World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:58 am

The World Champion strikes back!
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Day eight of the World Championship in Checkers started well for the leading challenger Sergio Scarpetta. In the morning session the opening
1. 11-15 21-17 2. 9-14 was balloted, that usallly transposes into well-know theoretical lines. And indeed, World Champion Michele Borghetti could not find a way to secure not even the tiniest advantage and had to concede two draws.

The action started in the afternoon session, when the difficult opening 1. 9-13 24-19, 2.10-14 was balloted. Sergio Scarpetta could pressurize Michele Borghetti in game 31 and secured a fine victory.

But just when a Champiopn is hurt, he is most dangerous.
World Champion Michele Borghetti showed that the match is not over yet and that his fighting spirits are not exhausted. In the style of the great Champions he took the opportunity to play a perfect game and when the challenger made a mistake by playing 13.5-9? instead of the only drawing move 13.10-14, he took his opportunity and performed flawlessly until a fine victory was his!

Score after Day eight/ 32 games:
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GM Sergio Scarpetta (ITA) 6
GM Michele Borghetti (ITA) 1
Drawn 25
8 games to go!

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 29"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-15 21-17 2. 9-14 25-21 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 22-18 11. 1-5 18x9 12. 5x14 23-18 13. 14x23 27x18 14. 16x23 26x19 15. 7-11 21-17 16. 11-16 31-26 17. 16x23 26x19 18. 20-24 30-25 19. 6-9 13x6 20. 2x9 25-21 21. 9-13 17-14 22. 10x17 21x14 23. 13-17 14-10 24. 17-22 18-15 25. 22-26 10-7 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 30"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 11-15 21-17 2. 9-14 25-21 3. 8-11 23-19 4. 6-9 17-13 5. 2-6 29-25 6. 4-8 24-20 7. 15x24
28x19 8. 11-15 27-24 9. 14-17 21x14 10. 9x18 26-23 11. 18x27 32x23 12. 10-14 19x10 13.
6x15 13-9 14. 14-18 23x14 15. 7-10 14x7 16. 3x10 30-26 17. 5x14 25-21 18. 8-11 26-23 19. 1-5 22-17 20. 15-18 24-19 21. 18x27 31x24 22. 14-18 17-14 23. 10x17 21x14 24. 18-23 14-10 25. 11-15 10-6 26. 15-18 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 31"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. 9-13 24-19 2. 10-14 22-18 3. 5-9 25-22 4. 6-10 27-24 5. 1-5 29-25
6. 11-15 18x11 7. 8x15 24-20 8. 15x24 28x19 9. 14-17 21x14 10. 9x27 32x23 11. 4-8 23-18 12. 10-14 18x9 13. 5x14 19-15 14. 2-6 26-23 15. 14-18 23x14 16. 7-10 14x7 17. 3x19 22-18 18. 19-24 18-14 19. 13-17 25-21 20. 24-28 31-26 21. 28-32 30-25 22. 32-27 26-23 23. 27x9 21x5 24. 6-10 5-1 25. 10-15 1-6 26. 15-18 6-10 27. 18-23 25-22 {White Wins} 0-1


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 32"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "0-1"]

1. 9-13 24-19 2. 10-14 22-18 3. 5-9 25-22 4. 6-10 27-24 5. 1-5 29-25
6. 11-15 18x11 7. 8x15 24-20 8. 15x24 28x19 9. 14-17 21x14 10. 9x27 32x23 11. 4-8 22-18 12. 8-11 25-22 13. 5-9 30-25 14. 10-14 25-21 15. 7-10 20-16 16. 11x20 18-15 17. 2-6 15-11 18. 20-24 19-15 {White Wins} 0-1


play commences today at 9: 00 (games 33 and 34) and 15: 30 (games 35 and 36)

Live stream:

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:40 am

Congratulations to World Champion #8 - Sergio Scarpetta, Italy.

I also really hope that outcome of this match will postpone and delay Miki decision to quit checkers!

Who will be #9? :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby George Hay on Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:23 am

Congratulations to Sergio Scarpetta! Mr. Alex called it! World Champion #8.

Three-Move World Champions in Anglo-American Checkers/Draughts:

1. Asa Long
2. Walter Helman
3. Marion Tinsley
4. Derek Oldbury
5. Ron King
6. Alex Moiseyev
7. Michele Borghetti
8. Sergio Scarpetta

Scarpetta wins six games, Borghettti wins one game, and 29 games drawn.
Final Score: Sergio Scarpetta 41 points, Michele Borghetti 31 points.

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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:39 am

A New World Champion !
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The 9th day of the World Championship Match in Checkers between defending Champion GM Michele Borghetti of Livorno, Italy and his challenger GM Sergio Scarpetta from Foggia, Italy,finally saw a changing of the guard at the top of the Checker World.

Going into this day, Scarpetta lead the match by the great score of 6-1 and it took no one by surprise that by securing four draws Sergio thus ended the match in bis favor in game 36.

Final Score after Day 9/36 Games:
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GM Sergio Scarpetta (ITA) 6 wins,
GM Michele Borghetti (ITA) 1 win,
29 drawn games

We wish to congratulate the new World Champion Sergio Scarpetta for his constant play on the highest level and his final victory.
GM Scarpetta was World Champion in GAYP from 2014-2016, won the Silver Medal at the WMSG in Lille 2012 and will certainly add more laurels to his fame in the future.


Highest tribute must be paid to the dethroned Champion, Michele Borghetti, who showed great sportsmanship and tough this time he lost still hold he GAYP title in his hands, for which he defeated his fellow World Champion in the title match last year.
GM Borghetti was World Champion in 3-move from 2013-2017, is World Champion in GAYP since 2016, won the Gold Medal at the WMSG in Lille 2012 and has won numerous tournaments in Italian Dama, where he is regarded as the greatest player of all times. He is also a very strong player in Draughts 100, having won the Italian title numerous times, and apart from being a great practitioner of the game is also a connoisseur of Draughts Literature in all styles.

We like to thank the referee Alan Millhone (USA) for his good work and the Dama Club of Livorno (especially Gianfranco Borghetti, who happens to be not only the proud father of Michele Borghetti, but also a great organizers and promoter for all kind of draughts) and the FID for hosting this great event.

And finally we may again remind our readers that the start of this match was overshadowed by a tragical storm and flooding of Livorno which cost at least seven lives. Our thoughts are still with them and the surviving people of Livorno.



[Event "WCM 2017 - game 33"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]


1. 10-15 21-17 2. 15-18 22x15 3. 11x18 23x14 4. 9x18 25-21 5. 8-11 29-25 6. 5-9 17-14 7. 1-5 24-19 8. 11-16 28-24 9. 16x23 26x19 10. 9-13 30-26 11. 13-17 26-22 12. 17x26 31x15 13. 6-10 15x6 14. 2x18 21-17 15. 5-9 17-14 16. 9-13 14-9 17. 13-17 9-6 18. 17-21 6-2 19. 21x30 2x11 20. 18-22 19-15 21. 30-26 24-19 22. 22-25 15-10 23. 25-30 10-6 24. 30-25 27-24 25. 26-23 11-16 26. 23-18 16-11 27. 18-23 11-16 28. 23-18 16-11 1/2-1/2


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 34"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 10-15 21-17 2. 15-18 22x15 3. 11x18 23x14 4. 9x18 24-19 5. 8-11 17-13 6. 7-10 25-21 7. 11-16 26-23 8. 10-14 29-25 9. 4-8 28-24 10. 16-20 30-26 11. 2-7 32-28 12. 5-9 26-22 13. 7-10 22x15 14. 12-16 19x12 15. 10x26 31x22 16. 6-10 13x6 17. 14-18 22x15 18. 10x19 24x15 19. 1x19 1/2-1/2

[Event "WCM 2017 - game 35"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[White "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 10-14 24-19 2. 7-10 28-24 3. 11-16 32-28 4. 16-20 22-17 5. 9-13 25-22
6. 5-9 19-15 7. 10x19 24x15 8. 6-10 15x6 9. 1x10 23-19 10. 8-11 30-25
11. 11-15 27-23 12. 15x24 28x19 13. 4-8 19-15 14. 10x19 23x16 15. 12x19
17x10 16. 19-24 10-6 17. 24-27 31x24 18. 20x27 6-1 19. 27-31 1-5 20. 3-7
5x14 21. 7-10 14x7 22. 2x11 26-23 23. 8-12 23-19 24. 31-26 19-15
25. 11x18 22x15 26. 26-23 15-10 27. 12-16 10-6 28. 16-20 6-1 29. 20-24
25-22 30. 24-27 1-6 31. 27-31 6-10 32. 31-27 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2


[Event "WCM 2017 - game 36"]
[Year "2017"]
[Red "SCARPETTA Sergio"]
[White "BORGHETTI Michele"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. 10-14 24-19 2. 7-10 22-18 3. 11-16 26-22 4. 8-11 22-17 5. 16-20 28-24 6. 4-8 30-26 7. 9-13 18x9 8. 13x22 25x18 9. 5x14 18x9 10. 6x13 32-28 11. 11-16 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 {Drawn} 1/2-1/2
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby clintolsen on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:49 am

Congratulations Sergio!
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Richard Pask on Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:20 am

Congratulations to the new champion!

Indeed, congratulations to Ron, Alex, Michele and Sergio for their exciting, aggressive, innovative checkers. Through their efforts they have demonstrated that, for practical purposes, the game has limitless scope.
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Re: World Championship Match 2017: Borghetti vs. Scarpetta

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:06 am

Richard Pask wrote:for practical purposes, the game has limitless scope.
Well said and true indeed. In this match I find at least 5 new moves for me and about 10-12 interesting midgame positions and endings.

We have new and very good World Champion and continue to maintain old tradition - "no strangers among champions!" :D
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