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January 23, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 01-23-2021

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WIM Alisa Melekhina (USA)


TheJamesMadison should 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 (1290)

Goal: White forces mate in 3 moves
Hint: Use the bishop to deflect the king toward the corner


20210123 - Problem 1.jpg
8/8/4R3/2B5/8/7K/8/5k2 w - - 0 1





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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1301)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Bust open the pawn phalanx protecting Black's king


20210123 - Problem 2.jpg
rnb3kr/ppp2ppp/1b6/3q4/3pN3/Q4N2/PPP2KPP/R1B1R3 w - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1300)

Goal: Black can force mate in 6 moves
Hint: The rook on h3 is your chief obstacle to victory


20210123 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/q4ppp/2p5/3p1P1P/8/1P5R/P1P1rr2/3Q1R1K b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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20210123 dress pr0n algeria 01.jpg
Greetings from Algeria




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Shoe Pr0n!

"Something wildly decadent for a gloomy Tuesday and a pair of late #19thc decorative #boots that were designed to trick the eye. They are supposed to suggest stockinged legs inside a little pair of gold #shoes, a luxurious illusion"

(h/t Dr Kate Strasdin)

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20210123 - Problem 1.jpg
8/8/4R3/2B5/8/7K/8/5k2 w - - 0 1

1.Bg1 Kxg1
2.Rf6 Kh1
3.Rf1#


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


20210123 - Problem 2.jpg
rnb3kr/ppp2ppp/1b6/3q4/3pN3/Q4N2/PPP2KPP/R1B1R3 w - - 0 1

1.Nf6+ gxf6
2.Qf8+

Not 2.Bh6? Qd8 and White's attack is stymied.

2...Kxf8
3.Bh6+ Kg8
4.Re8#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20210123 - Problem 3.jpg
6k1/q4ppp/2p5/3p1P1P/8/1P5R/P1P1rr2/3Q1R1K b - - 0 1

1...Qe3!
2.Rxf2

Not 2.Rxe3? Rh2+ 3.Kg1 Reg2#

2...Qxh3+
3.Kg1 Qg3+
4.Kh1

If 4.Kf1 then 4...Qxf2#

4...Rxf2

Of course 4...Qxf2 5.Qxe2 Qxe2 also wins, but is considerably slower.

5.Qg1 Qf3+
6.Qg2 Qxg2#

Or

5...Qh3+
6.Qh2 Qxh2#

Hope to see you all next week!

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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.

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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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