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February 16, 2019

Chess Thread 02-16-2019

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Star Wars 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 - Black To Play (909)

Goal: Black can win a rook
Hint: Deflect the king into a fork

20190216 - Problem 1.jpg
4b1rk/6rp/4p3/1p1pPp2/3NnP2/P1P2B1R/1P5P/3R1K2 b - - 0 1

This Is Just Weird:

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More Challenging Problem - White To Play (906)

Goal: White can force mate in 4
Hint: Black's white squares are fatally weak

20190216 - Problem 2.jpg
r2q1rk1/1pp1n1p1/1b1p1p2/1B1N2BQ/p2pP3/PnP3P1/1P3P2/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Chitrangda Singh 01.jpg

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Greetings From Slovakia

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play

20190216 - Problem 1.jpg
4b1rk/6rp/4p3/1p1pPp2/3NnP2/P1P2B1R/1P5P/3R1K2 b - - 0 1

2.Ke2 Rxd1
3.Kxd1 (or 3.Ke3, which gives up the rook outright)
3... Nf2+
4.Kd2 Nxh3 0-1

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20190216 - Problem 2.jpg
r2q1rk1/1pp1n1p1/1b1p1p2/1B1N2BQ/p2pP3/PnP3P1/1P3P2/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

1.Nxf6+ looks tempting, especially after 1...Rxf6 2.Bc4+ (hoping for 2...Kf8 3.Qh8+
Ng8 4.Qxg8+ Ke7 5.Qxg7+ Ke8 6.Qh8+ Ke7 7.Qxf6+ Kd7 8.Qf5+ Kc6 9.Qb5#), but Black can spoil the party with 2...e5 3.exd5 Rf5 and now White is two pieces down and nowhere to go.

The better move is 1.Bc4!, which really ties Black up. Now there are basically 4 lines, all of which lead to mate in, at the most, 4 moves:

2.Nxf6+ gxf6
3.Qxf7+ Kh8
4. Bxf6#

1... fxg5

2.Nxe7+ Kg7

2.Bxd5+ Rf7
3.Qxf7+ Kh8 (3...Kh7 4.Qh5#)

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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