Tora Tora Burning Bright

by Jake Jacobs
22 April 2019


Jake Jacobs

Back in the last century when I first played in the Japan Open I called readers' attention to the one Japanese player then whom I believed was playing at a world class level. Today everyone knows that Japan has many world class players, but among them the player I lauded remains at or near the top. Today I don't need to explain how good he is. I am speaking of Michihito "Michy" Kageyama. A year or so ago Michy began posting on social media about a class of plays he called "double tiger."

Double tiger plays have two requirements. First, you must hit twice, and second, you must leave at least two blots in your board. Usually this means hitting twice inside the board with separate checkers, but in the quiz below there is at least one instance where the two conditions are met, but there is only one inner board man that might be hit.

Yes, it is quiz time! It has been awhile, and I need to ensure you are sharp. All of the following positions are from money games, not match play. He has sixty of them posted here, my original source for these: //bgmichy.com/double-tiger/.

Quiz Positions




Position 1

 
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