The Unknown Derek Oldbury

 COLUMN NUMBER 25


Problem Number 25: By Derek Oldbury

 

White to move and win

Forcing tactics


Solution To Problem Number 24: ... 28-24; 11-15 14-10; 15-18 20-16; 8-12 10-14 (ouch); 12-28 14-32. White wins.



Game Number 25. 'Kelso' Opening

Played in a team match at Bristol. My opponent is a well known Welsh expert. Black: Derek Oldbury; White: Willie Edwards.

Move: 10-15 24-20; 6-10 (not often played, as it leads to a complex midgame) 28-24; 1-6 23-19; 15-18 22-15; 11-18 26-22; 12-16 (heading for the woods) 19-12; 9-14 22-15; 10-28 25-22; 6-10 27-23; 8-11 22-18; 4-8 18-9; 5-14 29-25; 11-15 25-22; 14-18 (White has played well, and Black must now secure the draw) 23-14; 10-26 30-23 Forms Diagram: Black to move

 

Continue: 8-11 (the student should take note of Blackļæ½s timing from this point) 21-17; 11-16 20-11; 7-16 17-14; 15-18 14-9; 18-27 31-24; 2-7 9-6; 7-11 6-2; 16-20 24-19; 20-24 2-6; 11-16 19-15; 16-19 15-11; 19-23 11-7; 3-10 6-15; 24-27. Drawn.

 



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