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December 14, 2019

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 12-14-2019

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MovieGique will be along later (I promise!) 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 (1077)

Goal: White can force mate in 3
Hint: Get that knight out of the way

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1rb2q1r/ppppk3/4pnQ1/4P1Bp/7P/2PB4/P4PP1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1

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Anna Again

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (85)

Goal: Black can force a mate in 3
Hint: Open up the long diagonal

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r2r2k1/5pb1/2p1P2p/2R1nBpQ/1p2N3/1P5P/PP4q1/1KR5 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1077)

Paul Morphy is Black, playing against Louis Paulsen. He has the game won, but there's a forced mate that he missed. Can you find it?

Goal: Forced mate in 5
Hint: The solution involves a hard-to-see zwischenzug with the bishop

20191214 - Problem 3.jpg
4r1k1/p1p2ppp/Qbp3r1/8/1P6/2P4b/R2P1P1P/2BR3K b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Seasons Greetings

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Greetings From Albania

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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20191214 - Problem 1.jpg
1rb2q1r/ppppk3/4pnQ1/4P1Bp/7P/2PB4/P4PP1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1

Pretty straightforward:

1.Bxf6+ Qxf6
2.Qxf6+ Ke8

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

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r2r2k1/5pb1/2p1P2p/2R1nBpQ/1p2N3/1P5P/PP4q1/1KR5 b - - 0 1

This one was way easier than I thought it was originally, so it's probably closer to beginner than intermediate:

2.Kxb2 Nc4+

or 3. Kc2 Na3#

3... Na3# 0-1

Advanced Problem - Black To Play

20191214 - Problem 3.jpg
4r1k1/p1p2ppp/Qbp3r1/8/1P6/2P4b/R2P1P1P/2BR3K b - - 0 1


Bet you all aaw this one.

2.Kg1 Be4+!

This is the non-obvious move. Why move the bishop here and not, say f3? Well, because of the move that's coming next.

3.Kf1 Bf5

This is the only way e1 can be made a flight square for the hing. Because there's no way to stop the check at h3. Not that this will help.

5.Ke1 Rg1#

Morphy missed this, a forced mate in 5, but won the game anyway:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. Ne5 Re8 7. Nc6 dc6 8. Bc4 b5 9. Be2 Ne4 10. Ne4 Re4 11. Bf3 Re6 12. c3 Qd3 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 ba4 15. Qa4 Bd7 16. Ra2 Rae8 17. Qa6 Qxf3 18. gxf3 Rg6+ 19. Kh1 Bh3 20. Rd1 Bg2+ 21. Kg1 Bxf3+ 22. Kf1 Bg2+ 23. Kg1 Bh3+ 24. Kh1 Bxf2 25. Qf1 Bxf1 26. Rxf1 Re2 27. Ra1 Rh6 28. d4 Be3 White resigns

There's a good discussion in this YouTube video.

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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