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Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 04-27-2019

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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 (967)

Goal: win some material
Hint: a discovered attack is key


20190427 - Problem 1.jpg
2r2k2/1p2pp2/6p1/R6p/Pr2P2P/1Bb2P2/2P1K1P1/7R b - - 0 1


Intersectional Chess Pieces

I mean, why should a rook not be able to identify as a bishop?

(h/t Skip)


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (970)

Goal: White can force a checkmate in 5 or less
Hint: Black is terribly weak on the dark squares


20190427 - Problem 2.jpg
7Q/1b1q3p/p3k1p1/1pPp1p2/3P3P/6P1/5P2/2B3K1 w - - 0 1


Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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(click for larger view)




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Oh look, I found more photos of her!




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(Greetings From Greece)




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Happy birthday to FLOTUS, who turned 49 yesterday.



109 OM, if you're taking requests, how about some lederhosen?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at June 23, 2018 06:24 PM (gUCYC)

As you wish...

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - Black To Play


20190427 - Problem 1.jpg
2r2k2/1p2pp2/6p1/R6p/Pr2P2P/1Bb2P2/2P1K1P1/7R b - - 0 1

Black can pick up the bishop:

1...Rxb3!
2.Ra8 Rxa8
3.cxb3 wins

or

2.cxb3 Bxa5 also wins


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20190427 - Problem 2.jpg
7Q/1b1q3p/p3k1p1/1pPp1p2/3P3P/6P1/5P2/2B3K1 w - - 0 1

1.Bg5!

To seal White's control of the dark squares.

1...Qd8

The only virtue to this move, found by my app, is that it stretches it out to a 5 move mate. Both of the other lines are 4 or less:

A: (1...Qf7 2.Qe5+ Kd7 3.Qd6+ Kc8 4.Qd8#)
B: (1...Kf7 2.Qxh7+ Ke8 3.Qg8#)

2.Qxd8 f4
3.Qf6+ Kd7
4.Qd6+

or 4.Qe7+ Kc6 5.Qd6#

4...Kc8
5.Qd8#

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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