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Chess Thread 01-19-2019

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Normandy, October, 1943

Pic Note

Are any of you military-wise morons able to tell, perhaps from the uniform insignia, what army these guys are part of? The uniforms look sort of kraut-ish to me, but I know nothing of such things.

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 (887)

Goal: Force a mate in 4
Hint: a7 is the sacrifice square

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Miller Beer Ad, 1958

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Because nothing improves your chess like pounding suds during a game.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (883)

Goal: Mate can be forced in 8
Hint: The queen is free for the taking

This turned out to be an interesting problem. Lots of lines to play analyze.

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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Slovakia

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play:

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Straightforward from here:

1.Rc7+ Ka8
2.Ra7+ Kxa7
3.Nc6+ Ka8

Also, 'Off the reservation' found:

1. Rc7+ Rb7
2. Rcxb7+ Ka8
3. Rb8+ Ka7
4. R1b7#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play:

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1. Qxb6

The queen cannot be recaptured: 1...axb6 2.Ra8+ Kxa8 3.Bxc7 and now there is nothing but delaying moves to stop the mate on a1: 3...Bxc3+ 4.Kxc3 d4+ 5.exd4 Re1 6.Rxe1 f4 7.Ra1#.

1...Be5 is also futile: 2.Qxa7+ Kc8 3.Bxf5+ Re6 4.Bxe6+ Rd7 5.Qa8#

1...Re5 is probably the best reply.

2. Bxe5

2.Qxa7+ Kc8 3.Bxe5 Kd7 4.Bxf5+ Ke8 5.Bg6+ Ke7 6.Rh7+ Ke6 etc. will probably work, but doesn't look as efficient.


The queen still cannot be taken: 2...axb6 3.Ra8+ Kxa8 4.Bxc7 which is the same line as was analyzed before.

Also bad is 2...Bxe5 3.Qxa7+ Kc8 4.Bxf5+ Rd7 5.Qa8#

3.Qxa7+ Kc8
4.Bxf5+ Re6

Or 5.Bxe6+ Kd8 6.Rh7 Bg7 7.Rxg7 Ne7 8.Qb8+ Nc8 9.Qxc8#

6.Qxg8 Bxe5

If 6...d4 then 7.Qxe6+ Kd8 8. Ra8#

7.Qxe6+ Kd8

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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