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March 06, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 03-06-2021

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WGM Betül Cemre Yildiz (TUR)

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 (21)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Resist the temptation to take the rook

20210306 - Problem 1.jpg
r6k/ppp4r/3pqNP1/6Q1/3P4/8/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

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Bernie's Soviet Honeymoon

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1322)

Goal: Black can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Crack open the h-file

20210306 - Problem 2.jpg
r6r/2p2kp1/4p1n1/2Pq2P1/1P1Q1p2/P5PP/4RP1K/1N1R4 b - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1282)

This is a forced mate in 2. But what makes it difficult is that the decision tree is quite wide, so there will be many short, stubby little branches. I found 8. See if you can find them all, or maybe I missed one, or counted some duplicates.

20210306 - Problem 3.jpg
3k4/r1nPn1rp/8/2N1N2P/8/p7/K4P2/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:

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Last week:

11 Irish sweaters > Icelandic sweaters.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 27, 2021 05:40 PM (99Nt9)

OK, let's put this to the test. You make the call:

20210306 irish sweater 01.jpg
Irish Sweater Girl #1

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Irish Sweater Girl #2

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Irish Sweater Girl #3

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

20210306 - Problem 1.jpg
r6k/ppp4r/3pqNP1/6Q1/3P4/8/PPP3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1

1.g7+ Rxg7
2.Qh6+ Rh7

Intermediate Problem - Black To Play

20210306 - Problem 2.jpg
r6r/2p2kp1/4p1n1/2Pq2P1/1P1Q1p2/P5PP/4RP1K/1N1R4 b - - 0 1

All of the moves are forced:

2.Kxh3 Rh8+
3.Kg4 Rh4+
4.gxh4 Qg2+
5.Kh5 Qf3# 0-1

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210306 - Problem 3.jpg
3k4/r1nPn1rp/8/2N1N2P/8/p7/K4P2/8 w - - 0 1

This is a zugzwang position for Black. So the trick for White is to see that his knights are optimally placed, so is there another piece that can be moved?

1. h6!

Yes! Now Black has nothing but bad choices. Depending on whichever piece he moves, White can deliver mate with a knight on f7, b7, c6, e6

(1...Rf7 2.Nxf7#)
(1...Ng6 2.Nc6#)
(1...Ra6 2.Nb7#)
(1...Ncd5 2.Ne6#)
(1...Ned5 2.Nc6#)
(1...Rg6 2.Nf7#)
(1...Nb5 2.Ne6#)
(1...Ne6 2.Nxe6#)

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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