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May 09, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-09-2020

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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.

Pic Note

Unfortunately, from what I've been able to determine, today's hottie isn't any titled player, she's just a model doing a chess-themed photoshoot.

Beginner Problem - Black To Play (1141)

Black can force a mate in 2 moves, but there are 2 winnings line. Find both.

Hint: Bust the position open with a rook.

20200509 - Problem 1.jpg
1r4k1/5p2/3p4/2pPpN2/p3P1P1/P6r/KPRQ1B2/5q2 b - - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1142)

Goal: White can force mate in 4
Hint: Tricksy, tricksy knights!

20200509 - Problem 2.jpg
2r2rk1/2q2ppp/3n4/p3N3/bpn2PN1/3R2Q1/PPP1R1P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1136)

How should White play this position? You don't have to play it out to mate, just show how White obtains a yuugely superior position.

Hint: Take away Black's main weapon

20200509 - Problem 3.jpg
3k4/3n4/1Pp5/1p6/8/2K4B/P7/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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20200509 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20200509 dress pr0n 03.jpg

Greetings From Ancient Egypt

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20200509 dress pr0n melania.jpg
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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20200509 - Problem 1.jpg
1r4k1/5p2/3p4/2pPpN2/p3P1P1/P6r/KPRQ1B2/5q2 b - - 0 1

2.bxa3 Qb1# 1-0

The second line:

2.Kxa3 Qa1#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200509 - Problem 2.jpg
2r2rk1/2q2ppp/3n4/p3N3/bpn2PN1/3R2Q1/PPP1R1P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

This is a straightforward mate in 4, but sometimes beginners have trouble with knights, which can ge a bit tricksy:

1.Nf6+ Kh8
2.Qg6 fxg6
3.Nxg6+ hxg6

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200509 - Problem 3.jpg
3k4/3n4/1Pp5/1p6/8/2K4B/P7/8 w - - 0 1

There are undoubtedly a number of winning lines, but the shortest, most direct to victory lines all start with this:

1.Bxd7! Kxd7

I always make it a point in games that are transitioning to the endgame to visualize what the board would like that with all of the pieces gone, only kings and pawns, and is it to my advantage? If it is, then my strategy is to see if I can make it happen.

2.Kb4 Kc8

Or 2...Kd6 3.a3 c5+ 4.Kxb5 c4 5.Ka6 c3 6.b7 Kc7 7.Ka7 Kc6 8.b8=Q and wins.

3.Kc5 Kb7
4.a3 b4
5.axb4 Ka6
6.b5+ cxb5
7.Kc6 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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