Good Single Corner Game!

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Good Single Corner Game!

Postby Chexhero on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:18 pm

Here is a game single corner game with some good points. Me (red) versus Sage (white).

11-15, 22-18, 15-22, 25-18, 12-16, 29-25, 10-14, 25-22, 16-20, 24-19, 7-10 (Lees Guide shows 6-10, but I like this a lot better) 19-16, 8-12, 16-11! (everything else here is very weak or loses) 12-16 (3-7 looks good but is met well with 18-15 which forces a draw and good white position) 28-24, 10-15, 22-17, 15-22, 17-10, 6-15, 26-17, 1-6 (15-18 works too) 31-26? which leads to this position:

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My next move in this spot was 15-18. It looked the best and threatens the piece on 11. It is a good move but 9-13 is much more powerful actually. 9-13, 17-14, 15-18, and now 14-10, etc, 16-19 strong, or 30-25, 3-8 strong (24-19 loses by 6-9 and then the shot!)

Back to my variation after the 31-26. 15-18, 23-14, 9-18, 17-13, 3-8, and now some very critical moves for both sides to come 11-7!, 2-11, 24-19!, 16-23, 26-19, 20-24!, 27-20, 8-12!, 21-17 which leads to this very interesting position:

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6-10, 30-25, 11-15, 32-28, 15-24, 28-19, 4-8, 20-16! and white gets the draw.

4-8 instead of 6-10 would lose as follows. 4-8, 17-14, 18-23, 30-25, 23-26, 25-22, 26-30, 22-18, 30-26, 32-27! leading to this position:

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What is interesting is that if white would have moved 32-28, it would lose simply by red just moving the red king back to 30 or 31. However 32-27 does indeed win very nicely. 26-22 obviously leads to the double by the 27-24 cover up. 30-26 give white 27-23 and enough time for the double. 26-23 and white moves 27-24 etc. then 18-15 for the white win. 26-31, 27-23 31-27, 14-9, etc, 2-7 and white would win still.

Don't know if this line is published or not, but I thought it was a thing of beauty.
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby liam stephens on Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:38 am

At move 12 (19-16) game is same as Fraser v Horsfall to a BW (England v Scotland 1894) At move 15 (12-16) R King v Bruch USN 1991 and Lafferty v Davis 1984 match, played 10-15 to a BW. At move 23 (1-6) Fraser v Horsfall played 15-18 to a BW.
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:03 pm

Chexhero wrote:My next move in this spot was 15-18. It looked the best and threatens the piece on 11. It is a good move but 9-13 is much more powerful actually. 9-13, 17-14, 15-18, and now 14-10, etc, 16-19 strong, or 30-25, 3-8 strong (24-19 loses by 6-9 and then the shot!)
Most interesting, important and valuable information ! Computer play :D

Great stuff overall though, position on diagram is awesome - nice picking most attractive moment. Many thanks for sharing to Joe and Liam.

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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby Chexhero on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:46 pm

Thanks guys. So much that can happen in a checker game. I do try to at least focus on those key learning moments. It takes a great player to make that 9-13 instead as it may not look great out of instinct. The ending moment was a test of visualization and while I was not sure, 4-8 seemed to risky, 6-10 I knew was at least safe draw. I will be sure to post any more interesting games that come up.
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby George Hay on Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:54 am

Joe, that is a good single corner game, thanx for posting! It looks like a good candidate for a video on your new web site!
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby Bill Salot on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:51 pm

Joe,

Even a problemist like me enjoys an interesting game. Next time you encounter a "thing of beauty", consider entering the best part as a contest problem in lieu of posting it as part of a game here.

The game problems in the current contest are in that category, and their games were posted here too.

Just a thought!
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby tommyc on Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:32 pm

Id like to se the DRAW after 9-13//
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Re: Good Single Corner Game!

Postby Chexhero on Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:44 am

White might have a technical man down draw. In other words, never move 31-27 in that spot for white before the 9-13! Instead 30-25 is the more solid move for white.
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