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Several games have been played on "The Black Hole", ( 10-14 22-17 9-13) an opening played by mutual consent only, as a draw is not known, at this time.
You may request to play ANY opening, and if agreed, then get it on! They DO count in your official results, if you greed to play it. You may DECLINE to play any opening, not officially approved. But in the spirit of competition, we suggest a request to play these openings, be accepted. These games go a long way, to determine the soundness of the opening.
Several of our players are playing such things as "The Rattlesnake", "The Cheetah," "The Black Hole," "The Shark"--all thought to lose! But they have new moves they want to try, and that's what it's all about.

RESULTS:
Nemesis has trimmed AL Lyman 2-1.
Questions for Lyman
Q; What happened?
A: He chose the Black Hole and won the white side with an attack that needs completely re-evaluated. I won the white side with a different attack.
Q: Will the 5-9 defense draw that op?
A: Doubtful
Q: You lost another game. What happened?
A: I had 2 moves for the defense and though both were ok. I chose the wrong one, as he had a move, later, that surprised me.
Q: Uh-huh. What is your opinion of Nemesis?
A: He's a beast. You better have your ducks in a row, when you play that program.


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Sherman Gardner and Bill Carter, slugged it out to 8 draws.

Sherman Gardner then picked on Tom Canning and won a 1-0 match.

JWyllie Program shoved Checkerboard Program aside, with a 3-2-3 score. 5 wins in an 8 game match. These guys throw punches!

Bob Podoff, 2001 American Mail play Champion, used one of his many cooks, to ease by Checkerboard-1-0-7.

Tom Canning woke up and drew Bob Podoff 1-1-6

Kingsrow beat Al Lyman 2-0-6. " I failed to update my manuscript, and moved into a pub. play loss- then sent a crossboard move, a real bad one, and lost a 2nd game. (Lyman)" Excuses-Excuses! "I left Lyman baffled, bewildered and beaten!" Kingsrow.

Kingsrow kept up the heat and beat up Mac Banks 2-1-5. This guy is gud!

Mac Banks changed his ways and drew Alex. Moiseyev 0-0-8

Nemesis program and WCC Platinum program was canceled.

Mac Banks and WCC Platinum Program was canceled . Seems WCC Platinum is busy on something. Wonder what?

Jim Loy torpedoed Harry Meadows to the tune of 4-0-4. These tough openings are taking a toll. Tsk-tsk.

Kingsrow finally found a tough opponent and lost. Nemesis side-tracked The Kingsrow Express, winning, 1-0-7

Harry Meadows gave Michael Stewart an "Octopus" lesson, winning the white side and winning the match 1-0-7.
The tentacles of the beast have entwined many a victim. What you say, Mike?

Al Lyman edged by the JWyllie Program 2-1. Wyllie lost a Wilderness, and The Twilight Zone. Lyman lost a Gemini bridge ending.

Kingsrow won again, beating Sherman Gardner 1-0. However, Sherman lost "The Shark", in which no draw is (was?) known. Kingsrow also corrected the exisiting published play, and drew the weak side.


Kingsrow defeated Brian Hinkle, the "father" of the barred openings, 4-3. The pair chose to play openings that, as far as is known, will not dr.
With the exception of The Shark, that proved true, and they did lose. But The Shark games have interesting play.
Director Banks, wanted all these games published.

[Event "Game 1, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {Shark} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "Brian Hinkle"] [White "KingsRow"] [Result "0-1"] 1. 11-16 21-17 2. 10-14 17-10 3. 6-15 24-19(New this attack is not pub as far as I know and in view of the next game, may be the only way to win and keep this opening in the "thought to lose" category.) 4. 15-24 28-19 5. 8-11 22-18 . Mr Hinkle apparently decided not to compete any further with white owning the whole board with total center control.
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[Event "Game 2, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games"] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001" {Shark} ] [Round "3"] [Black "KingsRow"] [White "Brian Hinkle"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] 1. 11-16 21-17 2. 10-14 17-10 3. 6-15 22-18 4. 15-22 25-18 5. 16-20 29-25 6. 8-11 25-21 7. 1-6 30-25 8. 4-8 ( Published play to here, where 6-10 and 7-10 are the pp, and both lose. This appears to correct all pp) 25-22 9. 7-10 22-17 10. 9-14 18-9 11. 6-22 26-17 12. 12-16

1/2-1/2

[Event "Game 3, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {ACF 135A} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "Brian Hinkle"] [White "KingsRow"] [Result "1-0"] 1. 12-16 23-19 2. 16-23 27-18 (An opening published to lose in Kear's, since 1890, with this or 26-19. Nothing happened here to change our minds) 3. 11-16 22-17 4. 16-20 24-19 5. 9-14 18-9 6. 5-14 25-22 7. 8-11 26-23
1-0

[Event "Game 4, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {ACF 135A} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "KingsRow"] [White "Brian Hinkle"] [Result "1-0"] 1. 12-16 23-19 2. 16-23 27-18 3. 11-16 26-23 4. 16-20 32-27 5. 8-11 30-26 6. 4-8
1-0

[Event "Game 5, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {Rattlesnake} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "Brian Hinkle"] [White "KingsRow"] [Result "0-1"] 1. 9-14 23-19 2. 10-15 19-10 3. 6-15 22-18 4. 14-23 26-10 5. 7-14 27-23 6. 11-15 25-22 7. 2-7 29-25 8. 1-6 31-26. Nothing new. We have it to lose in pp.
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[Event "Game 6, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {Rattlesnake} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "KingsRow"] [White "Brian Hinkle"] [Result "0-1"] 1. 9-14 23-19 2. 10-15 19-10 3. 6-15 22-18 4. 14-23 26-10 5. 7-14 27-23 6. 3-7 25-22 7. 7-10 22-17 8. 11-15 29-25 9. 2-6 24-19 10. 15-24 28-19 11. 8-11 25-22 . Nothing new.
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[Event "Game 7, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {Cheetah} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "Brian Hinkle"] [White "KingsRow"] [Result "0-1"] 1. 11-16 22-18 2. 10-15 18-11 3. 8-15 25-22 4. 9-14 24-20 5. 14-18 20-11 6. 18-25 29-22 7. 7-16 21-17 8. 6-10 23-18 . Again abruptly cut off, but the opening loses according to pp.
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[Event "Game 8, ACF Banks Master Ladder Games" {Cheetah} ] [Site "E-mail play"] [Date "August 24, 2001"] [Round "3"] [Black "KingsRow"] [White "Brian Hinkle"] [Result "0-1"] 1. 11-16 22-18 2. 10-15 18-11 3. 8-15 24-20 4. 6-10 20-11 5. 7-16 25-22 6. 3-7 23-18 7. 7-11 29-25 8. 2-7 28-24 9. 16-19 24-20 10. 12-16 27-23 11. 4-8 32-27 12. 19-24 18-14 13. 9-18 23-14 14. 10-17 21-14 15. 8-12 22-17 (Just another way to lose in an opening that will not dr., as far as is known. )
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