The Checker Maven

The Long Pitch


Who doesn't love sitting through a long sales pitch or marketing meeting? Honestly we can't think of anyone who would be particularly thrilled by the idea. We certainly aren't and we're glad the The Checker Maven staff doesn't have to deal with anything like that.

Of course, we've just given you a giant hint to the solution of today's Checker School problem! Have a look.

Black to Play and Win


This one isn't so difficult to begin with, and with that big giveaway in the title, you shouldn't take "long" to solve it, or at least that's the idea we're pitching. When you're ready, click on Read More to see the snappy solution.20050904-symbol.gif


Several of the moves below may be played in a different order. We give the main solution as published originally by composer Rex B. Wood. The problem supposedly combines a long pitch with a push-away.

18-15 10-6 15-11 16x7 13-17 21x14 23-18 30x16 18x20 Black Wins.

Don't push this poor fellow away ...

04/06/24 - Category: Problems -Printer friendly version-
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