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December 29, 2018

Chess Thread 12-29-2018

Almira Skripchenko vs Dinara Khaziyeva.jpg
IM Almira Skripchenko vs WIM Dinara Khaziyeva

(A surprising number of chess players also play poker. I wouldn't think the skill sets for each would be compatible. Shows you how little I know.)


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 (873)

How quickly can you finish off White?

Goal: You can force a mate in 3
Hint: Lead with the rook, then the queen


20181229 - Problem 1.jpg
8/2Q3pk/bp4qp/p2p4/P2N3P/1P3N2/5KP1/7r b - - 0 1


Smoking Cigarettes Makes Healthy Nerves

Here's another cigarette ad featuring chess:

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(click for larger version)

Look at the guy on the left. He looks like a damn maniac. I can't believe the RJ Reynolds marketing gurus thought that would be a good look for their ad.


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (865)

Goal: White can force the win of material
Hint: find the one Black response to your killer first move that avoids immediate mate and work out that line


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2Q5/1R6/5q1k/p2rnpp1/P7/6Pp/4BP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1


Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Portugal




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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


20181229 - Problem 1.jpg
8/2Q3pk/bp4qp/p2p4/P2N3P/1P3N2/5KP1/7r b - - 0 1

Answer:

1...Rf1+!
2.Ke3 Qe4+
3.Kd2 Qd3#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20181222 - Problem 2.jpg
2Q5/1R6/5q1k/p2rnpp1/P7/6Pp/4BP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Rb6!

The rook cannot be taken: 1...Qxb6 2.Qh8+ Kg6 3.Bh5#
The queen really can't be saved:

1...Qg6 2.Qh8#
1...Qd6 2.Qh8+ Kg6 3.Bh5#

Also 1...Kg6 leads to an early conclusion: 2.Qg8+ Kh6 3.Rxf6+ Ng6 4.Qxg6#

The only feasible response is

1...Kg7

Which also loses the queen, but does not lead to an immediate mate. Now White should use his material advantage to trade off Black's pieces and scoop up some pawns. Here is one way to do it:

2.Rxf6 Kxf6
3.Qh8+ Ke7
4.Qh7+ Ke6
5.Qh6+ Kd7
6.Qxg5 Nc6
7.Bf3 Re5
8.Bxc6+ Kxc6
9.Qf6+ Kd5
10.f4 etc.

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 paste 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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