Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 04-22-2017



Michael Cheval - A la Guerre comme a la Guerre.jpg

Michael Cheval - A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre

Good afternoon morons and moronettes, and welcome to the Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread, the only AoSHQ thread with content specifically for all of us chess nerds who pay homage in the temple of Caïssa, goddess of the chessboard. And, for those of you who aren't nerdly enough for chess, you can use this thread to talk about checkers, or other games, or politics, or whatever you wish, only please try to keep it civil. Nobody wants to get in the middle of a hockey brawl on a Saturday afternoon. Except maybe Bruins fans.


Pic Note

I played around with Google's language translator, and the title of this week's pic could either be rendered "In War As In War" or "War and War", I'm not sure which. No doubt one of you morons more knowledgeable in French would be able to help out here.

Also, there's a lot of detail in the painting that you'll be able to see a lot better if you bring up the larger version, which is only a click away.


Problem 1 - Black To Play (224)

Hint: Black can force a mate in 2


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Problem 2 - White To Play (194)

Hint: White wins material


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Problem 3 - White To Play (470)

Hint: White can force a mate in 4


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Hooked On Tactics

This is is an interesting article by an author who describes her chess learning experience from the very beginning. Chess puzzles is what got her started, and it turned into an addiction:

I would spend an hour thinking about a single tactic. I would lose a hundred points in a day, or more, then gain them back. Eventually, I won more than I lost. I started to recognize patterns. Calculations became easier. The movements of pieces would flow into each other. I started to see the board as areas of energy, lines of tension. By June, eight months after I’d downloaded the app, my rating hit 2000.

I still could not reliably set up a chessboard for a game.

All of you n00bs should read this piece and be encouraged, when you don't see something and believe yourself to be an idiot. You're not an idiot. It just takes lots of practice.


Problem 4 - White To Play (BWTC 5)

Hint: White wins significant material


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Endgame of the Week (97)

Black has a dangerously advanced pawn, ready to queen and win. It's White to move. Can he thwart this plan?

Hint: White can draw


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And now for something completely different:


"No Fair, They're Hitting Us Back!"

Backstory: During the Easter weekend riots at Berkeley, one of the masked 'pantyfa' goons was caught on video using a bike lock wrapped in a towel as a weapon to assault people, and her badly injured several.

Apparently, this aroused the ire of the 4chan entity known as '/pol/', and collectively, they succeeded in tracking down and identifying the cowardly thug.

This compilation video of how they did it is amazing to watch. The fact that he was wearing a mask to conceal his identity turned out to be a fruitless exercise.

And now pantyfa is peeing their panties:


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Click for larger version

There's something precious about a violent thug complaining about being made to feel unsafe. But is this a legit message posting from an actual pantyfa clown, or is a /pol/ prankster trying to moby up a little FUD among their ranks? I don't know for sure, but I did find the following item on this reddit board, and it seems that the bike-lock-wielding goon is not univerally admired:

I study law. The evidence gathered by chan alone, which will likely be presented, is serious. I haven't seen all of it, but they've found a lot more than just superimpose his face over the mask. Aside from personal questioning of whereabouts etc... It's police grade investigation which will make the judge's head spin.

The odds on this case are definitely not in Eric's favour. That said, if he is found guilty - Antifa will surely see a major influx of infiltrators gathering information.

I think it's time we have leadership, and start creating membership registries. In the future, there is a possibility that infiltrators will act violently to discredit us in the public sphere.

Edit: I just had a quick look into some of the information gathered on him. Police don't have the budget or time to conduct this level of investigation in GBH cases. Also, Eric Clanton might face a felony assault charge, possibly in the second degree. The victim bled from the head and appeared to be in a state of near-unconsciousness. Also a metal object is considered a dangerous instrument: when used to hit a person in the head. Although, I am not too familiar with American law, so I cannot be certain on the specifics.

Since Eric appeared to have heavily assaulted him on the head, with a metal object. Eric is very lucky the damage isn't serious. Because what he did was beyond stupid. I personally think it was a cruel and cowardly attack. That man didn't appear confront or assault Eric, or anybody in the crowd for that matter.

This isn't the first time something similar has happened. This surprise, cowardly attacking from a crowd with blunt weapons has got to stop. Because it will escalate, and then we are fucked. To speak a blunt truth... We know there's a good reason why only the smaller Trump supporters end up in hospital[from these hit and run attacks]. It makes us look like aggressive critters picking on cubs. I know the other side is guilty of it. But Antifa is taking the gold medal home from the media, for this behavior. Besides, it reinforces the other side's narrative and will radicalize more Trump supporters. We either learn to fight them like men(so to speak), or not at all.

This recent development is not good for us, at all. The biggest reason why Antifa is so successful in England is because we have the neutral public on our side. Although, English have a particular distaste for fascism and nazis. These tactics turned out to be a ten-fold consequence for eastern European Antifa a few years ago. The skinheads ramped up the violence, and they have a passion for violence.

Some observations:

1. 4chan is apparently doing the work that the police just won't do.

2. The part about pantyfa needing to start a membership registry? Heh. The British guy who wrote this item probably wouldn't know this, but that's opening them up to the possibility of getting hit with a RICO lawsuit, should there be an AG who is so inclined. After all, the only purpose for the existence of pantyfa is to hurt people and break things. A better example of a criminal organization would be hard to find.

3. I would think that smashing somebody in the head with a heavy bike lock is, no question, ADW. That's what the thug should've been arrested for.

4. I'm not recommending that anyone go out deliberately seeking trouble, but if you ever get attacked by one of those pantyfa cowards, I think the first thing you should do to defend yourself is go for the mask. Make sure anybody who happens to be catching it on video has a clear view of their face. The internet is forever.

5. The 4chan guys are doing the Lord's work. God bless them, every one.

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Solutions Update


Problem 1 - Black To Play


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In this position, both Black bishops are bearing down on the white king's position, as are Black's queen and rook. Meanwhile, White's pieces are kind of scattered around. With all of that firepower brought to bear, Black can afford to sac a piece to achieve a breakthrough.

1...Qxg3+!
2.Bg2

If 2.hxg3 then 2...Rh1#. But now it's

2...Qxg2#


Problem 2 - White To Play


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White can pick up some material with

1. Bxh7+ Kh8

Not 1...Nxh7? 2.Qxe7

2.Be4+ Kg8
3.Bxa8

White being up a rook should be enough to win.


Problem 3 - White To Play


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1. Rh4+! Kg6

Or, Black could try 1...Kg8, but it's still a mate in 4 for White: 2.Rh8+ Kxh8 3.Qh6+ Kg8 4.Qxg7#

2.Rg4+ Kh7

Of course if 2...Kh5 then 3.Qg5#

3.Rxg7+ Kh8
4.Qh6#


Problem 4 - White To Play (BWTC 5)


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Even though this problem came from the Fred Feinfeld's classic book 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate, but in this case, there is no checkmate. At least, not a forcd one.

1.Rc8 Rxc8
2.Rxc8

And now the book solution is 2...Qxc8? 3. Qe7#, but there's no need to capture that rook. Instead,

2...Kd7

Black will lose material, but hey, it's better than checkmate.

3.Rxd8+ Rxd8
4.Qxf7+ Kc8

If 4...Kc6?, then there's a cute mate starting with 5.Bxd8 and then 5...Bb7 6.Qe8+ Kc5 7.Be7+ Kd4 8.Ne2+ Kxd3 9.Qxb5+ Ke4 10.Qb1+ Kxe5 11.f4#

5.Bxd8 Kxd8
6.Qxe6 Kc7
7.Qxd5 Kb8

White's material superiority should carry the day.


Endgame of the Week


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White is looking to draw. He can do this by trading his rook for the pawn. If he can do that, Black won't have enough material to win. So...

1.Ra1 Kg2

Trying to set up 2...Bf1

2.Kh8

This is the move that is perhaps hard to see. You think you don't have time for it, but you actually do, because Black isn't quite set up yet.

2...Bf1
3.Ra7 h1=Q+

No good is 3...Bd3 to stop 4.Rh7 because then 4.Ra1 and Black hasn't made any progress.

4.Rh7 Qxh7+

Forced. 4...Qg1 is insufficient due to the skewer 5. Rg7+ Kh2 6.Rxg1 Kxg1 and draw.


5.Kxh7 Bd3+
6.Kg7 Kf3 and draw, insufficient material

Hope to see you all 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 past 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.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:05 PM




Comments

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1 Good afternoon.

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2017 05:05 PM (DrCtv)

2 Sigh. Hold on, let me clean up the loose sh*.


rassin frassin...

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:06 PM (SEeXf)

3 Not feeling lucky for these problems

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 05:08 PM (Ot7+c)

4 What's wrong OM?

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2017 05:09 PM (DrCtv)

5 Oh, that painting is very cool.

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2017 05:10 PM (DrCtv)

6 But the pictures always fascinate me. Black has a lot of pieces on ghe board, white has them in his hat.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 05:11 PM (Ot7+c)

7 What's up with the chicks in the grandfather clocks. Prolly racists keeping them in clocks. That's what I think.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at April 22, 2017 05:12 PM (8IXN+)

8 4 What's wrong OM?
Posted by: HH at April 22, 2017 05:09 PM (DrCtv)


One of the diagrams was messed up because I had left out a close tag.

Apparently, I fixed it so fast that you never saw it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:12 PM (SEeXf)

9 Apparently, I fixed it so fast that you never saw it.

Speedy.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:14 PM (EoAgi)

10 I think it's awesome that the 4chan super geeks may end up being the people that save this country.

I sincerely salute the super geeks that are using their power for good.

One of you talented morons should write a graphic novel about them.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at April 22, 2017 05:17 PM (8IXN+)

11 Problem 1.

1. ... Qxg3+

Either.

2. Bg2 Qxg2#

Or.

3. hxg3 Rh1#


Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:17 PM (EoAgi)

12 I love the phrase "weaponized autism".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 22, 2017 05:17 PM (PhYV5)

13 Well, I'm back from the craft fair. Really low turnout due to crap advertising (in other words, hardly any) most of the vendors were not happy. But I met some wonderful people I know I will see again. I did sell some jewelry though and got lots of compliments. A learning experience for sure!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:20 PM (CNHr1)

14 Problem 2.

1. Bxh7+ Nxh7
2. Qxe7

Black loses queen and pawn for bishop.

Or.

1. ... Kh8
2. Be4+ Kg8
3. Bxa8

Black loses rook and a pawn.

Down 6 in either case.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:22 PM (EoAgi)

15 [Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:22 PM (EoAgi)

En fuego!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:25 PM (SEeXf)

16 Cats Down Under the Stars is ok...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xcVIJJXHrGc

Jk

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:25 PM (7dpmG)

17 Those are pretty dang creepy clocks.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 22, 2017 05:28 PM (ar2KI)

18 Congrats Jewells.

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2017 05:28 PM (DrCtv)

19 Governor Jerry Brown, grand kleagle of CalBlackBloc shielding SFSU Professor Eric Clanton?

Posted by: 13times at April 22, 2017 05:30 PM (WHVu+)

20 Problem 3.

1. Rh5+ Kg8
2. Rh8+ Kxh8
3. Qh6+ Kg8 [ bishop pins pawn ]
4. Qxg7#

Or.

1. ... Kg6
2. Rg4+ Kh7
3. Rxg7+ Kh8
4. Qh6#

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:30 PM (EoAgi)

21 Have to take a few minutes off to negotiate a BBQ. Also, I tend to get the end game puzzles wrong.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 22, 2017 05:31 PM (EoAgi)

22 Seems like the guy playing black might be cheating. That painting is exceedingly creepy.

Posted by: sinalco at April 22, 2017 05:31 PM (yODqO)

23 Dang, off the

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:32 PM (7dpmG)

24 Hey everybody.

Oh boy what a Saturday. Basically wallowing in my own flatulence. I finally found a Smashburger nearby me and had two smashburgers, plus Coke and an Oreo shake. I also got some coffee M&Ms from 7-Eleven.

In related news, my personal counselor and weight loss trainer was recently spotted running into the Angeles National Forest, waving her arms frantically and yelling "I give up!! I quit!!!! I give up!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 22, 2017 05:33 PM (qazQh)

25 Those are pretty dang creepy clocks.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 22, 2017 05:28 PM (ar2KI)


Yes. I would not want to have them in my home.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:33 PM (SEeXf)

26 How about that telephone on the floor?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 22, 2017 05:34 PM (IqV8l)

27 Yes. I would not want to have them in my home.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004


The clock that features Vincent Price's voice advising "Hoo hoo hoo haa haa, congratulations, you are now one hour closer to your eternal doom!!" every hour, probably isn't a big seller.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 22, 2017 05:35 PM (qazQh)

28 Apparently, the guy in the pic with the white pieces is playing the Put A Bunch of Pieces In Your Hat Gambit.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:35 PM (SEeXf)

29 The landscape outside appears to be "Haussmannized."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 22, 2017 05:36 PM (H5rtT)

30 OM -- The chess thread intimidates the heck out of me (can't even play checkers, and go fish can stump me). However, I really enjoy your second showing of a Michael Cheval. Interesting and fun.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 22, 2017 05:37 PM (MIKMs)

31 Those are pretty dang creepy clocks.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 22, 2017 05:28 PM (ar2KI)

Yes. I would not want to have them in my home.


Posted by: OregonMuse
****

Are the women sold with the clock, or must you kidnap your own?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 22, 2017 05:37 PM (hVdx9)

32 Can't do chess annotation, but I think I can thwart blacks move in the end game. I'm assuming it's whites move. Rook to 1A. Pawn to 1H and gets queened(Isn't that what just happened to Bruce Jenner?). Rook takes queen. After that, no clue.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 05:38 PM (kTF2Z)

33 Everyone throws around the term RICO but it never, ever, ever is used to investigate these groups.

Posted by: Max Power at April 22, 2017 05:38 PM (q177U)

34 OM -- The chess thread intimidates the heck out of me (can't even play checkers, and go fish can stump me).

How 'bout some hold'em poker, sport?? You'll love it!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 22, 2017 05:38 PM (qazQh)

35 Are the women sold with the clock, or must you kidnap your own?
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at April 22, 2017 05:37 PM (hVdx9)

Secret benefits of your ALL NEW PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP!

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at April 22, 2017 05:39 PM (8IXN+)

36 Looks like Portia de Rossi in the left one

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:39 PM (7dpmG)

37 Starting to see discussionmof federalising the California National Guard and sending them to Berkely showing ip on other websites as well as here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2017 05:40 PM (3flEJ)

38 I hate posting from my phone.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2017 05:41 PM (3flEJ)

39 Pawn leg on left

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:41 PM (7dpmG)

40
Everyone throws around the term RICO but it never, ever, ever is used to investigate these groups.
Posted by: Max Power


Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 22, 2017 05:41 PM (IqV8l)

41 Jewells,

I got my bracelet in time for my birthday! Thank you! I love it and will be buying more from you. And I'll be sure to leave feedback on Etsy.

Craft fairs are like that. Sometimes you get a lot of tolks and sometimes not. At least you got some sales and have learned a bit about them.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 22, 2017 05:42 PM (Lqy/e)

42 Rook maybe, not pawn

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (7dpmG)

43 Everyone throws around the term RICO but it never, ever, ever is used to investigate these groups.

It's the Maytag Repairman of punishment.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (Tyii7)

44 Hello, weekenders.

All alone today except for the kittehs. Wife and niece expected later. The latter will be here for a few days, then they both leave again, only for an old friend to show up for a few days.

Other than that, hope you all are well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (mbhDw)

45 Thank you Notso!! I'm so glad you like it and oh yes feedback is always appreciated!

Yeah.. it was a bit disappointing but I went in with low expectations so it's all good really. Met some nice people and a lady showed me how to access several FB pages that tell you about upcoming shows. She also bought two pairs of earrings, lol.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (CNHr1)

46 Pawn is just Mongo in the game of life

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (3flEJ)

47 Hi J.J. enjoy that alone time. If you are anything like me, it's very rare!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (CNHr1)

48 An interesting solution to the where-do-I-store-my-extra-women problem. In my many grandfather clocks! Just goes to show you the benefits of thinking outside the box.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (R+30W)

49 That UC prof is not the first one to be confirmed as an assaulter/felon. He's at least the second.

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (w7KSn)

50 43 Everyone throws around the term RICO but it never, ever, ever is used to investigate these groups.

It's the Maytag Repairman of punishment.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 22, 2017 05:44 PM (Tyii7)


"Sez you's!"

- - Zombie Gotti and the entire Cosa Nostra (if it exists)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (mbhDw)

51 You played with her chest?

Posted by: The Fonz at April 22, 2017 05:46 PM (bc2Lc)

52 Everyone throws around the term RICO but it never, ever, ever is used to investigate these groups.

Posted by: Max Power at April 22, 2017 05:38 PM (q177U)


I know. But all it takes is an AG or a DOJ that is willing to prosecute.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:46 PM (SEeXf)

53 Qdp, Dallas had a great opening song

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 05:46 PM (7dpmG)

54 47 Hi J.J. enjoy that alone time. If you are anything like me, it's very rare!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (CNHr1)


I'd be in the studio covered in paint, but alas, houseguests who use that space as a guest room.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 22, 2017 05:46 PM (mbhDw)

55 g'afternoon, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 22, 2017 05:47 PM (RC7Ht)

56 Those are not clocks. Those are prostitute vending machines which were a popular accoutrement in chess parlors at the time.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 05:47 PM (kTF2Z)

57 Cosmic, oh yeah. But never as great as The Dukes Of Hazzard.

Also, WKRP had the all-time greatest ending song. Unfortunately CBS *always* interrupted it with audio promos for other shows. (Which in fact MTM's producers knew they would do, which is why the song is full of nonsense lyrics.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 22, 2017 05:48 PM (qazQh)

58 I used to have a friend that did the local fairs. Her big seller was crocheted baby booties that looked like basketball shoes. It wasn't her favorite thing to make but they sold.

I used to work with a tech guy that moved to Eastern Oregon. There aren't a lot of jobs out there and he started a leather Biker bracelet business. He's been doing it for several years now and he's branched out into leather garments. It takes time to build up your business but I'm sure you'll be good at this.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 22, 2017 05:48 PM (Lqy/e)

59 12 I love the phrase "weaponized autism".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 22, 2017 05:17 PM (PhYV5)

===

Me too. I've mentioned before Boy Franpsycho has autism.

In the last few months he has assumed total control over our dishwasher. We can barely finish drinking a glass of water before he is practically grabbing it out of our hands. No one is allowed anymore to put dishes in or take them out of the dishwasher. No dirty dish stays anywhere for more than a few minutes before it is rinsed and put in the dishwasher or washed and set to dry in the rack. It's a little like living with a nazi Felix Unger.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 22, 2017 05:49 PM (EZebt)

60 WTF is "Demisexual"?

Well, the pussy prof got no chilis in Ratemyprofessor.com so he's probably lukewarm at best.

Maybe Demisexual is another way of saying half-ass?

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 05:50 PM (GsAUU)

61 Problem four - is trading bishop for rook enough of a point gain to be 'significant' material ?

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 05:52 PM (g3ZcN)

62 The Wild are hanging on by a thread.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 05:52 PM (GsAUU)

63 49 That UC prof is not the first one to be confirmed as an assaulter/felon. He's at least the second.
Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 05:45 PM (w7KSn)

===

Not that it makes a great difference, but he is not a UC professor, he teaches at a community college, Diablo Valley College.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 22, 2017 05:52 PM (EZebt)

64 62 The Wild are hanging on by a thread.
Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 05:52 PM (GsAUU)

---------------

The chair is against the wall.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 05:53 PM (kTF2Z)

65 Notso.. oh I had a few men come by and tell me I should make Chiefs bracelets for men. I also had a moron here who asked about making something for him so yeah... I am going to look into making some manly stuff!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:53 PM (CNHr1)

66 fascinating painting

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (hMwEB)

67 DVC professor doing a little "research" I guess.

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (w7KSn)

68 The lunatic has a long mustache.

Posted by: Pink BBC at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (IqV8l)

69 OT in Blues vs. Wild

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (GsAUU)

70
No dirty dish stays anywhere for more than a few minutes before it is
rinsed and put in the dishwasher or washed and set to dry in the rack.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 22, 2017 05:49 PM (EZebt)


I need him to come over to my house and teach my husband to rinse. He rinses and washes like an old Dutch lady trying to keep her water bill under $5 a month.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (ar2KI)

71 I am going to look into making some manly stuff!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:53 PM (CNHr1)


Da Fuq

Posted by: Kaitlyn Jenner at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (8IXN+)

72 The goalie has a long mustache.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 22, 2017 05:56 PM (Tyii7)

73 open thread right?

Any hunters here? I'm wondering if there's any safe way to get deer / game meat or offal?

(Pennsylvania)

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 22, 2017 05:56 PM (hMwEB)

74 I am going to look into making some manly stuff!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:53 PM (CNHr1)
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Knife cozies and holster charms.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 22, 2017 05:57 PM (PhYV5)

75 Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (w7KSn)

If you read some of his doxx, It is probably safe to assume he would agree with you.

As an aside, Idi Amin's secret police were called the "State Research Bureau."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 22, 2017 05:57 PM (EZebt)

76 I
used to have a friend that did the local fairs. Her big seller was
crocheted baby booties that looked like basketball shoes. It wasn't her
favorite thing to make but they sold.
=====

Cousin of mine did crocheted booties black maryjanes with white short socks. Her biggest seller as well. Daughterinlaw wants crocheted work boots for her kid due in August.


Posted by: mustbequantum at April 22, 2017 05:57 PM (MIKMs)

77 I am going to look into making some manly stuff!
Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:53 PM (CNHr1)
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Beard snoods

Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 22, 2017 05:58 PM (hMwEB)

78 Did I get the end game right OM?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 05:58 PM (kTF2Z)

79 Problem four - is trading bishop for rook enough of a point gain to be 'significant' material ?

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 05:52 PM (g3ZcN)


Look for something better.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 05:58 PM (SEeXf)

80 Has there ever been any kind of in-depth analysis of strategy in CHECKERS? I was never much good at checkers, and haven't played it since grade school, but I suspect that a computer could probably force a win every time if you gave it the first move.

Posted by: Toad-O at April 22, 2017 05:59 PM (VaCaP)

81 Eris!! Great idea!!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 05:59 PM (CNHr1)

82 I need him to come over to my house and teach my husband to rinse. He rinses and washes like an old Dutch lady trying to keep her water bill under $5 a month.
Posted by: pookysgirl at April 22, 2017 05:54 PM (ar2KI)

===

Ha! So now that he's been "weaponized" I need to find a way to "monetize" this latest compulsion!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 22, 2017 06:00 PM (EZebt)

83 Beard snoods
Posted by: @votermom @vm at April 22, 2017 05:58 PM (hMwEB)
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BWAhahaha!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 22, 2017 06:00 PM (PhYV5)

84 Beard snoods with charms attached! lmao!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 06:01 PM (CNHr1)

85 Off insane spear chucker sock

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 22, 2017 06:02 PM (8IXN+)

86 Duke - RA1 isn't right, black can counter with K-g2 and then block the rook with B-e1 on the following turn before promotion

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:02 PM (g3ZcN)

87 Has there ever been any kind of in-depth analysis of strategy in CHECKERS? I was never much good at checkers, and haven't played it since grade school, but I suspect that a computer could probably force a win every
time if you gave it the first move.

Posted by: Toad-O at April 22, 2017 05:59 PM (VaCaP)


The game of checkers has been *solved* by computer.

It's a draw (really).

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 06:02 PM (SEeXf)

88
And what of chinese checkers??

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 22, 2017 06:03 PM (MaQSg)

89 Chess thread Woohoo!

The picture is French...it should be titled "Cession Et Retrocession".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 22, 2017 06:03 PM (5VlCp)

90 Toad-O - yes, checkers , TicTacToe , Connect Four and a few other games have been 'perfected' by modern computers to the point that they will never lose if going first

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:03 PM (g3ZcN)

91 86 Duke - RA1 isn't right, black can counter with K-g2 and then block the rook with B-e1 on the following turn before promotion
Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:02 PM (g3ZcN)

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Dang. Thanks, though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 06:04 PM (kTF2Z)

92 Can't imagine how they completed one scene.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 06:05 PM (7dpmG)

93 Jewells,

His website is http://www.easternoregonleather.com

Might at least give you some ideas about what sells.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 22, 2017 06:05 PM (Lqy/e)

94 Was thinking #1 R x h2;Kxh2,
Q-h5+; K -g1,Q-h1#

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:05 PM (Ot7+c)

95 GAME THREAD

In the Butthurt Olympics, the Polish plagiarist of Elric has the sadz because he didn't ask for more money when the Witcher games (especially #3) raked it in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPv_xAUVfVg

Moorcock Sapkowsky claims that the Witcher games never would have sold well if it weren't for the popularity of Wiedzmin. Because the whole world speaks Polish and didn't need the translations which only appeared after the Witcher games came out. Apparently.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2017 06:06 PM (6FqZa)

96 Duke - RA1 isn't right, black can counter with K-g2 and then block the rook with B-e1 on the following turn before promotion

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:02 PM (g3ZcN)


Yes, but after Be1, White can still fight. Good work so far.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 06:06 PM (SEeXf)

97 There is a phone in this early 17th ot late 16th century painting

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:07 PM (Ot7+c)

98 Thank you Notso.. going to look right now.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 06:07 PM (CNHr1)

99 I hope Sapkowsky hasn't used up all his ass salve because there's a fourth Witcher game coming -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbl5hgNFz7I

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2017 06:09 PM (6FqZa)

100 What ever happened to the Gamer Thread? I don't play video games but it was a peek into a parallel universe for me.

There were whole paragraphs in a language I spoke but didn't understand.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 22, 2017 06:09 PM (PhYV5)

101 Context...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GZV3365a7Ew

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 06:09 PM (7dpmG)

102 Trump fires acting Surgeon General Vivek Murthy the anti gun guy.He is a Barak holdover.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:11 PM (Ot7+c)

103 Eris: I think there were some problems with the "gang of gamer morons". Some of the cosplaying girls may have been underage; also, he didn't do any #gamergate coverage, which was by far the most newsworthy event of the gaming world at that time.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2017 06:11 PM (6FqZa)

104 Shotgun guitar for when you're feeling musical and want to shoot something.

https://youtu.be/1QHxWNl3TDI

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 22, 2017 06:12 PM (Nwg0u)

105 As last night I have two cats climbing all over me.
HELP!

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:14 PM (Ot7+c)

106 Does anyone else here ever bet at TVG.com?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 22, 2017 06:16 PM (qazQh)

107 Using the picture for context, I'm going to translate it as "War Is War". In other words, anything goes, you're either going to win or lose.

I don't speak French, but I have stayed in a French hotel! Ok, it was a campground.

Posted by: t-bird at April 22, 2017 06:16 PM (eeTCA)

108 Endgame: Rh7?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2017 06:18 PM (0mRoj)

109
Bet on what?

Posted by: Soothsayer 45 at April 22, 2017 06:18 PM (MaQSg)

110
Trump fires acting Surgeon General Vivek Murthy the anti gun guy.He is a Barak holdover.
Posted by: Skip


Reporting for duty!
I love Eric Clapner.

Posted by: Joycelyn Elders at April 22, 2017 06:20 PM (IqV8l)

111 OT
Any praying folks, I would appreciate a prayer for my ex SIL. She had a massive stroke Thursday and my niece and nephew removed life support. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2017 06:20 PM (u8Ywb)

112 #2 looks a lot like my games as I have been playing Queen side castle a lot

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:20 PM (Ot7+c)

113 Da Fuq
Posted by: Kaitlyn Jenner

Didja see Kaitlyn has admitted that his wangdangdoodle is now in the past tense. He also said it is inappropriate to ask.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 22, 2017 06:20 PM (Nwg0u)

114 108 Endgame: Rh7?

no good, Bishop takes rook

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:21 PM (g3ZcN)

115 Oh Caligirl I'm so sorry. Sending prayers.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 06:22 PM (CNHr1)

116 You got it Caligirl.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (kTF2Z)

117 Except for Gary and Ray, of course.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (7dpmG)

118 Prayers going out, Caligirl. It's a hard decision to make.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (Lqy/e)

119 They finally finished my fence...
http://tinypic.com/r/2vlm9a1/9

Posted by: lindarose at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (JNDQi)

120 Any opinions on picture about iron balls in left side floor?
Could be grenades as its all militaria

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (Ot7+c)

121 Great posts today!

The fascist writer's recognition that "We either learn to fight them like men(so to speak), or not at all" is adorable.

From what I've seen of these prigs, that will be an impossible task.

Posted by: LASue at April 22, 2017 06:23 PM (CLKfs)

122 wictionary says A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre is a proverb similar to 'all's fair in love and war'

makes me think of "it is what it is" which is radical acceptance

Posted by: booknlass at April 22, 2017 06:24 PM (8mO0Q)

123 "There is a phone in this early 17th ot late 16th century painting"

It is Salvadore Daliesque.


Posted by: JAS at April 22, 2017 06:25 PM (EX4Wr)

124 #1 goes down! My brain is on fire!

Posted by: t-bird at April 22, 2017 06:25 PM (eeTCA)

125 Blues win the series.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 06:26 PM (GsAUU)

126 Sorry, dear CaliGirl. Prayers for your family and you.

Posted by: booknlass at April 22, 2017 06:26 PM (8mO0Q)

127 I wish Charles Payne were on Fox more often.

Posted by: LASue at April 22, 2017 06:27 PM (CLKfs)

128 War begets war?

Posted by: JAS at April 22, 2017 06:28 PM (EX4Wr)

129 Leatherworking looks like it might be fun to try. I'll have to add it to the list of things I need to learn.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 22, 2017 06:29 PM (Tnhbr)

130 Unfuckingreal!!!! These pansies are bemoaning the fact that they can't beat innocent people up without being identified and/punished. These fascists have no idea what fascism is....a mirror might help them....

Caligirl prayers!

Posted by: lindarising on her phone at April 22, 2017 06:29 PM (JNDQi)

131 Caligirl.. talk about weird. My SIL told us her niece had a massive stroke too. She's only 42.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 22, 2017 06:30 PM (CNHr1)

132 They finally finished my fence...

http://tinypic.com/r/2vlm9a1/9


Do you, by chance, happen to live in Australia?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 22, 2017 06:31 PM (IcT7t)

133 CaliGirl that must have been a very hard call to make.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:31 PM (Ot7+c)

134 CaliGirl, done.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 22, 2017 06:33 PM (IcT7t)

135 "Clearly, Hillary still sees herself as the leader of the Democratic Party. And why shouldn't she? Democrats have been locked in an abusive relationship with the Clintons for decades, enabling, explaining, convincing themselves that next time will be different."


http://tinyurl.com/n4r5cl3

Face it, Hillz. All mentally and emotionally healthy Americans hate your guts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 22, 2017 06:33 PM (Nwg0u)

136 What a shock --that professor has cunny facial hair.

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 06:34 PM (GsAUU)

137 Never underestimate Hillary's fan base

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:34 PM (Ot7+c)

138 Here's an easy one for those of us who can't jump right into the middle of a game very well:

Aside from being made from chocolate (which... ok I can work with that), what's wrong with this board?

http://tinyurl.com/l3kb25y

Posted by: hogmartin at April 22, 2017 06:35 PM (8nWyX)

139 It's funny because Shane didn't set out to do leatherwork. The only big employer out there is Naish trailers. He did IT work for them for a few years and hated it. He told me that his coworkers were getting scared of him and he was eased out. I was surprised when he did leatherwork and it really has worked out for him. He's a lot mellower as well.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 22, 2017 06:37 PM (Lqy/e)

140 138 K and Q are ob the wrong squares

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:38 PM (g3ZcN)

141 K and Q are ob the wrong squares
Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:38 PM (g3ZcN)


*dingding*

I'd award you the board, but I don't have it, so go eat a bunch of chocolate and pretend it's chess pieces.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 22, 2017 06:39 PM (8nWyX)

142

Fucking 4chan FTW.

Weaponized Autism , baby.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 22, 2017 06:39 PM (Uxokn)

143 141 - I'll dig into my biscotti jar full of skittles and peanut M&Ms

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:40 PM (g3ZcN)

144 I call Shenanigans on the endgame.

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:42 PM (g3ZcN)

145 I wish Charles Payne were on Fox more often.
===



He has an early evening show on FBN.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 22, 2017 06:43 PM (Uxokn)

146
That assaulting "professor's" dating profile (community college teachers=professors?) says he likes thinking about "revolution."

A real charmer.

(Those reddit guys also figured out his Amazon account and printed his recent order ...for 14 bicycle locks!)

Posted by: LASue at April 22, 2017 06:43 PM (CLKfs)

147 So maybe I'm not doing it wrong in that my games when I am heading for defeat go back and try to see what I did if different might make it a win.Am I learning is the only question.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 06:45 PM (Ot7+c)

148 rant: what the actual f#%$ is this S*&@

'Science is real,' marchers in nation's capital and worldwide declare


how did we get here? as if 'climate denier' wasn't ludicrous enough, now i've been hearing a (new to me) phrase 'science denier'. does this have anything to do with the ubiquitous The Science Is Settled idiocy?

it's just really getting way, way past absurd - i want off this planet...

/rant

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 22, 2017 06:45 PM (6sBpp)

149 As to the opening picture, That AIN'T chess - 14x8 board and 3x as many pieces for black, really?

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:47 PM (g3ZcN)

150 114 108 Endgame: Rh7?

no good, Bishop takes rook
Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:21 PM (g3ZcN)

Of course. Because I am an idiot.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2017 06:48 PM (0mRoj)

151 Science? You keep using that word but I don't think you know what it means.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 22, 2017 06:49 PM (Nwg0u)

152 Fluid with negative mass:
http://tinyurl.com/kexeah4

Can we haz flying carz nao?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2017 06:49 PM (6FqZa)

153 Problem 1.
1...Qxg3+ 2.hxg3 Rh1#

Problem 2.
1.Bxh7+ Kh8 2.Be4+ Kg8 3.Bxa8

Problem 3. 1.Rh4+ Kg8 2.Rh8+ Kxh8 3.Qh6+ Kg8 4.Qxg7#

Problem 4. 1.Rc8 and now 1...Qxc8 2.Qe7# or 1...Bxc8 2.Qxd8# or 1...Rxc8 2.Rxc8 and Black has no defense against 3.Rxd8.

Problem 5. As usual the endgame is too hard for me. In a game I'd play 1.Ra3 h1Q 2.Rxd3+ and hope for the best. I hear tell that the Q vs R ending is hard, can't recall I've had one come up in a real game.

Posted by: bof at April 22, 2017 06:49 PM (Bu4wL)

154 The key to remaining anonymous, it seems, is to not beat on people with bicycle locks.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 22, 2017 06:50 PM (IcT7t)

155 CaliGirl -

So very sorry to hear the grave news. I will pray for you and your family.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 22, 2017 06:51 PM (Ivjge)

156 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 06:52 PM (SEeXf)

157 Nobody here but us rich folks!, crying.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at April 22, 2017 06:52 PM (7dpmG)

158 As to the opening picture, That AIN'T chess - 14x8 board and 3x as many pieces for black, really?
Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:47 PM (g3ZcN)

Yup....black is the illegal immigrant muzzies and the white side is the stupid French socialists.

Game over soon, very soon.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 22, 2017 06:53 PM (5VlCp)

159 Rd7, pawn promoted, RxBd3?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2017 06:53 PM (0mRoj)

160 I meant RxBd3 check.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2017 06:54 PM (0mRoj)

161 Yep. Still an idiot. I really should just stop.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2017 06:55 PM (0mRoj)

162 bof - I like your solutions to #4, but they all end in checkmate, not significant gain of material - what say you OM?

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 06:56 PM (g3ZcN)

163 Blanco,
No, Texas. Why?

Posted by: lindarose at April 22, 2017 06:56 PM (JNDQi)

164 He has an early evening show on FBN.
Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at April 22, 2017 06:43 PM (Uxokn)

Thanks. I thought he was just on weekends.

Posted by: LASue at April 22, 2017 06:59 PM (CLKfs)

165 My God, that fascist post quoted in the OP flirts so close to self-awareness but fails every time. It's like watching a kitten try to climb up stairs and keep falling on its dumb face, only not cute.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 22, 2017 07:08 PM (8nWyX)

166 lindarose,
Picture displays upside down on my machine.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 22, 2017 07:08 PM (IcT7t)

167 now i've been hearing a (new to me) phrase 'science denier'

Yeah, that's the left moving their target again. All who question teh warmening are Flat Earth Luddites. After all, how could you possibly be "against science"?

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 22, 2017 07:08 PM (Tyii7)

168 In number 4, Rc8 is a forced mate in 11 even after 2 . . . Kd7:

1. Rc8 Rxc8 2. Rxc8 Kd7 3. Rxd8+ Rxd8 4. Qxd8+ Kc6 5. Qd6+ Kb5 6. Ne2 Bc8 7.Nd4+ Ka6 8. Qc6 f6 9. Qxc8+ Ka5 10. Bd2+ Ka4 11. Qa6#

Posted by: Fischer at April 22, 2017 07:08 PM (YPpyO)

169 Let's call them "reason and logic deniers" then.

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 07:09 PM (w7KSn)

170 That "Shattered" review in the sidebar - I get the sense that the book the, though not fawning, presents an overall view that all she did wrong was focus on the wrong demographics or not put enough emphasis on other demographics.

A fair analysis would focus on her repugnant personality and amorality whose ratings took a hit virtually every time she appeared in public or mentioned on the news. Their real strategy was to keep her under wraps unless under extremely controlled conditions and manipulate the election process.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 22, 2017 07:10 PM (P/kVC)

171 Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at April 22, 2017 06:45 PM (6sBpp)

+++

It is very dispiriting to think that these hopelessly stupid people even exist.

Posted by: washrivergal at April 22, 2017 07:14 PM (Ivjge)

172 A fair analysis would focus on her repugnant personality and amorality whose ratings took a hit virtually every time she appeared in public or mentioned on the news. Their real strategy was to keep her under wraps unless under extremely controlled conditions and manipulate the election process.

Reading the Rolling Stone review of the book, it sounds like the authors cover the fact that the campaign didn't understand how disliked she was or how the exact strategy you describe would blow up in their faces.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 22, 2017 07:15 PM (Tnhbr)

173 Jenner is still pissing me off. I tried listening to his interview with Diane Sawyer. He still has made no effort to undergo voice training. His voice isn't even that deep. He could easily sound like a woman if he wanted to.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 22, 2017 07:16 PM (vRcUp)

174 that blocking bishop in the endgame is fiendish.

Posted by: bensdad00 at April 22, 2017 07:17 PM (g3ZcN)

175 1. Rc8 Rxc8 2. Rxc8 Kd7 3. Rxd8+ Rxd8 4. Qxd8+ Kc6 5. Qd6+ Kb5 6. Ne2 Bc8 7.Nd4+ Ka6 8. Qc6 f6 9. Qxc8+ Ka5 10. Bd2+ Ka4 11. Qa6#

Posted by: Fischer at April 22, 2017 07:08 PM (YPpyO)


I don't think so. 5.Qd6+ is met by 5...Nxd6.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:18 PM (SEeXf)

176 Leftists always claim in their dismissal of opponents that they are to stupid to understand the brilliance of their position.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 07:19 PM (Ot7+c)

177 Caligirl - of course. Prayers for her and you and your ex's family.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 22, 2017 07:20 PM (tr2D7)

178 Had a chat with my neighbors this afternoon. Young couple, who I like very much but are what I'd call discerning kool-aid drinkers. Pretty typical for a couple in their early thirties, I would say. They were all excited about having taken their kids to some kind of Earf Day celebration. I just smiled and rolled my eyes. I think I'm now some kind of heretic in their eyes. This bad "climate change" fu is strong. Oh, well. Certainly won't lose any sleep over my newly- diminished status. Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at April 22, 2017 07:22 PM (Tyii7)

179 173 Jenner is still pissing me off. I tried listening to his interview with Diane Sawyer. He still has made no effort to undergo voice training. His voice isn't even that deep. He could easily sound like a woman if he wanted to.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 22, 2017 07:16 PM (vRcUp)

++++

He pisses you off because he is making insufficient efforts to pretend to be a woman? Huh. The guy annoys me, but for other reasons.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 22, 2017 07:23 PM (R+30W)

180 I don't know about google since I won't use it but Bing translator it comes out as

"The war as a war" However when you put "The war as a war" and reverse translate it comes out as
"La guerre comme une guerre"

Which doesn't match precisely.

Anyone speak French?

Posted by: Not Me at April 22, 2017 07:23 PM (d76uN)

181 trump
trump
trump


deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Origional Jake at April 22, 2017 07:24 PM (x22Bs)

182 So was anyone at any of these "March for Science" events holding placards affirming that men can't become women, nor viceversa?

Posted by: logprof at April 22, 2017 07:24 PM (GsAUU)

183 The fellow on the right, the one on his knees, is about to lose his head and clock girl is going to catch it. He should use that phone and dial a friend for help.

Posted by: gNewt at April 22, 2017 07:26 PM (8cSVB)

184 He pisses you off because he is making insufficient efforts to pretend to be a woman? Huh. The guy annoys me, but for other reasons.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 22, 2017 07:23 PM (R+30W)


Sawyer should've asked him: "Now that your dick has been cut off, are you OK with your permanent, lifelong incontinence?"

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:26 PM (SEeXf)

185 Re Jenner; isn't it rich that an attention whore thinks a question about whether or not he has his hot beef injector in inappropriate?

Whatta maroon.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 22, 2017 07:27 PM (tr2D7)

186 reason and logic deniers, for sure.

or Free Speech deniers.

Posted by: booknlass at April 22, 2017 07:28 PM (8mO0Q)

187 nood movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:28 PM (SEeXf)

188 I read "Shattered". It was obviously written with an eye towards celebrating the brilliance of Clinton's analytics team, after which a few sentences were changed to accommodate the inconvenient results of the actual election. No real discussion of the content of the DNC/Podesta e-mails, whereas HRC's criminal destruction of 30,000 government emails is alluded to only to push the Dem silly talking point that Trump committed treason by joking that Russia should find them. But it's an entertaining read, if only for the light it sheds on the depths of liberal self-delusion.

Posted by: Fischer at April 22, 2017 07:29 PM (YPpyO)

189 Nood movies

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2017 07:30 PM (Ot7+c)

190 I played around with Google's language translator, and the title of this week's pic could either be rendered "In War As In War" or "War and War", I'm not sure which. No doubt one of you morons more knowledgeable in French would be able to help out here.

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War In The Manner Of Commie Poufs, as depicted by Mike the Horse

You're welcome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 22, 2017 07:31 PM (JZdsf)

191 For Problem 4, why not 2...Bxc8?

I thought of 1. Rc8, but didn't see how it led anywhere.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:32 PM (sdi6R)

192 Movie thread? I just got here.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:33 PM (sdi6R)

193 180>>

122 wictionary says A la Guerre Comme a la Guerre is a proverb similar to 'all's fair in love and war'

Posted by: booknlass at April 22, 2017 07:33 PM (8mO0Q)

194 A fair analysis would focus on her repugnant personality and amorality whose ratings took a hit virtually every time she appeared in public or mentioned on the news. Their real strategy was to keep her under wraps unless under extremely controlled conditions and manipulate the election process.

Reading the Rolling Stone review of the book, it sounds like the authors cover the fact that the campaign didn't understand how disliked she was or how the exact strategy you describe would blow up in their faces.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at April 22, 2017 07:15 PM (Tnhbr)



I think Ted Cruz, in a normal world, should have been president. His intellect and knowledge of the law is superb.

This is not a normal world we live in and Donald Trump is the man we need. Thank you, God, for delivering to this nation a President who can negotiate with the mafia and win.

Posted by: gNewt at April 22, 2017 07:34 PM (8cSVB)

195 For Problem 4, why not 2...Bxc8?

I thought of 1. Rc8, but didn't see how it led anywhere.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:32 PM (sdi6R)


2...Bcx8 is an inferior line in that White doesn't get as much material as he does with the "official" solution.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:36 PM (SEeXf)

196 Wait, ignore what I said in #195

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:39 PM (SEeXf)

197 I must be missing something. Isn't the point for Black to prevent White from winning material?

After 1. Rc8 Rxc8
2. Rxc8 Bxc8

I don't see how White proceeds.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:39 PM (sdi6R)

198 OK, if 2...Bxc8 then 3.Qxd8#

So I was right. 2...Bxc8 *is* an inferior line.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:40 PM (SEeXf)

199 Well, I got Problem 1 anyway.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:43 PM (sdi6R)

200 "I don't think so. 5.Qd6+ is met by 5...Nxd6.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 07:18 PM"


Oh, THAT knight, lol. Uh . . . it's not in the Fred Reinfeld book of the same name -- I guess this "Fred Feinfeld" character you mention slipped it into his. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Posted by: Fischer at April 22, 2017 07:48 PM (YPpyO)

201 Those early chess clocks were rather fetching.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 07:52 PM (sdi6R)

202 Oh, THAT knight, lol. Uh . . . it's not in the Fred Reinfeld book of the same name -- I guess this "Fred Feinfeld" character you mention slipped it into his. Yeah, that's the ticket!

Posted by: Fischer at April 22, 2017 07:48 PM (YPpyO)


Unfortunately, I don't have the actual book. I just have a pgn file of the 1,001 problems I found on the interwebs a while back. That extra knight must've been added ex post facto by some miscreant.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 22, 2017 08:02 PM (SEeXf)

203 I think it's time we have leadership, and start creating membership registries.

Ohpleaseohpleaseoplease.

They 4chan can dox the whole lot of you.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

204 Then

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

205 The chick heads coming out of the clockworks is just a reminder that the two homies are due an ass-whooping if they come home without bread and milk for supper.

Posted by: Fritz at April 22, 2017 08:14 PM (TNQMS)

206 Those people on the movie thread may as well be speaking Chinese for all I understand them.

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 08:17 PM (sdi6R)

207 Yes, the French saying roughly translates to
"It's War, so, War!"

Needs the Oxford comma.

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2017 08:22 PM (w7KSn)

208 I haven't been in a Theater since 1984. The experience just does not interest me at all. I would have nothing to contribute.

Posted by: No Thanx at April 22, 2017 08:35 PM (d76uN)

209 For Problem 4, what about

1. Rc8 Bxc8
2. Rxc8 Rxc8

Posted by: rickl at April 22, 2017 08:45 PM (sdi6R)

210 The experience just does not interest me at all.

This!

Wait six months or so, purchase the DVD and watch it *whenever you want* and in the comfort of your own home. Sit comfortably-- in your pj's if you want! Snack on whatever you want. Have a beer. Hit 'pause' for bathroom break...

All For Less Than The Price Of Tickets For The Whole Family At The Theater.

Winning!

Posted by: JQ Flyover at April 22, 2017 09:09 PM (044Fx)

211 I got problem # 1, have not been able to see even the easy solutions to chess puzzles in a while so yay me. I think I would enjoy an app that just did chess puzzles. I may have to check into that.

Even at AoS I am an odd duck, I have nothing to contribute to baseball or movie threads. Both are loved by a whole lot of folks though and bring out lurkers and rare posters so good for cobs that write them. I can find something else to fill my time "if I have to" (from Red Green show -- I have watched way too much TV over the years)

Posted by: PaleRider at April 22, 2017 09:29 PM (8qFZP)

212 a la guerre comme a la guerre = you have to make the best of things
-----------
It's a saying that shouldn't be translated word for word. I think it might also be a play on words for the similar phrase, "en l'amour comme a la guerre" or "all's fair in love and war" ["where all attacks/blows are permitted/allowed" as the French phrase continues].

Posted by: andycanuck at April 22, 2017 09:47 PM (nlbfN)

213 Disagree on the last problem: what if Black, instead of Bf1 does Be4?

Posted by: docweasel at April 23, 2017 02:21 AM (jiT66)

214 I think the painting is showing they are having affairs with each others wife. I think the rich aristocrat on the left would not like that. See the smug. Chess is very expressive.

Posted by: Ok at April 23, 2017 09:26 AM (R/EWx)

215 The French word comme translates as 'like' or 'as' in English. Comme ca means 'like that'.

"Je parles Francais comme un vache Espagnole" means "I speak French like a Spanish cow."

Why is there a phone on the floor in the painting?

Posted by: Al_in_Ottawa at April 23, 2017 06:02 PM (VjnRz)

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