Checkers Contest

Grandmaster Vladimir Kaplan is well known in the United States as the great player and as the author of many great books on Pool Checkers.  The New York players also knew him as a great coach who generously shared his knowledge and wisdom with all.

On January 11, 2005 Vladimir Kaplan would have been 80 years old.
Let us celebrate his birthday in our own fashion - by having a Checkers Contest in his honor!

Aron Zlobinskiy, who took over Kaplan's place at the Brooklyn Elite Pool Checkers Club,
offers 10 superb puzzles for you to solve (with books as prizes).
Please send your solutions to him at zlobin@optonline.net by February 5, 2005.

The Draws that are equal to Wins
Winners
In all positions Black to Move and Draw - (read comment on #8).
Solutions
#1 - 1 point
#2 - 1 point
#3 - 2 points
#4 - 2 points
#5 - 3 points
#6 - 3 points
#7 - 4 points

#8 - 4 points
This very important position comes from many openings.

White attack:
1. . . 22-18
2.1-5 18:9
3.5:14 23-18
4.14:23 27:18.
How do you stop the attack and make a draw?

#9 - 5 points
#10 - 5 points