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October 05, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 10-05-2019

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WGM Anastasiya Karlovich (UKR)

We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Beginner Problem - White To Play (477)

Goal: White can force a mate in 2 moves.
Hint: Double check

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1047)

Goal: White can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Not the classic smothered mate

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Cute Kids Talking About Their Love Of Chess

I'm thinking most of them could probably kick my butt.

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1046)

How should White play this position? Be sure to take into consideration all of Black's defensive resources.

Goal: White can obtain a winning position after about > 8 moves
Hint: No matter with rook to use to block the initial threat, the resulting lines are pretty much the same.

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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Oktoberfest 2019!

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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

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8/prR2B1k/3q2pp/5b2/5p2/8/P5PK/Q7 w - - 0 1

1.Bg8+ Kxg8

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

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r4bkr/1pqb1Npn/4n3/p1p1p2B/3pP3/8/PPPBQ2P/2K2R1R w - - 0 1

1. Nh6+ gxh6
2. Bf7+

Not 2.Qg4+ Neg5 3.Bf7+ Kg7 and the quick win slips away)

3.Bxh6+ Kxh6
4.Qh5+ Kg7

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20191005 - Problem 3.jpg
5r1k/2R4p/p3p3/BpQ1Pr2/1P1P4/5p2/P4qnP/2R4K w - - 0 1

1.Qe7 R5f7!

The pawn cannot be defended, i.e. 1...Qh4?? 2.Qg7#

So the question is, what rook will you use to block the attack. This choice gives rise to two similar lines, one is just a bit longer than the other. The first line is:

2.Qxf7 Rxf7
3.Rxf7 Qe1+
4.Rxe1 Nxe1
5.Kg1 Kg8
6.Rd7 Nc2
7.Kf2 Kf8
8.Kxf3 h5
9.Ke4 Na3
10.Rd6 Kf7
11.Rxa6 etc.

If Black defends with the other rook, it's over more quickly:

2.Qxf7 Rxf7
3.Rxf7 Kg8
4.Ra7 Qe1+
5.Rxe1 Nxe1
6.Kg1 Nd3
7.Re7 Nf4

In either case, it's not a quick mate, but the simplification allows White to snap up the vulnerable black pawns like low-hanging fruit.

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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