Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 09-07-2019

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WFM Marie Manelidou (GRC)


TheJamesMadison will 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 (292)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Draw the Black king over to the h file


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R.I.P. Pal Benko

Pal Benko, a chess grandmaster who was among the world’s best players for two decades, but who gave up his place in the 1969-72 world championship cycle to Bobby Fischer, paving the way for Mr. Fischer to become world champion, died on Monday in Budapest. He was 91.

The NY Times obit is actually worthwhile to read.



Intermediate Problem - White To Play (250)

Map out all of the mating paths.

Goal: Another forced mate in 3
Hint: I've found 3 mating lines


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Advanced Problem - White To Play (315)

Like the last problem. Map out the mating paths.

Hint: The longest forced mate is 5 moves


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Poland




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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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The decision tree for this problem is pretty much a straight line:

1.Rh7+ Kxh7
2.Qh2+ Kg7
3.Qh6#

Intermediate Problem - White To Play


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1.Qd8+!

The key move. Black's king has 3 flight squares

#1: Kc6
#2: Ka7
#3: Kb7

1...Kc6 immediately loses to 2.Be4#

If 1...Kb7 then 2.Be4+ Ka7 3.Qc7#

Finally, on 1...Ka7, 2.Qc7+ Ka8 3.Be4#

Advanced Problem - White To Play


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1.Re6+ Kd8
2.Be7+

At this point, Black has 3 escape options. Here is the first one:

2...Kc7
3.Rc6+ Kb7 (or 3...Kb8 4.Bd6+ Kb7 5.Ba6#)
4.Ba6+ Kb8
5.Bd6#

And the second:

2... Kc8
3.Ba6+ Kc7 (or 3.Rc6+ Kb7 4.Ba6+ Kb8 5.Bd6#)
4.Rc6+ Kb8
5.Bd6#

And the third:

2...Ke8
3.Rf1 Nf8
4.Bb5+ Nd7
5.Bg5#


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 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.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:15 PM




Comments

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1
*walks in*

*looks around*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:17 PM (7rVsF)

2
*feverishly sets up defensive perimeter*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM (7rVsF)

3 Top 10!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 07, 2019 05:21 PM (IfVt4)

4 I read other content, instead of this.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 07, 2019 05:21 PM (w7U7L)

5 Looks like a slow thread so far.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:23 PM (5P8WL)

6 What's that cryptic line of letters and numbers I see under each board diagram?

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (u/o2C)

7
Looks like a slow thread so far.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor


Chasing off the riff-raff as fast as I can, boss.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (7rVsF)

8 Not a chess girl, but love the dress on top and the Melania dress is delightful. Thank you OM.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (BLFnH)

9 And top 10 again!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (IfVt4)

10 I read the content.

I HAD to read the content.

Posted by: blaster at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (ZfRYq)

11 I'm easily amused.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (IfVt4)

12 Actually, I like all the dresses. I'm a little too old for some.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (BLFnH)

13 Love love the fashion from the 40's and 50's. I always said I was born too late. I would have rocked the dresses they wore back in the day. I mean.. when I was younger. Not so much now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (dUJdY)

14 Is it possible to win a chess match because your opponent resigns because you are drooling a bit and leering and ogling her in a really creepy way? If so, I think I might be able to beat her.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (jp0Bv)

15 Let's get those comments going, people!

Posted by: Max Power at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (llxrS)

16 6 What's that cryptic line of letters and numbers I see under each board diagram?
Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (u/o2C)


I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:28 PM (5P8WL)

17 Amuse me!

Posted by: Max Power at September 07, 2019 05:28 PM (llxrS)

18 Thanks as always for the thread, OM. For those liking the dress pr0n, be sure and click on Dr. Kate Strasdin's link. That is truly a breathtaking dress--in gorgeous, fallish jewel colors.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at September 07, 2019 05:28 PM (S+f+m)

19 Really like that brown/black dress. Might change up a couple of things, but that fabric would look great on my wife. (I think.)

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 05:29 PM (Dhht7)

20 Jewells, agreed, I like the shoes too. Especially the ones on the left, they look fashionable yet comfy.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:29 PM (BLFnH)

21 I have a new toy

They label it an endoscope but I wouldn't think of putting it anyone's end.

But sneaking into places to see what's there, yeah.

Like I have some soffit in the kitchen that mama wants pulled down, but I think it may be hiding some air ducts.

Posted by: blaster at September 07, 2019 05:29 PM (ZfRYq)

22 16 6 What's that cryptic line of letters and numbers I see under each board diagram?
Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (u/o2C)

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:28 PM (5P8WL)
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Well then ignorance is bliss!

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:30 PM (u/o2C)

23 Infidel yes the shoes were way more common sense back then. I don't know how women wear those spike heels. Even in my youth and if I was a short girl I still would not have worn them.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:31 PM (dUJdY)

24 I see it is on all the news the last couple of days that the CDC has found that among five recent deaths the common factor was that they were just sitting there one day and then died. While CDC has not found a direct relationship they advise that all reconsider sitting. NY State is also strongly advising against siitting. Sitting or whatever the hell it was. Five deaths in ten years...
Shouldn't they recommend that everybody take up just sitting there and do nothing else? It as got to be safer than taking a bath or using the stairs.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 07, 2019 05:31 PM (1g7ch)

25 14 Is it possible to win a chess match because your opponent resigns because you are drooling a bit and leering and ogling her in a really creepy way? If so, I think I might be able to beat her.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 07, 2019 05:27 PM (jp0Bv)


I don't know. I have heard tales of really bad body odor, though. I mean, body order that is eye-watering bad.

Serious chess players are a strange lot.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:31 PM (5P8WL)

26 OMG Warren and Hillary are teaming.

They are actually going to do it.

This ought to be fun to watch.

Posted by: blaster at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (ZfRYq)

27 It's wonderful to have a place where we can appreciate feminine beauty. Kate and Melania are gorgeous.

The blush pink with floral embroidery and silver shoes are breathtaking. Oh my.

I wish femininity was celebrated. I like being a girly girl.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (PkVlr)

28 I wish femininity was celebrated. I like being a girly girl.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (PkVlr


Progressives ruin everything.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:34 PM (5P8WL)

29 26 OMG Warren and Hillary are teaming.
They are actually going to do it.

Posted by: blaster at September 07, 2019 05:32 PM (ZfRYq)


What does this 'teaming' actually consist of?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:34 PM (5P8WL)

30 I wish femininity was celebrated. I like being a girly girl.

Me too. I'm as girly as they come. Except for having short hair (a necessity not a choice).

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 05:35 PM (dUJdY)

31 I don't know. I have heard tales of really bad body odor, though. I mean, body order that is eye-watering bad.

Serious chess players are a strange lot.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:31 PM (5P8WL)

On purpose as a distraction tactic? Pretty much any very high level competition results in a lot of pressure to perform and win, either internally or externally. That much pressure reveals strange things about some people.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 07, 2019 05:35 PM (jp0Bv)

32 I wish femininity was celebrated. I like being a girly girl.
Posted by: nurse ratched

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You're in luck! Insom and the rest of us Morons like it too!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 07, 2019 05:36 PM (Y4EXg)

33

Black on yellow will kill a fellow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 07, 2019 05:37 PM (aKsyK)

34 Was looking at the dress link.

The green shinny material looks exactly like swim suit my grandma Vea made for me in kindergarten. My first bikini and I got to debut it at the Country Club pool in Palm Desert. That was mumbldy years ago. Such a vivid and fond memory.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:38 PM (BLFnH)

35 Did not read the content.

Did look at the pictures.

Coulda been first!

Posted by: tbodie at September 07, 2019 05:40 PM (lKDd/)

36 This ought to be fun to watch.
Posted by: blaster at September 07, 2019

lol. I did notice "I'm With Warren" signs on the tube the other night.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:40 PM (BLFnH)

37 On purpose as a distraction tactic? Pretty much any very high level competition results in a lot of pressure to perform and win, either internally or externally. That much pressure reveals strange things about some people.
Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at September 07, 2019 05:35 PM (jp0Bv)


We're talking about maladjusted guys with seriously deficient social skills, but who have the mental acumen to be really good chess players, so I'm not sure. Either way would not surprise me.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:40 PM (5P8WL)

38 Thanks as always for the thread, OM. For those liking the dress pr0n, be sure and click on Dr. Kate Strasdin's link. That is truly a breathtaking dress--in gorgeous, fallish jewel colors.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey

Is she wearing it ?

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 05:41 PM (arJlL)

39 This the British Parliament thread?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 05:41 PM (jmGZX)

40 We're talking about maladjusted guys with seriously deficient social skills, but who have the mental acumen to be really good chess players, so I'm not sure. Either way would not surprise me.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor

probably a component of Asberger's as well.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 05:42 PM (PkVlr)

41 *Black on yellow will kill a fellow.*

Damn.

We gotta rhyme, now!?

Posted by: tbodie at September 07, 2019 05:42 PM (lKDd/)

42 Nurse R, I'm pretty sure the Morons here appreciate femininity. I know I do.
I even find pouncing sexy.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 05:42 PM (qP61y)

43 Is she wearing it ?

Um, only if she's really, really pale and has detachable arms.

I'm not one to judge.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at September 07, 2019 05:43 PM (S+f+m)

44 Beginner Problem - White To Play

Shed 30 years back to a naive, eager, over-sexed young man, then ask pretty Miss Marie for spirited game. Of chess.

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at September 07, 2019 05:45 PM (4ceyg)

45 I couldn't find much on Yong Yea's yootoob this last couple weeks other than that (1) all the competent people are fleeing Bioware and Bethesda and (2) there's this thing called "NBA 2k20" which is going balls-deep into online gambling. So, more of the same from triple aaayayee.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 05:46 PM (jmGZX)

46 And, a shout out to OM, your tour thru eastern europe is on my bucket list.

Posted by: tbodie at September 07, 2019 05:47 PM (lKDd/)

47 probably a component of Asberger's as well.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Assburgers ?

This ain't the Food Thread !

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 05:47 PM (arJlL)

48 Miss Marie scares me. I've never met bluebell, but I imagine she has those same killer eyes right before she shoves the shiv in.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 05:48 PM (qP61y)

49 probably a component of Asberger's as well.
Posted by: nurse ratched at September 07, 2019 05:42 PM (PkVlr)


Sounds about right.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 05:48 PM (5P8WL)

50 Lizzy and Hillary teaming? Hillary going to be Warren's VP or is Hillary going to try for the one ring again?

Posted by: Hoary Puffleg at September 07, 2019 05:48 PM (j0JAA)

51 Oh yay! Melania's red dress! I really like it...super fierce.

Posted by: IC at September 07, 2019 05:49 PM (NbVTj)

52 Um, only if she's really, really pale and has detachable arms.

I'm not one to judge.
Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey

Well, I thought it would be a pic of the dress and next to it, a pic of her w/o the dress.

IYKWIM

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 05:49 PM (arJlL)

53 I can't fuckin believe the patriots sunk so low as to sigh a retard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 07, 2019 05:50 PM (GSxXw)

54 Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 07, 2019 05:50 PM (GSxXw

Which one?

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:51 PM (BLFnH)

55 I see warren and hillary are teaming up. Guess warren is the dnc "choice" to run against Trump.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 05:51 PM (JUOKG)

56 Which retard, NGU? A lot to choose from.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 05:52 PM (qP61y)

57 *Miss Marie scares me. I've never met bluebell, but I imagine she has those same killer eyes right before she shoves the shiv in.
Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 05:48 PM (qP61y)

*HaHaHa!

You have taunted blubell!!

Nice knowin'you.

Posted by: tbodie at September 07, 2019 05:53 PM (lKDd/)

58 Which one?
Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:51 PM (BLFnH)

ANTONIO BROWN. That RETARD

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 07, 2019 05:54 PM (GSxXw)

59 Warren/Hillary- Ignorant/Lame 2020

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 05:55 PM (76BPT)

60
Pic caption:

How do you like those apples?

Posted by: Soothsayer, with Arms Akimbo at September 07, 2019 05:55 PM (xs+J0)

61 Now what proof do you have of actual retardation?
More ego than sense sure but he earned a portion of it.

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 05:56 PM (FhXTo)

62 *feverishly sets up defensive perimeter*
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM


* snips perimeter flare trip wires

* turns M18s 180° *

* retreats to treelike *

* enjoys bowl of cold rice with nuoc mam *

Posted by: Charlie at September 07, 2019 05:56 PM (DMUuz)

63 ANTONIO BROWN. That RETARD
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Ya know, Bellichick seems to get the most out of his players and when he sees something he doesn't like, he releases them..

Ya gotta admit, he's been pretty successful so far

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 05:58 PM (arJlL)

64 Nevergiveup. Geez. SMFH. Sorry.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 05:58 PM (BLFnH)

65 Charlie find Amelican auto-cucumber number ten!

Posted by: Charlie at September 07, 2019 05:59 PM (DMUuz)

66 I'm very late today ... my father sent me a link to a post at WUWT, which completely blows away all the AGW bullsh*t ... and I got busy reading it.

Here's a presentation by the guy which was linked in the comments at WUWT:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THg6vGGRpvA

Video was in 2016 ... he's discussing a manuscript he wrote in 2013 and which was finally accepted for publication as he announced at WUWT.

On to the chess ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 05:59 PM (vWMNq)

67 Problem 1:

Qh2

Problem 2:

Qd8+

1) ... Kc6
Be4#

2) ... Kb7
Be4+ Ka7
Qc7#

3) ... Ka7
Qc7+ Ka8
Be4#

Problem 3:

Rc1

Black has to take the pawn at g6 (black rd8 is mate) and then white gets a rook.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at September 07, 2019 06:00 PM (RyY7c)

68 Ya know, Bellichick seems to get the most out of his players and when he sees something he doesn't like, he releases them..

Ya gotta admit, he's been pretty successful so far
Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 05:58 PM (arJlL)

Yes but anotnio brown is a sick antisocial asshole. It will be a miracle if this does not blowup and and and assholes like brown really chap my ass.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 07, 2019 06:00 PM (GSxXw)

69 Why do people think Warren and Hillary would team up? They both check off the same negative boxes.

Posted by: Max Power at September 07, 2019 06:00 PM (llxrS)

70 Belichik signed Tony-O? There goes the locker room.

Oh well, it's not like the Texans are likely to meet them in the playoffs this year

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 06:01 PM (jmGZX)

71 Why do people think Warren and Hillary would team up? They both check off the same negative boxes.
Posted by: Max Power
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Your 'negatives' are Left-think positives.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 06:02 PM (plu6+)

72 Lots of Chink this week. OM, I trust you are squandering the resources.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 06:04 PM (plu6+)

73 I trust you are squandering the resources.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc
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'...are not...'!

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 06:04 PM (plu6+)

74 Andreescu beats Williams to win US Open in straight sets.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 07, 2019 06:05 PM (pyXW1)

75 P1
1. RH7+ Kx
2. QH2+ KG2
3. QH6

Posted by: Arbalest at September 07, 2019 06:07 PM (FlRtG)

76 Hmm... beginner problem was tricksy ... much more so than last week. Intermediate and Advanced look tedious and I have a bunch of work to do.

Oh wait ... intermediate was possible.

But the advanced looks like a time-sync ... I'll look at the solutions later.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:07 PM (vWMNq)

77
2. Kg7

Posted by: Arbalest at September 07, 2019 06:08 PM (FlRtG)

78 Williams loses>Sparkle Markel hardest hit

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 06:08 PM (76BPT)

79 Cat's back on puter to read Chess thread. He likes the dresses. I didn't let him read Pet Thread today because he bit me while we were reading Thread before Gardening thread. Will see how long this lasts.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 06:09 PM (Dhht7)

80
Andreescu beats Williams to win US Open in straight sets.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 07, 2019 06:05 PM (pyXW1)


Little racist bitch.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 06:09 PM (7rVsF)

81 @76 time-sync

s/b time-sink LOL

Getting too sophisticated for my own good.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:11 PM (vWMNq)

82 Chess girl looks a little like a young Katie Melua, also from Georgia

Posted by: banopus at September 07, 2019 06:12 PM (wBC4K)

83 74
Andreescu beats Williams to win US Open in straight sets.


Oh Canada!!!

No. Way.

I guess I'll never hear the end of this when I'm out in the car (where I have the radio on).

Is this really true or is someone just teasing us?


Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:13 PM (vWMNq)

84 Meg-hen must have some of the Barky touch.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 06:13 PM (76BPT)

85
Aren't the pawns supposed to gang-bang the queen?

Posted by: Gooshy at September 07, 2019 06:15 PM (uMteZ)

86 Only thing worse than worthless, parasitic royals are American girls and their mums chasing titles. I keep thinking Harry is going to wonder what the heck he got himself chained to, and then I remember his uncle. Screw the lot of them.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at September 07, 2019 06:15 PM (99Nt9)

87 84 lol. Birds of a feather.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 06:15 PM (BLFnH)

88 69 Why do people think Warren and Hillary would team up? They both check off the same negative boxes.
Posted by: Max Power at September 07, 2019 06:00 PM (llxrS)


As Rush would say, They're playing to the Democrats' kook base. The good news for them is that nobody much is paying attention to what the Democrats are saying right now -- except for their kook base.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 06:16 PM (5P8WL)

89 Chess Thread Huzzah!

The Chess Maiden is from Greece?

Wow. She doesn't have a mustache or anything. She looks like one of those goddesses from the days of Zeus.

How do you say just the tip in Greek?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 06:16 PM (Z+IKu)

90 82 Chess girl looks a little like a young Katie Melua, also from Georgia

Posted by: banopus at September 07, 2019 06:12 PM (wBC4K)


Actually, today's chess hottie is from Greece.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 06:17 PM (5P8WL)

91 18. I'm so upset I can't access the Charles James link on this phone!

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:18 PM (F7lRL)

92 Aren't the pawns supposed to gang-bang the queen?
Posted by: Gooshy

Only if the Queen is Mrs. Chipwich.

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 06:19 PM (arJlL)

93 If the chess grand mistress were serious about distracting, those shoulders would be back.

She probably thinks she has it in the bag and has no need to resort to such tawdry tricks.

Darn it.

Posted by: blake - used pronoun salesman at September 07, 2019 06:19 PM (WEBkv)

94 'Sup, Peeps?

Posted by: fluffy at September 07, 2019 06:20 PM (dCRRg)

95 lol @ 92; nice one.

Posted by: Gooshy at September 07, 2019 06:20 PM (uMteZ)

96 "Hello! My name is Maria Manelidou. I am 26 years old, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and raised in Kavala, Greece. I started playing chess at the age of 8 at Kavala Chess Club."
From the intertubes

Posted by: banopus at September 07, 2019 06:21 PM (wBC4K)

97 Hey shocking !!! I know SHOCKING MEtonio Brown signed with the CHEATriots

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at September 07, 2019 06:24 PM (BqBId)

98 >>> "Hello! My name is Maria Manelidou. I am 26 years old, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, and raised in Kavala, Greece. I started playing chess at the age of 8 at Kavala Chess Club."

Fake. If she was from Georgia she would say "Hi y'all!"

Posted by: fluffy at September 07, 2019 06:25 PM (dCRRg)

99 Warren has the most grating voice in all of politics.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 07, 2019 06:25 PM (LxTcq)

100 Ah, the fresh smell of cleavage.

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 06:26 PM (UX5QD)

101 serena has appeared in a negative light recently, a bit arrogant and petulant. but she was really gracious at the awards ceremony, which was nice to see.

her opponent is 19 years old. serena's first appearance at the u.s. open was in 1998.

amazing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 06:26 PM (Pg+x7)

102 >>> Warren has the most grating voice in all of politics.

Definitely.

Posted by: Hillary! at September 07, 2019 06:26 PM (dCRRg)

103 someone beat Serena Williams? hoo boy Mr. Serena will pay for that tonite.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:26 PM (F7lRL)

104 If Q to H2, then black Pawn at F6xG5 giving the black King a way out

Posted by: Jean at September 07, 2019 06:29 PM (B7KlG)

105 https://www.si.com/swimsuit
/model/serena-williams/2017/photos

It's a man, Baby!

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 06:29 PM (BLFnH)

106 Ifv want to thnk Presdent obama for these grate jobs numbers and comdemn Trump four taking credit for Presdent Obama;s hard work. We still love you and muss you Oresdent ibama... Please came back !!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Obamaboro, VT and proud of it !!!! at September 07, 2019 06:29 PM (qM84C)

107 I don't understand what "map out all the mating paths" means.

For the Advanced problem there are two forcing moves:

1. Re6+ Kd8
2. Be7+ and now either Kc8 or Kc7
3. Rc6+ and now either Kb8 or Kb7

3. ... Kb8
4. Bd6+ Kb7
5. Rc7#

But

3. ... Kb7 white has no easy check
4. Bd6 anyway and black seems to have a free move
4. ... Rac8 seems to defend successfully.

Oh wait. Missed the R on a1 so

3. ... Kb7
4. Ba6+ Kb8
5. Bd6#

But now there appear to be other possibilities to use the white bishop.

Do those count as "other" mating paths?



Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:30 PM (vWMNq)

108 I think I see Jimmy Drama hiding behind Melania's dress.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:31 PM (F7lRL)

109 The girl in that top photo makes me think she lowers her neckline the better her opponent is. She just got that kind of look.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 06:31 PM (bmdz3)

110 If your Sten kit gun has too many moving parts and you want something simpler, 'The Viper' (kind of a bull pup steam punk sten).


https://youtu.be/3thJ9Tm2ecU

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 07, 2019 06:32 PM (1g7ch)

111 105 https://www.si.com/swimsuit
/model/serena-williams/2017/photos

It's a man, Baby!

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 06:29 PM (BLFnH)


They used a big compressor for that air brush.

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 06:32 PM (WhFRW)

112 99 Warren has the most grating voice in all of politics.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 07, 2019 06:25 PM (LxTcq)


Sorry, that honor goes to Her Thighness, Hillary.

Her normal voice sounds like a schoolmarm lecturing you to finish your homework. But is she has to raise her voice to be heard, even a little bit, she gets all shrieky and shouty and it's simply intolerable. I can't imagine having to listen to that voice for even four years, let alone eight.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 06:33 PM (5P8WL)

113 @ 112 Sorry, that honor goes to Her Thighness, Hillary.


Wrong. Barbara Hall, former mayor of Toronto.

Only politician whose voice drives me crazier than Barky's.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:34 PM (vWMNq)

114 What's that cryptic line of letters and numbers I see under each board diagram?
Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM


Mustelids have a sense of humor! Who knew?

OTOH, Assistant Associate CoBs trolling Senior CoBs may not turn out well. Just sayin'.

;-)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 07, 2019 06:35 PM (DMUuz)

115 114 Mustelids have a sense of humor! Who knew?



Weird Al. Mustelid stomping day.

Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:36 PM (vWMNq)

116 They should do a duo with Serena and Michelle, the two most feminine women of ...

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 06:36 PM (WhFRW)

117 I love the pink dress, and the model crushes my heart every time I see her *sigh*.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 07, 2019 06:36 PM (dmoiP)

118 I don't know what the ettes think, but that third dress, the brown and black one, looks ike it would be flattering on any typical female. It doesn't require some anorexic skeleton to make it work.

I mention this because I haven't solved any chess problems for months. I swear I'm regressing.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 06:37 PM (bmdz3)

119 Warren has the most grating voice in all of politics.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 07, 2019 06:25 PM (LxTcq)



She sounds like the spinster character that Ruth Buzzi used to play. The one that hit everyone with her purse

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 06:39 PM (o9JE9)

120 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 07, 2019 05:18 PM

Pssssssst ... we're inside the wire!

Posted by: Charlie Avon Barksdale at September 07, 2019 06:40 PM (DMUuz)

121

They should do a duo with Serena and Michelle, the two most feminine women of ...

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 06:36 PM (WhFRW)



This side of Mike Obama

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 06:40 PM (o9JE9)

122 Serena got stroked today.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 06:42 PM (QwmrN)

123 can't imagine having to listen to that voice for even four years, let alone eight.

Hence, the reason the Walking STD doesn't hang around her.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 06:42 PM (BLFnH)

124 Beginner Problem - White To Play

Rh7, check
K x R
Qh2, check
Kg7
Qh6, mate

Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at September 07, 2019 06:45 PM (4ceyg)

125 that third dress, the brown and black one, looks ike it would be flattering on any typical female.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 06:37 PM


Agree. Commented on it at #19.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 07, 2019 06:47 PM (Dhht7)

126 But now there appear to be other possibilities to use the white bishop.

Do those count as "other" mating paths?
Posted by: Off the reservation at September 07, 2019 06:30 PM (vWMNq)


Looks like you're working it pretty good. I think you've got most of it.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 06:47 PM (5P8WL)

127 124 Beginner Problem - White To Play
Posted by: locomotivebreath1901 at September 07, 2019 06:45 PM (4ceyg)


Nice work.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 06:48 PM (5P8WL)

128 If it weren't for women...believing in God would be more difficult.

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 07, 2019 06:48 PM (9PtLS)

129 So "just sittin' there" can kill you? Don't just sit there.

Does insurance typically cover just sittin' there?

Posted by: klaftern at September 07, 2019 06:49 PM (RuIsu)

130 I mention this because I haven't solved any chess problems for months. I swear I'm regressing.

Posted by: JTB at September 07, 2019 06:37 PM (bmdz3)


Make a poultice.

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 06:49 PM (WhFRW)

131
Mustelids have a sense of humor! Who knew?

OTOH, Assistant Associate CoBs trolling Senior CoBs may not turn out well. Just sayin'.

;-)
Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 07, 2019 06:35 PM (DMUuz)
-----
Hold my beer.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 06:51 PM (MVjcR)

132 Canuck beat Serena. 19 years old. Poised, humble, pretty. So far not an SJW so good for her.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 07, 2019 06:54 PM (rxS4W)

133 Pretty girl. What a curious expression.

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:54 PM (tH5fk)

134 Just sittin there minding your own business is the cause of 93% of all mishaps.

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:55 PM (tH5fk)

135 -----
Hold my beer.

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 06:51 PM (MVjcR)

*holds weasels beer*

*Slams it*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (rxS4W)

136 Oh is it just me?


Carry on.

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (tH5fk)

137 At least for now Antonio Brown is being rewarded for bad behavior.

Posted by: Vendette at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (9Eyhn)

138 A 73 year old woman and her 82 yr old husband are the proud parents of a baby boy. They're from India.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (F7lRL)

139
Pretty girl. What a curious expression.

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:54 PM (tH5fk)

That's the, "You're doomed and are beneath even being at the same board with me" look.


Posted by: WOPR at September 07, 2019 06:57 PM (J70i0)

140 138 A 73 year old woman and her 82 yr old husband are the proud parents of a baby boy. They're from India.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (F7lRL)

Yeah but the baby was born 35 years old.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 07, 2019 06:57 PM (rxS4W)

141 Antonio Brown is a world class jackoff.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 07, 2019 06:58 PM (nDe2U)

142 Pretty girl. What a curious expression.

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:54 PM (tH5fk)

That's the, "You're doomed and are beneath even being at the same board with me" look.


Posted by: WOPR


The mouth is saying "Hi, I like you." The eyes are saying "for dinner".

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:58 PM (tH5fk)

143 A 73 year old woman and her 82 yr old husband are the proud parents of a baby boy. They're from India.
Posted by: kallisto

That's just what India needed.

Fertility drugs.

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 06:58 PM (arJlL)

144 A 73 year old woman and her 82 yr old husband are the proud parents of a baby boy. They're from India.



Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:56 PM (F7lRL)

Nope. They had twin girls.

Posted by: Vendette at September 07, 2019 06:59 PM (9Eyhn)

145 Seems like it's a thing now in India for old people to have IVF babies.

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 06:59 PM (F7lRL)

146 141 Antonio Brown is a world class jackoff.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 07, 2019 06:58 PM (nDe2U)

It was his plan all along. The long con.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 07:00 PM (QwmrN)

147 144. I got them confused with the other old heads!

Posted by: kallisto at September 07, 2019 07:00 PM (F7lRL)

148 got it:

rh7 qh7

qh2 qg7

qh6 mate

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 07:03 PM (Pg+x7)

149 That India age thing is like those old Dannon yogurt TV commercials from somewhere in the USSR.

"Yuri Sackovich is 109 years old and eats yogurt everyday!".....

Yuri was probably 39 but looked 109 so......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 07, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

150 The mouth is saying "Hi, I like you." The eyes are saying "for dinner".

Posted by: eleven at September 07, 2019 06:58 PM (tH5fk)

Once, many moons ago, I was doing great at a two day tournament. Got to the final round where if I won, I won my section. I was playing some teenage girl while I was something like 29. Anyways, by move three I'm in complete confusion as to what is happening. I got crushed. Some guy comes over after the game and says, "Oh by the way, the opening you used, she has been studying it with her IM teacher." (Current US woman's champ.)
The girl didn't have that look, but she might as well have had it.

Posted by: WOPR at September 07, 2019 07:04 PM (J70i0)

151 2nd problem:

it starts with qd8

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 07:06 PM (Pg+x7)

152 So Meghan Markle jumps on a plane to watch Serena in the US Open Final.


Serena's coach expresses concern about this.


Serena loses the US Open.

Posted by: Vendette at September 07, 2019 07:06 PM (9Eyhn)

153 Interesting. Trump just tweeted out that he had planned to meet with the President of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders at Camp David tomorrow but because the Taliban killed 12 people in Kabul including a US soldier he is canceling the talks and calling off peace negotiations.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 07, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)

154
So Meghan Markle jumps on a plane to watch Serena in the US Open Final.


Serena's coach expresses concern about this.


Serena loses the US Open.


Posted by: Vendette at September 07, 2019 07:06 PM (9Eyhn)


They only use airplanes when it's really required. Now shut up peasants.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 07:10 PM (M4IJR)

155 Colorado v Nebraska is a hell of a game about to go OT. On Fox

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 07, 2019 07:11 PM (QwmrN)

156 Interesting. Trump just tweeted out that he had planned to meet with the President of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders at Camp David tomorrow but because the Taliban killed 12 people in Kabul including a US soldier he is canceling the talks and calling off peace negotiations.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 07, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)


I don't understand why the Taliban are still players in the region, especially since we've had a military presence there for,what, almost 20 years? Are they really that unbeatable?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:11 PM (5P8WL)

157 156: pakistan.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 07, 2019 07:12 PM (Pg+x7)

158 Illegal immigrant arrested in shooting of California sheriff's deputy

A suspect is in custody after a California law enforcement official is
shot in the leg while investigating a domestic violence report.




How soon before California let's the illegal go, gives him money, fires the deputy and starts legal proceedings against the deputy?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 07, 2019 07:13 PM (M4IJR)

159 Red Polish lips.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 07:17 PM (UUkQp)

160 153 Interesting. Trump just tweeted out that he had planned to meet with the President of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders at Camp David tomorrow but because the Taliban killed 12 people in Kabul including a US soldier he is canceling the talks and calling off peace negotiations.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 07, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)


And the cruise missile will land in 3, 2, 1...

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 07:17 PM (WhFRW)

161 Here's to looking forward to the Rolling Stones Farewell Tour being all acoustic.

Rumor has it that Jumping Jack Flash has had two hip replacements and a quadruple bypass.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 07:17 PM (kLDv+)

162
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
The MiMoMe is 21SEP19 in Chelsea, MI
Friday night we dine in Hell
at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (KCxzN)

163 Red Polish lips.

Go on.........

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (arJlL)

164 >>I don't understand why the Taliban are still players in the region, especially since we've had a military presence there for,what, almost 20 years? Are they really that unbeatable?

Nobody has ever been able to tame Afghanistan. The tribal culture seems to make it impossible to separate the good from the bad, the lines are too blurry.

Trump said he could take Afghanistan in a short time but it would require killing millions. He's probably right.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (ZLI7S)

165 ...What's that cryptic line of letters and numbers I see under each board diagram?

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 05:25 PM (u/o2C)



Those are chess positions as expressed in Mil-Radians. I don't understand them, either.

Now, gimme a good ol' USA Spec Chess Set configured in Minute of Angle, and then we're talkin'... I dunno, something 'bout knight's skirt three chases bishop out of the queens bedroom four.

I'll guess I'll just stick to Kentucky Windage, and all it a day.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (QzJWU)

166 Interesting.
Trump just tweeted out that he had planned to meet with the President
of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders at Camp David tomorrow but because
the Taliban killed 12 people in Kabul including a US soldier he is
canceling the talks and calling off peace negotiations.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 07, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)

I
don't understand why the Taliban are still players in the region,
especially since we've had a military presence there for,what, almost 20
years? Are they really that unbeatable?


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:11 PM


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The taliban are not unbeatable, we just refuse to use our Military to beat them. We could have cleared them out in less than a year if we had not gone in there "Nation building".

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (JUOKG)

167 Liz Warren is Dukakis Redux with economy killing policies wrapped in a shrill MIL package.

If she's the D nominee, and I think she has the best odds right now, she'll lose 40 states.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:21 PM (1UZdv)

168 "Taliban leaders"

Should be shot on sight.

Posted by: freaked at September 07, 2019 07:21 PM (Tnijr)

169 Hello Alton!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 07:22 PM (dUJdY)

170
Those are chess positions as expressed in Mil-Radians. I don't understand them, either.

Now, gimme a good ol' USA Spec Chess Set configured in Minute of Angle, and then we're talkin'... I dunno, something 'bout knight's skirt three chases bishop out of the queens bedroom four.

I'll guess I'll just stick to Kentucky Windage, and all it a day.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at September 07, 2019 07:18 PM (QzJWU)
---
Now your talking!

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 07:22 PM (u/o2C)

171 If she's the D nominee, and I think she has the best odds right now, she'll lose 40 states.
Posted by: Ignoramus

And gain 5 lbs per state.

Posted by: JT at September 07, 2019 07:22 PM (arJlL)

172 Red Polish lips.
Posted by: Eromero

Be still my heart...

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at September 07, 2019 07:23 PM (x7OgJ)

173 Beating the Tallis is like playing wack-a-mole. Clans everywhere. The only way to do it is total war. Beat Everyone into submission.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 07, 2019 07:25 PM (oEKhr)

174 I learned everything I needed to know about Afghanistan in the first Flashman novel. We never should have settled in there.

But colonels need to become generals, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:26 PM (1UZdv)

175 BTW ya'll Jim is my hero! You wouldn't believe the goodies he sent me! I was in bead Heaven! Jim.. got most of them sorted out and in their own special bead box Was busy today with Chiefs stuff but after next weekend I have more free time to play with them! And a generous donation to the Texas MoMe to boot!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 07:27 PM (dUJdY)

176 Afghanistan was Obama's war, no? I believe he's the one who insisted we put boots on the ground.

Posted by: Fritz at September 07, 2019 07:28 PM (kLDv+)

177
hey, Jewells

Posted by: AltonJackson
The MiMoMe is 21SEP19 in Chelsea, MI
Friday night we dine in Hell
at September 07, 2019 07:29 PM (KCxzN)

178 Kill 'em all then draw and quarter them and melt their hoofs into paste.

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 07:30 PM (WhFRW)

179 Trump said he could take Afghanistan in a short time but it would require killing millions. He's probably right.

Since Yucca Mtn is still sitting there empty I have a suggestion.

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:30 PM (FhXTo)

180 Trump said he could take Afghanistan in a short time but it would require killing millions. He's probably right.

The inference I draw is that the Taliban has the support of a pretty wide swathe of the population, and that defeating them would involve making war on that "civilian" population. I'd be fine with that. But the U.S. had no stomach for that 20 years ago when 9/11 was fresh. It certainly isn't going to go all My Lai now. Truth is, we should just stop fighting wars abroad. We have no will to win them. So we just get a bunch of youngsters killed every now and again for nothing.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:31 PM (H5knJ)

181 And if the USA doesn't have the stones or the wherewithal to soundly defeat a guerrilla force in Astan over 20 years, how do they expect to defeat a motivated well armed populace of Americans on their home turf.
Blades of grass, folks.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:32 PM (qP61y)

182 110
The viper link doesn't work

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at September 07, 2019 07:33 PM (qcr5D)

183 >>>how do they expect to defeat a motivated well armed populace of Americans on their home turf.
...
Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:32 PM (qP61y)


They hate us.

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 07:34 PM (WhFRW)

184 I learned everything I needed to know about Afghanistan in the first Flashman novel. We never should have settled in there.

Afghanistan isn't really a country, it's just a lawless space between Iran and Pakistan. In those situations you just need to decide which one is our SOB, supply him with money and weapons, and provide drone and high altitude strike support. How our SOB wins is not our concern.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 07, 2019 07:34 PM (yQpMk)

185 Serena lost....crocodile tears.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 07, 2019 07:34 PM (xceTB)

186 Wha hoppin?

Posted by: Weasel at September 07, 2019 07:34 PM (MVjcR)

187 And
if the USA doesn't have the stones or the wherewithal to soundly defeat
a guerrilla force in Astan over 20 years, how do they expect to defeat a
motivated well armed populace of Americans on their home turf.

Blades of grass, folks.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:32 PM

---

Yep, 500 million guns and by low estimates 5 billion rounds of ammunition in civilian hands. Gun confiscation isn't going to happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:34 PM (JUOKG)

188 Solutions up.

Movie thread will be up within the half hour.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:35 PM (5P8WL)

189
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Posted by: AltonJackson
The MiMoMe is 21SEP19 in Chelsea, MI
Friday night we dine in Hell
click sig
at September 07, 2019 07:35 PM (KCxzN)

190 If the Russians who know cruelty and suffering all too well can't manage Afghanistan...get a clue.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 07, 2019 07:36 PM (xceTB)

191 Illegal shoots cop, is given the entire state of California as compensation in judge's ruling.

Posted by: klaftern at September 07, 2019 07:37 PM (RuIsu)

192 Hiya

Love that 50's dress.

Posted by: ALH at September 07, 2019 07:38 PM (GaOgf)

193 If the Russians who know cruelty and suffering all too well can't manage Afghanistan...get a clue.

The Russians were opposed by a superpower: us. What's the name of the superpower opposing us?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:38 PM (H5knJ)

194 Chess Mistress at the top has an intimidating death stare.

Now I know you have a small mind. What else is small.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:38 PM (1UZdv)

195
If the Russians who know cruelty and suffering all too well can't manage Afghanistan...get a clue.

Posted by: rammajamma at September 07, 2019 07:36 PM

---

Well we did have a hand in their defeat in Afghanistan....stinger missiles anyone?
Once we started sending those babies over the Russians started taking huge unacceptable losses in their aviation units.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:39 PM (JUOKG)

196 Truth is, we should just stop fighting wars abroad. We have no will to win them. So we just get a bunch of youngsters killed every now and again for nothing.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:31 PM (H5knJ)


I started believing this a few years ago. I used to be a big fan of fighting terrorism by "nation building", but now I no longer see the sense in putting our young people in harm's way. I'm old enough to remember Vietnam. This is worse.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM (5P8WL)

197 Truth is, we should just stop fighting wars abroad. We have no will to win them. So we just get a bunch of youngsters killed every now and again for nothing.


There's no experience like game experience. Look, every death is a tragedy and a loss for a family but our attrition in both Iraq and Afghanistan is really pretty low. Certainly sustainable for decades. I haven't looked but it wouldn't surprise me to find we've killed more troops in basic this year than we have lost in theater.

If your army never fights, you end up like Western Europe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM (yQpMk)

198 Mustelids have a sense of humor! Who knew?


Read that as Methuselah.

Posted by: Infidel at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM (BLFnH)

199 Word is that the stingers were shot by CIA operatives, not local ragheads.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM (1UZdv)

200 These beginner problems have been perfect for me. Eventually, I hope, I won't need the goal and the hint, but it's nice to figure out the problems.

Posted by: t-bird at September 07, 2019 07:41 PM (OiC69)

201 The Russians were opposed by a superpower: us. What's the name of the superpower opposing us?
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:38 PM (H5knJ

1/2 of ourselves, evidently. Until we decide that it is time. I'm setting my alarm clock for late November, 2020.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:41 PM (qP61y)

202 Weasel, you do know that WeaselDog is barking because she is not receiving her fan mail.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 07:42 PM (76BPT)

203 *feverishly sets up defensive perimeter*
You do whatever that officer of Engineers tells you to, lad.

Posted by: zombie colour-sergeant bourne at September 07, 2019 07:42 PM (Dh1wo)

204 I never saw the supposed strategic importance of Afghanistan. It's the dark side of the moon.

Unless you're into heroin.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:43 PM (1UZdv)

205 I haven't looked but it wouldn't surprise me to find we've killed more troops in basic this year than we have lost in theater.



If your army never fights, you end up like Western Europe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM

---

You are correct. We lose many more troops in training accidents than we are losing in Afghanistan.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:45 PM (JUOKG)

206 Well we did have a hand in their defeat in Afghanistan....stinger missiles anyone?
Once we started sending those babies over the Russians started taking huge unacceptable losses in their aviation units.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:39 PM (JUOKG)



So, you are saying we need another Texas socialite to come up with a solution?

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 07:45 PM (WhFRW)

207 And while DuckDuckGo-ing Colour-Sergeant Bourne's surname to ensure I had spelled it correctly, I discovered he was the last (white!) survivor of Rorke's Drift and he died aged 91 on May 8, 1945 -- VE Day!

R.I.P.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 07, 2019 07:46 PM (Dh1wo)

208 154


So Meghan Markle jumps on a plane to watch Serena in the US Open Final.

Serena's coach expresses concern about this.

Serena loses the US Open.----------

Has the victor safely exited the venue yet?

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 07, 2019 07:47 PM (sMKe4)

209 I'm old enough to remember Vietnam. This is worse.

Then you don't remember it right.

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:48 PM (FhXTo)

210 Oh btw.. my daughter didn't get the job with the police department. She was pretty disappointed. But she's out there looking again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 07, 2019 07:49 PM (dUJdY)

211 As Tom Jones and the Art of Noise said:
All I need is your kissss... sss
Act your age mama...not your shoe size.

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 07, 2019 07:49 PM (9PtLS)

212 204 I never saw the supposed strategic importance of Afghanistan. It's the dark side of the moon.

Unless you're into heroin.
Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:43 PM (1UZdv)


Well, it's where crowds of Islamic terrorists have been hanging out since the 1990s, and set up their training camps from which they can plan and launch operations against western targets. So, in order to take the battle to them, we've got to go where they are.

That's the theory, anyway.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:50 PM (5P8WL)

213 Are Britain's political class serving the interests of the country?

% 75 NO
% 13 yes
% 12 don't know

Daily Mail

Posted by: Joey Chew Paste at September 07, 2019 07:50 PM (WhFRW)

214 Why don't Global Warming activists protest in front of Chinese embassies?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:52 PM (1UZdv)

215

If your army never fights, you end up like Western Europe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM

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You are correct. We lose many more troops in training accidents than we are losing in Afghanistan.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:45 PM (JUOKG)

Yeah, it's ok to have some for-real training, but it would also be nice to actually accomplish something. If you're going to put yourself in harm's way, it'd be nice to have the country behind you and to know that your potential sacrifice is for something tangible.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:52 PM (qP61y)

216 209 I'm old enough to remember Vietnam. This is worse.
Then you don't remember it right.
Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:48 PM (FhXTo)


I could at least see the point to being involved in Vietnam, at least in the Cold War context. I don't see one here.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:53 PM (5P8WL)

217 supposed strategic importance of Afghanistan.

It was full of traveling Arab terrorists.
It's still training jihadis.

Ultimately we're going to have to brain-chip every human on the planet because they're are just too many fuck-heads and the technology of mass murder keeps scaling down. We'll see if we get rid of the mullahs before they do an IranEbola. Even if we live thru that some Berkely jagoff will take a DARPA grant and build nanites that dissolve every white male.

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:53 PM (FhXTo)

218 Just sittin there minding your own business is the cause of 93% of all mishaps.

Kind of like how honor students who were finna go to college and really turn their lives around keep getting implicated in drive by shootings.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 07, 2019 07:53 PM (ykYG2)

219 I'm old enough to remember Vietnam. This is worse.
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Then you don't remember it right.
Posted by: DaveA
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Yeah, I don't think any of the VN vets here are going to agree with that 'worse' comment, at all.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 07:54 PM (plu6+)

220 Yeah,
it's ok to have some for-real training, but it would also be nice to
actually accomplish something. If you're going to put yourself in harm's
way, it'd be nice to have the country behind you and to know that your
potential sacrifice is for something tangible.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:52 PM

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Our Country lost it's stomach for total War after WWII ended and we have been halfheartedly playing at making War since then. It really went downhill after we had pretty much won in Vietnam and then we just quit and walked away.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:55 PM (JUOKG)

221 214
Well said .
You guys are so smart.
...
Really.
Just a tiny bit too civilized .

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 07, 2019 07:56 PM (9PtLS)

222 I don't see one here.

The Taliban and the ISI factions that sponsor them are just too fuckheaded to make peace with (witness last week) and no one wants to walk away and risk them following US home (actually or politically).

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:56 PM (FhXTo)

223 IIRC, we got to 200 dead per week during Vietnam.

It pisses me off that most Americans think Vietnam was Nixon's fault when it was LBJ's. Worst POTUS of my lifetime.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 07, 2019 07:57 PM (1UZdv)

224 Truth is, we should just stop fighting wars abroad. We have no will to win them. So we just get a bunch of youngsters killed every now and again for nothing.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:31 PM (H5knJ)

Yup, until the Democrats aren't a thing Americans can't win a land war.

As long as those traitors have influence we'll have to settle for punitive terror raids.

The ground forces should just be deployed for national defense. Let the Navy and AF handle work abroad, because as soon as you put men on the ground, we'll have committed ourselves to a loss, and handed Dems a jar of broken glass to stuff up America's ass, and they will.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 07, 2019 07:57 PM (N2LEs)

225 If your army never fights, you end up like Western Europe.

There might be some truth to this. But Western Europe is not a good comparison for us. They have become what they are largely due to us being their daddy since WWII.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 07, 2019 07:57 PM (H5knJ)

226 Yeah, I don't think any of the VN vets here are going to agree with that 'worse' comment, at all.
Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 07:54 PM (plu6+)


Perhaps not. So let me get out of it by saying

WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at September 07, 2019 07:58 PM (5P8WL)

227 It pisses me off that most Americans think Vietnam was Nixon's fault when it was LBJ's. Worst POTUS of my lifetime.
Posted by: Ignoramus
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I was astounded to hear the press repeatedly call it 'Nixon's war'. For better or worse, Nixon got us out of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,etc., etc. at September 07, 2019 07:58 PM (eYD0A)

228 Great white Scotsman. Nail - head.
If we aren't going to commit to total war and winning, then we should fold our tents and go home.
And be slaughtered by the muzzies or whomever wants to survive and propagate.

Posted by: RI Red at September 07, 2019 07:58 PM (qP61y)

229 No war should ever be run out of a JAG office.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (76BPT)

230 #FatherBrownTime

Posted by: DaveA at September 07, 2019 07:59 PM (FhXTo)

231 Am I going to have to get James Taylor up in here?

Posted by: John Fucking Kerry at September 07, 2019 08:00 PM (kLDv+)

232 As they say somewhere about astonishing women:
The straw that popped the camel's cherry.

Posted by: Throbbing Tonsil/ Humphreyrobot at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (9PtLS)

233 The Donks make sure the masses find out too much about LBJ. Just some dude from BFE Texas, nothing to see here.

Posted by: klaftern at September 07, 2019 08:05 PM (RuIsu)

234 Ben Had @ 229- That's Jagoffs. They wanted so much to be thought of as 'military' that they got a purely fictional television show. Which was total bullshit.

Posted by: Eromero at September 07, 2019 08:07 PM (UUkQp)

235 Eromero. The only thing a soldier needs to hear is -weapons free.

If you fuck up you will pay the price. That's what training is.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 07, 2019 08:12 PM (76BPT)

236 182 110
The viper link doesn't work
Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at September 07, 2019 07:33 PM (qcr5D)


I am at a loss - worked for me three times now.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 07, 2019 08:28 PM (1g7ch)

237 Now that's a chess babe.

Posted by: Quilp at September 07, 2019 09:29 PM (Bf3hj)

238 205
I haven't looked but it wouldn't surprise me to find we've killed more troops in basic this year than we have lost in theater.



If your army never fights, you end up like Western Europe.



Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 07, 2019 07:40 PM

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You are correct. We lose many more troops in training accidents than we are losing in Afghanistan.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at September 07, 2019 07:45 PM (JUOKG)


About 5 years ago I talked to an Army NCO who, between Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan, had orders for his 6th deployment. Army tours are for one year. That is a lot to ask of our soldiers.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 07, 2019 09:30 PM (sMKe4)

239 NYT can't identify the other gent standing.
My guess: Vasily Smyslov?

Posted by: BoomerVF14 at September 08, 2019 11:09 AM (X+tlK)

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