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May 04, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 05-04-2019

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WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

And there will be a fishing thread up later this evening.

Easier Problem - White To Play (972)

Goal: White can force a mate in 2 moves
Hint: Keep the rook where it is

20190504 - Problem 1.jpg
6R1/2r4p/p5pk/1p3pn1/2qN1PP1/P1P5/1P5P/2KR4 w - - 0 1

Hustling the Hustler

I think the hustler caught on pretty quickly that he was being played. So that part is not interesting But I thought the game itself is interesting because the hustler makes one bad move and then kaboom, his position completely falls apart. Some mistakes you can recover from, but some you can't, particularly if you're playing against a grandmaster.

More Challenging Problem - Black To Play (974)

Goal: Find the short winning line and a long winning line
Hint: Don't take the queen

20190504 - Problem 2.jpg
1r3bk1/1r6/p2p1Pp1/4p1Pp/b1p1P3/P1P1BK2/1Pq4Q/3N2RR b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20190504 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20190504 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20190504 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20190504 dress pr0n kate.jpg

20190504 dress pr0n poland.jpg
Greetings from Poland

20190504 dress pr0n melania.jpg
(click for yuuge, classy, and luxurious melania)


Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20190504 - Problem 1.jpg
6R1/2r4p/p5pk/1p3pn1/2qN1PP1/P1P5/1P5P/2KR4 w - - 0 1

1. Nxf5+!

The key move. Not 1.fxg5+ Kxg5 2.Nf3+ Kf4 3.Rd4+ Kxf3 4.Rxc4 Rxc4 which gets you nothing.

Also misguided is 1.h4 Nf7 2.g5+ Kh5 3.Rg7 which is probably better, and you'll eventually win, but it may take awhile.



More Challenging Problem - Black To Play

20190504 - Problem 2.jpg
1r3bk1/1r6/p2p1Pp1/4p1Pp/b1p1P3/P1P1BK2/1Pq4Q/3N2RR b - - 0 1

This is pretty much a won game for Black.

1... Qxe4+! is the key move. Taking the queen leads to an instant mate: 2.Kxe4 Bc6#

So White has to flee:

2.Kg3 Qg4+
3.Kf2 Rxb2+
4.Nxb2 Rxb2+
5.Ke1 Qd1#

This line is a bit longer:

2.Ke2 Rxb2+
3.Nxb2 Rxb2+
4.Kf1 Qb1+
5.Bc1 Qxc1#

Here is what I think is the longest line, but it's mostly just White throwing pieces to slow down the inevitable mate:

2.Kf2 Rxb2+
3.Ke1 Bxd1
4.f7+ Kh8
5.Qh3 Bg4
6.Qxh5+ gxh5
7.Rxh5+ Bxh5
8.g6 Qxe3+
9.Kf1 Rf2#

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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