3-moves WCM 2009

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alan Millhone on Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:42 am

Hello William and others:

I will relate later this week what I 'sense' from the players during the conclusion of the match. I will watch for 'tics', etc. as they play. Hard to capture 100% the atmosphere in the playing room unless one is there. I will do my best ......................

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Mac Banks on Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:36 am

Hello Sune,

Personally, I think the program that you developed that allowed people to watch live checker matches via the internet with commentary was a big opportunity for checker organizations to promote checkers to another level. If I had been president of a checker organization, I would have insured all future championship matches would use this program. I enjoyed talking to others that were viewing the games you mentioned and all of us had our opinions about whether the game would eventually draw, lose or what move we would have taken. Your technology would have boosted checkers tremendously. How wonderful would it be for us to view each move of Alex and Ron in their present match! Leaders of our game must get their heads out of the sand so to speak and go outside the box if the game is ever going to grow as we all want it. I want to thank you for being inovative in your thinking. We need more thinkers like you in this game. By the time the games of Ron and Alex reach the public, it will be old news. Today's public want information now not next year.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby rich beckwith on Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:24 pm

Yesterday was an off day. Alex went home to see family and returned last night. I took Ron out shopping.
I'm here watching today since it is a weekend. Steve Holliday kindly brought in homemade cookies made by his wife. The hotel has been providing coffee and water all week. Morning session was two draws on 11-16 22-17 16-20, with both players busting 17-14. Game 23 is in progress on 10-14 22-18 12-16. Ron with white declined the Doctor and went 25-22 next.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:25 pm

I lost first match in 20 games 1-3-16.

Today we started 2nd match.

DAY1, morning / evening sessions.

G1, RK (0.47) vs AM (1.12), 11-16 22-17 16-20, Draw
G2. AM (0.36) vs RK (0.40), 11-16 22-17 16-20, Draw
G3. AM (0.55) vs RK (0.37), 10-14 22-18 12-16, Draw
G4. RK (0.14) vs AM (0.40), 10-14 22-18 12-16, WW

In last game today Ron was confused with order of moves and also had some sort of luck of PP. Richard Beckwith demonstrated after the game the drawn path.

After first day I am one game ahead.

Respectfully,

AM
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:56 pm

JohnAcker wrote:Want me to come and give Ron my cold so he'll miss more moves? :twisted:
It's not a bad idea :D, but things are little bit out of control. You can give your cold to me :roll:
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby tommyc on Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:09 pm

Game on again guys.................the "Doctor" has cures for all ailments .............lol
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:50 am

DAY2, morning sesion.

G5. AM (0.55) vs RK (0.46), 10-14 22-18 11-15, Draw
G6. RK (0.30) vs AM (0.20), 10-14 22-18 11-15, Draw

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:Ron ... had some sort of luck of PP.
Noone corrected my English error :roll: I wanted to say "lack of PP"
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alan Millhone on Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:16 am

Hello Mr. Alex:

Appreciate the update on Monday morning's games. Part of your make-up as 3-Move World's Champion is your 'colorful' use of English :-)

Looking forward to the evening's results as well . I plan on being at the match for Wednesday's evening games and stay over for final games on Thursday .

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby tommyc on Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:58 pm

Hmmm rather disappointing after 13 ballots and 26 games played in this WCM not a hint of a new ballot YET.............count in the Irish Title match with 9 ballots/18 games for a total of 22 ballots drawn ,one might rething the positioning of these on the cards.Just briefly looking over the composition of the cards i find 3new ballots on one card and and 2 each on two others?? leaving 1 each on the remaining 5 cards and surprisingly the other 5 cards with none Maybe this is the reason ,they are just too hard to find.lol.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:12 pm

DAY2, evening session (2nd match)

G7. RK (0.17) vs AM (0.17), 10-14 24-20 6-10, WW
G8. AM (0.47) vs RK (0.41), 10-14 24-20 6-10, Draw

After two days in second match I am leading 2 games ahead. In first game in evening session was another lack of PP on Ron side. In 2nd game having white pieces, after opening moves he ... traded 23-18 14x23 27x18 (!!!) which still resulted to draw.

Tommy, whatever you call "new openings" are just 12 ballots from 156 deck. I don't see any difference between them and other openings and don't understand your disappointness. If tomorrow we prove that Rattlesneak is drawn or Cross loses, it won't be much difference for me.

I was one (among other members of team) participated in developing ACF 156 deck and can confrm that all openings are mixed very well on cards - based on critical status of opening, 1st move etc. Lisle Carmier did terrific job putting everything together with new ACF deck and Alan Millhone printed good number of copies.

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Bernard Coll on Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:55 pm

Good point Tommy, Reshuffle the 12 Apostles throughout the pack . Then the fun begins, And thank you for countless hours of delving into the mysteries of these once untenable openings. I am sure the draughts playing fraternity would agree.
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:45 pm

I forgot to mention ... Match Referee Steve Holliday asked me to post here that he is doing a wonderful job :D

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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby tommyc on Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:46 pm

Good man, Steve is doing a wonderful job i suppose the fact hes a ex-light heavy weight boxer wiill keep yu bhoys on yur best behaviour !!! lol

Thanks Bern but if this keeps up with none of the 12 Apostles appearing im gonna be out of business.!!!!!lol
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:57 pm

For Tommy enjoyment :D

DAY3, (2nd match), morning session

G09, RK (0.25) vs AM (1.40), 12-16 24-20 10-15, WW
G10. Am (1.40) vs RK (0.25), 12-16 24-20 10-15, WW

Evening session will start around 5 PM.

AM
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Re: 3-moves WCM 2009

Postby william on Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:10 pm

Why , I am beginning to think that these guys will hang on till last day before giving us a result!!!

Ok , so Tommy got his ballot , but apparently this is supposed to be the most " supportable " of all 12 new ballots , that is if we go by Pasks evaluations in his Golden dozen book.

I still do not have Cannings "complications" , it must be stuck in the mail , but I would be interested in how Tommy evaluates this opening compared to the other 11 ...

In any case , two wins from the easiest of the twelve ... does that mean there could have been 3 wins from two games with the others!!!??? :? :? :? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good luck to you both guys , this is the last straight

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