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December 01, 2018

Chess Thread 12-01-2018

steampunk chess 3.jpgSteampunk 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 (213)

Goal: Capture the queen and win
Hint: Set up a discovered attack on the queen

20181201 - Problem 1.jpg
k3K3/8/7R/N6p/8/8/8/q7 w - - 0 1

He certainly does look young:

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (833)

And speaking of Carlsen v. Caruana, this problem is from one of their games from 2013.

Goal: Black can force a mate in 5
Hint: White is very weak on the dark squares

20181202 - Problem 1.jpg
7k/PR4qr/3p4/P2Bp3/3PPp1b/7P/6P1/2r2RK1 b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

And speaking of aeroplane dresses:

(h/t Kindltot)

20181201 dress pr0n 01.jpg

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20181201 dress pr0n 03.jpgGreetings From Belarus

Boots, Made For Walking:

20181201 dress pr0n 04.jpg


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White to Play

20181201 - Problem 1.jpg
k3K3/8/7R/N6p/8/8/8/q7 w - - 0 1

Don't worry about the pawn. Not yet. The first task is to get that queen.

1.Ra6+ Kb8

Black's only legal move, which sets up


A discovered attack.


And now the queen gets et.

3. Rxa1 Kxc6

The pawn is next.

4. Rh1 Kd5
5. Rxh5+ and wins.

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

20181202 - Problem 1.jpg
7k/PR4qr/3p4/P2Bp3/3PPp1b/7P/6P1/2r2RK1 b - - 0 1

1...Bf2+! 2.Kxf2

Other moves lose more quickly, i.e. 2.Kh2 Qg3+ 3.Kh1 Rxf1#. Also 2.Kh1 Rxf1+ 3.Kh2 Qg3#

3.Ke1 Qg3+
4.Kd1 Qd3+
5.Ke1 Qe2#

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 paste 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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