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Ace of Spades Pet Thread | Main | Saturday Evening Movie Thread 11-30-2019 [Hosted By: TheJamesMdison]
November 30, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 11-30-2019

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GM Anna Muzychuk (UKR)

TheJamesMadison 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 - White To Play (595)

Goal: White can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Force the rook on f8 to have to move off the back rank

20191130 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b2r1k/1pp2ppB/p1np1b1p/2qn2N1/7P/N1P5/PPQB1PP1/4RK1R w - - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (379)

Goal: White can force mate in 5
Hint: A queen check buys you time to bring the bishop into the game

20191130 - Problem 2.jpg
r1bq1b1r/pp1n2p1/2p1pnkp/6N1/2BP4/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQ - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (573)

White has this game won. Fill out the decision tree as completely as you can. How long is the longest branch?

20191130 - Problem 3.jpg
2r1b1k1/p1q1brp1/1p2p1QB/4p3/4N3/2PBR3/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20191130 dress pr0n 01.jpg

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20191130 dress pr0n afghanistan.jpg
Greetings From Afghanistan

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20191130 dress pr0n melania 02.jpg


Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20191130 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b2r1k/1pp2ppB/p1np1b1p/2qn2N1/7P/N1P5/PPQB1PP1/4RK1R w - - 0 1

It's a forced mate in 3:

1.Nxf7+ Rxf7
2.Re8+ Rf8

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20191130 - Problem 2.jpg
r1bq1b1r/pp1n2p1/2p1pnkp/6N1/2BP4/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQ - 0 1

The mate is 5 moves down the road, but the decision tree is quite narrow.

1.Qd3+ Kh5
2.Qh3+ Kg6
3.Bd3+ Ne4
4.Bxe4+ Kf6

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20191130 - Problem 3.jpg
2r1b1k1/p1q1brp1/1p2p1QB/4p3/4N3/2PBR3/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Qh7+ Kxh7 (if 1...Kf8 then 2.Qh8#)
2.Nf6+ Kh8 (2...Kxh6 3.Rh3+ Kg5 4.Rg3+ Kxf6 (4...Kh6 5.Rg6#) 5.Rg6#)
3.Bxg7+ Rxg7 (3...Kxg7 4.Rg3+ Kxf6 5.Rg6#)
4.Rh3+ Bh5
5.Rxh5+ Rh7

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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