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July 20, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 07-20-2019

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WIM Jennifer Shahade

Pic Note

Yes, I know this is a repeat chess babe, but I finally found a photo of Ms. Shahade I really like. But don't worry, there are lots of other chess babes you'll be seeing here in the weeks ahead. In fact, every time I go looking, I always seem to find new chess babes I've never heard of. I think they're breeding them faster than I can show them.

Moviegique will be around later with his latest movie review. And 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 (1018 )

Goal: Find the forced mate in 4
Hint: Black is threatening mate in two, so White had better act accordingly.

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R7/1ppk2p1/4r2p/1P3Q2/4P3/1nppq3/6PP/7K w - - 0 1

I guess today is International Chess Day. I'm not sure how we should be celebrating International Chess Day, but it did give me an excuse to show another chess babe. Maybe there should be an International Chess Babe Day.

More Challenging Problem - White To Play (963)

The walls are closing in on Black. What is the most efficient way for White to FINISH HIM and what is Black's best line of defense?

Goal: Some lines result in a quick mate, but one allows Black to draw it out some
Hint: Beware, Black is within a hair's breadth of counterattacking on the back rank.

20190720 - Problem 2.jpg
3q2k1/1R3b2/3p1bN1/2p2Q2/8/6P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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The Tambourine Player by Carl Schweninger, Jr., circa late 19th Century

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Bonus Kate: Wimbledon 2019

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Greetings From Belarus

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Solutions Update

Easier Problem - White To Play

20190720 - Problem 1.jpg
R7/1ppk2p1/4r2p/1P3Q2/4P3/1nppq3/6PP/7K w - - 0 1

1.Qd5+ Ke7

Not 1...Rd6 because 2.Qf7#

2.Qd8+ Kf7
3.Qf8+ Kg6

More Challenging Problem - White To Play

20190720 - Problem 2.jpg
3q2k1/1R3b2/3p1bN1/2p2Q2/8/6P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1


1...Bxh8 leads to the immediate 2.Qxf7#

1...Ba2 or anywhere else allows the rook and queen to link up on the seventh rank: 2.Qh7+ Kf8 3.Rf7+ Bxf7 (3...Ke8 4.Qg8#) 4.Qxf7#.

1...Qe8 is probably the best first move for Black.

With this moves, Black threateans a counterattack starting with Qe1+, hoping for some sort of perpetual check, or maybe more, if he can bring his bishops into play.

2. Rxf7 Qxf7
3. Nxf7 Kxf7
4. Qd7+ Kg8

If Black tries to hold onto everything with 4...Be7, then White just brings his king up, Kg2-f3-e4 etc. White can now simplify to a won endgame:

5. Qxd6 Bd4
6. Kf1 Kf7
7. f4 Ke8
8. Ke2 Bg1
9. h3 Bd4
10. Kd3 Bg1
11. Kc4 Kf7
12. Qxc5 Bxc5
13. Kxc5 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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