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January 06, 2018

Mini Chess Thread 01-06-2018

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Of course, this is an open thread, so there is no such thing as being off topic.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (568 )

Hint: Unobstruct the f-file with a timely check


20180106 - Problem 1.jpg
4r1k1/1p3q2/p1pQ4/2P1R1p1/5n2/2B5/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (213)

Hint: White can set up a discovered attack to win Black's queen


20180106 - Problem 2.jpg
k3K3/8/7R/N6p/8/8/8/q7 w - - 0 1

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


20180106 - Problem 1.jpg
4r1k1/1p3q2/p1pQ4/2P1R1p1/5n2/2B5/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1

It's mate in 3:

1... Nh3+!
2.Kg2 (If 2.Kh1 then 2...Qf1#)

2...Qf2+
3.Kxh3 Qf3#
(or, if 3.Kh1 then 3...Qg1#)


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20180106 - Problem 2.jpg
k3K3/8/7R/N6p/8/8/8/q7 w - - 0 1

Once you see the correct first move, the rest of the decision tree is pretty much a straight line:

1.Ra6+! Kb8
2.Nc6+ Kb7
3.Rxa1 Kxc6
4.Rh1 Kd5
5.Rxh5+ and wins


Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

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