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February 17, 2018

Mini Chess Thread 02-17-2018

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As always, the chess/dress thread is an open thread, so no topic can be off-topic.

Easier Problem - White To Play (BWTC 47)

Hint: Force Black's king into the corner

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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (625)

White has a bishop and a rook, but Black's advanced pawn looks mighty dangerous. Does White have to settle for a draw (e.g. 1.Rxg3 Kxg3, draw due to insufficient material), or is there some way he can salvage a win?

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Weekly Dress Pr0n

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Uff Da!

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Joan Fontaine and Olivia De Havilland, c.1945.


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

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White mates in 3:

1.Qxh8+ Kxh8
2.Bf6+ Kg8

If 2...Qg7 then it's still mate with 3.Re8#.

More Challenging Problem - To Play

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1.Bd1 g2

If 1...Kg2 then 2.Bf3+ Kh2 3.Bh1 Kh3 4.Ke1 Kh2
5.Rf3 Kh3 6.Kf1 Kh2 7.Re3 Kh3 8.Kg1 Kh4 9.Kg2 and wins

2.Rf3+ Kg1
3.Be2 Kh2
4.Bf1 gxf1=Q

Not 4...g1=Q? 5.Rh3#

5.Rxf1 and wins

Hope to see you all again next week!


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.


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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