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Chess Thread 08-25-2018

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James Bond Loses A Game of Chess


Pic Note

You can click on the pic for a larger version. Looks like Mr. Bond got his ass beat bad. The checkmate looks like the kind you get when you're not paying attention.



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. 4198 )

Hint: Use the knight to further expose White's king


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And Now Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's Bobby:

H/T to moron 'Steve and Cold Bear' for sending me a link to this clip of Bobby Fischer's appearance on a Bob Hope special shortly after he won the world title. I've concluded that there are two Bobby Fischers. The first is the 'good' Bobby, who is calm, polite, pleasant, even humorous. The second is the 'bad' Bobby who is a raging, off-his-meds nutjob. The problem is, both of these people live in the same body, and at any given moment, you won't know which one you'll get. Fortunately, this clip highlights the 'good' Bobby.



More Challenging Problem - White To Play (742)

Hint: Black's rook on c7 is ill-placed to defend against back rank threats


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Some backstory on the photograph:

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


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1...Ne4+!
2.fxe4 Bh4+
3.Kf3 Qxe4#

or if 3.Bg3 then Qxg3#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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6k1/2r2ppp/p3p3/1p1pP3/q2Pr3/3R3P/P4QP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1

1.Rc3!

That c7 rook is really poorly positioned and this is the best move to take advantage of it. Black has a number of options, most of them poor:

1...Rb7?? 2.Rc8#

1...Rxc3? 2.Qxf7+ Kh8 3.Qf8#

The rook can't be moved.

And it really can't be defended, either:

1...Qa5
2.Qxf7+ Rxf7
3.Rc8+ Qd8
4.Rxd8+ Rf8
5.Rfxf8#

Probably the best way for Black to forestall the inevitable is for him to abandon the c7 rook and deal with his back-rank weakness.

1...f5
2.Rxc7 Qxd4
3. Qxd4 Rxd4
4. Re7 a5

And White's extra rook should be enough for him to eventually win.

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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