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January 18, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 01-18-2020

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IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh (IRN)


We will have a fishing thread later. 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 (1096)

Goal: White can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Make use of the long a1-h8 diagonal


20200118 - Problem 1.jpg
6rk/3R2rp/2p1bQ2/1p2N3/1P2Pn2/P3q1b1/1BR3B1/7K w - - 0 1




Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1097)

Goal: White can win yuuuge material
Hint: Force the king into a fork


20200118 - Problem 2.jpg
2q2nN1/8/2P5/3B1p1k/4pP2/4p1P1/8/5K2 w - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1093)

Goal: Black can force mate in 6


20200118 - Problem 3.jpg
6R1/8/7b/p2P3P/8/1Pn5/2k5/K7 b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:






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Greetings from Belarus




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20200118 - Problem 1.jpg
6rk/3R2rp/2p1bQ2/1p2N3/1P2Pn2/P3q1b1/1BR3B1/7K w - - 0 1

1.Qxg7+ Rxg7
2.Rd8+ (either Bg8 or Rg8)
3.Nf7#


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


20200118 - Problem 2.jpg
2q2nN1/8/2P5/3B1p1k/4pP2/4p1P1/8/5K2 w - - 0 1

1.Bf7+ Kg4
2.Kg2

Now White is threatening mate with the knight on f6.

2...Qxc6

So much for the mate.

3.Bc4 !

The threat is now Be2#. And of course if Qxc4?? then Nf6#

3...Kh5
4.Be2+ Kg6
5.Ne7+

Knight fork for the win!


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20200118 - Problem 3.jpg
6R1/8/7b/p2P3P/8/1Pn5/2k5/K7 b - - 0 1

1...Bc1!

Now Black is threatening Bb2#. White doesn't have a lot of options, only a counterattack:

2.Rg2+ Kxb3
3.d6

or 3.h6 a4 4.Ra2 Nxa2 5.Kb1 Bb2 6.d6 Nc3#

3...a4
4.d7

If 4.h6 then 4...a3 5.d7 Bb2+ 6.Rxb2+ axb2#

4...a3
5.d8=Q Bb2+
6.Rxb2+ axb2#

Hope to see you all next week!

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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.

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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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