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December 05, 2020

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 12-05-2020

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WGM Betül Cemre Yildiz (TUR)

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 (1248 )

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Sac, sac, mate.

20201205 - Problem 1.jpg
2r1k1qr/ppp5/2n1p1pp/1NQ3B1/2p2R2/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w k - 0 1

chess pic 20201205 01.jpg

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1246)

Goal: Black can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Gain time to bring the queen over with a sac.

20201205 - Problem 2.jpg
3q1rk1/p4pp1/2pb3p/3p4/6Pr/1PNQ4/P1PB1PP1/4RRK1 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1244)

Bring home the win for White while sidestepping all of the stalemate threats by using this one weird trick.

20201205 - Problem 3.jpg

8/6pp/8/6PP/7P/8/p2K4/k7 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

20201205 dress pr0n 01.jpg

20201205 dress pr0n 02.jpg

20201205 dress pr0n 03.jpg

20201205 dress pr0n china 01.jpg
Greetings from China - 1

20201205 dress pr0n china 02.jpg
Greetings from China - 2

20201205 dress pr0n kate 01.jpg

20201205 dress pr0n melania 01.jpg


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20201205 - Problem 1.jpg
2r1k1qr/ppp5/2n1p1pp/1NQ3B1/2p2R2/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w k - 0 1

1.Nxc7+ Rxc7
2.Qxc6+ Rxc6

Or, if 2...bxc6 then also 3.Rd8#

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20201205 - Problem 2.jpg
3q1rk1/p4pp1/2pb3p/3p4/6Pr/1PNQ4/P1PB1PP1/4RRK1 b - - 0 1

2.Kh1 Bg3+
3.Kg1 Rh1+
4.Kxh1 Qh4+
5.Kg1 Qh2#

Advanced Problem - To Play

20201205 - Problem 3.jpg
8/6pp/8/6PP/7P/8/p2K4/k7 w - - 0 1

So the feature to notice about this position is that White needs to keep Black's king bottled up on a1 to prevent him from getting a queen, but that opens all sorts of stalemate possibilities. White needs to just keep shuffling his king back and forth until Black's pawns sort of self-destruct and open up the path:

1.Kc1 g6

Premature is 2.hxg6? h5 3.gxh6 stalemate.


Again, if 3.gxh6? gxh5 4.h7 stalemate

4.Kc2 hxg5

And now it's time for the pawn race.

5.hxg5 h4
6.g6 h3
7.g7 h2
8.g8=Q h1=Q

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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