WORLD CAMELOT FEDERATION
CAMELOT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
WCF Camelot World Championship Game 5
May 31, 2009
White: Dan Troyka Black: Michael Nolan
(Annotations by Michael Nolan)
3....G11-E9 would have retained an equal position.
4.F7-H9 G9xI9, 5.H8xJ10xJ12 I10-I12xK12 would have won the exchange (a Knight for a Man) for White.
5.G6-I8 would have maintained the status quo.
Wins the exchange for Black.
6....G9-E9, 7.F8xD10 J11-H9-F11-D9xD11xB9 would have allowed Black to retain his edge of a Knight for a Man.
7.F7-E8 F9xF7xH9, 8.H8-I8 H9xJ7, 9.D7-F9xF11xD11xF9xH9xF11xF13 J7-J6, 10.I7xK5 I10-G12xE14 would have left White three Men ahead.
8....F9xH7xF5xD7, 9.H8xJ10xH12 E10xC12, 10.E7xC7 I10-G10-I12xG12, 11.I7-G5-E7-G9xE11xG13 G12xG14 would have left Black up the exchange.
10....I9-I8, 11.H8xJ8 G11-I9, 12.E7xC7 I9xK7xI5 would have left Black down only one Man.
Now White is up a Knight and a Man, a winning advantage.
11....H10-F12, 12.F13xF11 G11xE11 would have won the exchange but still left Black down two Men.
13.E13-D14 would have let the Knight escape from an eventual forced exchange for a Man.
13....I10-G12-E12, 14.D12-C13 E12-D13, 15.C13xE13 F12xD14, like the line beginning two moves previously, would have won the exchange but left Black down two Men.
14....H11-G11 would have avoided the potential loss of a Knight by Black.
15.G7-E9 I10-G12, 16.E9-D10 H11-G11, 17.I7-G9-E7-G7-E9-C11xA11 would have won a Knight for White leaving him up two Knights and a Man.
15....J11-I11 would have avoided potential exchanges.
16.H8-I9 E12xC12, 17.F8-H8-J10 J11xJ9xH9, 18.G8xI10xG12xE12xG10 would have won two Men for a Knight and left White up three Men.
20.H8-H9 would have avoided the eventual loss of the exchange.
Black finally wins the exchange, but is hopelessly lost with a two Man disadvantage.
White quite properly forces an exchange of Men, following the dictum, “When ahead, exchange; when behind, don’t.”
28....B12-C13 would have avoided the loss of the exchange, but the game was hopeless in any case.
White finally puts his opponent out of his misery by beginning a combination that would have won the exchange with 29....B12xD10, 30.E7-C9xE11, leaving Black down a Knight and a Man, with no chances.
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