How is it done?

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How is it done?

Postby liam stephens on Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:14 am

In the position below, with Black (on 23) to play a draw results, but if White plays first he wins. Now place the same pieces elsewhere to warrant the terms of EITHER TO PLAY, BLACK TO DRAW
Two very different ideas exist. (with several possible settings)

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Re: How is it done?

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:51 am

I think first class of positions will be something like this (see diagram below), which could be on any place on the board. I am still looking at second idea, but even if I find it - I will not post it giving other a chance.

If white can have 2 mans - I know the answer, but if white should have 1 King and 1 man - I don't know solution for second idea.

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Re: How is it done?

Postby liam stephens on Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:20 pm

All give it up?

Try: Black King on 5, White King on 2, White man on 9.

I found this problem in George Smith's booklet
"Challenge of Draughts" - Sept 1960.
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Re: How is it done?

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:04 pm

I didn't give up, but I didn't solve it ! It's a good one, thanks :lol:

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