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Combination Challenge #69

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Still chapter 2 from Combination Challenge. Watch for the pin.

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Black to move.

Graphics courtesy of Exachess

I’m calling this one for Wes. He got the first move right.

1. … Rxd4
2. Rxd4 Bxd4
3. g3 Rc2
winning the Rook.



Posted by Christopher    United States   on 02/07/2013 at 07:22 PM   
 
  1. 1 ..., Pc5
    2a White either takes that pawn, or moves another pawn (he has no good moves)
    2b Black Pxd4 if White moved some other piece, or Bxc5 if White took his pawn.
    if ...,Pxd4, then 3 ... Pd3 White still can’t do much.

    This opens the door for the triple pin. White can not move Rf2 or Nf1, so Black moves Be3 and it’s pretty much all over except for the tears. Sure, Kh1 or Kh2. And then Bxf2. And then go for the Knight no matter where White moves it: dead. Then sit back and go pawn hunting while pressuring the a4 Rook (might need to Kb8 to protect the row of pawns).

    Yes, you could “save” a step and start with Bxd4, but why risk losing the big B? White could be willing to sac his Rook, Rxd4,Rxd4 and then kill the White pawns, but it still works out about the same in the end. Lead with the pawn, save the Bishop.

    chess_boobs.jpg
    Mate in one!!

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/08/2013  at  03:33 AM  
  2. Your move wins Drew but is not the fastest win. In fact you could let white make the first move and no matter which one he chooses black will still win.  Lie in the last example white’s pieces surrounding his king are killing him.  I think the fastest win for black starts with the move:

    1. ...  Rd1-d4 and there is no defense.  White will lose more material soon and his cause is hopeless.

    Of course with an opponent of the caliber in your photo black could get distracted or wish to prolong the game. Hmmm… On second thought I’ll go with your move 1. ...  p-c5.

    Posted by Wes    United States   02/08/2013  at  03:45 PM  
  3. What do those big, bulbous bags of fat drooping from women’s chests have to due with chess? boobies

    Posted by Christopher    United States   02/08/2013  at  04:30 PM  
  4. First of all, they’re only medium bulbous bags, and damn fine ones to boot.

    And if you’ve never played strip chess with an attractive but lower chess rated woman, you’ve been playing the wrong game since the beginning.

    Wes, I gave serious thought to starting with the Rook, but then I got to thinking about Christopher’s insistence on playing for piece points, and figured that having more good pieces if White suddenly surrendered might be wiser. So I avoided the sac.

    Posted by Drew458    United States   02/08/2013  at  06:40 PM  
  5. Wes wins the chess move. Drew wins the scenery prize!

    Posted by Christopher    United States   02/12/2013  at  07:31 PM  
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