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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-07-30, 19:09

I haven't played live in years - my kids and I stopped playing when they were teens.
I used to play competitively and enjoyed it.   Playing online got to be a bummer when
people started using programs to beat you.   Thought it might be fun to have a thread
for some problems/discussions.

Here's a pretty easy one.

White mates in one:


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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by Nordic on 2016-07-30, 19:44

I see two, but not one: bishop on the queen, queen takes pawn. Been forever since I played. My old man was a master or some shit.
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by Nordic on 2016-07-30, 19:46

Never mind.  I didn't see the other bishop, he has the corner covered.  Second move not needed.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-19, 13:24

Chess player destroys hustlers while being trailed by Liv Tyler....

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10/19/2016 – No, it's not a typo! Background: there is vigorous chess activity in New York's Washington State Park, and plenty of hustling going on there. Sometimes, though, someone turns up who is really, really strong. And then the hustlers get owned. A viral video shows this happening recently: World Champion Magnus Carlsen took a detour to the park, watched his manager get "crushed" and then, with Liv Tyler watching, proceeded to restore the honour of Norwegian chess.


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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by InTenSity on 2016-10-19, 13:30

Been forever. A few questions. Is the king the large crown, or the smaller one with the cross?
What exactly are you asking? In one move how many times can the white pieces mate the black, or vice versa?

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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-19, 13:47

InTenSity wrote:Been forever. A few questions. Is the king the large crown, or the smaller one with the cross?
What exactly are you asking? In one move how many times can the white pieces mate the black, or vice versa?

Queen is the large crown.
King has the small cross.

White has one move to checkmate the black King (win).

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Post by InTenSity on 2016-10-19, 14:42

LooseGoose wrote:
InTenSity wrote:Been forever. A few questions. Is the king the large crown, or the smaller one with the cross?
What exactly are you asking? In one move how many times can the white pieces mate the black, or vice versa?

Queen is the large crown.
King has the small cross.

White has one move to checkmate the black King (win).
Move the bishop on the left, two spots diagonally to the right. Should be checkmate. I think.

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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-10-19, 14:44

Who is playing black, because they're really fucking bad.
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-19, 16:28

InTenSity wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Queen is the large crown.
King has the small cross.

White has one move to checkmate the black King (win).
Move the bishop on the left, two spots diagonally to the right. Should be checkmate. I think.

Yep, I'll look for a couple harder ones tonight.

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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-19, 22:46

Another sort of easy one - White to move and Mate in 2.


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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-10-20, 08:32

LooseGoose wrote:Another sort of easy one - White to move and Mate in 2.


White: Rook to f8
Black: Bishop to f8, takes rook
White: Rook to d8, mate.

Any more brain busters?
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-20, 09:55

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Another sort of easy one - White to move and Mate in 2.


White: Rook to f8
Black: Bishop to f8, takes rook
White: Rook to d8, mate.

Any more brain busters?

Right idea, wrong sequence.

d1-d8+  BxR
f1-f8++

D8 isn't even check since the bishop is sitting on f8 in your sequence and you would end up mated.

f1-f8+ BXR
d1-d8   e4-e1++


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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2016-10-20, 09:58

LooseGoose wrote:
Watch Out Pylon! wrote:

White: Rook to f8
Black: Bishop to f8, takes rook
White: Rook to d8, mate.

Any more brain busters?

Right idea, wrong sequence.

d1-d8+ BxR
f1-f8++

D8 isn't even check since the bishop is sitting on f8 in your sequence.

That's what I meant. I'm dyslexic. :(
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-20, 12:11

Watch Out Pylon! wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

Right idea, wrong sequence.

d1-d8+ BxR
f1-f8++

D8 isn't even check since the bishop is sitting on f8 in your sequence.

That's what I meant. I'm dyslexic. :(

Yep, I figured you'd typed it wrong. And I was wrong on the mate for you since you could block with the Rook.

I'll look for some better ones today/tonight.

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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2016-10-20, 12:16

My daughter just started taking a chess class after school. Never played in my life, but am trying to learn so that I can play her. An after school chess club used to be the thing of the biggest nerds, but schools have really been pushing it as an education tool. There are some schools down here where it's part of the regular curriculum.



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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by Nordic on 2016-10-20, 12:30

We should start a Swill Chess club and have an online tournament.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-10-20, 12:32

Nordic wrote:We should start a Swill Chess club and have an online tournament.
I was told there wouldn't be tests.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-20, 12:52

MiamiSpartan wrote:My daughter just started taking a chess class after school. Never played in my life, but am trying to learn so that I can play her. An after school chess club used to be the thing of the biggest nerds, but schools have really been pushing it as an education tool. There are some schools down here where it's part of the regular curriculum.

We had a small club in HS and played tournaments all over the state. IT was about 1/2 nerds and 1/2 jocks, we had a lot of fun.

I grew up playing my Dad and the biggest adjustment for me was the clock. I'd never played on one before so Dad bought one and we started using it, that made it a bit easier. At one time I was a decent player but I've not played 10 full games in the last 15 years.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-10-20, 12:54

Nordic wrote:We should start a Swill Chess club and have an online tournament.

Might be fun. My Dad played mail chess when I was growing up. He'd have 10-12 games going at a time, it's hard to imagine that in today's age.

Looks like some people still do it....

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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-10-20, 13:15

Nerd, geek, etc is fucking so 90s bros. Do what you want to do and fuck anyone who doesn't like it. Just own it and go.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-10-20, 13:24

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Nerd, geek, etc is fucking so 90s bros. Do what you want to do and fuck anyone who doesn't like it. Just own it and go.
What if you want to AW in the Izzone, or play in the band?

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Post by Nordic on 2016-10-20, 13:29

LooseGoose wrote:
Nordic wrote:We should start a Swill Chess club and have an online tournament.

Might be fun. My Dad played mail chess when I was growing up. He'd have 10-12 games going at a time, it's hard to imagine that in today's age.

Looks like some people still do it....

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so did my dad. He had a little leather pocket chess book and would send his next move via mail. I mentioned before he was some sort of Master, but never made Grand Master. I don't know how that shit works, but he was in the top 2000s back in the 80s. He quit playing tournaments in the 90s and took up pool. We played all the time as when I was a kid, but never got into it. I would get my ass kicked but would play if we set something up online.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2016-10-20, 13:29

InTenSity wrote:
Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Nerd, geek, etc is fucking so 90s bros. Do what you want to do and fuck anyone who doesn't like it. Just own it and go.
What if you want to AW in the Izzone, or play in the band?

AW?

I will never mock a musician.
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Post by InTenSity on 2016-10-20, 13:32

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
InTenSity wrote:
What if you want to AW in the Izzone, or play in the band?

AW?

I will never mock a musician.
Attention Whore.

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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-11-12, 19:11

Black to Mate in 2.


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Post by Nordic on 2016-11-12, 22:34

Bishop check... rook kill shot... Let's play
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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-11-13, 08:37

Nordic wrote:Bishop check... rook kill shot... Let's play

lol here? At the risk of heckling?

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Post by LooseGoose on 2016-11-13, 11:12

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-09, 18:15

Fun chess problem from today.

White mates in 2.


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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2017-04-09, 18:19

If you didn't see this 60 Minutes story a couple of weeks ago it was pretty good.

Chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county
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Post by Cameron on 2017-04-09, 18:36

I've always been terrible at chess. I get too caught up in trying to take pieces, rather than thinking about how to corner the king.
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Post by steveschneider on 2017-04-09, 18:57

LooseGoose wrote:I haven't played live in years - my kids and I stopped playing when they were teens.
I used to play competitively and enjoyed it.   Playing online got to be a bummer when
people started using programs to beat you.   Thought it might be fun to have a thread
for some problems/discussions.

Here's a pretty easy one.

White mates in one:


move bishop to put king in check, queen takes pawn.
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Post by steveschneider on 2017-04-09, 19:08

LooseGoose wrote:Fun chess problem from today.

White mates in 2.

LooseGoose wrote:Fun chess problem from today.

White mates in 2.


I don't see anyway white can win this in 2.
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-09, 19:28

steveschneider wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Fun chess problem from today.

White mates in 2.


I don't see anyway white can win this in 2.

I'll leave it for a day, I know Nordy looks at these too.

Ooops....forgot about the spoiler box.

Spoiler:
H4-H6 Black is forced to PxR and then G6-G7++
OR Black can move the Bishop out.....and then it's RXP++
Once you move the R to H6 those are the only legal moves available to Black.


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Post by aualum06 on 2017-04-09, 19:30

LooseGoose wrote:
steveschneider wrote:

I don't see anyway white can win this in 2.

I'll leave it for a day, I know Nordy looks at these too.

Castle has to take pawn to save king, then queen takes castle and it still isn't one move
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Post by steveschneider on 2017-04-09, 19:51

aualum06 wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:

I'll leave it for a day, I know Nordy looks at these too.

Castle has to take pawn to save king, then queen takes castle and it still isn't one move

That's a bishop on G8. If rook takes H7 bishop takes rook.

If pawn takes H7 bishop takes pawn.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-04-09, 19:59

steveschneider wrote:
aualum06 wrote:

Castle has to take pawn to save king, then queen takes castle and it still isn't one move

That's a bishop on G8. If rook takes H7 bishop takes rook.

If pawn takes H7 bishop takes pawn.

I put a spoiler up there ^^.

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Post by steveschneider on 2017-04-09, 20:00

LooseGoose wrote:Another sort of easy one - White to move and Mate in 2.


D1 to D8 put king in check then f1 to f8 check mate.
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Post by steveschneider on 2017-04-09, 20:01

LooseGoose wrote:Black to Mate in 2.


Black bishop to a3 put king in check, black rook takes white rook check mate.
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Re: The Chess Thread

Post by BleacherSwill on 2017-04-09, 20:24

Nordic wrote:Never mind.  I didn't see the other bishop, he has the corner covered.  Second move not needed.

You did not inherit your old man's skills.

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