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Unoffical World Championshop Checker Problem Composing Contest #31-2
2017-01-21 through 2017-02-28
So far 237 visitors have viewed this contest 461 times.

If you are planning on playing in the Branson 11-man Ballot Tournament, you will find no better practice than solving these escapist gems.

Don't expect any beginners' problems here. These are original and unpublished. All are deceptive draws. Two arose in games. All require at least five star moves to consummate. They all must contend against either one or two aggressive, mean-spirited, Red Kings. Two have critical variations (fake solutions), and two don't.

Four of the eight entries in this Escape contest were eliminated in Part 1. The winner of Part 1 now joins three first-time entrants in Part 2 to determine the overall world champion drawmaster composer. The three first-timers are well-known names in the checker world. They will not be pushovers.

While you are taking your practice, please help us determine the best escape by viewing the animator and voting your conscience. Then monitor the progress of the voting.
Tight Squeeze
Sharecropper
Choose wisely, Grasshopper
It's a Draw!
Tight Squeeze
White to move. Draw
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Sharecropper
White to move. Draw
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Choose wisely, Grasshopper
White to move. Draw
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It's a Draw!
White to move. Draw
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Please enter your original, unpublished, dual-free problems in future contests by sending them at anytime to:
Bill Salot
1006 Elmwood Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2905

or at wjsalot@comcast.net.

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