Standard Endings

 








Position 1

1.12-16 30-26 2.16-19 26-22 3.19-23 22-17 4.23-27 17-14 5.27-32 14-10 6.1-6 10x1 7.32-28 1-15 8.28x1

 








Position 2

Pel,A.

1.14-17!
[ 1.14-18? 32-28 2.18-22 28-24 3.19x28 20-16 4.22-25 16-11 5.25-29 11-7 6.29-11 7x16 7.28-32 16-11 8.32-14 11-8 ]
1...32-27 2.17-21!
[ 2.19-24? 20-16 3.24x31 16-11= ]
2...27-24
[ 2...27-23 3.19x26 20-16 4.26-30 16-11 5.30-16 11x20 6.21-25 20-16 7.25-29 ]
3.19x28 20-16 4.28-32 16-11 5.32-14! 11-8 6.14-18 8-3 7.18-14 3x17 8.21x14

 








Position 3

1.20-24 21-17 2.24-27 17-14 3.27-31! 14-10 4.31-20 10-6 5.20-24! 6-1
[ 5...6-2 6.24-6 2x9 7.5x14 ]
6.24-28 13-9 7.5x14 1-5 8.28-32 5x18 9.32x5

 








Position 4

1.15-19 25-22 2.19-23 21-17 3.6-10! 17-13 4.23-27 13-9 5.10-14 9x18 6.27-31 18-15 7.31x17 15-11 8.17-3

 








Position 5

1.20-24 30-26 2.24-28 26-23 3.28-32 31-27 4.32-28 23-18 5.28-10 27-23 6.10-21 18-15 7.21-30 23-18 8.30-25 18-14 9.25x11 14-9 10.11-15 9-5 11.15-1

 








Position 6
"The Special" - Also known as "Spanish First Position"

This is the "Old" Special, often referred to as "Petrov's Triangle" (1827) though it is believed that Petrov (a famous chess player who wrote the first Russian checkers book) got it from the Antonio Torquemada's book (Spain - 1547). There is also the "New" Special developed by M. Gonyaev in 1885. Though the New Special takes less moves it is harder to memorize so players stick with the traditional Old Special.

First phase - take both double-lines.
Second phase - force the king out of the triple-line.
Third phase - construct the "triangle" (it will look like scissors) with the head towards the king.

1.3-14 1-28 2.2-9 28-24 3.9-5 24-1 4.4-29 1-19 5.5-1 19-16 6.1-10! 16-12
[ 6...16-30 7.29-25 30x21 8.10-3 21x10 9.3x21 ]
[ 6...16-26 7.29-11 26-31 (7...26-13 8.10-19 13-2 9.11-20 2-13 10.19-6 13x2 11.14-7 2x11 12.20x7) 8.14-23
A) 8...31-13
A1) 9.11-2 13-22 10.10-17 22x13 11.23-9 13x6 12.2x13
A2) 9.23-16 13-31 (9...13-9 10.10-6 9x2 11.16-20 2x16 12.20x11) 10.10-24 31x20 11.11-2 20x11 12.2x16
B) 8...31-20 9.11-2 (9.23-16 20-31 10.10-24 31x20 11.11-2 20x11 12.2x20) 9...20-31 10.10-24 31x20 11.23-16 20x11 12.2x20 ]
[ 6...16-20 Trying to confuse the opponent by leaving the tripple line a move ahead
7.14-23! 20-31 But we do not chase him - we pre-set the head of the triangle for the next move
(7...20-2 8.29-22) 8.29-11
Sliding the leg of the triangle into its place]
7.29-8 12x3 8.14-21 3x14 9.21x3

Getting the third King through square 10

 








Position 7

1.31-20 2-13 2.4-25! to be ready to grab 3-21 line.
13-17
Holding piece on 3 3.20-24 17-31
[ 3...17-21 4.25-30 21-17 5.24-10 17x7 6.3x10 12-8 7.30-25 ]
4.24-15! 31-20
[ Can't hold from 17 anymore - 4...31-13 5.3-7 13-17 6.25-21 17x3 7.15-10 3x14 8.21x3 ]
5.15-6 We need to free the 2-20 line to move 3-7 20-2
[ 5...20-16 6.6-24 16-30 (6...16-26 7.3-7 26-31 8.24-20 31-26 9.7-10 26-30 10.25-4) 7.25-21! 30-23 (7...30-16 8.3-8 12x3 9.24-10 3x14 10.21x20) 8.24-15! with no more problems as white can not move 23-16 9.3-8 12x3 10.15-10 3x14 11.21x20 ]
6.6-24! Must push him out from this side of the board
2-20
7.24-31 20-16
[ 7...20-2 8.31-20 2-13 9.3-7 13-6 10.20-27 6-19 (10...6-28 11.27-32 28-19 12.32-28 19-30 13.25-11! 30-21 14.28-10 21-30 15.10-19 30x16 16.11x20 12-8 17.7-11 8x15 18.20-7) 11.27-32 19-28 12.25-4 28-19 13.32-28 19-26 14.7-10 with no more problems. ]
8.31-20 16-26
[ 8...16-30 9.25-15 and the king is caught ]
9.3-7 26-30
[ 9...26-19 10.25-11 variation is shown below ]
10.25-11 30-19
[ 10...30-21 11.7-10 21x16 12.20x11 ]
11.20-27 19-6 12.27-32 6-24
[ 12...6-28 13.11-4 28-19 14.32-28 and we are free again ]
13.11-25! The only move!
[ 13.32-28? 24-20!= ]
13...24-19
[ 13...24-28 14.25-4 28-19 15.32-28 19-26 16.7-10 ]
14.32-28 19-26
[ 14...19-30 15.25-11 30-21 16.28-10 21-30 17.10-19 30x16 18.11x20 ]
15.7-10 26-30 16.25-4!
[ 16.25-15? 30-19!! (16...30-21 17.10-14 21x19 18.28x15) 17.15x24 12-8= ]

Getting the third King through square 11








Position 8

1.29-18 21-3 we need to wait to change a tempo here
[ 1...21-10 2.11-16 12x19 3.18-23 19x26 4.31x3 ]
[ 1...21-30 2.31-17 Critical position 30-21
3.17-3
21-30 4.18-22 30-23
(4...30-21
5.11-16 12x19 6.22-17 21x14 7.3x17; 4...30-19 5.11-16)
5.11-16 12x19 6.22-15 19x10 7.3x32 ]
2.18-5 3-21 3.5-32 21-3
[ 3...21-30 4.11-16 12x19 5.31-26 30x23 6.32x18 ]
4.31-20 3-10
[ 4...3-21 5.32-14 21x16 6.20x11 ]
5.32-28 10-3 6.28-24

 








Position 9 - Black move
Sokov,V.

1.19-1 20-16 2.1-5 16-11 3.21-25 4-8
[ 3...11-7 4.17-21 4x29 5.21-25 29x9 6.5x3 ]
4.5-9! 8-12
[ 4...11-7 5.9-5 8x29 6.17-22 29x9 7.5x3 ]
5.17-21 12-8
[ 5...12-30 6.9-2 11-8 7.25-29 ]
6.9-13! 11-7 7.25-29 8-12 8.13-2 7-3 9.2-13 3x17 10.13x31
2-0

 








Position 9 - White move
Sokov,V.

1...4-8 2.19-1 20-16 3.1-5 16-11 4.21-25 8-12 5.5-9! 11-8!
[ 5...11-7 6.9-2 7-3 (6...12-30 7.2x11 30x21 8.11-4 21-30 9.17-21 30-23 10.14-17 23-26 11.4-22 26-19 12.21-25 19-30 13.17-21) 7.17-21 3x17 8.21x14 ]
[ 5...12-8 6.17-21 11-7 7.25-29 8-12 8.9-2 7-3 9.2-13 3x17 10.13x31 ]
6.17-21
[ 6.25-29 12-26 7.29x4 26x2 ]
6...8-4 7.25-29 12-8 8.9-5!
2-0

 








Position 10

We need to move white king out of Mason to get the third king.
1.13-2 4-18!
[ 1...4-22 2.2-20! and no safe place on Mason ]
2.2-7! 18-29
[ 2...18-22 3.7-20 and white king must leave the Mason ]
3.7-16! 29-18 4.16-2! We switched the move on him!
18-14
5.21-25 14-17 6.25-30 17-22 7.30-23 22-8 8.2-20

 








Position 11
Sokov,V.

1.2-6 29-25 2.6-10 25-8
[ 2...25-11 3.3-7 11x2 4.32-18 ]
3.32-5 8-4 we were waiting for the king to move to 4
4.5-23!
4-8
[ 4...4-22 5.23-18 22x6 6.1x10 ]
[ 4...4-11 5.3-7 11x2 6.23-18 ]
5.23-16 12x19 6.3x12

 








Position 12 - Black move
Sargin,D.

1.16-20 1-19 2.5-1 19-26 3.1-15 26-31 4.15-18 31-26 5.20-24 26-31 6.24-28 31-20 7.11-15
2-0








Position 12 - White move
Sargin,D.

1...1-24 2.5-1 24-20! 3.1-15 20-31 4.16-20 31-26!

Critical position: Black move - Draw; White move - Win








5.20-24 26-31 6.24-28 31-20
1-1
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