The Unknown Derek Oldbury

COLUMN NUMBER 33

Problem Number 33: By Derek Oldbury

Black to move and draw

From actual play


Solution To Problem Number 32:... 17-14; 10-17 25-21; 9-14 27-31; 26-30 31-27; 17-26 27-31. Drawn.

Game Number 33. 'Kelso' Opening

A correspondence game played in a British 3 move championship. Black: Graham Davies; White: E. C. Whiting.

Move: 10-15 21-17; 7-10 (known as the �Octopus� opening, and very hard for Black) 17-14 (perhaps the strongest attack); 10-17 22-13; 9-14 (always considered a losing move, but Black thought he would draw with it) 24-20; 6-10 25-21; 3-7 28-24; 1-6 (this formation seems forced) 23-19; 15-18 29-25; 11-16 20-11; 7-23 26-19; 5-9 31-26; 18-23 27-18; 14-23 25-22; 2-7 24-20; 7-11 20-16 (White goes a piece down in order to gain a winning position); 11-20 22-18; 8-11 26-22; 20-24 22-17 Forms Diagram: Black to move

Continue: 12-16 19-12; 10-15 17-14; 15-22 14-5; 11-16 5-1; 6-10 1-6; 10-15 6-10; 15-19 10-15; 16-20 15-10; 24-28 10-14; 19-24 14-18. White wins.



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