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July 31, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 07-31-2021

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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 - Black To Play (1398 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: You should deflect the g2 pawn with a sacrifice


20210731 Problem 1.jpg
rn4k1/pppb1ppp/8/3P4/2BP2n1/2N1r3/PP1BNqP1/R2QR2K b - - 0 1





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Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1356)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: A timely sac can deflect a rook from a useful file


20210731 Problem 2.jpg
2k1r2r/Qpp4p/p1b3pb/R2p4/4Nq2/5P2/PPPN2PP/1K2R3 w - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1365)

What is the quickest path to victory? Be sure that your considering the best defense being thrown at you.


20210731 Problem 3.jpg
5rk1/ppp3pp/4b2q/2b5/3r4/2NB1P2/PPP3PP/3RQK1R b - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes




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Greetings From Spain




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play


20210731 Problem 1.jpg
rn4k1/pppb1ppp/8/3P4/2BP2n1/2N1r3/PP1BNqP1/R2QR2K b - - 0 1

1...Rh3+

The main purpose of this sac is to remove the obstructing pawn on g2 so Black can slide the queen over and deliver the final crushing blow.

2.gxh3 Qh2#


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


20210731 Problem 2.jpg
2k1r2r/Qpp4p/p1b3pb/R2p4/4Nq2/5P2/PPPN2PP/1K2R3 w - - 0 1

1.Qa8+ Kd7
2.Nc5+ Kd6
3.Qd8+ Rxd8
4.Re6#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20210731 Problem 3.jpg
5rk1/ppp3pp/4b2q/2b5/3r4/2NB1P2/PPP3PP/3RQK1R b - - 0 1

1... Rxf3+
2.Qf2

Other possibilities are worse:

2.gxf3 Bh3+ 3.Ke2 Re4+ 4.Bxe4 Qe3#

or

2.Kg1 Re4+ 3.Qf2 Bxf2+ 4.Kf1 Bd4+ 5.gxf3 Bh3#

2...Rxf2+
3.Ke1 Qe3+
4.Be2 Bg4
5.Rd2 Qxd2+
6.Kxf2 Rf4+
7.Kg3 Bf2#

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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