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March 03, 2018

Mini Chess Thread 03-03-2018

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As always, the Chess/Dress Thread is an Open Thread, so it is impossible to post OT comments.


Pic Note

You need a chunk of change north of €700,000 to buy this set:

2. Art of War Chess Set - €705,782

This chess set, designed by Victor F. Scharstein, has a prevailing asian theme, especially the design of the chess figures. Each piece is handmade of solid gold and decorated with rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. The board itself is made of solid gold and ebony wood and encrusted with even more precious stones. Reportedly when this masterpiece was put up for auction, the maker declined the highest bid of €705,782, so the actual price of this set is still a mystery.

For all you 1%ers.


Easier Problem - Black To Play (BWTC 239)

Hint: Reminiscent of a smothered mate

20180303 - Problem 1.jpg
1r4k1/2p2pp1/p3p2p/Q1PqP3/3P1n2/Pr5P/5PPK/R3NR2 b - - 0 1



More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (BWTC 232)

Hint: The knights team up

20180303 - Problem 2.jpg
N1bk3r/p5pp/3b1p2/3B4/3nP1nq/3P3N/PPP3KP/R1B1Q2R b - - 0 1




Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play

20180303 - Problem 1.jpg
1r4k1/2p2pp1/p3p2p/Q1PqP3/3P1n2/Pr5P/5PPK/R3NR2 b - - 0 1

It's mate in 3:

1...Qxg2+
2.Nxg2 Rxh3+
3.Kg1 Ne2#

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

20180303 - Problem 2.jpg
N1bk3r/p5pp/3b1p2/3B4/3nP1nq/3P3N/PPP3KP/R1B1Q2R b - - 0 1

It's mate in, at most, 5 moves.

1...Qxh3+!
2.Kxh3 (if 2.Kg1 then 2...Nf3#)

2...Ne3+
3.Be6 (or 3.Kh4 Nf3+ 4.Kh5 Bg4#)

3...Bxe6+
4.Kh4 Nf3+
5.Kh5 Bg4#

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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