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February 01, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 02-01-2020

WGM Dina Belenkaya 01.jpg
WGM Dina Belenkaya (RUS)

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 (498 )

Goal: White can force a mate in 3 moves
Hint: Reposition the knight so it's no longer clogging the b1-h7 diagonal

20200201 - Problem 1.jpg
3r1rk1/qp3ppp/4b3/4pN2/6P1/2P2P2/1PQP2K1/5R2 w - - 0 1

WGM Dina Belenkaya 02.jpg

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1098 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 5
Hint: The weak g2 square will be White's downfall

20200201 - Problem 2.jpg
5rk1/3q1ppp/5r2/pp1pQ3/P2P4/2P2bP1/1P3P1P/R3RNK1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1099)

How would you play to attain a winning position for White?

20200201 - Problem 3.jpg
8/ppk1p3/2p3Rp/P3p1bP/2B1P3/1P3P2/2Pr1P2/5K2 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20200201 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20200201 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20200201 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20200201 dress pr0n 04.jpg

20200201 dress pr0n sardinia.jpg

Greetings from Sardinia

20200201 dress pr0n kate.jpg

20200201 dress pr0n melania.jpg


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200201 - Problem 1.jpg
3r1rk1/qp3ppp/4b3/4pN2/6P1/2P2P2/1PQP2K1/5R2 w - - 0 1

As many of you discovered, it's a forced mate in 3:

1.Ne7+ Kh8
2.Qxh7+ Kxh7

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200201 - Problem 2.jpg
5rk1/3q1ppp/5r2/pp1pQ3/P2P4/2P2bP1/1P3P1P/R3RNK1 b - - 0 1

Mate in 5:

2.Ne3 Qxh2+
3.Kxh2 Rh6+

This accomplishes nothing but delay the impending mate by 1 move.

5.Kg1 Rh1#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200201 - Problem 3.jpg
8/ppk1p3/2p3Rp/P3p1bP/2B1P3/1P3P2/2Pr1P2/5K2 w - - 0 1

So the general method here is to see that White can get a passed h pawn,


Black should not recapture. Because 1...hxg5 2.Bd3 Rd1+ 3.Kg2 and Black is paralyzed. His rook is blocked in and he won't be able to get his King over to the h-file to stop the pawn from queening.

So, Black is now a piece down. What are his options?

He can try to undermine White's position with 1...Rxc2, but after White secures the passer by 2.Rg6 Rd2 3.Rxh6, Black is pretty much finished: 3...Rd8 4.Re6 Kd7 5.Rxe5 Rh8 6.b4 Rh7 7.Kg2 and wins.

The other option is


My app found this move, so I decided to see how it could be played

2.Rg6 Rf6
3.Kg2 Kd7

Here I come... step by step...


And now I can simplify:

5.Rxd6+ exd6
6.Kg4 d5
7.exd5 cxd5
8.Bxd5 Kd6

I figure I've got a won game at this point, but I played it out for a few moves longer, just to make sure:

9.Bc4 Kc5
10.c3 Kc6
11.Kf5 Kd6
12.Kg6 Ke7
13.Kxh6 Kf6

Black wants to trap my king on the h-file so it blocks the pawn, but I can generate threats on the other side of the board.

14.Bd3 b5
15.axb6 axb6
16.c4 e4
17.fxe4 Ke5

And there it is! The White king is now to move off the h-file

18.Kg5 Kd4
19.h6 b5
20.cxb5 and wins.

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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