Practical gems: #15-#20

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Practical gems: #15-#20

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:02 pm

Another 6 practical positions. Please, post solution below. I am expecting your input not only as readers :lol: , but also - as correspondents.

#15. D. Gorlay
White to move and win

#16. W. Reid
White to move and win.

#17. A.Moiseyev / S.Gazman
White to move and draw.

#18. “P.B”
White to move and draw.

#19. H. Shearer
White to move and win.

#20. T. Wiswell
White to move an draw.
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Mental gymnastics

Postby Alan Millhone on Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:21 pm

Hello Mr. Alex:

In the late 60's I had a mentor by the name of Mr. B.T. Shafer of New Albany,Ohio. He loved problems and always had one set up for me to attempt to solve whenever I visited his home. I consider the study of problems an important segment of the study of Checkers. I also appreciate you putting problms on the forum.

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Re: Practical gems: #15-#20

Postby Patrick Parker on Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:04 pm

i was lookin at this really old post....and why have some of the diagrams disapeared?
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Re: Practical gems: #15-#20

Postby P.R. on Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:47 am


[FEN "W:W11,13,25,27,30:B03,05,06,10,18. "]

White to play and win.

30-26(A) 10-15 11-8(B) 3-12 26-23(C) 12-16 23-14 15-18 27-24(D) 18-23 24-19 16-20 19-15 23-26 25-21(E)(F)

(A) 25-22 and natural 11-7 both draw

(B) Anything else seems to lose. The purpose is to isolate pieces on 5 and 6. Pitching and throwing piece on square 3 also helps this.

(C) to make material even again - and putting a piece on square 14 to later isolate 5 and 6.

(D) The Killer. 25-21 loses after 16-19 21-17 18-22.

(E) Pieces on 5 & 6 are now safely isolated and white can gain one piece with eventual 14-10.

(F) Premature 14-10 would only draw after 26-30 10-1 30-21[/img]
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