WORLD CAMELOT FEDERATION
CAMELOT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
WCF Camelot World Championship Game 4
4....E11-F12 would have maintained parity.
The right idea, but one move too soon. White begins
an inexact combination that wins "the exchange" (a Knight for a Man), but misses
Black's potential sixth move rejoinder. Correct was 5.D6-F8! C11-D11!, 6.J8-I9!
Black misses his chance to win a Man and equalize with the very complicated 6....F10-F8!!, 7.G8xE8 D10-F10-H8xF6xF8xD8xF6, 8.H6-H8xF10xF12xD10xF10xH12xJ10 F6xH6xJ6xH8xH6, 9.J8-I7! H6xJ8, 10.J10-I9! H10-G11!, 11.I9xK7 F9-E8!, 12.D7xF9 G10xE8. With the fireworks over, White would have had two Knights and one Man, Black one Knight and three Men: a small (though probably not winning) advantage for Black!
9....G12-I10xI8, 10.I7xI9 H10xJ8, 11.I6-G8-E6-C8 J8-I7, 12.H7xJ7 would have continued the status quo.
Even worse was 10....J8xH6xH8, 11.G7xI9 E9-G9xI11, 12.I9-H9 G10xI8, 13.C6-E8xG10xE12 E11xE13, 14.I6-I7 I8xI6, 15.F7-F5-H7 I6xG8, 16.D7-F7-F5-H7xF9xF11xD9xD11 with White ending up three Men ahead.
Not 11....G10xI10?, 12.C6-E8xG10xE12 E11xE13, 13.I6-I7! J8xH6, 14.F7-G7! H6xF8, 15.D7-F7xF9xD9xF11xF9.
White is now one Knight ahead. The rest of the game, though challenging because of Black's aggressive play, is primarily a matter of technique.
Correct was 17.F8-F9 E10xG8, 18.D7-F7xH9, trading Men.
28....I9-I10 would have continued the battle.
Missing an elegant win with 29.H6-F8! H8xH6, 30.F6-H8xH10xJ8 H6-H5, 31.F8-H6xH4.
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