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by Your Raving Roving Science Correspondent [Jay Guevara]
January 09, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 01-09-2021

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WIM Siranush Andriasian (ARM)

No movie thread today. 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 (1278 )

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Know ye *all* the rules of chess

20210109 - Problem 1.jpg
8/8/2B5/5p2/4p3/8/5P1p/5K1k w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1279)

Goal: White can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Looks like it might be a smothered mate, but not quite

20210109 - Problem 2.jpg
2r2r1k/6pp/2NN4/5p2/2Q2nq1/8/6PP/2R4K w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1280)


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5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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20210109 dress pr0n curonia 01.jpg
Greetings from Curonia

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20210109 - Problem 1.jpg
8/8/2B5/5p2/4p3/8/5P1p/5K1k w - - 0 1

1.f4 exf3

En passant! And, forced. It's the only legal move for Black.


Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210109 - Problem 2.jpg
2r2r1k/6pp/2NN4/5p2/2Q2nq1/8/6PP/2R4K w - - 0 1

1. Qg8+ Kxg8

Not 1...Rxg8?? 2.Nf7#

2.Ne7+ Kh8
3.Nf7+ Rxf7
4.Rxc8+ Rf8

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210109 - Problem 3.jpg
5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

1. Rxf8+ Kxf8

If 1...Qxf8 then 2.Bh7+ Kh8 3.Bg6+ Kg8 4.Qh7#

2.Qh8+ Kf7
3.Bg6+ Ke6

3...Kxg6? 4.Qh5#

4.Qg8+ Kd7
5.Bf5+ Qe6
6.Qxe6+ Kd8

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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