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February 22, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 02-22-2020

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IM Maia Lomineishvili (GEO)

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 - Black To Play (Chess 4347)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves

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4k3/1p3pp1/p1r1p3/P3Pn1p/3N1q2/1P5P/6K1/1Q1RB3 b - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1104)

Goal: At the very least, Black can win a rook
Hint: A quick back-rank mate is not possible in this position

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r5k1/3R3p/6pP/1p6/8/1PP4R/P4rP1/K7 b - - 0 1

A Fully Automatic Electronic Chessboard:

This is pretty ingenious. It even does the capturing/piece-removal automatically. More information here.

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1108 )

How does White win?

Goal/Hint: White can force a checkmate in 8 moves

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r2qnrk1/pp4b1/2npb1p1/2pN1pP1/4P2Q/8/PPP1BP2/R1B1K1NR w KQ f6 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Iceland

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Bonus Melania:

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b>Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

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4k3/1p3pp1/p1r1p3/P3Pn1p/3N1q2/1P5P/6K1/1Q1RB3 b - - 0 1

2.Kh1 Qf1+
3.Kh2 Qg2#

or if 2.Kg1 then Qf1+ 3.Kh2 Qg2#

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

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r5k1/3R3p/6pP/1p6/8/1PP4R/P4rP1/K7 b - - 0 1

2. Kb1 Ra1+
3. Kc2

Not 3.Kb2 because then 3...R8a2#

4.Kd3 Rd1+
5.Ke4 Rxd7 and wins

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200222 - Problem 3.jpg
r2qnrk1/pp4b1/2npb1p1/2pN1pP1/4P2Q/8/PPP1BP2/R1B1K1NR w KQ f6 0 1

The win is a forced mate, but it's a ways out:

1.Qh7+ Kf7
2.Qxg6+ Kxg6

not 2...Kg8 because 3.Qh7+ Kf7 4.Bh5#. Black has to take the queen.

3.Bh5+ Kh7
4.Bf7+ Bh6

Do not be tempted by 5.Rxh6+ Kg7 6.Bxe6 fxe4 7.Be3 Nc7 8.O-O-O Nxe6 9.Rxe6 Rf5 and the win has evaporated.

6.Bxh6+ Kh8
7.Bxf8+ Qh4

Again, the mate is a ways out, but the decision tree doesn't have many branches on it.

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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