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Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Eric Strange on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:49 pm

Below is a shot from a 1/0 game played earlier, I am playing red side on this single corner game. This game was played terribly by both sides but the shot at the end for the win was kinda cool and I don't think I have seen it published anywhere. I consulted with Shane Mcosker who also said he had not seen this before. Seems like just a simple endgame Trap/shot. Thought id share it with everyone

Direct Link = http://www.playok.com/en/game.phtml?gid ... 1519&app=1

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[Event ""]
[Date ""]
[Black ""]
[White ""]
[Result "*"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "W:W28,21,K15,K9:BK30,K22,18,13."]
1. 9-14 13-17 2. 14x23 22-26 3. 21x14 26x17 *
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Eric Strange on Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:21 pm

JohnAcker wrote:21...11-7 WW.


Yeah the game was played crappy.... but the position that the shot happens is very probable.
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby jaguar72 on Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:26 pm

Eric Strange wrote:Yeah the game was played crappy... .

Doesn't matter...it's a beautiful shot. Pretty as the Mona Lisa.

Gotta love a game where such things are possible.

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:32 pm

I agree Gary... and thanks for sharing Eric....

It was very neat :)

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby john reade on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:11 am

I couldn't access the diagram. Can someone print it out?
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:33 pm

I'll try to use Jason's game animator, my apologies if it doesnt work




i hope it works John , cheers mate
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:46 pm

LOL you can see inside of the animator that SKYPE grabbed some of those moves and thinks that they are phone numbers and put little flags next to them :lol:
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby john reade on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:16 am

Danny, Many thanks.

Eric, Who was your opponent in this game?

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Jason Solan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:23 pm

Made a quick change to allow problems to be shown with the PDN tag.

Eric Strange wrote:Below is a shot from a 1/0 game played earlier, I am playing red side on this single corner game. This game was played terribly by both sides but the shot at the end for the win was kinda cool and I don't think I have seen it published anywhere. I consulted with Shane Mcosker who also said he had not seen this before. Seems like just a simple endgame Trap/shot. Thought id share it with everyone

Direct Link = http://www.playok.com/en/game.phtml?gid ... 1519&app=1

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby liam stephens on Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:05 pm

It's an old familiar theme by C Wilson dating back to 1901.
See Bolands Familiar Themes page 58 No 15.

B: 23, K 11, 30 W: 21 K 17, 31 White to play and win.
17-22, 11-15, 21-17 ! 30-26, 22-25, 26-30, 31-26. W. W.
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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby jaguar72 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:53 pm

liam stephens wrote:It's an old familiar theme by C Wilson dating back to 1901.
See Bolands Familiar Themes page 58 No 15.

B: 23, K 11, 30 W: 21 K 17, 31 White to play and win.
17-22, 11-15, 21-17 ! 30-26, 22-25, 26-30, 31-26. W. W.


Thanks, Liam! Nicely done. Impressive research and scholarship on your part (or perhaps you just recognized it off the top of your head, which is even more impressive...).

Nonetheless, no matter who originally played it, it's a pretty piece of checkers artistry.

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby Jolt on Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Old stuff Eric. Here's the shot in a game that occurs often, without having to go through the weak positioning :). This line is pretty common against people who play Souter on red and make the 7-11 move on move 27. Most people make the 23-18 move for an easy draw. 23-19 on is probably a bit more unusual for red, with no weakness even if Red doesn't fall for the shot.

Notice the 14-18 on move 47. Psychologically players are inclined to move for king; likewise, red would also believe he could possible trap the pieces on 11 and 15 if white makes a mistake. Move 48 Red will say "hmm..it looks like I can possibly take away a king or trap his man on 10." If red went 12-16 then a trade draws for white.

Thus, to best set this up..you have to take A LOT of time before move 46. It would be best to start going slow after move 26 and pretend you don't remember the easy PP draw. Then closer to move 46, start saying "Damn, I think you got me. I don't know how I'll escape." Then start moving faster. White might be inclined to move faster also..imitation is a human tendency. Thus, good chance white will fall for the shot if he ever gets close to the position at move 46.

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Re: Cool Shot... check it out

Postby jaguar72 on Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:27 pm

Oops! Trying to edit a typo and somehow repeated my prior post.

Sorry.

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