Unofficial World Championship Checker Problem Composing Contest 74

16 Piece Settings

May 11, 2024---June 30, 2024

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For the first time since Contest 2 (February 2012), we are launching a problem composing contest consisting entirely of original, unpublished problems that were not composed by Roy Little or Ed Atkinson. Perhaps you can guess who the composers are. They are from three different countries; they have recently published problems; and they look forward to your evaluation of their entries in this contest. These settings are giant strokes with minimal afterplay. They each have 16 pieces, and their solutions are similar in length and difficulty.

You are invited to view them all animated at this site, and vote for the one that impresses you most. The most popular entry will be decided by the votes of visitors to this website like you. Your vote will also let you see immediately how others are voting.

If you choose to e-mail Bill Salot at wjsalot@comcast.net, disclosing how you voted, you will be put on the International Voters Ladder to determine who the best winner-picker is. Voters on the upper rungs of the ladder are published with the results of each contest. At the end of the year, we will identify the Voter-of-the-Year.

If you want to contribute your own original, unpublished, checker problem for use in a future contest, please send it to the above e-mail address.

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?
Gosh
Bouncer
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Gosh!

White to Play and Win

Show Solution

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Bouncer

White to Play and Win

Show Solution

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Prime Timing

White to Play and Win

Show Solution

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Previous Contests

Contests 1-55 can be accessed (without animations) on the old contest page.

Contest 56 can be found here.

Contest 57 can be found here.

Contest 58 can be found here.

Contest 60 can be found here.

Contest 61 can be found here.

Contest 62 can be found here.

Contest 63 can be found here.

Contest 64 can be found here.

Contest 65 can be found here.

Contest 66 can be found here.

Contest 67 can be found here.

Contest 68 can be found here.

Contest 69 can be found here.

Contest 70 can be found here.

Contest 71 can be found here.

Contest 72 can be found here.

Contest 73 and the current International Voters Ladder standings can be found here.

Enter Your Own Problems in Future Contests

Please enter your original, unpublished, dual-free problems in future contests by sending them at any time to:

Bill Salot

1006 Elmwood Drive

Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2905

or

wjsalot@comcast.net

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Contests are managed by Bill Salot and presented by The Checker Maven.