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9 Mar 2017
Rude and arrogant players
by cindybel

27 Feb 2017 problems
27 Jan 2017 solutions
? Trivia Corner ?
In body language what does looking left and down signify?
Time Waster
Not for the colour-blind.
Solutions to Escape hatch 27 Jan 2017

27 Feb 2017

Laying the Foundations

Position 1


Move number 3: Black to play 11

+-13-14-15-16-17-18-+---+-19-20-21-22-23-24-+
|4O ' ' '3X2X|   |5X1O1O ' ' '|
|                   |   |                   |
|                 | 1 |       1 1       |
|3X1O ' '1O '|   |5O '2O1X '1X|
+-12-11-10--9--8--7-+---+--6--5--4--3--2--1-+

Pip counts: Red 153, Black 150
Position ID: 4NvBASSYT+QBBQ Match ID: cIlkATAAAAAA


Annotation

Black would like 2 of these to do all the work he'd safely like to do.

 

Position 2


Move number 4: Black to play 44

+-13-14-15-16-17-18-+---+-19-20-21-22-23-24-+
|5O ' ' '4X '|   |5X ' ' ' '2O|
|                   |   |                   |
|                 | 1 |       4 4       |
|4X1X ' '2O '|   |4O '2O '1X '|
+-12-11-10--9--8--7-+---+--6--5--4--3--2--1-+

Pip counts: Red 151, Black 161
Position ID: 4PPgBRCYZ/ABMA Match ID: cAlyATAAAAAA


Annotation

Black has a similar problem in this position. He'd like to do several things with his double.

 



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leibo52
24-20 with 2 pieces & 13-9 with 2 pieces