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May 19, 2018

Chess Thread 05-19-2018

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Spock Plays Chess

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

Easier Problem - White To Play (672)

Hint: Win material with a pin

20180519 - Problem 1.jpg
2kr3r/p1q3p1/2nb4/2p2p2/4p3/2B1P1Pb/P1P1Q2P/1R2R1KB w - - 0 1

A Moron's Chess Table

WOPR chess table 525.jpg(Click for larger view)

WOPR writes:

My wife, the garage sale and auction shopper, found the table for me when I told her I wanted to make a chess table. From there it became a grim reminder of shop class back in high school. Stripping and staining were fairly straightforward. Instructions from online sites have you painting or staining in the squares. After considering that, I realized that with my skills it probably wasn't a good plan. So, I decided to get wood squares and solve my problem. The squares are 2" x 2" x 1/4". Of course, laying out the squares did not go quit as planned and they are off a bit at points. It is not bad if you do not look to closely. Overall, it is probably a C in shop class.

The chess pieces are a hand carved, weighted, House of Staunton set. They were on clearance with free shipping. House of Staunton has a piece sizing feature that matches the pieces to square size. The pieces have a good feel to them.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (624)

Hint: e7 is vulnerable

20180519 - Problem 2.jpg
r1q1k1r1/ppp1n1p1/5p1p/5P2/1PN5/2P1Q3/P5PP/3R1RK1 w q - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

20180519 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20180519 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20180519 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20180519 dress pr0n 04.jpg

It's great to have a First Lady who can really rock a pantsuit.

...and A Little Shoe Pr0n:


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20180519 - Problem 1.jpg
2kr3r/p1q3p1/2nb4/2p2p2/4p3/2B1P1Pb/P1P1Q2P/1R2R1KB w - - 0 1

1.Qa6+ Kd7

Not 1...Qb7?? 2. Qxb7#


White pins and wins Black's queen for a rook. With the pin, he pulls just slightly ahead in material. Did you notice that White started out this problem down a piece? Now the material is Q v. R+N, so he's up by about a pawn.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20180519 - Problem 2.jpg
r1q1k1r1/ppp1n1p1/5p1p/5P2/1PN5/2P1Q3/P5PP/3R1RK1 w q - 0 1

White can force a mate in 7 moves:

1.Rfe1! ( not 1.Rde1? Qd7 and the win slips away. Maintaining control of the d-file is crucial)

2. Rxd7 Kxd7
3. Qxe7+ Kc6
4. Qe6+

Or 4.Qc5+ Kd7 5.Re7+ Kc8 6.Qxc7#

5.Qd5+ c5
6.Qxc5+ Ka4

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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