WORLD CAMELOT FEDERATION
CAMELOT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
WCF Camelot World Championship Game 3
March 8, 2009
White: Dan Troyka Black: Michael Nolan
(Annotations by Michael Nolan)
It is unclear to whose advantage it is to trade one Knight for two Men with all pieces on the board. 2....I11-H12 is one among several move choices that would have maintained the status quo.
5....D11-F11 was best.
6.E7-E9! F9xD9, 7.D7-F9xF11xH9xH11xJ9 would have won a Knight and two Men, giving White a four Man advantage.
6....G10-G12!, 7.E8xG10 J11-H9xF11 would have left the balance of forces unchanged.
Beginning a combination that wins two Men.
White now has four Men for a Knight.
11.F5-D7-F9! E10xG8, 12.F7xH9xF11 D10-D12-F10xF12 would have traded two Men for two Men, an advantageous strategy for the side with material superiority.
11....H11-F11 would have prevented White's combination that follows.
Beginning a combination that has the potential to win at least two Knights. Perhaps slightly better would have been 12.F7-F9!! G11-G9xE9, 13.H5-F7-D9xD11xF11xD9xF9 H11-H10, 14.F9xH11 H10xH12 winning a Knight and two Men for an overwhelming six Man advantage.
Somewhat inexact, but certainly good enough. 13.F7-F9! E9xG9, 14.F8xH10xF10xD12 E10-F11, 15.H5-F7-D9xD11 would have left White one Knight and four Men ahead.
Too little and too late would have been 13....E11-F10!, 14.F9xF11 H11-F9xD7xF5xH5, 15.G6xI4 G10xE12 closing the gap slightly, but still leaving Black down by three Men.
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