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August 14, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 08-14-2021

WFM Alexandra Botez 05.jpg
WFM Alexandra Botez (CAN)

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.

Pic Note:

I've shown Alexandra a couple of years ago. Also her sister Andrea. What I found odd about this photo are the chess pieces, particularly the black king, which looks oddly bent. Probably the plastic molding had some defect, but I prefer to think that the intense mental energy emanating from Ms. Botez' chess brain is causing it to melt.

Beginner Problem - Black To Play (289)

Goal: Black mates in 2
Hint: Deflect White's king away from the rook

20161112 - Problem 1.jpg
3r2k1/ppp1p2p/2nb3P/5rpR/4Np2/1P3P2/P1P2B2/2KR4 b - - 0 1

chess pic 20210814 01.jpg

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1406)

Goal: White can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Use the rook to smash Black's defense

(I found two main lines, see if you can, too. Or maybe more!)

20210814 Problem 2.jpg
3Q1bqk/5p1p/2p5/4PN2/1pp5/r6R/P4KP1/8 w - - 0 1

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1405)

You don't have to follow it through to the ultimate mate to get credit, but how would you go about obtaining a winning position?

20210814 Problem 3.jpg
4BK2/6P1/5k2/8/8/1b6/8/8 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes

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20210814 dress pr0n greece 01.jpg
Greetings From Greece

20210814 dress pr0n kate 01.jpg

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20161112 - Problem 1.jpg
3r2k1/ppp1p2p/2nb3P/5rpR/4Np2/1P3P2/P1P2B2/2KR4 b - - 0 1

2.Kb1 Rxd1#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210814 Problem 2.jpg
3Q1bqk/5p1p/2p5/4PN2/1pp5/r6R/P4KP1/8 w - - 0 1

White can force mate in 5 moves. There are two main lines, both of which start out with:

1. Rxh7+

Black has two possible responses. The first one, chosen by my app, is


which results in this line:

2.Qh4+ Kg6
3.Qg4+ Kh7
4.Qh5+ Bh6

The second is


and this is the line I came up with:

2.Qxf8+ Qg8
3.Qh6+ Qh7
4.Qf6+ Kg8 (or 4...Qg7 5.Qxg7#)

Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210814 Problem 3.jpg
4BK2/6P1/5k2/8/8/1b6/8/8 w - - 0 1

White has two tasks here: 1) safely queen his pawn and 2) pick off Black's bishop. I suppose it's possible to win without actually taking the bishop, but it may take awhile. Anyway, full credit is given if you can get #1 accomplished. And the say to do that is to seize control of the a2-g8 diagonal.

There are a number of possible lines. Here is one of them:

1.Ba4 Be6
2.Bc2 Ke5 (or 2...Ba2 3.Bh7 Bb3 4.Bg8 Bc2 5.Bc4 Bh7 6.Bd3 Bxd3 7.g8=Q)
3.Bg6 Kf6
4.Bh7 Ke5
5.Bg8 Bf5
6.Bf7 Bh7
7.Bg6 and wins.

Black's bishop is trapped and will soon be captured.

Hope to see you 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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