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December 04, 2021

Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 12-04-2021

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WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (LUX)

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 (1479)

Goal: White can force mate in 2 moves
Hint: Remove a defender


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The Longest Game

The above meme refers the 6th game of the FIDE World Chess Championhip Match currently being played in Dubai between the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen (NOR) and challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS). It was one for the record books:

In terms of moves, the game broke the record of the longest game in world championship history. Before today, it was the 124 moves played in the fifth match game of Korchnoi-Karpov, Baguio City 1978, but with 136 moves, we now have a new longest game.

The game lasted more than 8 hours(!) I can't imagine. You can play through it here:

It is very demoralizing to throw all of your effort and energy into a long, grueling chess game only to lose it in the endgame. I hope Nepo can recover.



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1459)

It's only a mate in 3, but you need to find all three of them.


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Advanced Problem - White To Play (1477)

I've found a couple of 2-move mates and one 4-move mate in this position, and you may find others, but what is the longest forced mate you can find?


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Dress Pr0n For the 'Ettes:



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"Happy, well-adjusted families strike fear in the hearts of Democrats."




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Bonus Purse Pr0n:

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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1.Rxg8+!

Removes the only defender of the pawn on h6

1...Rxg8
2.Qxh6#

Or, if 1...Kh7 then 2.R6g7#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


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4r2k/pq4pp/2b5/5p2/8/2NP2P1/PPP2R1P/R1B2K2 b - - 0 1

Here are the three mate-in-3 lines:

Line 1: 1...Bg2+ 2.Kg1 Re1+ 3.Rf1 Rxf1#

Line 2: 1...Bg2+ 2.Rxg2 Qf3+ 3.Rf2 Qh1#

Line 3: 1...Bg2+ 2.Rxg2 Qf3+ 3.Kg1 Re1#


Advanced Problem - White To Play


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1.Qxd7+! Bxd7

Pretty much forced. The other options lose immediately:

1...Kg8 2.Qxe8#
1...Kxf6 2.Qe7#

2. Rxd7+ Kxf6

Again, the capture is forced: 2...Kg8 3.f7+ Kg7 4.f8=Q#

3.Bd4+ e5
4.Nd5+ Ke6
5.Re7+ Kd6
6.fxe5#


Hope to see you 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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