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August 29, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 08-29-2020

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WIM Carolina Blanco (VEN)

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 (1189)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Limit Black's defense options to one, and only one, move

20200829 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b4r/pppk1Npp/5n2/8/2Bp4/Bn6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1190)

Goal: Black can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Bust up the pawn phalanx with a sac

20200829 - Problem 2.jpg
3r2k1/pB3ppp/1pr5/4n3/4n3/1RP1P3/P4PPP/2B2RK1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1188 )

There are several lines to mate. How many can you find, and what is the longest (forced) line?

20200829 - Problem 3.jpg
k2r3r/pR2ppbp/3q4/2N5/3np1b1/4P3/P2B1PPP/2Q1KB1R w K - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Turkey

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20200829 - Problem 1.jpg
r1b4r/pppk1Npp/5n2/8/2Bp4/Bn6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

It's a mate in 2!

1.Bb5+ c6

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200829 - Problem 2.jpg
3r2k1/pB3ppp/1pr5/4n3/4n3/1RP1P3/P4PPP/2B2RK1 b - - 0 1


Best. If the king tries to run, he'll just die tired, and one move earlier: 2.Kh1 Nxf2+ 3.Rxf2 Rd1+ 4.Rf1 Rxf1#

3.Kh1 Nxf2+
4.Rxf2 Rd1+
5.Rf1 Rxf1#

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200829 - Problem 3.jpg
k2r3r/pR2ppbp/3q4/2N5/3np1b1/4P3/P2B1PPP/2Q1KB1R w K - 0 1

1.Rxa7+ Kxa7

If 1...Kb8 then White wraps it up quickly with 2.Qb2+ Kc8 3.Qb7#

2.Qa3+ Kb8

Alternately 2...Kb6 3.Qb4+ Kc6 4.Qb7+ Kxc5 5.Bb4#

3.Qb2+ Nb5
4.Qxb5+ Qb6
5.Qxb6+ Ka8

And 3...Nb3 4.Qxb3+ Qb6 5.Qxb6+ Kc8 6.Qb7# is pretty much the same thing.

So it's 4 mating lines, the longest of which are 6 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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