Sponsored Content

Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Ace of Spades Pet Thread | Main | Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-15-2020 [Hosted By: Moviegique]
February 15, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 02-15-2020

GM Kateryna Lahno 01.jpg
GM Kateryna Lahno (UKR/RUS)

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 (443)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: The bishop on a3 plays a key support role

20200215 - Problem 1.jpg
r6r/2p1R3/p4k1p/1p1b2p1/P1pP1qPP/B1P5/4QP2/R5K1 w - - 0 1

GM Kateryna Lahno 04.jpg

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (520)

Goal: White can force mate in 6
Hint: Black's king can be trapped on the back rank

20200215 - Problem 2.jpg
7k/1p5p/7P/pq6/8/8/R5P1/4R2K w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (444)

What is White's most efficient route to victory?

20200215 - Problem 3.jpg
8/r6p/PR2Pk2/8/8/1B1b4/8/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20200215 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20200215 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20200215 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20200215 dress pr0n 04.jpg

20200215 dress pr0n hungary.jpg
Greetings from Hungary
("You know I think you're a pathetic little worm, don't you?")

(I think they wrote this song about her. True fact: I first heard this song 40+ years ago and never knew *until today* that it was the radio cut. This is the cut on the album, which is considerably longer.)

20200215 dress pr0n kate.jpg

20200215 dress pr0n melania.jpg


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200215 - Problem 1.jpg
r6r/2p1R3/p4k1p/1p1b2p1/P1pP1qPP/B1P5/4QP2/R5K1 w - - 0 1

Mate in 3:

1.Qe5+ Qxe5

Or 1...Kg6 2.Qg7#

2.dxe5+ Kg6

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200215 - Problem 2.jpg
7k/1p5p/7P/pq6/8/8/R5P1/4R2K w - - 0 1

1.Rxa5! Kg8

Not 1...Qb6? 2.Ra8+ Qd8 3.Rxd8# or 1...Qxa5?? 2.Re8#

2.Rxb5 Kf7

Black must give up his queen to avoid the immediate mate. White mops up with:

3.Rb6 Kg8
4.Rxb7 Kf8
5.Ra1 Kg8

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200215 - Problem 3.jpg
8/r6p/PR2Pk2/8/8/1B1b4/8/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.e7+ Kxe7
2.Rb7+ Kd6

If 2...Rxb7 then 3.axb7 and the pawn skates to the 8th rank. Black can make White work for the win by not retaking the rook, and by bringing his king into play.

3.Rxa7 Kc6
4.Ra8 Kb6
5.a7 Ba6

If Black tries to immediately force the rook away with 5...Be4, then White can force a decisive simplificaton with 6.Re8 Bb7 7.a8=Q Bxa8 8.Rxa8 winning.

6.Bd5 h5

Or 6...h6 7.Kg2 h5 8.Kg3 h4+ 9.Kxh4 Bd3 10.Kg5 Ba6 11.Kf4 Bf1 12.Ke3 Bb5 13.Rb8+ Kxa7 14.Rxb5 wins

7.Kg2 h4
8.Kh3 Be2
9.Kxh4 Ba6
10.Kg5 Bd3
11.Kf4 Ka6
12.Ke3 Bb1
13.Rc8 Kxa7
14.Ra8+ Kb6
15.Rb8+ and wins with the skewer.

The moral of this story is, don't give up too early. It's true that White had the win, but he had to work hard for it, and in the stress of a tournament situation, time pressure, etc., there's plenty of room for mistakes.

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.

digg this
posted by OregonMuse at 05:23 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
ShainS -- Boycott New York & other Blue Shithole Cities #TruckersForTrump[/b][/i][/s][/u] : "If it was solar flare(s), there would have been ev ..."

FenelonSpoke: "OT-Here's a really stupid tech question-which I pr ..."

Dean Wormer: " 6 kids? all born in wedlock, and she supports la ..."

jim (in Kalifornia) [/b] [/s] [/i] [/u]: "347 97 68 In theory, it's easier to make change at ..."

Ribbed: ""we have no idea what the long-term effects will b ..."

Dr. Bone: ">>>I'm still waiting for the Chinese to hack the p ..."

Jonah: "330. I am scottish jim. Visited the Highlands 10 y ..."

Maj. Healey: "Tulsi Gabbard? Ffs. ..."

pookysgirl, getting to the end of the first trimester: "6 kids? all born in wedlock, and she supports late ..."

[/i][/u][/s][/b]Muldoon: "[b]The 2044th Amendment[/b]- you have the right to ..."

Alberta Oil Peon: "I'm for dispersing authority, but when people go d ..."

[/i][/u][/s][/b]Muldoon: "Maybe we should have stopped at Life, Liberty and ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64