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February 27, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 02-27-2021

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WIM Anastasia Sorokina (BEL)

Blog Note:

425 How come the damn Hints: and Goals: are never filled out on the beginner and intermediate chess challenges. I consider this the equivalent of a hostile work environment.

Posted by: AntiMarxProLennon at February 20, 2021 10:14 PM (o/sjX)

Heh. Right. I forget that we have n00bs that may not know how I do things. To see an actual "Goal" or "Hint", just drag your mouse past the word, as if you're highlighting a line of text. Because that's exactly what you're doing. The text is in an invisible font and highlighting it will cause it to appear. NOTE: Many invisible inks are made visible by holding the paper over a candle flame. Do NOT do this with your computer screen. You will be disappointed in the results.

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 (1318 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 3
Hint: Move only the knights

20210227 - Problem 1.jpg
2kr1b1r/pp3ppp/2p5/2n5/P1N1p1b1/2N1PnPP/1P2KP2/R4B1R b - - 0 1

chess pic 20210220 01.jpg

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1317)

Goal: White can force mate in, at most, 7 moves
Hint: Exploit Black's light-squared weakness

20210227 - Problem 2.jpg
5bk1/5p1p/q2p1P2/3Pr1p1/p7/1p3Q1P/1P4PK/1B3R2 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1297)

White can win, but there are a number of winning lines. Your job is fill out the tree as best as you can.

20210227 - Problem 3.jpg
8/pp1b2Qp/2pk4/3p1pB1/5p2/3P3P/PPq2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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(Click to enlarge)

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OK, so we had a bit of discussion last week about whether one of the Icelandic sweater babes was actually alive and/or a real human being. So I went looking for some better photos and I discovered that traditional Icelandic sweaters are actually a thing. So I'll post some today and some next week.

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Icelandic Sweater Babe #1

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Icelandic Sweater Babe #2

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Icelandic Sweater Babe #3

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Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20210227 - Problem 1.jpg
2kr1b1r/pp3ppp/2p5/2n5/P1N1p1b1/2N1PnPP/1P2KP2/R4B1R b - - 0 1

1...Nd4+ 2.Kd2

If 2.Ke1 then immediately Nc2#.

3.Ke1 Nc2#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210227 - Problem 2.jpg
5bk1/5p1p/q2p1P2/3Pr1p1/p7/1p3Q1P/1P4PK/1B3R2 w - - 0 1

White wins by exploiting Black's weakness on the light squares

1.Qh5 Qd3

Or 1...h6 2.Bh7+ Kxh7 3.Qxf7+ Kh8 4.Qxf8+ Kh7 5.Qg7#

2.Bxd3 Rf5
3.Bxf5 h6
4.Bh7+ Kxh7
5.Qxf7+ Kh8
6.Qxf8+ Kh7

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210227 - Problem 3.jpg
8/pp1b2Qp/2pk4/3p1pB1/5p2/3P3P/PPq2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

White can pull off a mate in 5 moves. And in some lines, even fewer:

1.Qf8+! Kc7

The other alternatives lose immediately:

1...Ke6 2. Qf6#
1...Ke5 2. Qf6#

2.Bd8+ Kb8

If 2...Kc8 then 3.Bb6+ Be8 4.Qxe8#

3.Be7+ Bc8

or 3...Kc7 4.Qd8#

Another try is 3...Be8 4.Qxe8+ Kc7 5.Qd8#

4.Bd6+ Ka8

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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