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January 30, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 01-30-2021

WFM Victorya Zarivkina RUS.jpg
WFM Victorya Zarivkina (RUS)


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 (1277)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: The knight must be repositioned


20210130 - Problem 1.jpg
1Bb5/2P5/k2N4/Pp6/1P6/8/2p4p/2K4B w - - 0 1





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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1304)

Goal: Black can force mate in 6 moves
Hint: Bust open the h-file


20210130 - Problem 2.jpg
r3q2r/2p1k1p1/p5p1/1p2Nb2/1P2nB2/P7/2PNQbPP/R2R3K b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - White To Play (1296)

How does White go about obtaining a winning position?


20210130 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b1qr1k/b1pp2pp/p1n5/1p3RB1/3P4/2P4P/2B2PP1/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

There has been a certain amount of consternation from some of you about wheter the disappointing election results will affect my custon of putting up Melania pics and if I'll be instead sharing photos of the wife of the current occupant of the White House. So, as Richard Nixon used to say, let me say this about that:

1) I will never willingly post any "fashion" pics of Jill Biden in the chess thread, or any of my threads. If by chance any of you really want to see such pics, I'm sure that they will soon be glutting the pages of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, and all of the other fashion magazines, no doubt accompanied by the most gushingly obsequious encomiums you can possibly imagine.

2) I still have a backlog of Melania pics, so I'll be running those in the coming weeks. When those are exhausted, I will simply recycle the ones I have already used.





20210130 dress pr0n 01.jpg




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Greetings from Ireland




20210130 dress pr0n melania 01.jpg

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


20210130 - Problem 1.jpg
1Bb5/2P5/k2N4/Pp6/1P6/8/2p4p/2K4B w - - 0 1

1.Ne4 Kb7
2.Nc5#

or

1...Bb7 2.Nc5#
1...Bd7 2.Nc5#

So, basically, Black cannot stop 2.Nc5#.


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20210130 - Problem 2.jpg
r3q2r/2p1k1p1/p5p1/1p2Nb2/1P2nB2/P7/2PNQbPP/R2R3K b - - 0 1

1...Rxh2+

Opening up the h-file is key.

2.Bxh2

If 2.Kxh2 then 2...Qh8+ 3.Bh6 Qxh6+ 4.Qh5 Qxh5#

2...Ng3+
3.Bxg3 Qh8+
4.Bh2 Qxh2+
5.Kxh2 Rh8+
6.Qh5 Rxh5#


Advanced Problem - White To Play


20210130 - Problem 3.jpg
r1b1qr1k/b1pp2pp/p1n5/1p3RB1/3P4/2P4P/2B2PP1/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1

1.Qh5! h6

Black is real weak on the back rank: 1...Qxh5 2.Rxf8#. The threat is 2.Rxf8+ Qxf8 3.Qxh7#.

2.Bxh6 Kg8 (not 2...gxh6? 3.Qxh6+ Kg8 4.Rxf8+ Qxf8 5.Qh7#)
3.Rxf8+ Kxf8
4.Bxg7+ Kxg7
5.Qxe8 and wins

I set up this position in my chess app and it played it out like this:

5...Kf6
6.Qg6+ Ke7
7.Qg5+ Ke6
8.Bb3+ d5
9.Qxd5+ Ke7
10.Qxc6 Bb6
11.Qxa8 Bd7
12.Qxa6 Bxh3
13.gxh3 b4
14.cxb4 Kd6

It's amazing how quickly Black's position completely collapses.


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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