Sometimes, it all gets to be a little too much, and we need a break. We're not sure what the poor fellow in the picture above is working on; could he perhaps be doing a manual transcription of the 10-piece endgame database?
Today we have a speed problem, provided by regular contributors Lloyd and Josh Gordon, that will give you a break in checker terms: it's definitely on the easy side. While some may disagree, we believe that easy problems have a clear purpose: to improve both sight-solving skills and speed of analysis.
See how quickly you can solve this one, and then break over to Read More to verify your solution.
12-16 19x12 21-25 30x21 23-27 32x23 26x1 Black Wins.
The order of the initial pitches may vary but the result is the same.
We hope you enjoyed this "break" --- we won't give you one every week!