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October 19, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 10-19-2019

GM Anton Korobov.jpg
GM Anton Korobov, apparently contemplating a less-than-ideal position

(Either that or he's just realized he could've saved 10-15% on car insurance by switching to Geico.)

(h/t lurker 'Guy' for the photo)

TheJamesMadison will be along later with the movie thread. This week, he'll be sub-letting (or is it sub-sub-letting?) the thread out to MP4, whose movie review of an old classic will be getting us into the spirit of Halloween early.

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 (Chess #3544)

Yeah, I know this position looks kind of weird. How did White's king get all the way up there behind the black pawns? I didn't notice this until it was too late to pick a better probem.

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: One of those knights is kind of in the way

20191019 - Problem 1.jpg
3K1Rn1/3p2p1/1pp1k3/4pN1R/2P1NP2/4np1b/B2b4/6q1 w - - 0 1

Chess Babe o' the Week:

WIM Cecile Haussernot 02.jpg
WIM Cecile Haussernot (FRA)

The Game of Chess, Reviewed By Gamer

Mildly amusing. Sort of NSFW for language. (h/t 'MesterJeger')'

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1053)

Goal: Black can force mate in 6 moves
Hint: Draw White's king even further out by sac'ing a piece

20191019 - Problem 2.jpg
1rb1k1nr/p1qpppbp/6p1/8/2N1P3/2PK1BN1/P2P1PPP/R1BQ3R b k - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1054)

How does White play this position? Again, once you think you've found a good first move for White, try to find Black's best defense.

Hint: Find a way to quickly bring the rook into play

20191019 - Problem 3.jpg
rn1q1k1r/pb1n2pp/1p1P4/8/2Bp4/8/PPP1Q1PP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

20191019 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20191019 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20191019 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20191019 dress pr0n kate.jpg

20191019 dress pr0n Oktoberfest 01.jpg
(Greetings From Oktoberfest)

More Oktoberfest fotos:

Moar bier!
A busty barmaid
Some real dogs

20191019 dress pr0n melania.jpg


Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20191019 - Problem 1.jpg
3K1Rn1/3p2p1/1pp1k3/4pN1R/2P1NP2/4np1b/B2b4/6q1 w - - 0 1

Mate in 2:

1. Nd4+ exd4
2. Re5# 1-0

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20191019 - Problem 2.jpg
1rb1k1nr/p1qpppbp/6p1/8/2N1P3/2PK1BN1/P2P1PPP/R1BQ3R b k - 0 1

It's mate in 6 -- or less.


If 2.Kc2 then 2...Qa4+ 3.Kd3 Ba6+ 4.c4 Qxc4+ 5.Ke3 Bh6#
3.Kc5 Rb5+
4.Kc4 Rb6+
5.Kc5 d6+
6.Kd5 e6#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20191019 - Problem 3.jpg
rn1q1k1r/pb1n2pp/1p1P4/8/2Bp4/8/PPP1Q1PP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1


1. Bg5 Nf6

The Bishop is immune from capture here. If 1...Qxg5 then 2.Rf1+ Nf6 (2...Bf3 3.Rxf3+ Qf6 4.Qe7#) 3.Qe7#)

2.Rf1 Bf3

Black is reduced to throwing pieces at the coming onslaught.

3.Rxf3 Qxd6
4.Rxf6+ Qxf6
5.Bxf6 gxf6
6.Qe6 Kg7
7.Qf7+ Kh6
8.Qxf6+ Kh5

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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