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January Speed

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January, in much of North America and Europe, is the time for winter sports, such as speeding along on a pair of skis. We must admit that not much skiing goes on near the The Checker Maven offices in Honolulu; a plane trip to Colorado or some other similar location would be required.

But checkers is available everywhere, and you don't need a $600 plane ticket to try out a checker speed problem, such as the one found in the link below.

When you're ready, click to start the Javascript timer. It's all downhill from there!

January 2015 Speed Problem (Medium, 10 seconds)

When you're done, come back and click on Read More to see the solution.20050904-symbol.gif



Solution

WHITE
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BLACK
White to Play and Draw
W:W21,17,K8,K7:BK18,14,10,K9.

8-11---A 9-13 7-2 13x22 2-6 10-15 6-10 Drawn.

A---The trick here is not to play 17-13 which loses spectacularly after 10-15 13x6 14-17 21x14 18x4 Black Wins.

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