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April 25, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 04-25-2020

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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 (Chess 3733)

White can force mate in 3 moves.

See if you can find more than one solution.

Hint: Rook sac!

20200425 - Problem 1.jpg
r6k/pp2BpRp/8/8/4N3/7P/qPP5/2KR4 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (283)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Don't give Black any time to use his advanced pawns

20200425 - Problem 2.jpg
2k5/2P5/8/2KN1p2/8/1r4p1/8/8 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (Chess 2045)

How fast can White win? Show your work.

Goal: Two moves.
Hint: There are a lot of little short lines in the decision tree.

20200425 - Problem 3.jpg
8/8/8/B2b4/Q4K2/3kp3/2R5/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From-- Uh, Somewhere In The Mideast, Saudi Arabia, Perhaps.

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200425 - Problem 1.jpg



There are two ways to capture the rook. But White can force mate with either one:

Capture with the rook: 1...Rxg8 2.Bf6+ Rg7 3.Rd8#
Capture with the king: 1...Kxg8 2.Rg1+ Kh8 3.Bf6#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200425 - Problem 2.jpg
2k5/2P5/8/2KN1p2/8/1r4p1/8/8 w - - 0 1

1.Kc6 Rc3+
if 1...Rb6+ 2.Nxb6# or 1...Re3 2. Nb6#

2.Nxc3 g2

Another line is 3.Nb5 f4 4.Nd6#


Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200425 - Problem 3.jpg
8/8/8/B2b4/Q4K2/3kp3/2R5/8 w - - 0 1


And Black's position has a severe case of zugzwang. The bishop is protecting against mating threats by th queen at b3, c4 and e4. So:

1...Bc4 2. Qxc4#
1...Be4 2. Qxe4#
1...Bb7 2. Qc4#
1...Bb3 2. Qe4#

The king has no legal move. The leaves only the pawn. But:


The escape square was removed by the pawn having to move.

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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