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April 06, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 04-06-2019

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WGM Jennifer Yu, 2019 USA Champion

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 (193)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3
Hint: Deflect the king away from a defender

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8/pp3rk1/8/1P1p4/P2Pq1p1/2R1PrPp/2Q4P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1

2019 USA Championship 2019 Results:

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Full tournament report here.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (956)

Goal: Force Black to give up material or be mated
Hint: Black's hold on e5 is not as strong as it looks

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4rk2/4n2Q/3rpp2/pp1q4/2pP3N/2P3P1/PP2R3/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Azerbaijan

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play

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8/pp3rk1/8/1P1p4/P2Pq1p1/2R1PrPp/2Q4P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1

2.Rxf1 Qh1+

Forces the King away from the piece it is defending.

3.Kxh1 Rxf1#

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20190406 - Problem 2.jpg
4rk2/4n2Q/3rpp2/pp1q4/2pP3N/2P3P1/PP2R3/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

1.Re5! Red8

Bad for Black is 1...fxe5? because then 2.Rf1+ Nf5 3.Ng6#

Not much better is 1...Qc6 2.Rg5 and mate shortly.

In the main line, Black can avoid these quick mates, but his position just disintegrates, i.e.

2.Rxd5 Nxd5
3.Ng6+ Ke8
4.Rf1 f5

Black's knight is the only obstacle blocking Qf7#. White was threatening Rxf6 followed by Qf7#.


Heh. White is still threatening Qf7#.

6.Qg8+ Ke7
7.Qf7+ Kd8
8.Nxd7 Rxd7

White's queen destroys what's left of Black's position:

10.Qc6 b4
11.Qa8+ Kc7
12.Qxa5+ Kb7
13.Qb5+ Kc8
14.Qc5+ Kb7
15.cxb4 and wins

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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