## Anonymous-Anonymous (with a new winning move)

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If you need help reading checkers notation, please print out the numbered board.

The following is a famous checker game. And we will see a couple of really amazing shots (one or more pitches or sacrifices, followed by one or more multiple jumps) at the diagram. Play through the game, up to the diagram, and then see what you would do to win the game. You should learn something. This is interesting stuff.

Anonymous-Anonymous (brothers?)
12-16 (Dundee) 21-17 16-20 17-13 10-14 (unusual) 23-19 14-17 19-16 17-21 16-12 11-16? (9-14 draws PP) 22-18 8-11 25-22 (26-23 7-10 24-19 is given to win for White in PP) 7-10 26-23 10-14 24-19 14-17 31-26 4-8 19-15 [diagram]

Question #1: As Red, how would you win this? Study the position.

Answer #1: Assuming that you have answered question #1, I would guess that you chose to win the piece with 9-14 18-9 11-25. This is fine. But the game is far from over. And there are two better wins. So:

Question #2: How would you win this? Study the position some more.

Answer #2: This was apparently the continuation actually played, as shown in the books (There is a better solution): 21-25 (There's a better move, here) 30-14 16-19 23-7 3-19 12-3 10-24 28-19 2-7 3-10 6-31 13-6 1-17 22-13 31-15 (18 pieces just disappeared! Red just barely wins now) 32-27 15-10 29-25 5-9 (gains the move) 13-6 10-1 25-22 1-6 22-18 (or a First Position loss with 27-23) 6-10 27-23 20-24 23-19 24-27 18-15 10-7 19-16 27-31 15-11 7-3 16-12 31-27 11-8 27-24 8-4 24-19 4-8 19-15 8-4 15-11 RW.

Now I've already told you that there is a better win. It is similar to that last win. And it is a much clearer win. And you should be very proud when you have found it. I was.

Question #3: How would you win this. Study some more.

Answer #3: Here it is: 16-19! 23-7 3-19 12-3 19-24 28-19 2-7 3-10 6-31 13-6 1-10 22-13 31-15 RW. Now, that's how to play checkers. Fifteen pieces disappeared that time. I'll have to quit playing checkers when I have the hiccups. Don't worry. I found 15 pieces under my chair.