World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

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World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alan Millhone on Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:25 pm

Hello everyone:

Tomorrow afternoon I leave for a week stay at the Roadway Inn in Medina,Ohio.

Mr. Joseph A. LoConti (match sponsor thru Evergreen-Uni) is taking us to breakfast early Monday morning.

Then the signing of match contract by Ron " Suki " King and Dr. Richard Beckwith and myself as match referee.

From my Blackberry I will send updates (as I can) to Mr. Alex for posting on to this thread to keep the Draughts/Checker world posted on game openings, results,etc.

I will take photos as I can and forward to J.R. Smith for his fine web site.

I will learn volumes next week rubbing shoulders and watching these two great players do battle over the checkered board.

If you get a chance next week and happen to be in the area drop by . Room rates are quite reasonable at the Roadway Inn. Alexandrias next door is the officail restaurant of Checker players while in Medina.

Stay tuned.................................

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:16 pm

OK, I will post Alan updates here, but sometimes it maybe after 5-6 PM Columbus time when I come back from work. Alan, if you send me pictures, I also can post them here.

You also can send your updates to me and John Acker and whoever get it first - will post it.

However ... to the best of my knowledge there is a PC in the hotel lobby (on the right side of entrance) which I used last fall to post information about 3-moves WCM 2009.

I wish Richard good luck in this match and backing him in all ways I can. After long journey, the title must be back to it's home :lol: Many thanks to Mr. Joseph La-Conti and Evergreen-Uni for sponsoring this and many other checkers events.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alan Millhone on Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:36 am

Hello Mr. Alex:

Okay on sending to you and John match updates for forum posting. I remember hotel computer, will have my laptop with me as well this trip.

To be fair and balanced as Mr. Bill O'Reilly says, I will be pulling for both men in this match as both are also ACF Members and good friends of mine :-)

I am sure some surprises lie ahead next week in this important match.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby tommyc on Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:07 pm

Well good luck to all 3 of you while in the cauldrom of battle.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby BillyBoy on Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:15 pm

Richard Beckwith is a outstanding player and excellent sportsman. One of the very few in the game of checkers that never puts anyone down and is always polite. My opin he can accomplish anything when he is focused and determined. Ron is arragant and full of confidence and it might hurt him to take this lightly. Billy
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:27 am

G1. R. King vs R. Beckwith ... 11-15-23-19 7-11 ... Draw
G2. R. Beckwith vs R. King ... 11-15 24-19 15x24 28x19 ... Draw
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:28 pm

See photo taken a minutes before match started.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:49 pm

G3. R. King vs R. Beckwith ... 11-15 23-19 8-11, Glasgow ... Draw
G4. R. Beckwith vs R. King ... 11-15 24-19 15x24 ... Draw

It seems like another SDC (second double corner) dispute 2010 versus !

Having a white pieces against Lubabalo in 2008 GAYP World Title Match, in majority games Ron also choose the same opening - SDC. Lets see what Richard prepared against this defense
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby BillyBoy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:13 am

Alex, Whats the best thing for Richard to do at this point. If Ron can hold to all draws he will remain champ. So does Richard play a little risky to try to get a win or keep playing safe to the end game? Billy
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:44 am

He needs a controlled offensive.

Ron can play a waiting game, but the worst thing is to play over-aggressive.
That way Kondlo lost game 20 of the last encounter.

In my mind, Richard sould be patient as well as well prepared with lots of new cooks.
And I think he is.

Even if Ron "wins" by a 10-10, then Richard still would have challenged his supremacy succesfully.

Greetinx from cloudy Germany.

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P.S: Maybe we should rename the SDC into King's Corner, and the 2. ... 27x20 capture into Barbados corner.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:51 am

Ingo_Zachos wrote:P.S: Maybe we should rename the SDC into King's Corner, and the 2. ... 27x20 capture into Barbados corner.
Ha-ha, I like this ... "Barbados Corner" ... very nice :lol: :lol: :lol:

Billy, GAYP is very discipline style.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alan Millhone on Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:26 pm

Hello everyone:

I am geeting quite an eduation in GAYP and ending play while watching these two top players at work. If is challenging as referee to watch each player move and to do my best to think their strategy and reasons for that move or that move. Both are light years ahead of me, but that is how one learns and improves.

Next round to begin at 3 PM today. Mr. Joe LoConti took us all to lunch today so we will be later starting. Ron will not careas he told me it does not matter to him the times as he is here in Medina till the 11th. An interesting perspective and attitude by our GAYP World's Champion.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby kim willis on Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:12 pm

I want to say that I wish both the best of luck in this title match. And Dr. Beckwith keep up the draws. I am very proud of you taking on Suki. And Alan I am very jealous you are there to watch this great battle. Wish I could be there to watch.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby jimloy on Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:20 pm

This is exciting. I would say that Richard needs patience, plenty of sleep (not while playing), and some luck.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:34 pm

G5. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glasgow, Draw
G6. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw
G7. Ron King vs Richard Beckwith, Glagow, Draw
G8. Richard Beckwith vs Ron King, SDC, Draw

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