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May 16, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-16-2020

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IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER)

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 (243)

Goal: Black can force checkmate in 3 moves
Hint: Bishop and Queen must work together

20200516 - Problem 1.jpg
8/p7/6Q1/2p1b3/2P2k2/8/P4qPK/8 b - - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1145)

Goal: Black can force mate in 5
Hint: Drag the King out from his hidey-hole

20200516 - Problem 2.jpg
2kr3r/Qpp1n1p1/2b2pp1/4b3/8/6N1/PPP2P2/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (425)

Map out as many mating lines as you can.

20200516 - Problem 3.jpg
4k3/1b3p2/4r3/qpQ5/8/BP2R1pP/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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20200516 dress pr0n albania.jpg
Greetings From Albania

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20200516 - Problem 1.jpg
8/p7/6Q1/2p1b3/2P2k2/8/P4qPK/8 b - - 0 1

It's a mate in 3 moves:

2.Kg1 Bd4+
3.Kf1 Qf2#

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200516 - Problem 2.jpg
2kr3r/Qpp1n1p1/2b2pp1/4b3/8/6N1/PPP2P2/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1

Black can win in 5 moves:

2.Nxh1 Bh2+
3.Kxh2 Rh8+
4.Kg3 Nf5+
5.Kf4 (or Kg4) Rh4#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200516 - Problem 3.jpg
4k3/1b3p2/4r3/qpQ5/8/BP2R1pP/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1

I've found one "main" line and 4 "alternate" lines to mate, although which is which is a bit subjective, I suppose. Anyway, these are the ones I've found. Perhaps you've found others that I've missed:

1.Rxe6+ Kd8

(1...fxe6 2.Qe7#)


(2.Qd6+ Kc8 3.Re8+ Qd8 4.Rxd8#)


(2...Kxe8 3.Qe7#)


(3.Qe7+ Kc6 4.Qd6#) )

3...Kxe8 4.Qe7#

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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