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August 07, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 08-07-2021

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Beginner Problem - White To Play (1402)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Bust up Black's pawn protection


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Beth Harmon is a Big Fan of Alekhine's Defense

(h/t Skip)



Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1390)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Push Black's king further along the back rank


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Advanced Problem - White To Play (1401)

White wins! How many moves can Black hold out if he plays the best possible defense?


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Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Morocco




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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It's mate in 2:

1.Qxa6+ bxa6
2.Bc6#


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


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1.Bxd6+ cxd6 (1...Kg8 2. Qe8+ Qxe8 3. Rxe8#)
2.Qe7+ Kg8
3.Qe8+ Qxe8
4.Rxe8#


Advanced Problem - White To Play


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rn1k1r2/pp2R3/2pP1pqp/6p1/2BQ4/2P1B3/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1

White can force a mate in 7 moves:

1.Qb6+ axb6 (1... Kc8 2. Qc7#)
2.Bxb6+ Kc8
3.Rc7+ Kd8
4.Rf7+ Kc8 (4... Ke8 5. Re7#)
5.Rxf8+ (5.Be6+ Nd7 6.Rxf8+ Qe8 7.Rxe8#)
5...Qe8
6.Rxe8+ Kd7
7.Rd8#

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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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