The "Craig Position"

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The "Craig Position"

Postby B Salot on Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:27 pm

Does anyone have a clue about when and where the "Craig Position" was published? If you run across it anywhere, please post it here.

For those, like me, who never heard of it before, this is the setting:

THE CRAIG POSITION
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WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN

The solution is pretty cool: *18 14, 23-18, *13 9, 18-15, *9 13, 15-6, *13 17, 6-2, *14 9, 2-7, *17 14, 7-11, 14 10 (14 18, 11-7, *18 14 wastes time), 11-16, *10 15, WW by pinning both Red pieces.

Forty years ago, Ben Boland was reviewing a problem with me. He pointed out that if we removed a couple of pieces from the setting, we would "have the Craig Position". I now regret not asking him for a source, any source.

Please help if you can.

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