World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:04 pm

10 PM - no news. They may have a closing ceremony, dinner, both ... or still playing ! If they are still playing simply means that someone has serious advantage in ending.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:14 pm

JohnAcker wrote:a draw would do him no good.
Just approximately extra $500 :lol:

Remember, with drawn match they divide prize money evenly, 50-50. Don't forget also about rating (ha-ha) and such miserable thing as self respect and self confidence.

Drawn match is 1000 times better then losing match, no doubts.

However ... with all wishes in my heart I hope you are right and Richard is pushing.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:15 pm

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:They may have a closing ceremony, dinner, both ... or still playing !
Another possibility - battery on Alan BlackBerry is off :lol:
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:17 am

Ron King won last game, match and retained his title.

G24. R. Beckwith vs R. King, 11-15, 23-19, 8-11, 22-18 White Wins
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:14 am

Congratulations to Suki with retain his title.

No congratulations indeed to Richard - I know he can do this better and I know that he will do it better in the very nearest future.

He already reached the level when he can be congratulated with one thing only - victory.

Hmmm ... there is something where Richard still can be congratulated: in this match Ron King lost his first GAYP game since 2004 when he played in 1st International GAYP USA vs Barbados Match and lost one game.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Palomino on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:07 pm

Congratulations to Ron King who once again has proven he is the best freestyle player in the world.

I am interested in knowing more about the last game, when did they finish? I stayed up past midnight, waiting for news of the result, before shutting down my computer. In the last game did Rich get into the loss by going for the win, throwing caution to the wind, giving it a do or die effort?

Richard put forth a great effort and made a very interesting match of it, great job Rich.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby tommyc on Sun Oct 10, 2010 1:47 pm

Congratulations to Richard on a gallant effort in the match.However Ron is still King and who will beat him/?
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:20 pm

Congratulations to Ron King, who is still the very well deserved World Champion.
A World Champion that is not afraid to play and prove his supremacy in many, many, many, tournaments all over the world.

Congratulations to Richard Beckwith as wll, as he won the QT at the IOW and proved in this match that it takes a real World Champion to beat him by a hair.
I guess this will not be his last , nor his best attempt to go for the title.

I can't wait to see the games, and will not speculate about the course of the 24th game.


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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby BillyBoy on Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:04 pm

Great job Richard I think you held your own pretty well!!
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby George Hay on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:21 pm

The Match of 2010 was Ron "the Checkers" King vs Dr. Richard Beckwith. The three winning games (2 for King, 1 for Beckwith) are featured at http://www.checkerworld.com with instructive analysis by Al Lyman. Ron King defended his GAYP World Championship, and Rich Beckwith joins a distinguished list of challengers. I hope that the ACF and WCDF will always have a GAYP World Championship. --George Hay
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby rich beckwith on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:31 pm

George, Thanks for sharing this link. For anyone interested, I also put together a booklet -- $8 with US shipping included (plus any extra for international shipping) off all 24 games with annotations by myself and Jim Loy, including some diagrams and cover photo. One of these days, I hope to compile a new edition of the "Ohio Book" with all World title matches (2008-2011) and Ohio State tournament games of recent years in one collection.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alan Millhone on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:19 am

Dr. B:

Your book on your match with Suki is excellent. Nice diagrams and first class annotations. With our ACF GAYP Nationals this year this book is a " must " for any serious student of the game.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:45 pm

Rich I intend on buying your booklet but at the moment I don't have as much cash or time to do this....(the GFC has my business in its ugly grip) hopefully after the sale of my business ill get to do it.

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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby tommyc on Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:19 pm

Go on Danny ,its only abt$20.Richs last one The Ohioan Handbook was a cracking weee book.
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Re: World Title Match : Medina,Ohio

Postby Alan Millhone on Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:19 pm

Dr. Beckwith's next Ohioan will be in larger print for us older players :-)

It is a nexcellent book.

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