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August 24, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 08-24-2019

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GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR)

As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment. The fishing thread will be up later on this afternoon/evening.

Beginner Problem - White To Play (122)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Force the Black king to d8, then mate

20190824 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b1k1nr/ppQp3p/3P4/8/3nP3/2b5/P1P3PP/5RK1 w kq - 0 1

From Last Week

347 Oregon Muse: What chess app do you use?

Posted by: Dennis Johnson at August 17, 2019 08:39 PM (x+pTm)

I use Chessbase v. 13 to maintain my database of chess problems I think may be suitable for the AoSHQ Chess Thread. I also have Fritz. v. 11, which I suppose I can hook into Chessbase, but I haven't spent any effort in figuring out how to do it because I'm lazy.

Instead, I use the Stockfish engine with the Tarrasch Chess GUI (available from http://www.triplehappy.com) for when I need to test out possible problem solutions.

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1034)

Goal: Black can exchange his knight for White's queen
Hint: Set up a discovered attack

20190824 - Problem 2.jpg
8/2Qp2pk/1p5p/p3nq2/2P5/P7/5PPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1035)

How does White proceed, and what is Black's best response?

20190824 - Problem 3.jpg
2k1q1r1/1pp4p/p1N5/2P5/1P2Pp2/3Q4/b4PP1/3R1K2 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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(click to enlarge)

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Greetings from Hungary

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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20190824 - Problem 1.jpg r1b1k1nr/ppQp3p/3P4/8/3nP3/2b5/P1P3PP/5RK1 w kq - 0 1

1.Qd8+ (not 1.Rf8+ Kxf8 2.Qd8+ Kf7, etc.)


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20190824 - Problem 2.jpg
8/2Qp2pk/1p5p/p3nq2/2P5/P7/5PPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1

Black gives up his knight to get White's queen:

2.Rb1 Nf3+
3.gxf3 Qxc7

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20190824 - Problem 3.jpg
2k1q1r1/1pp4p/p1N5/2P5/1P2Pp2/3Q4/b4PP1/3R1K2 w - - 0 1


There are two lines:

2.Rd8+ Qxd8
3.Qxe6+ Qd7
4.Qxg8+ Qd8

Better is:

2.Qxe6+ Bxe6
3.Ne7+ Kb8
4.Nxg8 and White should eventually win with his rook advantage.

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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