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March 16, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 03-16-2019

chess pic 20190316.jpg
Romantic Chess

Pic Note:

Isn't Romantic chess wonderful? Bet he's not the first man to throw a game, hoping to get some favors from milady.

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 (938 )

This position is from Reti-Tartakower, Vienna 1923.

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Set up a deadly double check

20190316 - Problem 1.jpg
rnb1kb1r/pp3ppp/2p5/4q3/4n3/3Q4/PPPB1PPP/2KR1BNR w kq - 0 1

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (855)

This is not a study or a made-up position. According to the information in my chess database, this position is from Zuckertort-Englisch, 1883. I would never be able to find the correct solution to a problem like this OTB, but it's fun to move the pieces around and expore the various lines.

Goal: White can force advantage exchanges, leaving Black with almost nothing
Hint: lots of tactics in this one, multiple deflections and a knight fork, but no underpromoting

20190316 - Problem 2.jpg
4k3/p1P3p1/2q1np1p/3N4/8/1Q3PP1/6KP/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

Click on the dress pic for a fuller view. There are four photos.

Pierre Balmain 1953-1956 ball gown.jpg

20190316 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20190316 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20190316 dress pr0n 03.jpg
(No, I don't think it's her. Kind of looks like her, though.)

20190316 dress pr0n 04.jpg
Greetings From Malta

21090316 dress pr0n 05.jpg


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20190316 - Problem 1.jpg
rnb1kb1r/pp3ppp/2p5/4q3/4n3/3Q4/PPPB1PPP/2KR1BNR w kq - 0 1

1.Qd8+ Kxd8
2.Bg5+ Kc7

If 2...Ke8 then 3.Rd8#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20190316 - Problem 2.jpg
4k3/p1P3p1/2q1np1p/3N4/8/1Q3PP1/6KP/8 w - - 0 1

1. Qb5 Qxb5

The only move. 1...Qd7 2.c8Q+ is disastrous for Black.

2. c8Q+ Kf7
3. Qxe6+ Kxe6

Taking the queen is not Black's only response. There are a couple of other lines, but the end result is pretty much the same. We'll look at them after the main line:

4.Nc7+ Kd6
5.Nxb5+ and wins

Instead of 3...Kxe6, Black can try running away. After all, he still has his queen. But his hopes will be dashed:

Line #1: 3...Kg6 4.Ne7+ Kh7 (4...Kh5 5.Qg4#) 5.Qg8#
Line #2: 3...Kf8 4. e8+ Kxe8 5.Nc7+ winning

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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