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March 17, 2018

Mini Chess Thread 03-17-2018

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Pic Note

I don't know for sure, but I think the kid is Sammy Reshevsky, who truly was a child prodigy. And I like the guy sitting directly above him with his hand on his head. The look of horror on his face tells you he's just realized that he's hung his queen.

As always, the chess/dress pr0n tread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Easier Problem - Black To Play (BWTC 203)

Hint: Unite the knights

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r1b2r1k/pppp2pp/8/4N3/1PBn3q/2Q5/P2N1nPP/R1B1KR2 b Q - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (WCSC 4)

Hint: Start the exchanging

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r4k1r/pp3ppp/1bppbq2/4n3/3pPB2/1B1P2Q1/PPPN2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play

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r1b2r1k/pppp2pp/8/4N3/1PBn3q/2Q5/P2N1nPP/R1B1KR2 b Q - 0 1

2.Kd1 Qe1+
3.Rxe1 Nf2#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20180317 - Problem 2.jpg
r4k1r/pp3ppp/1bppbq2/4n3/3pPB2/1B1P2Q1/PPPN2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

1.Bxe5 Qxe5

This is perhaps a hard move to see, but trading the queen is probably best. Here's what can happen if Black tries to save her: 1...Qg6 2.Bxe6 Qxg3 3.Rxf7+ Ke8 4.Bxg3 Bd8 5.Nc4 and White's attack looks unstoppable.

2.Qxe5 dxe5

And Black cannot recapture, so White has won a piece outright.

Hope to see you all 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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