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Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 02-06-2021

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WGM Dorsa Derakhshani (USA)

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 - Black To Play (516)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Guess what piece gets sacrificed?

20210206 - Problem 1.jpg
k6r/2Q5/8/7b/8/6Pq/4PP2/1R4K1 b - - 0 1

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"Playing chess with Salvador Dali was always interesting."

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1305)

Goal: White can force mate in 6
Hint: Sac a rook at the proper time

20210206 - Problem 2.jpg
2kr1b1r/pppn3p/6pP/3p1nP1/8/8/P1RNpP1B/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1291)

Map out the "victory tree" for White. It's rather complicated, but no branch should be longer than 3 moves.

20210206 - Problem 3.jpg
8/2P1P2N/3n2p1/6Bk/6p1/3P4/8/7K w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Greetings from Poland

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Let The Obsequious Fawning And Butt-Kissing Begin:

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(No, I don't intend to show fashion pics of Ms. Harris every week. Or any week. But I had to put up this newspaper article to show you the stark difference between how the two different WH administrations are being covered. However, the Post is usually a bit more conservative than the other NY newspapers, so I must say I'm a bit disappointed that it's the first one out of the gate to publish a suck-up fashion piece.)


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20210206 - Problem 1.jpg
k6r/2Q5/8/7b/8/6Pq/4PP2/1R4K1 b - - 0 1

Pretty straightforward. All of Black's moves are forced.

2.Kxh1 Bf3+
3.Kg1 Rh1#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210206 - Problem 2.jpg
2kr1b1r/pppn3p/6pP/3p1nP1/8/8/P1RNpP1B/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

Pretty much a straight line. The trick is seeing the rook sac on move 5.

1.Rxc7+ Kb8
2.Rbxb7+ Ka8
3.Rxa7+ Kb8
4.Rcb7+ Kc8
5.Rb8+ Nxb8

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210206 - Problem 3.jpg
8/2P1P2N/3n2p1/6Bk/6p1/3P4/8/7K w - - 0 1

1. c8=Q Nf7

This is one of about 4 possible Black responses. Probably the most "intuitive" one is to take the new queen:

1...Nxc8 but then an underpromotion seals the deal: 2. e8=N g3 (or any N move) 3. Nef6#

or if 1...g3 then 2.Qh3#

1...Ne4 2.dxe4 g3 3.Qh3#)

1...Nf5 2.Qxf5 gxf5 (2...g3 3.Qh3#) 3.e8=Q#

2.Qc1 g3 (2...Nxg5 3.Qxg5#)
3.Nf6# 1-0

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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