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Accurate Judgment

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Accurate judgment is a necessary skill for success in the financial markets. If you're able to assess complex information such as that shown in the chart above, and then make the appropriate transactions, you've very likely got what it takes.

In the world of checkers, accurate judgment in endgames is also a critical element in expert play. The position below, from a Samuel Gonotsky game shown years ago by Willie Ryan, requires the keenest of judgment to find the draw.

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White to Play and Draw

W:W30,23,19,K2:B22,21,17,14,12.

How good is your checker judgment? With White in a tough situation, this one is anything but easy and will definitely test your skill. When you've judged your line of play to be correct, click on Read More to see the solution.20050904-symbol.gif



Solution

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White to Play and Draw

W:W30,23,19,K2:B22,21,17,14,12.

2-6---A 22-26 6-9 26-31 9x18 31-27 30-2---B 27-31 18-22 31-27 22x13 27x18 26-22* 18x25 13-17 25-30 17-22---C Drawn.

A---Note that 2-7 loses.

B---18-15 loses.

C---White wins back the piece and draws. A finely balanced line of play to say the least.

09/22/12 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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