July 9, 2017
“I fear no one, but respect everyone.”
Roger Federer, Swiss professional tennis player (1981-)
All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.
A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.
Take the place of the machine
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS
Once more this is a game between our friend boulet (Black) and Mogwai’s MLA program at its highest level (White). You can see this game 29001 on MiGs‘ history.
This is Black move 48, and MLA is currently 3-4 ahead. At this point, the program should have concluded quickly. However, the game will continue until move 62 and a 4-6 score.
With this situation, could you have done better than MLA and will you win with only a few moves?
What endgame(s) do you propose?
AIM: FIND AN OPPONENT, AND TRY TO WIN WITH BLACK, THEN WITH WHITE
Black to move. The game is very close, with a score of 5-5, and several marbles close to the edge. The first move for black is obvious. The following is somewhat more complex… 😉
Who will win? Black or White?