A Bit of a Break

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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.

WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W32,30,19,K15,K6:BK26,24,23,21,12,7.

See how quickly you can solve this one, and then break over to Read More to verify your solution.null



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!

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05/05/18 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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