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September 18, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 09-18-2021

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WGM Laura Unuk (SLO)

No movie thread today. 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 (1425)

Goal: Black to force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Force White's king to the back rank, then deliver mate

20210918 Problem 1.jpg
4r1k1/1pp1qpp1/3p3p/3P4/PPP2R2/3Q2P1/R4KP1/4r3 b - - 0 1

Yes, Sometimes Chess Piece Designers Go A Little Overboard On The Knights:

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Just to be clear, the upper pic is an obvious parody. But the lower pic is a photo of an actual chess set you can buy.

Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1416)

Goal: White can force mate in 5 moves
Hint: Force the Black king into the corner, the bishop cuts off his escape

20210918 Problem 2.jpg
q5r1/4N1bk/pp1pP2p/2r2p2/P7/2nQ3P/1PB4B/R3R1Kb w - - 0 1

SCTV: Chess With Boris Morris

(h/t to the moron who posted this in a previous thread)

Advanced Problem - White To Play (1422)

White needs to force mate in 2 moves. That is the information that was presented when I first saw this puzzle, so it would not be fair to withhold it. The trick is to find the "key" first move, which I only found after a long period of experimentation. Which is why it's an 'advanced' problem. So you're job is to make me look bad by finding the solution quickly.

I doubt I'd be ever able to see this OTB.

20210918 Problem 3.jpg
2Q4K/6R1/8/8/7k/8/6rr/6R1 w - - 0 1

Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:

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Greetings From the Czech Republic

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - Black To Play

20210918 Problem 1.jpg
4r1k1/1pp1qpp1/3p3p/3P4/PPP2R2/3Q2P1/R4KP1/4r3 b - - 0 1

It's mate in 2:

2.Kxf1 Qe1#


2.Qxf1 Qe3# (h/t NoOne NoHow for finding this one)

Intermediate Problem - White To Play

20210918 Problem 2.jpg
q5r1/4N1bk/pp1pP2p/2r2p2/P7/2nQ3P/1PB4B/R3R1Kb w - - 0 1

1. Qxf5+

I suppose this move was rather obvious.


1...Kh8?? loses immediately to 2.Qh7#

And now you have to look ahead a bit and see that knight has to deliver the mate from f7 while the bishop covers the flight square.

2.Bxf5+ Kh8
3.Ng6+ Kh7

This is the correct square the knight must go to to get to f7.


Advanced Problem - White To Play

20210918 Problem 3.jpg
2Q4K/6R1/8/8/7k/8/6rr/6R1 w - - 0 1


There's no way I can describe how I found this move other than "I play around with the position until I found it." Now, Black has a number of possible respones:

1...Rxc2 2.Rh7#

I think that's the most obvious response. Here are some alternatives:

1...Rxg7 2.Qxh2#
1...Rxg1 2.Qh7#
1...Rg5 2.Qxh2#
1...Kh5 2.Qh7#
1...Rg3 2.Qh7#
1...Rg6 2.Qxh2#

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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