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Unofficial World Championship Checker Problem Composing Contest #34
2017-07-22 through 2017-08-31
So far 249 visitors have viewed this contest 502 times.

Zugzwang is a German term meaning "compelled to move". It describes a situation, borrowed from chess, in which the obligation to make a move in one's turn is a serious, often decisive, disadvantage. The side in Zugzwang would like to pass, but cannot.

Zugzwang arises more often in checkers than in chess and can occur at any time.

The following deceptive checker gems are arranged in order of decreasing size. Five are wins; one is an escape.

One occurred in a game and corrects published play (guess which one).

One is by the famous George H. Slocum (guess which one).

Animate them all, enjoy them all, but please vote for one, the one you deem best.

Then if you want to get on the World Champion Checker Problem Evaluator Ladder, tell Bill Salot how you voted. Bill's address is under the diagrams.

Currently Jim Somers, Liam Stephens and Brian Hinkle are at the top of the Problem Evaluator Ladder.
Tectonic
Self-Destruct
Twofernuthin'
Firstborn
Buddy
Echo Chamber
Tectonic
White to move. White Wins
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Self-Destruct
White to move. White Wins
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Twofernuthin'
White to move. Draw
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Firstborn
White to move. White Wins
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Buddy
White to move. White Wins
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Echo Chamber
White to move. White Wins
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