I just about to say he would have the same problem - but, |16.q917.t918.s13 - so, without o15's help, he would have had the same problem.

This is sad for Steven, because this is the only game he lost in Championship 33. If he had won this game, the Championship would be his. As it is now, he is no longer in control of his destiny, and he needs Florian to lose both of the remaining games (against technolion and David). I have not analyzed those games, but it sounds like long odds to me, and RoRoRo agrees: 3.52%. Well, that's better odds than rolling a pair of sixes.

On
2012-12-20 at 23:38,
Florian Jamain
said:

Yes, there were some problems, but after |16.q9 I could play 17.t12 ?

And I was in troubles against Samdakota also ... it is never easy to win but I'm trying everything to keep the crown in France :-)'

Sam had a win against you and gave up too early. I reviewed this game before the resignation and found a better move earlier on, but alas, it was too late by then. I really thought I had you on the ropes with 14.p7.

On
2012-12-21 at 03:23,
honest1abe
said:

I even thought I could have played the Medcalf defense, but thought I did not need to risk it. Silly me.

On
2012-12-21 at 14:57,
Florian Jamain
said:

The Medcalf was risky because of the threat in h8.

Anyway, |16.s13 is more direct, as Florian pointed out.

On
2016-06-04 at 17:06,
twixter
said:

This was a lively discussion but a very messy one. I just have one variation to mention which concerns the position after |16.q917.t1218.r1619.s17 This was a puzzle position I posted on BoardGameGeek. I thought the answer was a complicated line 20.t1021.s922.s1423.s1324.u1325.r1426.r11 but now I believe there is a simpler solution 20.u721.v822.w8 so my "puzzle" is busted.

Thierry Pertuysaid:Alan Henselsaid:This is sad for Steven, because this is the only game he lost in Championship 33. If he had won this game, the Championship would be his. As it is now, he is no longer in control of his destiny, and he needs Florian to lose both of the remaining games (against technolion and David). I have not analyzed those games, but it sounds like long odds to me, and RoRoRo agrees: 3.52%. Well, that's better odds than rolling a pair of sixes.

Florian Jamainsaid:And I was in troubles against Samdakota also ... it is never easy to win but I'm trying everything to keep the crown in France :-)'

Florian Jamainsaid:Maybe 17.v12 ?

I also thought to something like |16.s13 17.h8 18.i8 19.i17 20.l15 and around 21.e12 but it's not working :-(

honest1abesaid:honest1abesaid:Florian Jamainsaid:Maybe something like:

|16.t5 17.h8 18.i8 19.r6 20.o5 21.s4 22.s10 23.o9 24.q9 25.m8 26.j5 27.k7 28.l6 29.i6

Thierry Pertuysaid:|16.q9 17.t10 18.s13

|16.q9 17.s11 18.t8

|16.q9 17.t12 18.t15 19.s15 20.r11

|16.q9 17.t12 18.t15 19.u14 20.r16 21.s17 22.v14 23.r14 24.r11

Florian Jamainsaid:Thierry Pertuysaid:If 16.q5 : |15.q6 16.q5 17.p8 18.o9 19.u6 20.q10 21.s11 , and s13 isn't a double threat anymore

If anything else such like 16.r8, then 17.m8 :

|15.q6 16.r8 17.m8 18.l8 19.n10 20.n7 21.o7

|15.q6 16.r8 17.m8 18.n8 19.l10 20.l7 21.k7 22.j6 23.i6 24.h5 25.g7

Thierry Pertuysaid:|15.q6 16.q5 17.p8 18.o9 19.u6 20.r7 seems good for black

|15.q6 16.q5 17.p8 18.o9 19.u7 may be better, but I haven't dug into it

Florian Jamainsaid:(q6 is interesting !)

Florian Jamainsaid:Florian Jamainsaid:What about 11.r12, is it better ?

twixtersaid:|16.q9 17.t12 18.r16 19.s15 20.t15 21.p18 22.r11 or

|16.q9 17.t12 18.r16 19.s17 20.s14

|15.q6 16.q5 17.p8 18.o9 19.u6 20.s9

twixtersaid:twixtersaid:Florian Jamainsaid:And I insist, to me |16.s13 is more simpler ... just game over no ?

For instance: |16.s13 17.r14 18.q9 19.s11 20.t8

Florian Jamainsaid:twixtersaid:|16.q9 17.t12 18.r16 19.s17 20.t10 21.s9 22.s14 23.s13 24.u13 25.r14 26.r11

I agree |16.s13 is more direct.

SamDakotasaid:|16.q9 17.t12 18.t15 19.u14 20.r16 21.s17 22.v14 23.s15

spd_ivsaid:|16.t5 17.h8 18.j6 19.i10 20.i8 21.e12 22.e8 23.g6 24.g12 25.g13 26.f10

|16.t5 17.h8 18.j6 19.r6 20.o5 21.s4 22.s10 23.o9 24.q9 25.m8 26.k4 27.i10 28.i8 or

|16.t5 17.h8 18.j6 19.i10 20.i8 21.e12 22.f9 23.d10 24.d8 25.d6 26.b7 or

|16.t5 17.h8 18.j6 19.i6 20.i8 21.e12 22.e10 23.f9 24.f12 25.g13 26.d8

but maybe im wrong and miss something?

twixtersaid:|16.t5 17.h8 18.j6 19.r6 20.o5 21.s4 22.s10 23.o9 24.q9 25.m8 26.k4 27.l6

Anyway, |16.s13 is more direct, as Florian pointed out.

twixtersaid: