Shot Problems

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Re: Shot Problems

Postby jaguar72 on Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:42 pm

John's 28 July 2011 shot problem.

John, I managed to sight-solve this one (very unusual for me, alas). It is a spectacular shot, especially since it occurred in a real game. A nice waiting move and the sting at the tail end of the combination is quite pretty.

Here's what I got (it took me awhile).

Black to move and win:

7-11 21x14, 12-16 19x3K, 2-7 3x10, 6x31K 13x6, 1x17 and Red should win (I think).

I think that is probably correct; if not, I can't find anything else...I've shot my bolt.

Great problem.

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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Jason Solan on Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:01 pm

.... a bit of an experiment
The next phase of my games viewer will be handling problems.

Let me know what you think

http://www.usacheckers.com/problemTestAcker.php
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby George Hay on Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:37 pm

Jason, very good! I like the "flip" option like you have in the weekly random game.
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby jaguar72 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:47 am

Yes, Gary, that's correct. Here's another sight-solver, an old one:
(29 July shot problem):

R: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,12,14
W: 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 30, 31

Sorry, John. It wasn't a sight-solver for me, at least not completely.

9-13 18x9, 13-17 21x14, 6x13 15x6, 2x27 31x24 and then 7-10 (I think) gives Red the opposition but it's a tricky ending anyway and requires some care (or maybe not, but it did for me...).

Thanks. Nice problem.

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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Eric Strange on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:53 pm

If you guys are enjoying these random games, I added something to front page of icheckers.net that pulls random games from my endgame database. You can click "new game" to get a new problem and even click "maximize" to get full playback options. I am sorta addicted to it. Enjoy
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby George Hay on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:38 am

Eric, thanx for the update and explanation. I thought those were "screen shots." : -)
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Mac Banks on Mon May 14, 2012 11:16 pm

In 1958 my friend Matt Long pulled a shot on J. C. Monroe while playing in The Denvir Master Mail Tourney. Here is the position:

J. C. Monroe -Red: 2,3,10,11,15,21,17,27K

Matt Long- White: 30,26,22,13,20,12,18, 1K and it is white's move

Now White goes 26-23 (A), 17-26, 13-9, 15-22, 1-5, 27-18, 30-7, 3-10,

9-6, 2-9, 5-16, White Wins

(A) Starts a big stroke that takes eleven pieces off the board and shocks Mr. Monroe.

Bill, Matt Long really enjoyed solving problems and composing problems but maybe his best problem was this as it came up in actual play.

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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Mac Banks on Mon May 14, 2012 11:55 pm

Sorry I didn't put diagram but I didn't know how to get the diagram into the forum after setting up the position.
What is meant by putting the code into your HTML documents?
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Bill Salot on Tue May 15, 2012 6:01 pm

John,
That one was good enough for a contest entry.
Why not enter your next one?
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Re: Shot Problems

Postby Bill Salot on Wed May 16, 2012 6:25 pm

Sorry, this isn't my week!
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