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June 27, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 06-27-2020

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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 (547)

This one is a bit tricky for a beginner problem, but you must endeavor to persevere.

Goal: White can force mate in 3
Hint: The first move is not a check

20200627 - Problem 1.jpg
r1r3k1/pp6/4RqP1/3Q1p1n/1BpP4/8/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (282)

Goal: White can force mate in 4
Hint: White must take off the defending knight at the proper time

20200627 - Problem 2.jpg
r2Nqb1r/2Qbp1pp/kpn1p3/p2p4/2p2B2/2P5/PPP2PPP/R3KB1R w KQ - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1164)

What's the best play for White here?

Hint: Sometimes you can't win so you have to settle for not losing.

20200627 - Problem 3.jpg
1k6/4R3/1p6/p1p3p1/qn4Qp/1n3P2/1P6/1K6 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Slovenia

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200627 - Problem 1.jpg
r1r3k1/pp6/4RqP1/3Q1p1n/1BpP4/8/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1

1.Re7+ Kf8
2.Rc7+ Ke8

Taking the queen on the first move is tempting, but leads nowhere:

(1. Rxf6+ Kh8 (1... Kg7 2. Qf7+ Kh6 3. Bd2+ Nf4 4. Bxf4+ Kh5 5. g7+ Kg4 6. Rxf5 Rh8 7. Qg6+
Kf3 8. Bc1+ Ke4 9. Qe6+ Kd3 10. Qe3+ Kc2 11. Rf2+ Kb1 12. Qd3+ Ka1 13. Qc3+ Kb1
14. Qb2#) 2. Qf7 Ng7 3. Rxf5 Rc7 4. Qf8+ Rxf8 5. Rxf8#) 1... Kf8 (1... Kh8 2.

Yes, it's a big mess, but I don't feel like reformatting it to make it easier to read. But the line goes nowhere, trust me.

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200627 - Problem 2.jpg
r2Nqb1r/2Qbp1pp/kpn1p3/p2p4/2p2B2/2P5/PPP2PPP/R3KB1R w KQ - 0 1

1.Qb7+ Kb5
2.a4+ Kc5
3.Qxc6+! Bxc6

Removing the defender with a queen sac on the third move is the key to ending the game quickly - and victoriously.

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200627 - Problem 3.jpg
1k6/4R3/1p6/p1p3p1/qn4Qp/1n3P2/1P6/1K6 w - - 0 1

If it we're Black's move, the obvious choice would be 1...Qa2# or even 1...Qa1#. But since it's White move, it's almost a stalemate position. This actually frees White for a daring attack

1.Qf4+ gxf4

The capture is forced, as the next move would've been 2.Qf8#. As an added bonus, White's 'f' pawn is now locked up, making stalemate easier.

2.Rb7+ Kc8

Taking the rook results in immediate stalemate. Black can try to wiggle out, but it will all be for naught:

3.Rc7+ Kd8
4.Rd7+ Ke8
5.Re7+ Kf8
6.Rf7+ Kg8

Getting the idea yet? :)

7.Rf8+ Kg7
8.Rf7+ Kg6
9.Rf6+ Kg5
10.Rf5+ Kxf5 stalemate

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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