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June 01, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 06-01-2019

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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.

And the occasional fishing thread will be up later up this evening.

Easier Problem - White To Play (505)

Goal: White can force a mate in 4
Hint: The king can be flushed out

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1Q4r1/pp2rppk/2p5/2P3p1/6P1/5N2/1q3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

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Much to the disappointment of its investors, the 'Long Chess' variant never really caught on.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (992)

Goal: Win the game by winning the queen
Hint: Knight forks!

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4q3/5N2/B7/3k4/8/8/1K3B2/8 w - - 0 1
From An Old Study by Henri Rinck

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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(click for bigger 'mad men' ladies)

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(Greetings From France)

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

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1Q4r1/pp2rppk/2p5/2P3p1/6P1/5N2/1q3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

The mate-in-4 is pretty much a straight line:

1.Qh2+ Kg6
2.Qh5+ Kf6
3.Qxg5+ Ke6

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20190601 - Problem 2.jpg
4q3/5N2/B7/3k4/8/8/1K3B2/8 w - - 0 1

Them knights are tricky devils. Frequently, as in this position, you can use the threat of being caught in a knight fork as a powerful weapon.

1. Bc4+! Kc6

If 1...Kxc4 or 1...Ke4 then 2.Nd6+

2. Bb5+ Kxb5

The bishop must be taken. If not,

2... Kb7 3. Nd6+
2... Kd5 3. Bxe8
2... Kc7 3. Bxe8

3.Nd6+ with the fork!

White, of course, should win the KNB vs. K endgame

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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