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July 25, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 07-25-2020

WFM Anastasia Bykova RUS 01.jpg
WFM Anastasia Bykova (RUS)

(h/t David Llada on Twitter for the photo)

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 - Black To Play (1171)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Make room for the rook

20200725 - Problem 1.jpg
1k6/pp3p2/r3b1p1/n2p3p/q2P1NnP/4P3/1PQN1PPB/1KR4R b - - 0 1

WFM Anastasia Bykova RUS 02.jpg

(h/t David Llada again)

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1168 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Every Black move must be a checking move

20200725 - Problem 2.jpg
1Q6/1R3pk1/4p2p/p3n3/P3P2P/6PK/r5B1/3q4 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1170)

How can White obtain a winning position?

Hint: The a8 rook is vulnerable

20200725 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b3k1/p5pp/3q4/3pp1r1/3Q4/4PR1B/P6P/2R4K w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20200725 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20200725 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20200725 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20200725 dress pr0n 04.jpg

20200725 dress pr0n slovakia 01.jpg
Greetings From Slovakia

20200725 dress pr0n kate.jpg

20200725 dress pr0n melania.jpg


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20200725 - Problem 1.jpg
1k6/pp3p2/r3b1p1/n2p3p/q2P1NnP/4P3/1PQN1PPB/1KR4R b - - 0 1

2.Kxa1 Nb3+
3.Kb1 Ra1#

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200725 - Problem 2.jpg
1Q6/1R3pk1/4p2p/p3n3/P3P2P/6PK/r5B1/3q4 b - - 0 1

2.Kh2 Nf3+
3.Kh1 Qh3+
4.Bxh3 Rh2#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200725 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b3k1/p5pp/3q4/3pp1r1/3Q4/4PR1B/P6P/2R4K w - - 0 1

1. Qxa7! Rf5

If the queen is taken, then it's over quickly, i.e. 1...Rxa7 2.Rxc8+ Qd8 3.Rxd8#

2. Rxf5 Bxf5
3. Qxa8+ Qf8

Or 3...Kf7 4.Rc6 (4.Qb7+ Kf6 5. Rc6) 4...Qe7 5. Bxf5

Black loses one piece after another:

4.Qxd5+ Qf7
5.Qd8+ Qf8
6.Qxf8+ Kxf8
7.Bxf5 and Black is pretty much screwed.

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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