Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

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Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby Bill Salot on Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:21 pm

UNOFFICIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHECKER PROBLEM COMPOSING CONTEST #7 is now underway.

The contest problems in Contest #7 arose from "Go-As-You-Please" games and are reachable from multiple openings. They ought to arouse some interest. Please go to the "Contest Page", look the problems over, and show your appreciation by voting for the one you deem best.

Here are the related games:

"D-Day" - 11-15, 23-19, 8-11, 22-17, 4-8, 17-13, 9-14, 26-23, 15-18, 24-20, 10-15, 19-10, 6-15A, 28-24, 15-19 (12-16, *23 19, WW, pp), 24-15, 5-9, 13-6, 1-10-19-26, 30-23 (31-15, Draw, Tinsley-Levitt, 1950 N.T.), 11-15, 25-22, 18-25, 29-22, 15-19, 23-16, 12-19, 22-17 (loses, pp), 8-11, 17-10, 7-14, 31 26 (32 28, *11-15, RW, pp) 19-24, 27-23, 24-27, 26-22, 27-31, 22-18, 31-27, 18-9, 27-18, 9-5, 18-14, 5-1, 3-7, 32-27, 7-10, 27-23, 10-15, 1-5, forms D-Day, colors reversed

A – This landing can also be reached by 10-14, 23 19, 11-15, 19 10, 6-15, 22 17, 14-18, 17 13, 9-14, 26 23, 8-11, 24 20, 4-8, same, pp

"Magic Moments" and "Offshoot" - 11-15, 23 18, 8-11, 27 23, 10-14, 22 17, 15-22, 17 10, 6-15, 25 18, 15-22A, 26 17, 9-14(loses?), 17 10, 7-14, 24 19, 4-8, 28 24, 2-6, 29 25, 5-9, 25 22, 9-13, 30 26 (22 18 also wins), 6-10, forms Magic Moments, continue: *24 20, 11-15, *32 28, 15-24, 28 19, 1-5, *20 16, 5-9, 31 27 allows draw, forms Offshoot, colors reversed

A – This landing can also be reached by 10-14, 22 18, 6-10, 25 22, 11-15, 18 11, 8-15, 23 18, 14-23, 27 11, same colors reversed, pp

"Fanny Kay Stumble" - 11-15 22-18 15-22 25-18 10-15A 18-11 8-15 23-19 6-10B 29-25 4-8 25-22 8-11C 22-17 9-14 27-23 5-9 17-13 1-5D 13-6 2-9 32-27 14-18 23-14 9-18 24-20 15-24 28-19 *10-15 19-10 7-14 26-23 18-22 30-26 22-25 26-22 3-7 22-17 7-10 17-13 25-30 13-9 30-25 (11-15, Draw, MP, Page 6-L), 9-6 11-15 6-2 15-19 23-16 12-19 2-6 10-15 6-10 14-18 21-17 18-22 (loses, *25-30 draws) *17-13 25-30 *20-16 15-18 16-11, forms Fanny Kay Stumble after first move (*7 10)

A - This landing can also be reached by 10-15, 22 18, 15-22, 11-15, same, pp

B - This landing can also be reached by 10-15, 23 19, 6-10, 22 18, 15-22, 25 18, 11-15, 18 11, 8-15, same, pp

C - This landing can also be reached by 9-13, 22 17, 13-22, 25 18, 11-15, 18 11, 8-15, 29 25, 4-8, 23 19, 8-11, 25 22, 6-9, same, pp

D - This landing can also be reached by 10-15, 21 17, 6-10, 17 13, 1-6, 22 18, 15-22, 25 18, 11-15, 18 11, 8-15, 23 19, 4-8, 29 25, 8-11, 27 23, 9-14, 25 21, 6-9, same, pp
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Re: Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby George Hay on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:22 am

That is a nice Shot diversion from the D-Day run-up! (WW, pp) White to play...

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Re: Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby George Hay on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:48 pm

The above Shot (see above diagram) is Hay's Shot by William Hay, 1838.
Reference: Vocabulary Of Checkers by W.T. Call.
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Re: Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby Bill Salot on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:38 pm

Your great, great grandfather, I presume?
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Re: Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby George Hay on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:22 pm

...Or maybe I'm a very distant relative of the early checkers author? :)

The GAYP theme and games and landings show how practical this set of problems are.
I'm almost reluctant to say that if anyone passes this contest up, they are at a competitive disadvantage!
But these problems are too delightful to keep secret! :)

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Re: Games Leading to Problems in Contest #7

Postby George Hay on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:52 am

Congratulations to JohnAcker for winning Contest #7 with D-Day!
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