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|Unofficial World Championship Checker Problem Composing Contest #5|
Roy Little, Oklahoma City, OK, the composer of Zig Zag and
Bill Salot, Colonial Heights, VA, the composer of Take Two
who have tied with 6 votes.
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This tight competition produced another tie. By agreement, none of the composers voted.
Roy Little, the computerless, Oklahoma veteran, continued his unbeaten string. His Zig-Zag, featured a zinger of a stinger and garnered 6 votes. It qualifies for the Back Shot family in Bolands Familiar Themes, Page 21.
Take Two, by Bill Salot, Virginia, used a 2-way fork to also get 6 votes. The problem can be set back two moves to make it more difficult.
Which Way?, by Ed Atkinson, Pennsylvania, had a greater number of deceptive false solutions than any of the other problems, but received only two votes, probably because its camouflaged solution lacked sparkle.
A codetta is a short ending portion of a musical piece or movement.
Codetta, by Jim Loy, Montana, may have been the biggest eye-opener in the contest. Some problems are criticized as impractical. This one was the quintessence of practicality, but did not get a single vote. Go figure.
Codetta can be reached from several openings. It is a previously unpublished correction of:
1 - Bolands White and Colored Doctors, P.50, V.1, Note BB, play by M. Atkinson (not Ed Atkinson) who left Codetta as a RW after espousing the losing 7 11.
2 - Dennis Cayton also fell for the false solution against Mac Banks immediately after Banks incorrectly played 10-15 to form Codetta in a 1987 I-D Double Cross game.