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July 10, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 07-10-2021

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IM Anita Gara (HUN)

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 (383)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Extract the king from his hidey-hole, then pounce

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The Joy and Wonder of Chess

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (367)

Goal: Find the forced mate in 4
Hint: First attack from the left, then from the right

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4-Year-Old Chess Prodigy vs. Anatoly Karpov

This is amazing to watch. Also humiliating to think that this kid could easily kick my butt.

Advanced Problem - White To Play (366)

How does White bring home the full point? See if you can find the forced mate. It's a ways out.

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Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Greetings From Albania

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I don't care about how tall he is, I'm just curious how much it costs to feed him.


Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play

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White mates in two:

1.Bg5+ Kxg5

If 1...Kh7 then 2.Qg8#


Intermediate Problem - White To Play

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It's a forced mate in 4.

1.Bb6+ Qc7

1...Rc7 produces the exact same line.

2.Qxg8+ Bf8
3.Qxf8+ Be8

Advanced Problem - White To Play

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The mate, forced, is 9 moves out. Congrats to those of you who found it:

1.Rxf7 Kxf7
2.Qxh7+ Ke8
3.Qxg6+ Kf8
4.Rf1+ Bf6

(4...Nf6 5.Nxf6 Bxf6 (5...Qxe5 6.Nh7#) 6.Rxf6+ Ke7 7.Qf7#)

5.Nxf6 Nxe5
6.Nh7+ Ke7
7.Qg7+ Nf7

(7...Kd6 8.Bxe5#)

8.Rxf7+ Ke8

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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