Most people celebrate the round number birthdays - 30, 40, 50, but for a checker player the magic number is 64!
I want to celebrate my coming 64th birthday a checkers style - by a Puzzle Solution Contest!
Everyone is invited! Solve as many puzzles as you can, the most important thing is to enjoy and participate.
All positions for the contest were taken from a new Anthology of Checkers Shots just published in Moscow.
The book editor Mr. Vasiliy Khristich donates 3 books to the contest winners, and the winner will also get 64 (of course!) US dollars money prize.
We all love to study Russian books, and I believe many people are now very adept at Russian checkers, so much so the contest is split in two sections - 40 puzzles on Pool and 24 on Russian checkers, together 64!
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2015.
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