3-move world title match in progress

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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Richard Pask on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:21 am

Thank you to everyone involved for the superb up-to-the-minute information! This is such an improvement on years gone by and brings the game into the 21st century. Including this one, all 6 WCMs since 2003 have been extremely lively and hard fought, and this has got to be good for the image of the game.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby jimloy on Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:37 am

[Event "2015 WCM g.21"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Michele Borghetti"]
[White "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. 12-16 22-17 2. 16-20 17-14 3. 10x17 21x14 4. 9x18 23x14 5. 6-9 26-23 6. 9x18 23x14 7. 1-6 30-26 8. 6-9 26-23 9. 9x18 23x14 10. 2-6 25-22 11. 6-10 22-17 12. 11-15 29-25 13. 15-18 25-21 {27-23 draw, A. Long - V. Townsend, 1922 National} 14. 18-22 17-13 15. 10x17 21x14 16. 22-25 13-9 17. 25-29 9-6 18. 29-25 6-2 19. 25-22 2x11 20. 8x15 14-10 21. 15-18 10-6 22. 22-17 24-19 23. 4-8 6-2 24. 18-22 2-6 25. 22-25 6-10 26. 25-29 19-15 27. 29-25 10-6 28. 17-14 6-2 29. 8-11 15x8 30. 3x12 2-6 31. 25-22 27-23 32. 22-25 23-19 33. 25-22 6-9 34. 14-18 9-6 35. 22-17 31-27 36. 17-14 6-9 37. 14-10 9-6 38. 10x1 27-24 39. 20x27 32x14 40. 1-6 28-24 41. 6-2 14-10 42. 5-9 24-20 43. 9-14 19-15 44. 14-17 15-11 45. 17-22 11-8 46. 22-26 8-4 47. 26-31 4-8 48. 31-27 8-11 49. 27-24 11-15 50. 24-28 15-19 51. 28-32 20-16 52. 32-28 16-11 53. 28-32 11-8 54. 32-28 8-4 55. 28-32 4-8 56. 32-28 8-11 57. 28-32 11-15 58. 32-28 15-18 59. 28-32 18-23 60. 32-28 23-27 61. 28-32 19-23 62. 32-28 27-32 63. 28-24 23-18 64. 24-19 32-28 65. 12-16 28-32 66. 16-20 32-28 67. 19-16 28-32 68. 16-19 32-28 69. 19-16 18-23 70. 16-11 23-18 71. 11-16 28-32 72. 16-19 1/2-1/2

[Event "2015 WCM g.22"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[White "Michele Borghetti"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. 12-16 22-17 2. 16-20 17-14 3. 10x17 21x14 4. 9x18 23x14 5. 6-9 26-23 6. 9x18 23x14 7. 1-6 30-26 8. 6-9 26-23 9. 9x18 23x14 10. 2-6 25-22 11. 6-10 22-17 12. 11-15 29-25 13. 15-18 27-23 14. 18x27 32x23 15. 20x27 31x24 16. 8-11 25-22 17. 4-8 24-20 18. 10-15 23-19 19. 15x24 28x19 20. 11-15 19x10 21. 5-9 14x5 22. 7x21 5-1 23. 21-25 1-6 24. 25-30 6-10 {22-18 draw, G. O'Connor - S. Gonotsky, 1927 International Match} 25. 30-26 22-18 26. 26-23 18-14 27. 8-11 14-9 28. 23-19 9-6 29. 11-15 1/2-1/2
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:41 pm

1st opening today was 12-16, 22-17, 16-20 Both players decided to avoid some complications and played "boring" 17-14. See position on diagram

WTM 2015, G21-22
Image
White to move

Well known uneventful setting and usually most master games end here. In game #22, having white pieces M. Borghetti played here 27-23 and after several moves draw was agreed. However in game #21 Lubabalo with white pieces tried for variety 25-21?! 18-22, 17-13 and they played for many moves interesting but even ending. Two draws was logical results of games.

Most interesting and bloody things happened in the next Game #23. They picked another GAYP opening 9-14, 22-18, 5-9 Miki avoided classic Double Corner formation 25-22 and played 24-19 going into Lubabalo favor line! After several moves they reached position on diagram #1

L. Kondlo vs M. Borghetti
WTM 2015, G23

#1.
Image

Miki played here 24-20 which is probably a little bit new and fresh. Usually it was played here 26-22, 3-7 etc. 24-20 confused Lubabalo for second and without much thinking he played relatively fast 3-7? Wrong ! After 24-20 trade 9-13 would be a right thing to do and right order of moves. After 24-20, 3-7, 32-27! Miki got very good advantage

#2. ..................................... #3 ..................................... #4
Image .. Image ..Image
Red to move and draw ............ White to move and win .......... Red to move and draw.

Position on diagram #2 was critical. The only way out for red here is the following order of star moves: 7-10 (or 6-9 first), 8-3, 6-9, 20-16, 9-14, 16-11, 17-22, 26x17, 14x21 Draw Lubabalo played 15-18? going into technical win for white. Game continued: 8-3, 7-10, 20-16, 18-22, 16-11, 17-21, 26x17, 13x22 and the reached position on diagram #3.

Here White had the only technical win 3-7*, 10-14, 27-23, 21-25 (or 14-17, 23-19, 6-9, 7-10, 10-14, 22-26, 31x22, 17x26, 11-7, 2x11, 19-15*, 11x18, 14x30 White Wins), 23-19, 25-30, 19-15, 6-9 (or 14-17 first), 7-10, 14-17, 11-8 etc White Win

Instead, Miki played drawn 11-8? Game is over ? Not yet! After 10-14, 8-4, 14-17, 4-8 They've got position diagram #4. Here 21-25 is draw, but Lubabalo made a final and costly mistake in game: 6-9?? 3-7, 2x11, 8x15, 9-13, 15-18, 22-26, 31x22, 17x26, 18-23 and White trapped Red pieces in single corner and win.

What a game!
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby jimloy on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:22 pm

[Event "2015 WCM g.23"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[White "Michele Borghetti"]
[Result "0-1
1. 9-14 22-18 2. 5-9 24-19 3. 11-15 18x11 4. 8x24 28x19 5. 4-8 26-22 6. 8-11 27-24 7. 11-15 22-18 8. 15x22 25x18 9. 7-11 30-26 10. 1-5 24-20 {26-22 draw, L. Kondlo - S. Scarpetta, 2011 World Qualifier and 2014 SportsAccord Mind Games} 11. 3-7 32-27 12. 9-13 18x9 13. 5x14 19-16 14. 12x19 23x16 15. 14-17 21x14 16. 10x17 16-12 17. 11-15 12-8 18. 15-18? {6-9 or 7-10 draw} 8-3 19. 7-10 20-16 20. 18-22 16-11 21. 17-21 26x17 22. 13x22 11-8? {3-7 10-14 27-23 WW} 23. 10-14 8-4 24. 14-17 4-8 25. 6-9? {21-25 draw} 3-7 26. 2x11 8x15 27. 9-13 15-18 28. 21-25 18-14 29. 17-21 14-18 30. 25-30 18x25 31. 30-26 31x22 32. 21x30 22-18 33. 30-26 18-15 34. 26-22 15-11 35. 22-18 11-7 36. 13-17 7-2 37. 17-22 27-24 38. 18-15 24-20 39. 15-11 2-6 40. 22-26 29-25 41. 26-30 25-21 42. 30-26 21-17 43. 26-23 17-13 44. 23-19 6-10 45. 19-23 13-9 46. 23-19 9-6 47. 19-23 6-2 48. 23-19 2-6 49. 19-23 6-9 50. 23-19 9-13 51. 19-23 13-17 52. 23-19 17-21 53. 11-15 10-14 54. 15-11 14-18 55. 11-7 21-25 56. 7-11 25-30 0-1

[Event "2015 WCM g.24]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Michele Borghetti"]
[White "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. 9-14 22-18 2. 5-9 25-22 3. 11-16 24-19 4. 8-11 22-17 5. 9-13 18x9 6. 13x22 26x17 7. 6x22 30-26 8. 11-15 26x17 9. 15x24 27x11 10. 7x16 23-18 {17-14 draw, W. Strickland - W. Gardner, 1886 match, Lees' Guide p.48 v.6} 11. 16-19 31-26 12. 4-8 32-27 13. 8-11 17-14 14. 10x17 21x14 15. 11-16 18-15 16. 3-8 14-10 17. 16-20 27-23 18. 12-16 23-18 19. 8-12 26-22 20. 19-24 1/2-1/2
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:00 pm

M. Borghetti vs L. Kondlo
WTM 2015, G24

#1 ...................................... #2 ..................................... #3
Image .. Image .. Image
White to move ...................... Red to move ........................ Red to move

In position on diagram #1 28-24, 16-20, 22-17 is considered as best for white, however Lubabalo played (again relatively fast) here 22-17. After 9-13, 18x9, 13x22, 26-17, 22x6, 30-26 they reached position on diagram #2. Miki played here 11-15 which is absolutely OK, but just for variety - why not 2-6, 26x17, 10-15, 19x10, 6-15 etc with easy and slightly better game for red ?

Finally they reached position on diagram #3. Here it looks very promising for red to run 19-23, 11-7 (29-25? loses after 23-26), 2x11, 15x8, 23-26, 22-17, 26-30 and holding two important white pieces on 28 and 29. Instead, Miki played 19-24 and ... proposed a draw (!!!) which was immediately accepted. We are humans only and more likely both players got tired and deserved for rest day.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby liam stephens on Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:44 pm

Re Game 23 - at Diagram 3 above.

Here White had the only technical win 3-7*,


3-7 need not be starred as both 27-23 and 27-24 here also win.

I pointed this out during the game.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:30 pm

liam stephens wrote:3-7 need not be starred as both 27-23 and 27-24 here also win.
Agree, thanks for correction.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby sergio on Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:09 am

Today is the second rest day.

There is an interesting video on YouTube called South African Heroes - Lubabalo Kondlo.

Here's the link: https://l.facebook.com/l/IAQFeVGEVAQEMq ... 3Dyoutu.be

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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:05 pm

Today Michele Borghetti won 1 game (#27) and 3 draws. Score 6-1-21. Opening 9-14, 22-17, 11-15 and 10-15, 23-18, 11-16 Miki won red side of 2nd opening.

I will post my comments later today.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby George Hay on Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:14 pm

Nice classic ending to game 27, IMHO. :)
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby jimloy on Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:44 pm

[Event "2015 WCM g.25"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Michele Borghetti"]
[White "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. 9-14 22-17 2. 11-15 25-22 3. 8-11 23-19 4. 6-9 17-13 5. 2-6 29-25 6. 4-8 22-17 7. 14-18 26-23 8. 18-22 25x18 9. 15x22 23-18 10. 22-25 17-14 11. 10x17 21x14 12. 11-16 30x21 13. 16x23 24-19 14. 8-11 19-15 15. 12-16 15x8 16. 3x12 28-24 17. 7-11 21-17 18. 23-26 31x22 19. 11-15 18x11 20. 9x25 11-7 21. 25-30 1/2-1/2

See game #11 of this match.

I haven't seen game 26, and this is what I have seen of 27 (the starting position is a win for Red):

[Event "2015 WCM g.27"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Michele Borghetti"]
[White "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[FEN "W:W28,27,24,23,22,18,10:BK30,20,16,12,11,9,8."]
1. 10-7 30-26 2. 22-17 26x19 3. 24x15 9-13 4. 17-14 16-19 5. 7-3 19-23 6. 15-10 23x32 7. 10-7 11-16 8. 7-2 20-24 9. 28x19 16x23 10. 18-15 32-27 11. 2-7 23-26 12. 14-9 27-23 13. 7-2 23-18 14. 15-10 26-31 15. 9-5 13-17 16. 5-1 17-22 17. 2-6 8-11 18. 10-7 11-16 19. 3-8 16-20 20. 8-11 12-16 21. 6-10 16-19 22. 11-16 18-23 23. 7-3 22-25 24. 3-7 25-30 25. 16-11 19-24 26. 1-6 23-19 27. 6-9 30-26 28. 9-14 26-23 29. 7-2 31-26 30. 2-6 24-28 31. 6-9 26-22 32. 9-13 28-32 33. 10-6 32-28 34. 6-10 22-18 35. 14-9 19-16 36. 10-7 28-24 37. 13-17 24-19 38. 17-14 16-12 39. 14-10 19-16 40. 10-14 23-19 41. 14x23 19x26 42. 9-14 26-23 43. 14-10 16-19 44. 10-14 20-24 45. 7-10 24-28 46. 10-7 28-32 47. 7-10 32-28 48. 10-7 28-24 49. 7-3 24-20 50. 14-10 23-18 51. 3-7 18-22 52. 7-2 19-23 53. 2-7 23-18 54. 7-2 22-17 55. 2-7 17-13 56. 10-6 18-14 57. 7-2 12-16 58. 2-7 16-19 59. 7-3 14-18 60. 3-7 19-15 61. 11-8 20-16 62. 8-3 15-11 63. 7-2 16-20 64. 6-1 18-14 65. 1-6 14-9 66. 6-1 9-5 1-0

[Event "2015 WCM g.28"]
[Date "2015"]
[Black "Lubabalo Kondlo"]
[White "Michele Borghetti"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1. 10-15 23-18 2. 11-16 18x11 3. 8x15 22-18 4. 15x22 25x18 5. 16-20 24-19 6. 4-8 29-25 7. 6-10 25-22 8. 9-14 18x9 9. 5x14 27-23 10. 8-11 22-18 11. 14-17 21x14 12. 10x17 31-27 13. 1-6 18-15 14. 11x18 23x14 15. 7-11 19-16 16. 12x19 27-24 17. 20x27 32x7 18. 2x11 28-24 19. 6-10 14x7 20. 3x10 26-22 1/2-1/2

Ryan's Modern Encyclopedia p.189 v.4, also Basic Checkers.
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:01 pm

Jim, here is run from starting position up to your point ...

''[Event ""]
[Date ""]
[Black ""]
[White ""]
[Result "*"]
[Setup "1"]
[FEN "B:W32,31,30,29,28,27,26,25,24,23,22,21:B12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1."]
1. 10-15 23-18 2. 11-16 18x11 3. 8x15 22-18 4. 15x22 25x18 5. 16-20 24-19 6. 4-8 29-25 7.
6-10 25-22 8. 9-14 18x9 9. 5x14 27-23 10. 8-11 22-18 11. 14-17 21x14 12. 10x17 31-27 13.
1-6 19-15 14. 3-8 23-19 15. 17-21 28-24 16. 6-9 26-23 17. 2-6 32-28 18. 11-16 30-26 19.
7-11 26-22 20. 21-25 15-10 21. 6x15 19x10 22. 25-30 *
'
Also the game which you named as #25 in reality is G26 and I don't have a text of G25
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:53 pm

I am posting here comments to G26-28. I will comment G25 when full text will be available

M. Boghetti vs L. Kondlo
WTM 2015, G26

#1 ..................................... #2
Image ..Image
White to move ..................... Red to move

This game fully repeated G11 which is quite strange: challenger badly needed a win but instead took fast and easy draw. In position on diagram #1 Lubabalo played in both cases 22-17. Personally, I like more here 26-23, which gives white easy and better game. After several moves they reached a basic landing position on diagram #2. Red can play here 23-26 and 6-10, but nothing better than game text 8-11. After 8-11, 19-15. Now again red has a choice of 23-26 or 12-16. Kingsrow prefers 23-26 but champion in both games played 12-16, 15x8, 3x12,

In general, before white plays 21-17, red can always play 6-10 or 23-26. This position on diagram and whole play is very well known to public and nothing new under sun.

Alternative run from diagram #2: 8-11, 19-15, 12-16, 15x8, 3x12, 28-24, 7-11, 21-17, 16-20, 24-19, 11-16, 19-15, 15-11 (or 14-10), 19-24, 11-8, 23-26, 31x22, 24x31 etc Draw
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:07 pm

Here is most part of G25 which Ryan Pronk kindly shared with me.

#1 ...................................... #2
Image .. Image
Red to move ........................ Red to move

[Event "WCM 2015, Game 25"]
[Date "9-8-2015"]
[Black "L. Kondlo"]
[White "M. Borghetti"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 9-14 22-17 2. 11-15 25-22 3. 8-11 17-13 4. 11-16 29-25 5. 16-20 24-19 6. 15x24 28x19 7. 4-8 22-18 8. 8-11 18x9 9. 5x14 25-22 10. 11-16 (A) 22-18 11. 14-17 21x14 12. 10x17 18-14 13. 7-10 14x7 14. 3x10 23-18 15. 16x23 26x19 16. 17-22 32-28 17. 1-5 18-15 18. 2-7 27-24 19. 20x27 31x24 20. 22-26 30x23 21. 12-16 19x12 22. 10x26 12-8 23. 26-31 8-3 24. 7-10 24-20 25. 31-26 28-24 26. 26-22 20-16 27. 10-14 16-11 (B) etc Draw (C)

A See diagram #1. Classic landing coming from several openings. Now it's just a matter of personal choice - I prefer to play here 11-15, 19-16, 12x19, 23x16, 15-19 etc. Lubabalo played more restrictive and easy 11-16, 22-18, 14-17 etc.

B See diagram #2. I saw end of game - Lubabalo developed King to 21 and then played 6-10-15 to free a man.

C The whole game - published play
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Re: 3-move world title match in progress

Postby liam stephens on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:10 pm

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