WORLD CAMELOT FEDERATION
CAMELOT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
WCF Camelot World Championship Game 6
2.F6-H8 would have maintained equality.
2....F10-H8, 3.H7xH9xF9 G10xE8xE6xC8 would have won a Knight for Black.
3.F7-H9 G9xI9, 4.J6-H8xJ10xJ12 I10-I12xK12 would have been better for White, leaving a Black Knight drawn out of position.
Like the position prior to White’s third move, 4.H7-F9 G9xE9, 5.F8xD10xD12 E11xC13, 6.G8-H9 G10xI8, 7.D7-F5-H7-J7xH9 I10-G10xI8, 8.J6-H8xJ8 would have been better for White because of the removal of a Black Knight from the main battle area.
4....D11-F9 would have left an equal position.
5.G8-E8 I11-H11, 6.G7-E9 F9xD9,
7.E8xC10xE12xG12 E11-E9xG7xE5xC7, 8.H6-F6-D6xB8 H11xF13 would have won two
Knights for three Men.
Although probably slightly inferior to the actual move, another choice for Black, on this as well as the previous turn, would have been 9....D10-C9, 10.D8xB10 F11-D9, 11.E8xC10 G11-E9, 12.F8xD10 E11xC9xC11xA9, showcasing a spectacular series of three uniquely similar temporary sacrifices, followed by recapture of the three pieces in their horizontally adjacent line.
10.D8-E9 F9xD9, 11.E8xC10xE12 H11-H9-F9-D11xF13 would have maintained the status quo.
10....H10-H12, 11.F8xH10xJ10 F10-F8, 12.G5-E5-C7-E9xG9 F12-F10xH8xF6xF4, 13.D7-F5xF3 G12-I10xK10, 14.F7xF9 E11-E9xG9xG7xI7xG5 would have won a Knight and two Men for Black.
11....H10xJ10, 12.F8xH10xH12 G12xI12 would have been best, leaving Black one Knight down.
White has the right idea, although 12.G5-E5-C7-E9!! F9xD9, 13.D7-F9xH11xF13 F12xF14, 14.D8xD10xF12 F11xF13, 15.E6-G8xG10xG12xE14xG14 would have been slightly better, with White ending up a Knight and four Men ahead.
A crushing mistake! 13.D7-F9xH11xF13!! D9xD7xD5, 14.E6-G8xG10xG12xE12xG10xI10xK12 E11-E9xG7xI5, 15.H7-H6 I5xG7, 16.F7xH7 would have left White three Knights ahead.
14....F12xF14 would have left the opposing sides equal.
Failing to find a simple combination. 15.E7-F8 F12xF14, 16.G5-E5-E7-E9xE11xG9 G10xG8, 17.F8xH8xJ6 would have left White one Man ahead.
White's final mistake of a tough match. 17.E6-G8-G6-E4 would have maintained equality.
Finishing like a World Champion!
19.I9xG9 G10xG8xE6xG6xE4xC4 would have followed.
A well played final victory for the World Champion in this last game of the match.
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