The Checker Maven

The Search for Speed

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We're always looking for entertaining and instructive speed problems. Unlike like the young racers above, our goal today isn't to cross the finish line first; it's to further develop our checker visualization skills, and one way to do that is with a good problem solved against the clock.

Regular contributors Josh and Lloyd Gordon of Toronto sent us a speed problem that is relatively easy, but quite surprisingly, it arose in actual over the board play. You'll see what we mean when you solve it.

Click on the link below to display the problem and start our unforgiving Javascript clock. Then come back and click on Read More to check your solution.

February 2016 Speed Problem (easy, 5 seconds)

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Solution

WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W22,K21,12,K4:BK23,K11,K9,3.

23-18! 22x8 9-14 Black Wins.

02/06/16 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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