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Chess Thread 08-04-2018

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"I've got a fever -- and the only prescription is: moar chess!"

(h/t Wesley Surber for the pic)

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


Easier Problem - Black To Play (Ch. 4144)

Hint: Get that pawn into the fight


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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (739)

Hint: Black's king's side is not as strong as it looks


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Slovenia




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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


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There are actually 3 winning lines, but they all start with

1...h5+!

White shouldn't take the pawn by 2.Kxh5 due to the immediate 2...Qf5#. This is a mate in 2, but the pawn capture is not forced. There are two other possibilities. The first is

2.Kh3 Qf5+
3.g4 Qxg4#

The other line is

2.Kg5 Qf6+
3.Kxh5 Qg6#

So White can force a mate in 3 moves, but no fewer.

(The solution to the harder is problem is held over until next week, since I don't think anybody worked on it.)

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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