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January 16, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 01-16-2021

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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 (1281)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Reposition the bishop

20210116 - Problem 1.jpg
5K2/7p/4p3/6kP/8/5QB1/8/8 w - - 0 1

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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1289)

Goal: White can obtain an overwhelming advantage
Hint: Force Black to give up his queen

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q7/8/8/8/5R2/4k3/7R/4K3 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1293)

How does Black obtain a winning position?

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4R3/3q4/8/4n1r1/8/4k2Q/7K/8 b - - 0 1

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20210116 - Problem 1.jpg
5K2/7p/4p3/6kP/8/5QB1/8/8 w - - 0 1


This repositions the bishop onto a more advantageous square.


The other options are no better:

1...Kh6 2. Bf4#


1...h6 2. Bf6#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210116 - Problem 2.jpg
q7/8/8/8/5R2/4k3/7R/4K3 w - - 0 1

White's rooks are keeping the Black king fenced in pretty good.

1.Ra4! Qc8

The threat is now 2Rh3#. Black can't take the rook: 1...Qxa4 2.Rh3+ Kd4 3.Rh4+ Kc5 4. Rxa4. Similar is 1...Qf3 2.Rh3 Qxh3 3.Ra3+ Kf4 4.Rxh3

2.Rh3+ Qxh3
3.Ra3+ Kf4

There's no defense Black can make where his queen won't end up getting skewered.

Advanced Problem - Black To Play

20210116 - Problem 3.jpg
4R3/3q4/8/4n1r1/8/4k2Q/7K/8 b - - 0 1


Threatening Rh5#


There isn't anything better. If 2.Rh8 then 2...Rg3+ 3.Kh4 Nf3+ 4.Kh5 Rh3+ and the rook is skewered.


"It's a trap!" Rxg8 is stalemate.

4.Kh4 Rxg8 winning the skewer and the game.

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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