moiseyev
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Re: Horsfalls Problem Book.

Postby Patrick Parker on Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:11 am

ive seen reference to this book but i have never seen a copy of it....must be old
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Re: Horsfalls Problem Book.

Postby Lisle Cormier on Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:49 pm

Patrick Parker wrote:ive seen reference to this book but i have never seen a copy of it....must be old


The original publication is dated 1909. My copy is a Don Goodwin reprint that may still be available from the Goodwin Estate.
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Re: Horsfalls Problem Book.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:56 am

Here is solution to this problem, and draw which was missing by author.

20-16, 22-25, 16-11, 25-30, 11-7, 30-26, 7-2, 5-9, 2-7, 26-227-11, 22-26 (A), 19-15, 26x19, 11-16, 19-23, 16-11, 10x19, 17x1, 9-14, 11-15, 19-24, 15-18 WW

A. 22-25 (B), 23-18, 14-23, 11-7, 9-14, 7-2, 6-9, 13x6, 25-22 (C), 17-13, 22-18, 6-1 WW

B. 22-18, 11-7, 18x27, 19-15, 10x19, 17x1, 9-14, 7-10 WW

C. Here is where Mr. Thirkell missed a pretty draw which saved the whole original position. See diagram. 25-22 here loses as shown correctly by author, but 23-27 instead survive !

Enjoy.

Red to move and draw
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23-27*

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