WORLD CAMELOT FEDERATION
CAMELOT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
WCF Camelot World Championship Game 2
February 7, 2009
White: Michael Nolan Black: Dan Troyka
(Annotations by Michael Nolan)
3....E11-C9 would have maintained equality.
4.I6-I8! H9xJ7xJ5, 5.H7-J7! F9xH7, 6.D7-F9xH11xH9xF9xD11xD9 H7-I8!, 7.J7xH9 I10xG8xG6xE6xG8, 8.D9-F7-F9xH7 would have won two Knights for two Men.
4....D10-D9!, 5.E8xC10 E11-E9!, 6.F8xD10 E10-G12!, 7.G8xE10 I10-G8xG6xE8xC6, 8.D6xB6 J11-H11-F9xD11xD9xB11, 9.F6-D6-F8 G9-E11, 10.E6-E8-G8xI10xI12 E11-G9-I11xI13 would have won one Man.
It is unclear to whose advantage it is to trade one Knight for two Men with all pieces on the board.
6....D10-F12!, 7.G7-E9! (Black threatens to win four Men for one Knight with 7....F11-D9!, 8.J6-H8-F6-D8xD10 H11-F11-D11xD9, 9.E8xC10 E10-E12!, 10.G8xE10 I10-G8xE6xE8xG8xG6xI8, 11.I7xI9xG9 F10xD10xB10) 7....F10xD8xF6, 8.I7-G7xE5 would have won a Man.
8.D7-E6 would have maintained equality.
8....H10-H12!, 9.F8xH10xH8 F10-F8!, 10.E7xG9xE9 F12-F10xD8xF8xF6xH6xJ8 would have won two Knights for one Man.
A losing choice at the game's critical moment. 9.E7-C7! G9xE7xE9, 10.J6-H8-F8xD10xF12xH12 H11xH13, 11.G7-H8 H9-G9, 12.H8-I8! G9xG7xG5, 13.F7-F6! G5xE7, 14.I7-I9xI11xG9xE11xE9xG9 G10xG8, 15.D7xF7xH9 would have won four Men for a Knight, leaving White two Men up with an easy victory.
Black wins two Knights and one Man, and gains a three Man and one Knight advantage.
11.G6-G8xI10 E11xE9, 12.E8xE10 H11-F13-D11xF9, 13.F8-G8 F9-H11xJ9, 14.G8-G6-E8 G12-H11, 15.G7-H6 I6xG6, 16.F7xH5 is better.
11....E11xE9, 12.F8xD10 G12-I10-G8xG6xE6xC8, 13.D10-E11 F11xD11 is much better.
The final mistake. 12.F8-G8 F9xH7, 13.G7xI7xI5 is better, but not nearly enough.
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