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May 02, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-02-2020

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WFM Maya Gvilava (RUS)

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 - Black To Play (1127)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Clear the 'd' file for the queen

20200502 - Problem 1.jpg
r2qkb2/ppp1pp1p/8/8/3n1N2/N3Qb1P/PPP2P1r/R1B1K1R1 b Qq - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1139)

Goal: White can force mate in 4
Hint: Black's bishop and rook are more targets than anything else

20200502 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/1p1b1p1p/p2ppb2/5P1B/1q6/1Pr3R1/2PQ2PP/5R1K w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1138 )

How many mating lines can you find?

Hint: Sac, sac, then comes the king hunt

20200502 - Problem 3.jpg
r2q2k1/p4ppp/2p2n2/8/6b1/3Pr3/PPQK2PP/RN3B1R b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Thailand

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20200502 - Problem 1.jpg
r2qkb2/ppp1pp1p/8/8/3n1N2/N3Qb1P/PPP2P1r/R1B1K1R1 b Qq - 0 1


If 2.Nxc2? then Qd1# immediately.

3.Qe1 Qxe1#

So it's a mate in 3.

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200502 - Problem 2.jpg
5r1k/1p1b1p1p/p2ppb2/5P1B/1q6/1Pr3R1/2PQ2PP/5R1K w - - 0 1

This is one of Mikhail Tal's brilliancies:


Classic Tal attack. White is threatening both Qxf8# and Qxf6#.


A desperate move, but it stops both immediate mates.

Now, a lesser man might go for exg3, but Tal is not such a man:


Tal continues to pile on. The biahop now cannot be taken by the f-pawn since Qxf8 is now checkmate.

3.fxg6 fxg6

Any other move would result in 4.Qxh7#. But now


Advanced Problem - Black To Play

20200502 - Problem 3.jpg
r2q2k1/p4ppp/2p2n2/8/6b1/3Pr3/PPQK2PP/RN3B1R b - - 0 1


or 2.Kc1 Re1+ 3.Qd1 Qg5+ 4.Nd2 Qxd2+ 5.Kb1 Rxd1#


(3.Kd4 Rd8+ 4.Kc4 Qd5+ 5.Kb4 Rb8+ 6.Ka3 (6.Ka4 Qb5+) 6...Qd6+ 7. Ka4 Qb4#)

4.Kd4 Qe5+
5.Kc4 Be6+
6.Kb4 Rb8+

(7.Ka4 Qb5+ 8.Ka3 Qb4#)


(8.b4 Qxb4#)

9.b4 Qxb4#

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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