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August 01, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 08-01-2020

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WGM Anastasiya (Nastja) Karlovich (UKR)

Moviegique 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 (1174)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Exert pressure on the f8 square

20200801 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b3kr/pppp1qbp/6p1/3Q2B1/8/8/PPP3PP/RN2R1K1 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (BWTC 116)

Goal: White can force mate in 4
Hint: Make sure you account for all possibilities for Black's 2nd move

20200801 - Problem 2.jpg
r3r1k1/pp1q1pp1/4b1p1/3p2B1/3Q1R2/8/PPP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (BWTC 109)


...and fill out the decision tree as best as you can.

Goal: No branch should be longer than 5 moves

20200801 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b2k1r/ppp2ppp/1bnp1R2/3Np3/2BqP1Q1/3P3N/PPP3PP/R1BK4 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From India

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200801 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b3kr/pppp1qbp/6p1/3Q2B1/8/8/PPP3PP/RN2R1K1 w - - 0 1

1.Re8+ Bf8


2.Bh6 Qxd5

Or any other legal move. Doesn't matter, because no move will stop


Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20200801 - Problem 2.jpg
r3r1k1/pp1q1pp1/4b1p1/3p2B1/3Q1R2/8/PPP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

1.Qxg7+ Kxg7
2.Bf6+ Kg8

3 Rh4 d4

But 2...Kg8 isn't forced. There are other flight squares, but they all lead to mate:

a) 2...Kf8 3.Rh4 Bf5 4.Rh8#

b) 2...Kh6 3.Rh4#

c) 2...Kh7 3.Rh4+ Kg8 4.Rh8#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200801 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b2k1r/ppp2ppp/1bnp1R2/3Np3/2BqP1Q1/3P3N/PPP3PP/R1BK4 w - - 0 1

1.Qxg7+! Ke8

If 1...Kxg7 then 2.Bh6+ Kg8 3.Ne7+ Nxe7 4.Bxf7#

2.Qxh8+ Kd7
3.Rxf7+ Ne7

3...Ke6 4.Ndf4# (or 4.Qf6#)

4.Bb5+ c6

(4...Ke6 5. Qf6#)


So, lot's of branches but none > 5 moves.

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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