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December 08, 2018

Chess Thread 12-08-2018

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 (844)

Goal: Easy mate in 4
Hint: Get that rook out of there

20181208 - Problem 1.jpg
k4r2/ppB5/8/1P1p2p1/6Qp/1P2P1nP/2PP1qPK/6R1 b - - 0 1

dylan chess.jpg

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (817)

A tricky endgame.

Goal: White can actually force a win from this position
Hint: Use queen and knight to force Black to give up his newly-won queen

20181208 - Problem 2.jpg
8/8/8/P7/3K4/1N6/4pk1p/7B w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20181208 dress pr0n dior.jpg
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20181208 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20181208 dress pr0n 06.jpg

20181208 dress pr0n 03.jpg
Greetings From Slovakia

20181208 dress pr0n melania.jpg
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Of course, in order to find photos of Melania with Argentina's first lady Juliana Awada, you have to go to the British press.

(h/t to publius for the link).


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play

20181208 - Problem 1.jpg
k4r2/ppB5/8/1P1p2p1/6Qp/1P2P1nP/2PP1qPK/6R1 b - - 0 1


That rook needed to be gotten rid of. Now the checkmate can be executed by the rook supported by the knight.

2.Kxg1 Rf1+
3.Kh2 Rh1#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20181208 - Problem 2.jpg
8/8/8/P7/3K4/1N6/4pk1p/7B w - - 0 1


This stops the pawn. If now 1...e1Q?? then 2.Nd3+ wins with the fork.


2. Nxe2+ Kxh1

And now Black can push his other pawn.


The best. Trying to stop Black from queening his pawn is futile: 3.Ke3 Kg2 4.Nf4+ Kf1 5.Ne2 Kg2 6.Nf4+ Kf1 7.Ne2 Kg2, etc.

4.a7 h1=Q
5.a8=Q+ Kh2

And this is where it gets tricky. White's strategy is to maneuver Black into having to stave off a mating threat by blocking with his queen on a square that is also covered by the knight.

6.Qb8+ Kg2
7.Qb7+ Kh2
8.Qh7+ Kg2
9.Qe4+ Kh2
10.Qh4+ Kg2

This is the key move. Black needs to go to g1 to protect hid queen. My chess app, seeing the approaching end, simply gave up: 11...Kf3 12.Qxh1+ Kxf4 13.Qh5 and wins.

But humans want to hold on to the queen:

12.Qe1+ Kh2

And now we're at the critical position. Black's only move is to block.


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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