The Checker Maven

Mr. Hefter

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While we're not at all sure that old-time checkerist Mr. Charles Hefter was an eponymous weight lifter, we do know that he was a famed and skilled player, analyst, and problemist. His specialty seemed to be in making corrections to published play and problems. One such example is shown in the diagram below.

WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W21,18,K8,K7:BK19,13,K6,5.

This is not an especially weighty problem, though it has some interesting twists. Can you lift yourself up and find the answer? Don't let the challenge press you; curl up and find the solution. When you're ready, raise your mouse over Read More to see winning way.20050904-symbol.gif



Solution

6-9---A 7-10---B 19-23 10-14---C 13-17 8-11 23-26 11-15 26-22 14-10 9-13 21x14 13-17 Black Wins---D.

A---5-9 or 19-23 only draw. Try it!

B---Other moves no better.

C---18-15 13-17! 21-14 9-4 Black Wins.

D---White loses two pieces no matter how he moves.

09/28/13 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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