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July 04, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 07-04-2020

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WIM Cecile Haussernot (FRA)

Note: Due to my being involved with the prep for the 4th of July festivities here at Casa de Muse, all of the problems and the pics are repeats from earlier chess threads. Except for the Melania pics, which are from yesterday. And the flag dress.

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

Goal: White can force mate in 3
Hint: Deflect the rook

20160410 - White mates in 3.jpg
r6k/ppp4r/3pqNP1/6Q1/3P4/8/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (BWTC 172)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves

20170520 - Problem 2.jpg
r1b1qrk1/2pp1ppp/pb1n1Bn1/1p6/3PPQN1/1BP5/PP3PPP/RN3RK1 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (Endgame 50645)

How can White win this endgame? Remember, whichever moves you select for White, make sure that Black's responses are the best ones you can find.

Hint: Force the Black king away from the queening square.

20170610 - Endgame.jpg
8/8/2p2p2/8/7P/8/1k1K4/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes

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20180707 dress pr0n 03.jpgGreetings From Norway

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20200704 dress pr0n melania 01.jpg

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Happy Independence Day!

Too Cheesy?

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20160410 - White mates in 3.jpg
r6k/ppp4r/3pqNP1/6Q1/3P4/8/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

1.g7+ Rxg7
2.Qh6+ Rh7

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20170520 - Problem 2.jpg
r1b1qrk1/2pp1ppp/pb1n1Bn1/1p6/3PPQN1/1BP5/PP3PPP/RN3RK1 w - - 0 1


The noose is tightening around Black. Capturing either attacking piece loses early:

1...gxh6 2.Nxh6#
1...gxf6 2.Nxf6+ Kh8 3.Qxh7#

If this is all you found, you did an OK job. But there is one Black defense that holds out for one more move:

1... Nf5
2.exf5 gxf6
3.Nxf6+ Kh8

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20170610 - Endgame.jpg
8/8/2p2p2/8/7P/8/1k1K4/8 w - - 0 1

White has a monster passed pawn on h4. So what would happen if just ran it?

1.h5 c5
2.h6 c4
3.h7 c3+
4.Ke1 c2
5.h8=Q c1=Q+ and draw.

So the answer is: not much. The problem is, Black can get counterplay by pushing his own pawn down the 'c' file. So White needs to eliminate this threat.

1. Kd3!

Trying to get to c4. But Black easily counters.

2. Kd4 Kb4

And now White has the position he wants. Black's King has been maneuvered far enough away from the c1 queening square that he will not be able to get back there in time to protect his queening pawn from capture. White may now push his passer.

3. h5 c5+

White has nothing to fear from this check.

4. Ke3 c4
5. h6 c3
6. h7 c2
7. Kd2!

Aha! And now Black is schlonged. He has to drop his King all the way back to c2 in order to protect his pawn, but he just doesn't have enough time.

8. h8=Q Kb2
9. Qc8 and wins

White wins the pawn and the game.

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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