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December 07, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 12-07-2019

Viktorija Beinoraite 01.jpg
Viktorija Beinoraite (LIT)

Pic Note:

Viktorija isn't titled, at least not yet. Her FIDE rating is 1928, which, in the U.S., would make her a Class A player, one step below Expert and 2 below Master.

Shore is purty, though.

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 - White To Play (351)

Goal: White can force checkmate in 3
Hint: Checkmate will be delivered by a rook

20191207 - Problem 1.jpg
rq3rk1/5ppp/8/1p3N2/p1b5/R7/5PPP/1Q3RK1 w - - 0 1

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Another Photo of Viktorija

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (591)

Goal: Black can force mate in 5 moves with a narrow decision tree.
Hint: White threatens mate on the move with Qd8# so Black needs to step lively

20191207 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/p4ppp/8/1r6/3QP2K/8/PPP3q1/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (586)

Map out the various lines in this problem leading to a White win.
Hint: The longest Black can hold out is 6 moves.

20191207 - Problem 3.jpg
1q4rr/3bnp1p/B3p2p/B2k4/4N3/8/2Q2PP1/4K3 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings from Germany

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20191207 dress pr0n melania.jpg
(click to enlarge)
Here we see the wife of the most racist president in our nation's history assaulting two small black children. Probably for his amusement.

(I think the photo is from 2017)


Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20191207 - Problem 1.jpg
rq3rk1/5ppp/8/1p3N2/p1b5/R7/5PPP/1Q3RK1 w - - 0 1

All of Black's moves are forced:

1.Ne7+ Kh8
2.Qxh7+ Kxh7

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20191207 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/p4ppp/8/1r6/3QP2K/8/PPP3q1/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1

2.Kxh5 Qh3+
3.Kg5 h6+
4.Kf4 g5+
5.Ke5 Qe6# 0-1

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20191207 - Problem 3.jpg
1q4rr/3bnp1p/B3p2p/B2k4/4N3/8/2Q2PP1/4K3 w - - 0 1

1.Qd3+ Ke5 (1...Kc6 2.Qc4#)
2.Bc3+ Kf5 (2...Kf4 3.Qf3#)
3.Nd6+ Kg4

(3... Kg5 4.Qg3+ Kh5 5.Be2+ Rg4 6.Qxg4#)
(3... Kf4 4.Qd2+ Kg4 5.Be2+ Kh4 6.Qxh6#)

4.Qf3+ Kg5
5.Ne4+ Kh4 (5...Kg6 6.Qg4#)

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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