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November 23, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 11-23-2019

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IM Sopiko Guramishvili (GEO)

Yes, today's hottie is a repeat from last year, but dang, those eyes...

MovieGique will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

Beginner Problem - Black To Play (192)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Displace the queen

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3r2k1/ppp2ppp/8/8/2Pq2P1/PP3b1P/3rPP2/1RQ1KBR1 b - - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1071)

This is a two part problem>

(a) How do you achieve a winning position?
(b) How do you play out the endgame?

Hint for (a): Simplify!
Hint for (b): Fake right, go left. Vice versa might work, too.

20191123- Problem 2.jpg
6k1/pp3p2/6p1/3Q3P/1PP4q/3K1P2/3b4/8 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1072)

How should White play this position?

Goal: There is actually a forced mate in 10, if you can find it.
Hint: Chase the King to the other side of the board.

20191123- Problem 3.jpg
1rb4Q/4rkq1/6p1/4p3/1pp3P1/7P/1P4B1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Turkey

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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20191123- Problem 1.jpg
3r2k1/ppp2ppp/8/8/2Pq2P1/PP3b1P/3rPP2/1RQ1KBR1 b - - 0 1

Here's how you do a mate in 3. All of White's moves are forced:

2.Qxd1 Qc3+
3.Qd2 Qxd2#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20191123- Problem 2.jpg
6k1/pp3p2/6p1/3Q3P/1PP4q/3K1P2/3b4/8 w - - 0 1

1.hxg6 Qf4
2.Qxf7+ Qxf7
3.gxf7+ Kxf7
4.Kxd2 and this is a winning position.

Part 2:

The endgame isn't a slam dunk and must be played carefully:

5.Ke3 a6
6.Kd4 b6
7.c5 Kd7
8.cxb6 Kc6
9.b7 Kxb7
10.Kc5 Kc7
11.f4 Kb7
12.f5 Kc7
13.f6 Kd7
14.Kb6 Ke6
15.Kxa6 Kxf6
16.b5 and wins

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20191123- Problem 3.jpg
1rb4Q/4rkq1/6p1/4p3/1pp3P1/7P/1P4B1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

1.Bd5+ Re6 (1...Kf6 2.Qh4+ g5 3.Rf1+ Kg6 4.Qh5#)
2.Rf1+ Ke7
3.Qxg7+ Kd6
4.Rd1 Re7

(4...Rb7 5.Bxb7+ Kc5 6.Qc7+ Kb5 7.Rd5+ Ka4 8.Qxc4 Bxb7 9.Qa2#)

5.Be4+ Kc5
6.Qxe7+ Kb5
7.Qxe5+ Ka4
8.Bc2+ b3
9.Ra1+ Kb4

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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