World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Chexhero on Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:35 am

Of course no human actually has "godlike" abilities. It was meant as an exaggeration, but deservedly so because Sergio's playing has been "almost" perfect thus far. :D
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:03 am

Scarpetta on the surge!
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The draw streak of the last days has ended yesterday and in the morning session, challenger Sergio Scarpetta improved his already impressive score by beating Champion Michele Borghetti with a special line against a critical opening. Miki seemed to be unaware that Sergio used this line before to beat the American Grandmaster Jim Morrison in Lille 2011, and found no adequate defense.
In the second game of the morning session, Sergio showed how to draw it with the weak side, conforming again his win with he stronger side.

Score after 22 games:
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GM Scarpetta 5 games
GM Borghetti 0 games
Drawn 17 games
18 games to go!


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 21"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. 10-14 23-19 2. 11-15 19x10 3. 6x15 27-23 (A) 4. 8-11 32-27 5. 11-16(B) 24-20 6. 7-11 22-18 7. 15x22 26x10 8. 2-6 10-7 9. 3x10 25-22 10. 10-15 30-26 11. 6-10 27-24 12. 1-6 23-18 13. 4-8 29-25 14. 9-13 31-27 15. 5-9 21-17 16. 16-19 25-21 {White Wins} 0-1

Notes:
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(A) A rare move, but a speciality by Sergio Scarpetta. He used this line to beat GM Jim Morrison (USA) at the WMSG 2011 in Lille.
(B) Here, Jim Morrison played the more natural 5.7-10 , but lost later in the game. The text move looks suspicious, as it weakens his single corner structure. Note that 16-19 now loses a piece due to 27-23 after the exchange, 5.11-16 may be already a losing move, and most certainly is not an improvement on 5.7-10, but in fact a much weaker move.

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 22"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 10-14 23-19 2. 11-15 19x10 3. 6x15 22-17 4. 14-18 24-19 5. 15x24 28x19 6. 8-11 26-22 7. 4-8 22x15 8. 11x18 30-26 9. 8-11 19-15 10. 11-16 26-22 11. 18-23 27x18 12. 16-19 17-14 13. 9-13 31-27 14. 12-16 15-11 15. 16-20 18-15 16. 7x16 32-28 17. 19-23 27x18 18. 16-19 15-11 19. 19-23 14-10 20. 23-26 18-15 21. 26-30 22-18 22. 13-17 21x14 23. 30x21 11-8 24. 3x12 10-7 25. 2x11 15x8 26. 1-6 18-15 27. 6-9 14-10 28. 9-13 10-6 29. 5-9 6-2 30. 9-14 2-6 31. 14-18 6-9 32. 18-22 9-14 33. 12-16 8-3 34. 16-19 3-7 35. 19-23 7-11 36. 23-26 11-16 37. 26-31 16-19 38. 31-26 15-10 39. 21-25 14-17 40. 26-30 17x26 41. 30x16 29x22 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:34 pm

A Game with mind-boggling complications!
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After the morning session produced a very complicated struggle on the uneven 1. 10-14 23-19, 2. 11-15 opening, the opening balloted for the afternoon session was 11-16 23-19, 2.16x23.
This opening is one of the twelve "new"openings that were only approved at the beginning of this century. The opening carries the name "Black Widow" for a very apparent reason...

In game 23 Sergio Scarpetta choose a tame approach with black and Miki managed to equalize and after a hard fought ending a draw was the logical result.
The climax of the day however was game 24, in which Miki with the stronger side applied much pressure on his challenger, but in a mind-boggling game that is full of sacrifices and complications, he may have missed the win.

With that result, Sergio Scarpetta moves another step closer to his object to become the new World Champion.

Score after 6 days (24 games):
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GM Scarpetta (ITA) 5
GM Borghetti (ITA) 0
Drawn 19
16 games to go!


[Event"WCM 2017 - game 23"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-16 23-19 2. 16x23 26x19 3. 8-11 27-23 4. 11-15 22-18 5. 15x22 25x18 6. 9-13 29-25 7. 13-17 21x14 8. 10x17 18-15 9. 6-9 19-16 10. 12x26 31x6 11. 1x19 24x15 12. 5-9 25-22 13. 2-6 28-24 14. 9-14 32-27 15. 14-18 24-19 16. 18x25 30x21 17. 4-8 27-23 18. 6-9 23-18 19. 9-13 18-14 20. 7-11 15-10 21. 8-12 10-6 22. 13-17 6-2 23. 17-22 21-17 24. 22-26 2-7 25. 3x10 14x7 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 24"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-16 23-19 2. 16x23 26x19 3. 8-11 27-23 4. 9-13 22-18 5. 13-17 21x14 6. 10x17 25-21 7. 17-22 18-14 8. 6-9 23-18 9. 9-13 19-15 10. 4-8 (A)21-17 11. 11-16 24-20 12. 16-19 30-26 13. 7-11 14-10 14. 12-16 28-24 15. 19x28 18-14 16. 11x18 20x4 17. 2-7 4-8 18. 3x12 10x3 19. 1-6 3-8 20. 12-16 14-10(B) 21. 6x15 29-25 22. 22x29 8-12 23. 13x22 12x10 24. 5-9 26x17 25. 9-13 10-14 26. 13x22 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2

Notes:
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(A) Maybe 10.12-16 is better approach and a win.
(B) With little time on his clock, Sergio chooses a save draw instead of further complications including a positional sacrifice by 20. ... 8-11, 21. 16-19 and only now 21. ... 14-10!, after which it might be very hard for red,tough a man up temporarily, to achive the save haven of a draw.

Games 25 and 26 will be played tomorrow in the morning session, starting at 9:00 CEST.
Games 27 and 28 will be played in the afternoon session, starting at 15:30 CEST.

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Richard Pask on Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:32 am

DEO analysis 1967: 9-13 23-18; 12-16 27-23 ('akin to 10-15 21-17; 6-10 CR'); 16-19 ("would be chosen by 'safety-first' types; it is inferior") 24-15; 10-19 23-16; 11-20 18-14; 6-9 ('8-11 or 8-12 give White the option of 22-17! into a good Paisley line') 22-18; 8-11 32-27; 4-8 ('1-6 is premature') 26-23 ('better than 25-22; 8-12 29-25; 11-16 26-23; 16-19 23-16; 12-19 30-26; 1-6 into a Dyke') 8-12 30-26; 1-6 28-24; 6-10 24-19; 10-17 21-14; 11-16 25-22 ('setting a trap: 25-21 allows 7-10 and a tame draw'); 2-6! (7-10? loses by the later pitch') 22-17 [29-25 is easy to meet: RJP]; 13-22 26-17; 9-13 19-15; 13-22 14-10; 7-14 18-2; 16-19 23-16; 12-19. Drawn.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ed Gilbert on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:47 am

Kingsrow cannot get a definitive result before move 10. However, after 10. 4-8 the game is clearly in a draw until 19. 1-6, which is a black loss. Instead black has to play 12-16 to draw. At 20. 14-10, white gives up the win.

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:59 am

Ed Gilbert wrote:Kingsrow cannot get a definitive result before move 10. However, after 10. 4-8 the game is clearly in a draw
Ed, does it mean Kingsrow can't confirm scientific red win after 10. 12-16 instead 4-8 ?

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ed Gilbert on Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:25 pm

Ed, does it mean Kingsrow can't confirm scientific red win after 10. 12-16 instead 4-8 ?

It cannot, but 12-16 looks drawish when I play it out along the best lines (according to kingsrow).
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 pm

Ed Gilbert wrote:12-16 looks drawish when I play it out along the best lines (according to kingsrow).
Thanks, enough for me.

So, the total number of games where Sergio lost (0) or being in loss (1) is 1, and Miki - 7 (5+2).

Sergio has very good calculation skills along with great intuition to avoid losses - true champion sign.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:24 pm

Four steps closer for Sergio Scarpetta!
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The 7th day of the World Championship Match in Chekers brought Sergio Scarpetta four steps closer to his goal of winning the World Championship title.
With every draw he gets closer to the magical number of 41 points that he needs to secure the match win and time runs out for Michele Borghetti to strike back and win back five games. After todays four draws, Scarpetta now has scored 23 draws for one point and 5 wins for two points. He is now at 33 points and would "only" need 8 draws in the 12 possible remaining games.

Games 25 and 26 in the morning session were played with the opening 1. 11-16 23-18, 2. 16-20, one of the oldest openings that actually exist. Today it is called the Bristol Cross, but examples of it can be found in sources actually older then the first book on the game of Checkers by William Payne (1756).
It was no surprise that both players knew this historic opening very well and that at no time the equilibrium of the position was disturbed. Miki tried hard to avoid the draws, but at some point all efforts are in vain....

In the afternoon session another opening was balloted, 1. 9-13 24-20 2.10-14 , which is indeed critical for black. Miki showed that he could defend it and tried hard to keep the advantage he has in game 28, but it was impossible to convert it to a full point against another flawless defense effort by Sergio Scarpetta.

Score after seven days (28 games):
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GM Sergio Scarpetta (ITA) 5
GM Michele Borghetti (ITA) 0
Drawn 23

12 games to go!

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 25"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-16 23-18 2. 16-20 22-17 3. 9-14 18x9 4. 5x14 25-22 5. 8-11 29-25
6. 11-15 26-23 7. 7-11 17-13 8. 4-8 30-26 9. 1-5 24-19 10. 15x24 28x19
11. 11-15 32-28 12. 15x24 28x19 13. 8-11 19-16 14. 12x19 23x7 15. 2x11
26-23 16. 11-15 22-17 17. 3-8 27-24 18. 20x27 31x24 19. 8-12 25-22
20. 5-9 23-19 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 26"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-16 23-18 2. 16-20 24-19 3. 10-14 26-23 4. 8-11 22-17 5. 7-10 30-26 6. 11-16 28-24 7. 9-13 18x9 8. 13x22 25x18 9. 5x14 18x9 10. 6x13 32-28 11. 4-8 19-15 12. 10x19 24x15 13. 16-19 23x16 14. 12x19 29-25 15. 1-6 25-22 16. 3-7 22-18 17. 7-11 27-23 18. 11-16 21-17 19. 13x22 26x17
20. 19x26 31x22 21. 6-9 17-14 22. 9-13 15-11 23. 8x15 18x11 {Drawn}
1/2-1/2


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 27"]
[Year "2017"]
[Nero "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 9-13 24-20 2. 10-14 22-18 3. 5-9 25-22 4. 6-10 28-24 5. 10-15 22-17
6. 13x22 26x10 7. 7x14 30-26 8. 15x22 26x10 9. 2-7 29-25 10. 7x14 25-22 11. 9-13 23-18 12. 14x23 27x18 13. 3-7 31-26 14. 1-5 18-14 15. 11-15 26-23 16. 7-11 14-10 17. 12-16 24-19 18. 15x24 10-7 19. 24-27 7-3
20. 8-12 23-18 21. 27-31 3-8 22. 11-15 18x11 23. 16-19 8-3 24. 19-23
3-7 25. 31-27 7-10 26. 27-31 10-15 27. 23-26 15-19 28. 26-30 19-15
29. 5-9 22-18 30. 30-26 32-27 31. 31x24 18-14 32. 9x18 15x31 33. 12-16
31-26 34. 16-19 20-16 35. 24-20 16-12 36. 20-16 11-7 37. 19-23 26x19
38. 16x23 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 28"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 9-13 24-20 2. 10-14 28-24 3. 5-9 32-28 4. 6-10 24-19 5. 1-5 19-16
6. 12x19 23x16 7. 10-15 22-17 8. 13x22 26x10 9. 7x14 16x7 10. 2x11 25-22 11. 15-18 22x15 12. 11x18 30-26 13. 8-11 28-24 14. 3-7 29-25 15. 7-10 26-23 16. 9-13 24-19 17. 11-15 19-16 18. 13-17 16-11 19. 17-22 20-16
20. 22x29 21-17 21. 14x21 23x7 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2

As there will be a rest day on Tuesday,

games 29 and 30 will be played on Wednesday at 9:00 CEST
games 31 and 32 will be played on Wednesday at 15:30 CEST.

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Richard Pask on Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:24 am

Game 25 was especially interesting, transposing as it did into Key Landing No. 2.

At the point where the unusual 1-5 was played, 3-7 22-17; 11-16 23-19; 16-30 31-26; 30-23 27-4; 20-27 32-23; 12-16 25-22; 1-5 is the famous game which Lafferty lost to Tinsley.

However, I believe the afterplay has been corrected to a draw. What is this play?

After 1-5 as played, I would consider 22-17, rather than 24-19, to be best. Continue: 11-16 23-19; 16-30 31-26; 30-23 27-4; 20-27 32-23; 12-16 25-22

Now 3-7 transposes into the Lafferty-Tinsley game - okay if it's a draw -, while 5-9 28-24; 16-20 24-19; 20-24 19-16; 24-27 23-19; 27-31 19-15 (16-12 only seems to draw); 10-19 17-1; 31-26 13-6; 26-17 21-14; 2-18 is quite sweet. Drawn.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby George Hay on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:28 am

"12 Games to go!" In 1992 Ron King made a spectacular comeback against Derek Oldbury to defend his (King's) GAYP World Championship. King was behind 0-5-11 and with only eight games left (of 24) went on to tie the match and keep the crown with a final score of 5-5-14. There is still plenty of checkers left to play in the 2017 3-Move World Championship Match....(The first book of checkers (draughts) in English by William Payne was published in 1756, the year Mozart was born.)

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:21 pm

Richard Pask wrote:DEO analysis 1967: 9-13 23-18; 12-16 27-23 ('akin to 10-15 21-17; 6-10 CR'); 16-19 ("would be chosen by 'safety-first' types; it is inferior") 24-15; 10-19 23-16; 11-20 18-14; 6-9 ('8-11 or 8-12 give White the option of 22-17! into a good Paisley line') 22-18; 8-11 32-27; 4-8 ('1-6 is premature') 26-23 ('better than 25-22; 8-12 29-25; 11-16 26-23; 16-19 23-16; 12-19 30-26; 1-6 into a Dyke') 8-12 30-26; 1-6 28-24; 6-10 24-19; 10-17 21-14; 11-16 25-22 ('setting a trap: 25-21 allows 7-10 and a tame draw'); 2-6! (7-10? loses by the later pitch') 22-17 [29-25 is easy to meet: RJP]; 13-22 26-17; 9-13 19-15; 13-22 14-10; 7-14 18-2; 16-19 23-16; 12-19. Drawn.



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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:35 pm

Ingo_Zachos wrote:
Richard Pask wrote:DEO analysis 1967: 9-13 23-18; 12-16 27-23 ('akin to 10-15 21-17; 6-10 CR'); 16-19 ("would be chosen by 'safety-first' types; it is inferior") 24-15; 10-19 23-16; 11-20 18-14; 6-9 ('8-11 or 8-12 give White the option of 22-17! into a good Paisley line') 22-18; 8-11 32-27; 4-8 ('1-6 is premature') 26-23 ('better than 25-22; 8-12 29-25; 11-16 26-23; 16-19 23-16; 12-19 30-26; 1-6 into a Dyke') 8-12 30-26; 1-6 28-24; 6-10 24-19; 10-17 21-14; 11-16 25-22 ('setting a trap: 25-21 allows 7-10 and a tame draw'); 2-6! (7-10? loses by the later pitch') 22-17 [29-25 is easy to meet: RJP]; 13-22 26-17; 9-13 19-15; 13-22 14-10; 7-14 18-2; 16-19 23-16; 12-19. Drawn.



To which game is this a comment? I am a bit confused.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:19 am

After two draws were played in the morning session, Sergio Scarpetta won game 31 in the afternoon and increased his advantage to 6-0 with 25 games being drawn so far.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:22 am

Game #32 ended with Miki first win in match! and score now is 6-1-25

S. Scarpetta vs M. Borghetti
3-moves WCM 2017, G32


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Well known to PP position. 10-14* here is the only drawn move, but 5-9? (as played in the game) or 11-16? lose. Continue from diagram: 5-9, 30-25*, 10-14, 25-21*, 7-10, 20-16*, 11-20, 18-15*, 2-6, 15-11*, 20-24, 19-15* White Wins
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