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September 26, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 09-26-2020

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Zsuzsa Polgár (HUN)

Thanks to NaCly Dog for filling in while I was away last week.

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 (1203)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Sac not just one, but two, pieces for the win

20200926 - Problem 1.jpg
5rk1/p2p2bp/1p2p3/6p1/2P2Bn1/1PNQ1PPK/P4q1P/3R4 b - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1201)

Goal: Black can force a mate in, at most, 7 moves
Hint: It's basically a sac followed by a king chase

20200926 - Problem 2.jpg
r6k/6pp/2pN2r1/b1P5/PnQ1p3/1B2Rp2/1BPq1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1200)

How does White obtain an overwhelming position?

Hint: Use a bit of zugzwang to trap the enemy queen

20200926 - Problem 3.jpg
8/q1pB4/pk3K2/3p4/PN1P4/8/4P3/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20200926 dress pr0n 01.jpg

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20200926 dress pr0n albania.jpg
Greetings From Albania

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20200926 - Problem 1.jpg
5rk1/p2p2bp/1p2p3/6p1/2P2Bn1/1PNQ1PPK/P4q1P/3R4 b - - 0 1

2.Kxg4 Rxf4+
3.gxf4 Qh4#

Black had to remove not just one, but two obstructing pieces to force mate.

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20200926 - Problem 2.jpg
r6k/6pp/2pN2r1/b1P5/PnQ1p3/1B2Rp2/1BPq1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1


Not 2.Kf1? Qxf2#

3.Kxh2 (not good is 3.Kg1? Qxf2#)

4.Kh3 Qg2+
5.Kh4 Bd8+
6.Bf6 (6. Kh5 Qg5#)
7.Kh5 Qg5# 0-1

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20200926 - Problem 3.jpg
8/q1pB4/pk3K2/3p4/PN1P4/8/4P3/8 w - - 0 1

The key to this problem is recognizing that Black is backed up into a corner and his pieces are kind of stepping on each other.

1.a5+ Kb7

My chess app decided that 1...Kxa5 allowing the fork was the better option. I played it out because I saw that if I wasn't careful, Black could free up one of his pawns. 2.Nc6+ Kb5 3.Nxa7+ Kc4 4.Ke5 c5 5.e3 Kb4 6.Kxd5 c4 7.Ba4! c3 8.Bc2 a5 9.Nc6+ Kb5 10.Nxa5 Kxa5 and wins.

2.Nc6 Qa8

The queen is toast.

4.Bxc8+ Kxc8
5.Kf6 Kd7
6.Nb8+ Ke8
7.Ke5 Kd8
8.Kxd5 c6+
9.Kxc6 Ke7
10.e4 Kf6
11.Nxa6 for the win.

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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