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Two-Fisted Checkers

No fooling around, no sir-ee. What we have here today is an honest-to-goodness two-fisted, hard-core, serious checker problem. This week, wimpy checkerists need not apply. Do you think you're good? Do you have what it takes? Prove it. Have a look at this one. Read 'em and weep.

WHITE

BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W32,29,27,24,K17,11,K8:BK26,22,20,18,K15,5,2.

This problem was first published, as far as we know, something over 85 years ago, and it was variously listed as "advanced," "extra diffcult," and other such things. They weren't a-kiddin', folks. If you can solve it, you're good.

If you can't, there's always the Read More link, which will solve it for you. But you don't want that, do you? Stay in the fight and solve it on your own!



Solution

2-7 11x2 15-11 8x15 18-23 27x18 20x27 32x23 26x10 17x26 10-6 2x9 5x30 29-25 30x21 Black Wins.

OK, we confess, we didn't tell you this was a stroke problem, but it's a darn fine one, and very hard to sight solve. We hope you enjoyed it.

04/10/10 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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