Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

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Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:40 am

White to move
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R. King vs P. Faleo, G2

16-12 ?? ... Italian grandmaster made only one mistake in this game and after then Ron didn't miss his chances and won the game. Hence!, no cigars for this move. White man on 16 is very impoirtant and limit red freedom on left flank and center. Taking it out of arena open many gates for red pieces.

Red to move
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Bashim Durdyev vs M. Borghetti, G1

In critical opening 9-13, 23-18, 10-15 after 27-23 Bashim choose to play alternative defense 5-9. 1-6 taken by Michele in the 2nd game, considered easy here for red and recommended in Basic Checkers.

After Michele fine reply 21-17 on 5-9 we reached position on diagram. Bashim played here 1-5? and it's already an immediate, earlier lost: 25-21, 11-16, 18-11, 8x15, 30-25* (star move) and red position gets catastrophic disaster as happened in game.

Instead 1-5? in position on diagram, red should take an immediate radical 11-16, 18x11, 8x15 which also not easy for red and they should play it carefully: 25-21, 9-14, 24-19, 15-24, 28x19, 7-11 (or 1-5, 30-25, 5-9, 22-18, 15x22, 25x18, 10-15* Draw), 30-25, 3-8, 22-18, 15x22, 18x9, 16-20, 26x17, 11-15, 27-24, 20x27, 31x24, 1-5* Draw

White to move
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V. Shafir vs S. Thrane, G1

28-24 ??, 9-13 WW ... Only Sune, if he desire, can explain us what happened.

Red to move
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D. Oliphant vs U. Hurdyev, G1

Red position on diagram has alot of weaknesses, including bind of their pieces. However draw was still there after 12-16 (or more critical 4-8).

Instead, red played losing 3-8?? (any idea of this move ?) but white didn't accept gift and after 31-27, 10-14, 24-20? trade everything, cleaned the board and allowed red to escape.

Diagram #1. White to move ....... Diagram #2. Red to move.
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M. Bernini vs S. Scarpetta, G1

See diagram #1. This position from Single Corner is well known to PP, where drawn path discovered long time ago: 21-17, 11-15, 26-23, 2-7, 31-27* etc Draw . Instead correct 21-17, Matteo played losing 26-22? which set some sort of instructive and pretty problem.

Continue after 26-22? ... 11-15, 22-17, 15-18, 17-14, 10-17, 21x14 and here Sergio missed a win by playing 6-10. The winning way is as following: 18-22, 14-9, 22-25, 9-5, 25-20, 5-1 ... see diagram #2. Solution to problem on diagram #2: 6-10 wins, 6-9 draw ! Good thing to remember and can be very useful because this position happened many times in real events.

White to move
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J. Tikhy vs R. Beckwith, G2

Another "one sec win". Red just jumped mistakenly 7-1? *x22 is correct) and Dr. Beckwith missed an opportunity to take immediately advantage on this: 29-25* and no draw for red. It was chance for one move only. After White played 19-15 no other missings in this game which ended with draw.

Diagram #1. White to move ...... Diagram #2. Red to move
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M. Bernini vs S. Scarpetta, G2

According my analyses this is second game in Lille where Sergio was in lost and escaped. In position on diagram #1 28-24 gave white an easy draw, but Sergio played losing 27-24? 20x27, 32x23, 11-15, 18x11, 7x16, 25-22 ...

See diagram #2. Another truly pretty problem. Red can win here by 16-20* but I suspect Matteo played 2-6? because he didn't see a double-pitch pretty (though standard) draw for Sergio. After 2-6 game continued: 22-17*, 5-9, 28-24*, 16-20, 23-18*, 20-27, 19-15*, 10x19, 17-14 and red can't win!

Red to move
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P. Faleo vs R. King, G2

Ron just played 29-25 inviting red to trade 15-18. Typical Ron "provoke" strategy. This gift is poisen and must be avoided ! 8-12 gave red even game, but Paleo accepted gift, trade 15-18 and after 22x15, 11x18, 30-26 and soon lost the game.

Red to move
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S. Thrane vs V. Shafir, G2

12-16* draw but Sune played 1-5? and lost.

Diagram #1. White to move ...... Diagram #2. White to move
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R. Beckwith vs J. Tikhy, G2

See diagram #1. Here white played 22-18. Even though this move doesn't lose (see note to the next diagram), it's generate serious difficulties for white after Rich fine 1-5 & 14-17. In position on diagram #1 white should avoid "clintches" and play 30-26 or 22-17.

Position on diagram #2 was on the board after several moves. Here white lost immediately by playing 19-15 ?? etc. Instead, pretty pitch 20-16, 11x20, 18-15 should save the game.

Red to move
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J. Joliff vs C. Freeman, G2

Red didn't play this game accurately at the earlier stage but probably haven't been in lost yet until position on diagram came in. Here red played tricky but losing 3-8?. Instaed, 4-8 was correct and enough for draw with care of.

However, red assumption and expectations were successful and after 3-8 white missed a win by playing 22-17, 13x22, 26x17, 1-5, 17-14, 10x17, 21x14, 20-24 etc Draw.

After 3-8 white can win by aggressive 18-15*, 1-6, 28-24 or 29-25 (not 22-18, 9-14*, 18x9, 10-14 etc Draw) and red runs out of moves.

Diagram #1. Red to move ........ Diagram #2. Red to move
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F. Kareta vs G. Owens, G1

See diagram #1. Instructive midgame lending. Losing 14-17? as played in game allows white to break red position by 27-23, 19-24, 23-18 etc, WW

Instead 23-18 white played 23-19 (missing a win) and after 7-11, 19x10, 6x15 they reached position on diagram #2. Here 17-21 should drew the game but red played 1-5? and lost after 13x22, 5x14, 26-22* (oops! - no bridge breaks) WW

Red to move
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U. Hydyrov vs D. Oliphant, G2

White just trade unsafely 25-22? (32-28 correct) allowing red in position on diagram powerful and winning 3-8*. Instead, red played 9-14 and draw was agreed soon. Continue from position on diagram: 3-8, 22-17, 12-16, 26-23, 16-19, 23x16, 8-12, 32-28, 12-19, 31-26, 9-14, 27-23, 11-16, 20x11, 7-16, 24-20, 15-18, 20x11, 18x27 etc RW
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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:53 am

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:
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White to move
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V. Shafir vs S. Thrane, G1

28-24 ??, 9-13 WW ... Only Sune, if he desire, can explain us what happened.

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White to move
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J. Tikhy vs R. Beckwith, G2

Another "one sec win". Red just jumped mistakenly 7-1? *x22 is correct) and Dr. Beckwith missed an opportunity to take immediately advantage on this: 29-25* and no draw for red. It was chance for one move only. After White played 19-15 no other missings in this game which ended with draw.

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Dear Alex,

Certainly you mean

13. ... 28-24?, 14. 9-13 RW (not WW) in the game Shafir -Thrane , R8 G1

Note: without move numbers and numbered board it is very easy to mistake red and white squares or who it is to move. In the eight rounds you annotated, it happened all the time... :roll:

I can sent a board to you, and I suspect that deleting the move numbers from the original PDN is a time consuming task that also produces errors like that all the time.
Simply use the numbers and do not delete them.

2. Also note it is not Tikhy , but Tichy, just like Ijon Tichy, the savior of the universe and hero of the famous Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO9ppicjlFg


3. The topic is "games", not "positions", did you notice?

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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:17 am

Ingo_Zachos wrote:2. Also note it is not Tikhy , but Tichy
I thought about this first time when I saw his last name. "Tikhy" means something on Russian ("silent") and I decided it is more accurate. Are you sure "Tichy" is correct ? If yes - I will update all my posts.

About number of moves ... You are right if we are talking about annotations, but my posts - POSITIONS.

Can you imagine in problem book, lets say "Famous Book", author will try to numerize moves from PDN ... 1, 2, 3, 4 etc ? :D

Ingo_Zachos wrote:3. The topic is "games", not "positions", did you notice?
My fault :roll: I should open it in different Section of forum ... too late

You have to accept title of posts :Selected Positions ..." :blackeye:
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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:40 am

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:
Ingo_Zachos wrote:2. Also note it is not Tikhy , but Tichy
I thought about this first time when I saw his last name. "Tikhy" means something on Russian ("silent") and I decided it is more accurate. Are you sure "Tichy" is correct ? If yes - I will update all my posts.

About number of moves ... You are right if we are talking about annotations, but my posts - POSITIONS.

Can you imagine in problem book, lets say "Famous Book", author will try to numerize moves from PDN ... 1, 2, 3, 4 etc ? :D

Ingo_Zachos wrote:3. The topic is "games", not "positions", did you notice?
My fault :roll: I should open it in different Section of forum ... too late

You have to accept title of posts :Selected Positions ..." :blackeye:



1. I am sure the name is Tichy, not Tikhy. BTW Jaroslav is a multipe gamer. He also attended the European Championships in Nine Men Morris 2005 and played for the Czech Draughts 100 team at the 2.WMSG in Lille 2012

2. Of course, in problem books move numbers are recommended. Usually the solution starts with 1. 27-31 or 1. ... 7-2 and then the numbers are counted up.
This really helps to look for mistakes, and it is easier to tell variants in any discussions.

Boland made a lot of mistakes like omitting a pair of moves, which would not happen with move numbers.

in chess, many problems are designed as mating problems, and of course, you count the move mumbers. And they are counted in almost any other problem style in chess as well.

I see no reason to skip them, except that you like to make mistakes or save space in printing.

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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:11 am

Ingo_Zachos wrote:I see no reason to skip them
I don't skip anything and don't delete anything. I don't have any deals with PDN at all.

I am running game manually back-forward on Checkerboard when I am checking game and analyze. This is my method. Adding number of moves to posts will be an extra work for me and another additional source for errors.

My posts (except diagrams) have 99% text and number of actual moves is miserable. Diagram is information for readers, not a boring text of game. I am using alot of diagrams to deliver my messages to readers.

Noone is perfect ... at least you have rights to say "Alex is so different than normal people !" haha :D

Most (maybe all) my "Selected .." posts were done between 11 PM and 3 AM and never rechecked or edited. Errors and typos are quite possible.
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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby tommyc on Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:16 am

Alex yur doing a great job..........................dont mind the numbers .
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Re: Selected Positions in Lille, Rd. 8 (Men)

Postby Bill Salot on Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:52 pm

If the object is to readily distinguish Red moves from White moves, I believe the Tescheleit method cannot be beat. Just use a hyphen for Red moves, omit the hyphen for White moves, and alternate them; for example: 11-15, 23 29, etc. What could be simpler? I have been using this method in the problem composing contests.
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