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Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 04-13-2019

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WIM Carolina Blanco

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Ms. Blanco is also a practicing orthodontic specialist in Atlanta. According to her webpage, patented Chessmile™, a set of orthodontic metal brackets with the shape of chess pieces for each tooth.


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 (959)

Goal: White can force a mate in 4
Hint: Break the pin on the rook on f3


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Chess With the Masters:

(h/t Mr. Obvious)


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (960)

As you can see, White has a lot of firepower pointed directly at the castled King's position. What's the best way to bring the game to a successful conclusion?

Goal: A clear mate, but it will take awhile
Hint: "In these types of positions, combinations are as natural as a baby's smile."


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Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Serbia




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Melania Testifies Before A Congressional Committee

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play


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q4r1k/5p1p/p2pp2Q/1p2b3/8/2P2R2/P1P4P/6RK w - - 0 1

Answer:

White would have more freedom to do stuff if he could do something about that nasty pin on his rook. But what?

1.Rg2! Qd8

Of course, if 1...Qxf3 then 2.Qxf8#.

There really isn't much Black can do to stop White now. If 1...Rg8 then 2.Qxh7+ Kxh7 3.Rh3#. My moving his queen to d8, Black only succeeds in delaying the checkmate by one more move.

2.Qxh7+ Kxh7
3.Rh3+ Qh4
4.Rxh4#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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r1q2rk1/pp3ppp/2pbn3/8/4B3/1QB1PP2/PP3P1P/R3K1R1 w Q - 0 1

Answer:

1.Qxe6!

Gets the ball rolling.

1...fxe6

The end comes quickly with 1...Qxe6 2.Rxg7+ Kh8 3.Rxh7+ Kg8 4.Rh8#

2.Rxg7+ Kh8
3.Rxh7+ Kg8
4.Rg7+ Kh8
5.O-O-O

White needs more ammo.

5...Rf5
6.Rg3+ e5
7.Rxd6 Qf8
8.Rdg6 Kh7
9.R6g4 Qg7

or 9...Kh6 10.Rh3+ Rh5 11.Rg6+ Kh7 12.Rxh5+ Qh6 13.Rhxh6#

10.Rxg7+ Kh6
11.Bxf5 Rh8
12.R7g6+ Kh5
13.Rh3#

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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