Unofficial World Championship Checker Problem Composing Contest 58


September 18, 2021---October 31, 2021

This contest page has been viewed 598 times by 176 unique visitors.

Contest Results

It was an upset! In a battle of kingless strokes, a Compound Stroke took 1 st place over usually favored Deferred Strokes.

The winner with 7 votes was Triangle Theory by Ed Atkinson. Gary Ellison, George Hay, Mark Sokolovsky, and Liam Stephens voted for its fireworks. 2nd with 5 votes was Old Days, a Jim Loy correction of both Colossus and Oldbury. Don Myles voted for it. Tied for 3rd with 3 votes each were Turntable by Roy Little (who sadly passed away on October 4, 2021, during this contest) and Patience by Bill Salot. Lloyd Gordon (Canada), Slava Gorin (Russia), and Wilma Wolverton voted for Turntable. Voters for Patience were anonymous.

The contest had 160 visitors, 18 of whom voted.

Te current International Voters Ladder is below. Note the 3 remarkable winning streaks!

1 --- Mark Sokolovsky, has picked 7 winners in 8 tries (88%) – his 5 th consecutive win!

2 --- Liam Stephens (Ireland), 16 wins in 26 tries (62%) – his 6 th consecutive win! 

3/4 Tie --- Kathy Wirthwein, 11 wins in 22 tries (50%) and George Hay, 13 wins in 26 tries (50.0%) – his 8th consecutive win, a new record!

5 --- Gene Ellison, 10 wins in 21 tries (47.6%)

6 --- Lloyd Gordon (Canada), 8 wins in 20 tries (38.1%)

7 --- Wilma Wolverton, picked 3 wins in 8 tries (37.5%)

8 --- Slava Gorin (Russia), 7 wins in 20 tries (35%)

9 --- Gary Ellison, 4 wins in 13 tries (31%)

17 others have either picked fewer than 31% winners or voted in fewer than 8 contests.

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The winner will be determined by vote. After you've reviewed the problems, cast your ballot in the box below.

Cast Your Vote!

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Which problem should win the championship?
Triangle Theory 7
Old Days 5
Patience 3
Turntable 3

Total votes: 18


Triangle Theory 9x10

White to Play and Win

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Patience 9x9

White to Play and Draw

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Turntable 7x7

White to Play and Win

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Old Days 7x7

White to Play and Draw

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Previous Contests

Contests 1-55 can be accessed on the old contest page.

Contest 56 can be found here.

Contest 57 can be found here.

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