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May 23, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 05-23-2020

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GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL)

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 - White To Play (234)

Goal: White to force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Clear out the e-file

20200523 - Problem 1.jpg
5k2/n3r1p1/1p1p2Bp/p1pPNK1P/P1Pb1P2/1P6/4R3/8 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1148 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Get the King pinned in the corner

20200523 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/pbR2p1p/1p1p2pQ/4r3/6qP/6N1/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1147)

How can Black secure a winning advantage?

20200523 - Problem 3.jpg
8/8/8/q1pp1p2/4k2P/1PQ3P1/1K6/8 b - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20200523 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20200523 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20200523 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20200523 dress pr0n 04.jpg

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20200523 dress pr0n mexico.jpg
Greetings From Mexico

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200523 - Problem 1.jpg
5k2/n3r1p1/1p1p2Bp/p1pPNK1P/P1Pb1P2/1P6/4R3/8 w - - 0 1

1.Nd7+ Kg8 (1...Rxd7 2. Re8#)
2.Rxe7 b5

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200523 - Problem 2.jpg
6k1/pbR2p1p/1p1p2pQ/4r3/6qP/6N1/P4PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1


If 2.Nf1 then 2...Qxg2#

3.Kxh1 (or 3.Nxh1 Qxg2#)
4.Kg1 Qxg2#

Advanced Problem - Black To Play

20200523 - Problem 3.jpg
8/8/8/q1pp1p2/4k2P/1PQ3P1/1K6/8 b - - 0 1


Simplification is the key.

2. Kxc3 Ke3

The e8 square must be secured for queening. Premature is 2...Kf3? 3.h5 d4+ 4.Kd3 Kxg3 5.h6 f4 6.h7 f3 7.h8=Q and Black has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

3.h5 d4+
4.Kc4 d3
5.h6 d2
6.h7 d1=Q
7.h8=Q Qd4+
8.Qxd4+ cxd4 and wins

Back up at move 4, another move for White to escape the check is 4.Kc2, but then 4...Ke2 5.Kb2 d3 6.h6 d2 7.h7 d1=Q 8. h8=Q Qd4+ 9.Qxd4 cxd4

4.Kb2 will also fail, and I leave that line as an exercise for the reader.

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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