Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 01-11-2020

CM Lada Ilyina 01.jpg
CM Lada Ilyina (RUS)

(h/t David Llada)



Pic Note

Ms. Ilyina must be relatively new. I couldn't find any other pictures of her that were any good.

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 (1089)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: The h6 pawn is pinned


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r4r2/pp2R1pk/2b3np/2p2p2/7R/1BP2N2/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1



Intermediate Problem - White To Play (1088 )

In thia position, there are a number of different ways to force checkmate. But I am looking for the FASTEST mate (i.e. in fewest moves), and once you think you've found it, see if you can discover any other lines equally fast.

Goal: Mate can be forced in 2 moves
Hint: This is a composition, not a position from an actual game. So every piece on the board has a purpose, and contributes to the solution.


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8/Q5K1/3pp3/3pk3/4rq2/2P5/2BP3B/8 w - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1094)

White is threatening mayhem on the d and e files. Can Black avoid getting molly whopped, and if so, how?



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3r3k/p2QP2p/1p4p1/2p5/5P1q/2P4B/1P3P2/2K3R1 b - - 0 1




Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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20200111 dress pr0n iran.jpg
Greetings From Iran




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20200111 dress pr0n melania.jpg

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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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r4r2/pp2R1pk/2b3np/2p2p2/7R/1BP2N2/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1

1. Ng5+ Kh8
2. Rxh6+ gxh6
3. Rh7# 1-0


Intermediate Problem - White To Play


20200111 - Problem 2.jpg
8/Q5K1/3pp3/3pk3/4rq2/2P5/2BP3B/8 w - - 0 1

Best answer is from the comments:

204 #2
1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#

Or
1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (ZmM/r)

So, with 1.Qe3 as your first move, it's a forced mate in 2.


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


20200111 - Problem 3.jpg
3r3k/p2QP2p/1p4p1/2p5/5P1q/2P4B/1P3P2/2K3R1 b - - 0 1

So Black uses checks to gain time to clean up the mess down on d7 and e7

1...Qxf4+ 2.Kb1

Not 2.Kd1? Rxd7+ 3. Kc2 Rxe7

2...Qe4+
3.Ka1 Rxd7
4.Bxd7 Qxe7
5.Ba4

And now the threats are gone. Black may still lose, but he is now in a better position to put up a fight.

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 05:22 PM




Comments

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1 The President was wrong to do it,
to take out a Persian poet.
Kahil Gibran
didn't deserve this bomb
And that was all he wrote.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (Ndje9)

2 Man, you guys are killing me with the Iranian women's eyes.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:23 PM (T6t7i)

3 Not the best picture of KM. She looks like she has a cold.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:24 PM (T6t7i)

4 It's a bit creepy to lust after the apricot woman, knowing that if she's still alive, she's gotta be in her 90s. At least.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:25 PM (T6t7i)

5 The Persian gal is a stunner.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 11, 2020 05:25 PM (PQUoE)

6 Willowed:

Paul K, yes, tons of them. I would also need to run a hot wire around the top of the fence.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:22 PM (u482j)
* * * *

The damn things will also dig under your fence. We did not have coyote problems (thank God!) but our neighbors did. Two things will help: bring the sheep into shelter at night and, if you can, get a burro or donkey to put in with the sheep. Those burros/donkeys are great guardians of sheep.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:24 PM (fNFgo)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:26 PM (fNFgo)

7 5
The Persian gal is a stunner.


Nice emerald on her finger.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:27 PM (T6t7i)

8 She is a cutie

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 05:27 PM (ZCEU2)

9 Anyone know who the woman in the BandW photo is? I assume she's old Hollywood, but I can't place her.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:29 PM (T6t7i)

10 BTW, what is it with Slavic women and moles?

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:29 PM (T6t7i)

11 Not the best picture of KM. She looks like she has a cold.


Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:24 PM (T6t7i)

Needs a better bra too.
As for the other pics, the 1820s dress is a good example of how the empire-style dresses of the Regency era were morphing into what was seen in the Victorian era.
The white dress is lovely with the exception of whatever it is on the front of it.
Iranian gal reminds me a bit of Mila Kunis.

Posted by: Vendette at January 11, 2020 05:30 PM (pXNaM)

12 OK, I'm done. Apparently the rapture happened, and I didn't notice.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:30 PM (T6t7i)

13 Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

·

19m

The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching

Posted by: Ha at January 11, 2020 05:30 PM (NSFCQ)

14 9 Anyone know who the woman in the BandW photo is? I assume she's old Hollywood, but I can't place her.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:29 PM (T6t7i)


Linda Darnell.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 05:31 PM (TVVeW)

15 TRUMP keychains available now in my shop! Hot of the press folks! Get em while they're hot! Won't have any more for at least a month. Just click my nic and as always thanks!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 05:31 PM (dUJdY)

16 Melania looks stunning. Love that gown!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 05:31 PM (dUJdY)

17 As
for the other pics, the 1820s dress is a good example of how the
empire-style dresses of the Regency era were morphing into what was seen
in the Victorian era.


I'm not really sure what that means. Does Regency mean the tight band directly underneath the bust?

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:32 PM (T6t7i)

18 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:33 PM (arJlL)

19 Mrs. Trump..Vavavoom!

The Iranian girl kind of looks like Mila Kunis.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2020 05:35 PM (RueoN)

20 One in purple... a Stepford Love Doll?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 05:37 PM (CKJmt)

21 Is Iran still playing Hide the Salami with the 737's FDR and CVR?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 05:39 PM (CKJmt)

22 Nice that the Trumpentwatters are now bringing it to Iran about their domestic repression. The language of that one tweet pretty clearly looks like one provided by State/intel folks, and the translation into Farsi confirms it.

Oh - the protests, like those stretching back months, denounce the regime chiefs by name as liars, thieves, and murderers, mock the idea that America is their enemy, and generally show "unity" in a way probably baffling to the NPR-level "minds" who might be paying attention.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2020 05:40 PM (El6T/)

23 for the other pics, the 1820s dress is a good example of how the

empire-style dresses of the Regency era were morphing into what was seen

in the Victorian era.

I'm not really sure what that means. Does Regency mean the tight band directly underneath the bust?


Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:32 PM (T6t7i)

Regency = the time with the Prince Regent when George III was incapable of ruling. Dresses of the Regency were following the French style; the fabric beneath the bust was more free-flowing. If you've ever watched or been forced to watch Jane Austen movies you've seen those dresses. In the pic above the fabric is cinched in.

Posted by: Vendette at January 11, 2020 05:40 PM (pXNaM)

24 Legally Sufficient, The donkeys are great, I had 2 for many years. I think I will just go with good fencing and as you suggested, close them in a stall at night. The dogs will keep anything else away during the day. Thanks for the suggestions.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (u482j)

25 Where would Persia be in 2020 if Gaylord had even verbally supported the Green Revolution?

Instead he hopped in bed with the mullahs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (CKJmt)

26

The girl from Iran is lovely. She looks familiar too. Not complaining if her photo has been here before. She can be here every week

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (+E3TQ)

27 If you've ever watched or been forced to watch Jane Austen movies you've seen those dresses.

I thank God every day that my wife does not try to get me to watch JA movies. She doesn't even try to get me to watch Hallmark movies. Life is good.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:42 PM (T6t7i)

28 Not getting anywhere in these games

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 05:43 PM (ZCEU2)

29 The girl from Iran is lovely. She looks familiar too. Not complaining if her photo has been here before. She can be here every week
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (+E3TQ)

There's something about the combination of green eyes and olive skin that is very alluring.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 05:44 PM (Uu+Jp)

30 olddog?

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 05:45 PM (MTxDQ)

31 Instead he hopped in bed with the mullahs.


Ew.

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:45 PM (arJlL)

32 The Iran enchanter is a good reminder that there are two Irans--the normal people and the oppressors in power. Prayers tonight that our wonderful President does not abandon the downtrodden people of Iran in their hour of protest, as his feckless predecessor did.

Posted by: Caliban at January 11, 2020 05:45 PM (QE8X6)

33 That's the first Melania dress I haven't cared for.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 11, 2020 05:45 PM (rvWat)

34 The Persian, there is someone else in that picture.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 05:46 PM (MTxDQ)

35 Hogmartin says to tell you all "Hi". He's being held hostage in a bunker somewhere (i.e. work).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 05:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

36 Infidel, olddog may be out of pocket today.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:46 PM (u482j)

37 what can Trump do to foment further revolution in Iran

Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 05:47 PM (iTXRQ)

38 Iran arrested the UK Amb. to Iran for ""Helping the marchers" in Iran

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 11, 2020 05:47 PM (BqBId)

39 34
The Persian, there is someone else in that picture.


It's Satan. He gave her those eyes, and he's keeping watch on his investment.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:48 PM (T6t7i)

40 As for "JA," I love her. She is one of the few conservative artists from her era whose work has survived.

Posted by: Caliban at January 11, 2020 05:49 PM (QE8X6)

41 Ben Had, hope everything is ok!

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 05:49 PM (MTxDQ)

42 34
The Persian, there is someone else in that picture.



I just see her. Someone mentioned the Emerald she is wearing and I had to go look. She is quite the distraction.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 11, 2020 05:50 PM (PQUoE)

43 The Persian, there is someone else in that picture.

Ricky Gervais ?

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:50 PM (arJlL)

44 On #2 Bxf4+, RxB
Q-e3#

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 05:50 PM (ZCEU2)

45 Sandmanns atty in KY is going to Primary an R who voted for Pelosi's war powers resolution.

Posted by: Ha at January 11, 2020 05:51 PM (NSFCQ)

46 The Iran enchanter is a good reminder that there are two Irans--the normal people and the oppressors in power.


Best college girlfriend grew up in Iran (ethnic Armenian) and had to flee when the Shah fell. It was a real country back then, with hot girls who went to school and wore skirts.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 05:52 PM (gd9RK)

47 Thanks for the suggestions.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (u482j)
* * * *

You are most welcome! Figured I was preaching to the choir, but wanted to share knowledge acquired through experience (mine and other sheepherders).

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at January 11, 2020 05:52 PM (fNFgo)

48 Hogmartin says to tell you all "Hi". He's being held hostage in a bunker somewhere (i.e. work).
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

I thought he had the mid-watch.......

Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:52 PM (arJlL)

49 Linda Darnell's dress looKs to be a bit thin in the breastes area. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at January 11, 2020 05:53 PM (QrvWz)

50 I thought he had the mid-watch.......
Posted by: JT at January 11, 2020 05:52 PM (arJlL)
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Changed to evening shift, so no unicorn onesies and roller disco.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 05:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

51 The girl from Iran is lovely. She looks familiar too. Not complaining if her photo has been here before. She can be here every week
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 05:41 PM (+E3TQ)


She is starting to look familiar to me, too. So maybe she is a repeat.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 05:54 PM (TVVeW)

52 He's being held hostage in a bunker somewhere (i.e. work).


Are you sure he didn't just say bunk?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 05:55 PM (gd9RK)

53 BTW, what is it with Slavic women and moles?

All Rooskies are moles.

Posted by: Pine-scented Druid philosopher James Comey at January 11, 2020 05:55 PM (EgshT)

54 Are you sure he didn't just say bunk?
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He'll need one hand free for phone and keyboard.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (Dc2NZ)

55 Not enough poodles.

Posted by: a rutabaga, fashion critic, and foreign policy expert at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (Tnijr)

56 Moles are a type of weasel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (gd9RK)

57 Oh sorry wrong thread.

Posted by: a rutabaga, fashion critic, and foreign policy expert at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (Tnijr)

58 She is starting to look familiar to me, too. So maybe she is a repeat.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 05:54 PM (TVVeW)

Repeat often

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (Uu+Jp)

59 44 On #2 Bxf4+, RxB
Q-e3#
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 05:50 PM (ZCEU2)


OK, but Black isn't forced to capture with the rook:

1. Bxf4 Kxf4

...now what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 05:58 PM (TVVeW)

60 She is starting to look familiar to me, too. So maybe she is a repeat.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 05:54 PM (TVVeW)




Repeat often

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 05:56 PM (Uu+Jp)


Seconded. She's stunningly beautiful

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 05:58 PM (QuPxp)

61 the james madison dukes lost to the north dakota state bisons for the division II championship today. it's their 8th.

Posted by: mjc at January 11, 2020 05:59 PM (Pg+x7)

62 Do you recommend a chess club to meat hot women?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 06:00 PM (Uu+Jp)

63 44 On #2 Bxf4+, RxB
Q-e3#
Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 05:50 PM (ZCEU2)

Black could do Kxf4 and run for a while.

I like 1.d4+
If 1...Rxd4 then cxd4#, so
1....Kf5
2. Qf7+ and I'm working it out.

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:00 PM (ZmM/r)

64 Moles protect from radiation.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 11, 2020 06:00 PM (DFoXD)

65 How many moles are in a mole of moles?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 06:01 PM (gd9RK)

66 I'm abandoning my royal duties because I'm never featured in the dress pron section of the chess thread. That bitch Kate and her white priveledge are here every week.

Posted by: Meghan Markle at January 11, 2020 06:01 PM (TTy55)

67 Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
19m

The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian people. There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching

-
Tomahawk Lizzy, Buttzkrieg Blitz, Bro Fo, the Democrats and the media (BIRM) are cheerleaders the Mullahs. "Push 'em back! Push 'em back! Waaaaay back!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:01 PM (+y/Ru)

68 Reading Lolita in Tehran is an amazing tale of how much some Iranians long for normalcy and the lengths they will go to trying to have even a few hours worth.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (u482j)

69 If I joined a local chess club I expect all the women would be wearing sensible shoes.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (Uu+Jp)

70 Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh announced Saturday
she has permanently left her country, citing the "hypocrisy" of a system
she claims humiliates athletes while using them for political ends.

"I am one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran with whom they have been playing for years," the 21-year-old wrote.


"I
wore whatever they told me to wear," she said, referring to the Islamic
veil, which is compulsory for all women in public in Iran.


"I repeated everything they told me to say," she wrote.


She continued: "None of us matter to them."






She sounds rather Islamaphobic to me. Everyone knows that Islam is the most liberating religion for women

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (QuPxp)

71 Seems to be YouTube video of Lada but haven't looked at them

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (ZCEU2)

72 Ogg recommend big wood club to meat hot women.

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (Tnijr)

73 I really wish it would get above freezing. Snow coming.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 06:03 PM (MTxDQ)

74 Infidel, olddog may be out of pocket today.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 05:46 PM

Just got home from the hospital. I'm wiped out after driving couple of hours in shitty wx with even shittier drivers on the road. Going to hit the booze and chill out. Sorry, Infidel, no dress report today.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

75 Iran arrested the UK Amb. to Iran for ""Helping the marchers" in Iran

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Gave them tea and crumpets?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:04 PM (+y/Ru)

76 Ogg say "Sock it to me baby"

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:04 PM (Tnijr)

77 I'm fighting a cold. I may try tea enhanced with, I don't know, maybe brandy.

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at January 11, 2020 06:05 PM (Uu+Jp)

78 olddog, I would gladly pour you a drink.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 06:05 PM (u482j)

79 She sounds rather Islamaphobic to me. Everyone knows that Islam is the most liberating religion for women

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 06:02 PM (QuPxp)


"islam is right about women!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 06:05 PM (BiNEL)

80 {{{olddog}}} and prayers.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 06:05 PM (MTxDQ)

81 Everyone knows that Islam is the most liberating religion for women

That's right. We heard it on CNN. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Moms at January 11, 2020 06:06 PM (EgshT)

82 olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay

Glad you are safe, I was worried about you. Could you take your wife home?

And F*ck Cancer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2020 06:06 PM (u82oZ)

83 First problem, I think I see a mate in three...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at January 11, 2020 06:07 PM (5WpEK)

84 Iran arrested the UK Amb. to Iran for ""Helping the marchers" in Iran

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 11, 2020 05:47 PM (BqBId


Nothing like observing the diplomatic proprieties...

Oh wait, that is something civilized societies do, never mind!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 06:07 PM (BiNEL)

85

Allies of President Trump are attempting to acquire conservative news outlet One America News Network in a bid to compete against Fox News, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter.

According to the Journal:

The investment firm Hicks Equity Partners is looking to acquire the channel and is pitching other wealthy GOP donors to arrange a bid of roughly $250 million for the channel's parent company, the people said. The firm is owned by the family of Thomas Hicks Jr., co-chairman of the Republican National Committee and a close friend of Donald Trump Jr.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 11, 2020 06:08 PM (aKsyK)

86 Melania's gpwn is gorgeous

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 11, 2020 06:08 PM (G546f)

87 For no 1

First move is....
Rxe6 Kxe6

that's as far as I got, so far !

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

88 Thanks, Ben Had. Make it a double. Gonna have to be more than one though.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 06:09 PM (Dhht7)

89 Death Toll In Pakistan Mosque Bombing Claimed By Islamic State Rises To 15

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Trump's fault!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:09 PM (+y/Ru)

90 vmom 2020

Well, she is GEOTUS's muse, so a Greek revival dress is appropriate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2020 06:09 PM (u82oZ)

91 87 For no 1

First move is....
Rxe6 Kxe6

that's as far as I got, so far !
Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

1 Ng5+

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM (ZmM/r)

92 Love the Trump keychains, Jewells!

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM (fTtFy)

93 Love Melanias dress. Softer than what she usually wears and just stunning.

Posted by: LASue at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM (O4EFj)

94 I would buy shares in OANN.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM (u482j)

95 Jewell--I just ordered a key chain. I will use it as bling on my tennis bag!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (TdMsT)

96 I-70 in MO, in bad weather, is no fun. Glad you made it home.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (u82oZ)

97 As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.
------------------

Vagina boob.

Posted by: Peter Griffin at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (C1NyB)

98 Iran arrested the UK Amb. to Iran for ""Helping the marchers" in Iran



-

Gave them tea and crumpets?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:04 PM (+y/Ru)


Had them whistling The Col Bogey March.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (QuPxp)

99
She sounds rather Islamaphobic to me. Everyone knows that Islam is the most liberating religion for women



'Wrecker.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (oVJmc)

100 The investment firm Hicks Equity Partners is looking to acquire the channel and is pitching other wealthy GOP donors to arrange a bid of roughly $250 million for the channel's parent company, the people said. The firm is owned by the family of Thomas Hicks Jr., co-chairman of the Republican National Committee and a close friend of Donald Trump Jr.
Posted by: Bertra


Awesome. I know these guys.

Posted by: LASue at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (O4EFj)

101
Yes, it's racist that we have no pics of Meggie Sparkles here.

She's Yoko Ono.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2020 06:11 PM (rCwaK)

102 Trump's fault!

He's escalatoring WWIII!!! *hic*

Posted by: Wine Moms at January 11, 2020 06:12 PM (EgshT)

103 Brings bottle and sets it down next to olddog.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 06:12 PM (u482j)

104 no that's wrong

Ng5

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:12 PM (zr5Kq)

105 Ok #2

1. Bxf4 Kxf4
2. Qf2+ looks really good

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:12 PM (ZmM/r)

106 NL, first you heat half a cup of honey fairly warm, put a big spoonfull of lemon juice in it, and add half a cup of Wild Turkey, or similar beverage, mix well and drink promptly. I garn-tee if that don't make you feel better, drink another.
-advice from the desk of Eromero, qualified to give advice because he is a backhoe operator.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 06:12 PM (UUkQp)

107 1 Ng5+
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM (ZmM/r)

yes, now I see it

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:13 PM (zr5Kq)

108 It'll be interesting to see how they suppress the protests without Groovy Uncle Hitler pulling the strings.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2020 06:13 PM (oVJmc)

109 Hold on everybody, I'm gonna get my old board out !

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:13 PM (zr5Kq)

110 63
Yer on the right path. w/o doping out all the possibilities I think 2 more moves is the max.

Posted by: Meghan Markle at January 11, 2020 06:14 PM (TTy55)

111 Olddog--Prayers for you and your wife.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 06:15 PM (TdMsT)

112 76 Ogg say "Sock it to me baby"
Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:04 PM (Tnijr)


Are you at home, listening to your stereo?

Gotta find a woman...
Gotta find a woman...
Gotta find a woman...
Gotta find a woman...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:16 PM (TVVeW)

113 #1

1. Ng5+ Kh8
2. Rxh6+ gxh6
3. Rh7#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:17 PM (ZmM/r)

114 Right on.

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:17 PM (Tnijr)

115 God Bless Olddog, Fuck cancer.

Posted by: dartist at January 11, 2020 06:17 PM (K22Va)

116 CNN Anchor Suggests Iranian 'Death To America' Chants Aren't 'Seriously Meant'

-
And those rockets and suicide bombers? More of a prank, really.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:18 PM (+y/Ru)

117 Sold my stock in ATandT. because of CNN. Owned it because of the original ATandT. This company is not related to the original company, just bought the name or something.

Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2020 06:18 PM (hzxz4)

118 Glad you are safe, I was worried about you. Could you take your wife home?

And F*ck Cancer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog

Thanks, Salty. She didn't come home. They nixed that yesterday and said Sunday. Today they looking like more like Monday. We'll see. She still has some fluid in bottom of lungs they're trying to remove with meds. Otherwise, will aspirate.

Also, I'm south of STL so I take I-55 instead of I-70. Wintry mix of rain, slow, and sleet on way home but roads fine. Other drivers not so much.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 06:19 PM (Dhht7)

119 And those rockets and suicide bombers? More of a prank, really.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 11, 2020 06:18 PM (+y/Ru)

Those scamps! What a lively sense of humor!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at January 11, 2020 06:19 PM (x8Wzq)

120 "And those rockets and suicide bombers? More of a prank, really."

Those wacky Iranians. Always cutting up.

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:20 PM (Tnijr)

121 "And those rockets and suicide bombers? More of a prank, really."

They were good boys and girls. They are turning their lives around. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Moms at January 11, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

122 1. Ng5+ Kh8
2. Rxh6+ gxh6
3. Rh7#
Posted by: jsg

Hey, that works !

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:22 PM (zr5Kq)

123
Here's why Iran owned up to destroying the 737:

1. Iranians are natural born liars. They instinctual lie about everything. So they automatically denied responsibility for attacking the 737.

2. Even when the US, Ukraine, Canada, and everyone else gave Iran an OUT by saying it was "unintentional" and an "accident," Iran persisted in their lies, going as far as destroying, in plain view, evidence.

3. Democrats and Fake News finally had to broadcast a clear Narrative for Iran to pick up and use. Iran finally got the message and ran with it: Yes, it was an accident, but it would never have happened if not for Trump. It is, verbatim, the exact same Narrative the Democrats created shortly before and Fake News is repeating for them.

4. Their admission was also about the new Sanctions just put on Iran on Friday. The Democrats who are advising the Iranian Mullahs, such as John Kerry, told them to stop hiding the wreckage and hand over the Black Box because it's making you look bad and it makes it harder for us to help you make Trump look bad.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:22 PM (+F8ZI)

124
ROFL. I was just reading. The Queen is putting the screws to Meggie and Harry. If they leave, they're gonna have the hell taxed out of them, considering their estate the queen gave them as income, plus the shit he gets from Chuckle's estates.

Double taxed, both in the UK and Canada. If they move here, Meggie will get double taxed, and Harry too, if he stays here long enough.

They're giving them both "hard Megxit" and "soft Megxit" options, neither of them too financially palatable.

Hah-hah.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

125 Ogg remember when Iran pull practical joke on peanut man. Ha ha ha

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:23 PM (Tnijr)

126 olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay

Yes, way too many YOLO Darwin Award candidates driving around.

Going to ensure my wife does not cook tonight, so going to the Farmhouse restaurant.

Have a great evening, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 11, 2020 06:25 PM (u82oZ)

127 #3

1. Qxf4+

If 1. ....Kd1,
2.Rxd7+ Bxd7
3.Qd6+ K move
4.Qxe7

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:26 PM (ZmM/r)

128 Chess Thread Lollapalooza!.....

Off to Russia. If the chess players look like that, your imagination can run wild.

As well as your wallet. YOLO.......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at January 11, 2020 06:26 PM (Z+IKu)

129 On #2, 1. Qf7 followed by 2. Qh5# whatever black moves (either a rook move or d4).

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:26 PM (ymrPC)

130 So how much does OM pay for dress pron, or does he just steal it all like he did my people's land?

Posted by: Meghan Markle at January 11, 2020 06:26 PM (TTy55)

131 Yes, it was an accident, but it would never have happened if not for Trump. It is, verbatim, the exact same Narrative the Democrats created shortly before and Fake News is repeating for them.
...
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:22 PM (+F8ZI)


I heard that on the radio today and had to check and see if I tuned to CNN or NPR because the phrasing was so American MSM perfect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 06:27 PM (BiNEL)

132 I'm telling you the Iranian girl looks like Mila Kunis. That's why she looks so familiar.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2020 06:28 PM (RueoN)

133 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)

Long live the Queen!

Please!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 06:28 PM (BiNEL)

134 Q7f

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:29 PM (zr5Kq)

135 1. Ng5+ Kh8
2. Rxh6+ gxh6
3. Rh7#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:17 PM (ZmM/r)


There you go.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:29 PM (TVVeW)

136 that was for no 2

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:29 PM (zr5Kq)

137 How many moles are in a mole of moles?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


A mole, of course.

According to xkcd/what-if, where this question came up, that's enough moles to cover the earth to a depth of 50 miles. Or make a mole-ball about the size of the moon.

You don't want to be around when this ice age ends and the mole age begins. The 4 miles of ice on top of everything was bad enough.

Posted by: Science! at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (P1f+c)

138 Qf7 how did I miss that one damn great move.

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (ZmM/r)

139 "Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:22 PM"

Ogg impressed by Soothsayer's crystal ball. Now do Democrat Convention.

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (Tnijr)

140 Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (Tnijr)


Say, do you have any boots for sale?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 06:31 PM (gd9RK)

141 129 On #2, 1. Qf7 followed by 2. Qh5# whatever black moves (either a rook move or d4).
Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:26 PM (ymrPC)


1.Qf7 Qg3+

...and now?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:31 PM (TVVeW)

142 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BAKER MAYFIELD HAS THE LAMEST COMMERCIALS ON TV

Posted by: BEN ROTTENSPLOOGER at January 11, 2020 06:32 PM (0pMBV)

143 "Say, do you have any boots for sale?"

That sore spot with Ogg. Long story.

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:32 PM (Tnijr)

144 138 Qf7 how did I miss that one damn great move.
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (ZmM/r)


It's not so great.

I mean, it's OK, but there's a better one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:32 PM (TVVeW)

145 Love the Trump keychains, Jewells!

Thank you!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 06:32 PM (dUJdY)

146 Qf7 how did I miss that one damn great move.
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:30 PM (ZmM/r)'

r you making fun of me

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)

147 It's not so great.

I mean, it's OK, but there's a better one.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:32 PM (TVVeW)

a better one , huh ?

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:34 PM (zr5Kq)

148 Brings bottle and sets it down next to olddog.

Posted by: Ben Had

Much appreciated. 😘

Found a bottle of Chattanooga Whiskey 1816 Cask. They skip a filtering step and bottle at 113.6 proof. Definitely will put hair on your chest. Unless, you have hair on you chest, then it will melt it off.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 06:34 PM (Dhht7)

149 Was Katy Jurado ever that skinny?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 11, 2020 06:35 PM (ePWRo)

150 Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:22 PM

A nice, concise summation. It's like a bad dream. Sedition, all the way down.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at January 11, 2020 06:35 PM (EgshT)

151 If Markle is Yoko Ono, I guess that means that we're going to be treated to a thread where she sings for us.

Posted by: CyberCipher & Collie at January 11, 2020 06:36 PM (Xawuy)

152 Just re posting in case anyone missed it. I'll be out until the ONT. Not out out.. just out. Bleh.. I'm sick. Medicating the hell out of myself right now. Hit me like a ton of bricks about half hour ago.

TRUMP keychains available now in my shop! Hot of the press folks! Get em while they're hot! Won't have any more for at least a month. Just click my nic and as always thanks!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 06:36 PM (dUJdY)

153 Kg6

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:37 PM (zr5Kq)

154 Great dresses. Kate is about the most popular royal now, everything sparkle farkle wanted to be, but was too crass to achieve. You can smell 0bama' s hatred of Britain all over this debacle

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:37 PM (5wOoy)

155 How many moles are in a mole of moles?
Posted by: Bandersnatch

You're talking number is stars now.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 11, 2020 06:37 PM (2DOZq)

156 Re problem 2, good point. However, Qe7 followed by Qg5# works, even against 1. ... Qg3+ because black's queen is still pinned.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:37 PM (ymrPC)

157 " How many moles are in a mole of moles"

One Guaca

Posted by: Ogg at January 11, 2020 06:38 PM (Tnijr)

158 Jewells you have some nice stuff- well done

Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 06:38 PM (iTXRQ)

159 maybe not

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 06:38 PM (zr5Kq)

160 156 Re problem 2, good point. However, Qe7 followed by Qg5# works, even against 1. ... Qg3+ because black's queen is still pinned.
Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:37 PM (ymrPC)


OK, but in how many moves?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:38 PM (TVVeW)

161 151Yoko is a rose next to farkle, Yoko only broke up a band

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:39 PM (5wOoy)

162 Speaking of moles, it's still mind boggling that the diameter size observable universe is 93 billion light years.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 11, 2020 06:39 PM (2DOZq)

163 158: Nice site Jewells

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:39 PM (5wOoy)

164 1.Qf7 Qg3+

...and now?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:31 PM (TVVeW)

2. Bxg3+ Rf4
3. Either B or Q mates on f4

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:40 PM (ZmM/r)

165 Thank you DB and CN. I see my stats going up! Thanks!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 11, 2020 06:40 PM (dUJdY)

166 My brain is so much bigger this year. Got another beginner problem without any of the clues.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2020 06:41 PM (NAs56)

167 Re problem 3, after 1. ... Qxf4+, black can trade his rook for white's queen and the white pawn at e7. Are you suggesting a better outcome for black?

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:41 PM (ymrPC)

168 ROFL.
I was just reading. The Queen is putting the screws to Meggie and
Harry. If they leave, they're gonna have the hell taxed out of them,
considering their estate the queen gave them as income, plus the shit he
gets from Chuckle's estates.



Double taxed, both in the UK and Canada. If they move here,
Meggie will get double taxed, and Harry too, if he stays here long
enough.



They're giving them both "hard Megxit" and "soft Megxit" options, neither of them too financially palatable.



Hah-hah.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 11, 2020 06:23 PM (rCwaK)


Serves them both right. I hope Liz really gives it to them both barrels

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 06:42 PM (CThbP)

169 I saw someone recently (senior moment, no idea who) saying that if you blame Yoko for breaking up the Beatles you have to give her credit for all the great Beatles' solo albums.

George had got one song an album for eight years and he turned out to have a backlog. John had some shit on his mind. Paul wanted to spread his wings. And it turned out that Ringo was a real performer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 06:42 PM (gd9RK)

170 re 160, that's two moves as I see it. 1. Qe7 Qg3+, 2. Qg5# Same against black's rook move or 1. ... d4

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (ymrPC)

171 168 I'd love to see Harry file for divorce and have the baby returned to London

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (5wOoy)

172 Speaking of moles, it's still mind boggling that the diameter size observable universe is 93 billion light years.


How can that be in a 15 bn year old universe?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (gd9RK)

173 I wonder what dress Melania was wearing the first time PDT met her at that party that he was so taken and gave her his number despite being there with a date. Must have been something really vavavoom..

Posted by: IC at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (sYDum)

174 167 Re problem 3, after 1. ... Qxf4+, black can trade his rook for white's queen and the white pawn at e7. Are you suggesting a better outcome for black?
Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:41 PM (ymrPC)


No, that's pretty much what I was looking for, i.e. how Black gets out of the jam he's in.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (TVVeW)

175 Love the Trump keychain, Jewels! Hope you feel better. (See Eromero's hot honey-lemon-Wild Turkey toddy recipe.)

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2020 06:45 PM (65i3Q)

176
I heard that on the radio today and had to check and see if I tuned to CNN or NPR because the phrasing was so American MSM perfect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar



...or maybe you thought you tuned into Iran State Media, because it's exactly what Iran is saying.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:45 PM (+F8ZI)

177 173: Plus Melania radiates warmth, something Mooch never did

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:46 PM (5wOoy)

178 #3 2nd line

1. Qxf4+ Kb1 or Kc2
2. Qe4+ Kc1
3. Rxd7 Bxd7
4. Qxe7

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:46 PM (ZmM/r)

179
I heard that on the radio today and had to check and see if I tuned to CNN or NPR because the phrasing was so American MSM perfect!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar




Oh, now I see what you meant.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 06:48 PM (+F8ZI)

180 170 re 160, that's two moves as I see it. 1. Qe7 Qg3+, 2. Qg5# Same against black's rook move or 1. ... d4
Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (ymrPC)

Yeah that looks good.

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:48 PM (ZmM/r)

181 Stumbled into this yesterday and watched the whole thing. Never heard of this guy.

GabrielIglesias
Fluffy Goes To India | Gabriel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux8GZAtCN-M

Posted by: Braenyard at January 11, 2020 06:48 PM (ZS+GP)

182 170 re 160, that's two moves as I see it. 1. Qe7 Qg3+, 2. Qg5# Same against black's rook move or 1. ... d4

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (ymrPC)


OK, I found this:

1. Qe7 Kf5

...now what?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:49 PM (TVVeW)

183 Man, you guys are killing me with the Iranian women's eyes.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2020 05:23 PM (T6t7i)



Well...to be fair, her hair's uncovered. That's what hypnotizing you.

She should probably be stoned to dealh for such wanton behavior.

Posted by: Mullah naturalfake at January 11, 2020 06:49 PM (q57gj)

184 Serves them both right. I hope Liz really gives it to them both barrels
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 06:42 PM (CThbP)

They really showed their ass. Don't they realize without the "Senior Royal" gig just about nobody cares? Markles is a c list actress and Harry is.... um...uh....a mediocre-looking ginger?

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2020 06:50 PM (65i3Q)

185 Not Qe7, but Qf7

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:50 PM (ZmM/r)

186 178 #3 2nd line
1. Qxf4+ Kb1 or Kc2
2. Qe4+ Kc1
3. Rxd7 Bxd7
4. Qxe7
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:46 PM (ZmM/r)


Great catch!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 06:50 PM (TVVeW)

187 Love Melania's gown, just gorgeous, Jewells I just ordered my Trump keychain, thank you. Ben Had you beat me to the punch in mentioned Reading Lolita in Tehran, I really enjoyed that book. Happy Saturday Horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 11, 2020 06:50 PM (a4EWo)

188 ''I'd love to see Harry file for divorce and have the baby returned to London''

That's her meal ticket. She'll never let go of that kid.

Posted by: Tuna at January 11, 2020 06:51 PM (RueoN)

189 So

1. Qf7 Qf3+
2. Qf5#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:51 PM (ZmM/r)

190 Re 2, I also have considered 1. Kg6, followed by 2. Qg7# after a rook
move or 2. Bxg3 after 1. ... Qg3+, but don't see an immediate mate after
1. ... d4

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:52 PM (ymrPC)

191 Just wondered if there's any chess beefcake out there? Or is it pretty much hot babes & schlubs?

Posted by: Gem at January 11, 2020 06:52 PM (65i3Q)

192
Speaking of hypnotized,

that girl in purple looks like she's hypnotized .

Either that or about to be zombiefied.

That look is awfully blank.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 11, 2020 06:52 PM (q57gj)

193 Opps, no I'm off on light squares disregard

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:53 PM (ZmM/r)

194 Skip I always brought the battery in from the riding mower, it was small, didn't bother with the three big tractor batteries. But I think you're on the right track it extends the longevity of the battery. Aop with know for sure whether it's worth the effort I'll bet.
Had a pleasant gardening surprise. Repotted an impatience plant to make cuttings next spring and not have to buy more. Thought I had a protected but it got frozen and killed. Used the pot to plant the bottoms of some green onions, which of come up. Surprisingly a couple of impatience came up, must be from seed. Good deal.
Weather here in Northern Illinois sucks. I'll post details of my accident later. If you have to have an accident I guess it wasn't a bad one.

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2020 06:53 PM (a11mh)

195 I'll sock it to ya baby!

Posted by: Bertha Butts at January 11, 2020 06:53 PM (l3+k2)

196 Take that back, 1. Kg6 Qg3+, 2. Bxg3+ isn't mate either because of 2. ... Rf4.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:55 PM (ymrPC)

197 Qe3 !!

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:57 PM (ZmM/r)

198 Naturalflake @ 192- That girl in purple looks that way because she just saw me drive up in a 92 F150 with a pallet of deer corn in the back. Just kidding. don't do that anymore after the city parks people got pissed off at me. Something about no hunting within city limits.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 06:57 PM (UUkQp)

199 Easy:
1. Ng5+ Kh8
2. RxP+ PxP
3. Rh7 mate

Advanced
1. QxP+ Kc2 (if Kd1, RxQ+)
2. Qe4+ K moves
3. RxQ since white Q now controls e8 and takes e7 pawn next move
Still working on intermediate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at January 11, 2020 06:58 PM (4LbHt)

200 I don't like all the wood and epoxy DIY combos that flood the web right now, but I saw one that personified the recent plague of canoe accidents here
https://preview.tinyurl.com/u7kg9gc

Posted by: Downcast at January 11, 2020 06:59 PM (1PYHw)

201 How about 1. Qe3 That seems to cover all possibilities.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 06:59 PM (ymrPC)

202 How can that be in a 15 bn year old universe?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


Because the universe is expanding, and expanding faster all the time. Light years used to be shorter, or something like that. (wiki "comoving distance" to confuse yourself further.)

There is light currently traveling towards the earth that will never reach us. Ever.

Posted by: Science! at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (P1f+c)

203 61 the james madison dukes lost to the north dakota state bisons for the division II championship today. it's their 8th.
Posted by: mjc



FCS Championship. Div II Championship was won by West Florida U.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (PQUoE)

204 #2

1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#

Or

1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (ZmM/r)

205 197 Qe3 !!
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 06:57 PM (ZmM/r)


OK, good, now flesh it out a bit, as there are more than one possible responses.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (TVVeW)

206 Bates. Heh. Heh.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (Um4+1)

207
The snow is really coming down now. Where is global warming when you need it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:01 PM (CThbP)

208 204 #2
1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#
Or
1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (ZmM/r)


"Winner, winner, chicken dinner..."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 07:01 PM (TVVeW)

209 things look grim for the Vikings

Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 07:02 PM (iTXRQ)

210 "Winner, winner, chicken dinner..."

damn

Posted by: The Chicken at January 11, 2020 07:02 PM (EgshT)

211 continuing,
After 1 ... d4, 2. Qxe4#, after 1. ... Rxe3, d4#, after 1. ... Qg3+, 2. Qg5#, after 1. ... Kf5, 2. Qxf4#. Very well constructed, as you observed.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 07:03 PM (ymrPC)

212 Real years are shorter, Science! Trust me on this one.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:04 PM (UUkQp)

213 Problem 2 I saw the answer to instantly: 1. Kg6. It was even easier than Problem 1, which took ten seconds.

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (fK2gX)

214 This is weird. I'm never here on weekends. That is all.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (v0R5T)

215
Bates. Heh. Heh.


Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (Um4+1)

Norman?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (CThbP)

216 We cancelled plans because "snowmageddon"
Haven't gotten any "snowmageddon" yet.
I shoulda been a meteorologist, always wrong but still employed.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (a4qVe)

217 Ladyl, how are ya , darlin?

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:06 PM (u482j)

218 I'll sock it to ya baby!


Posted by: Bertha Butts at January 11, 2020 06:53 PM (l3+k2)


zombie Richard Nixon: Sock it, to me?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:06 PM (CThbP)

219 Double taxed, both in the UK and Canada. If they move here,
Meggie will get double taxed, and Harry too, if he stays here long
enough.

--

Pretty sure that's racism because she's black or something.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 11, 2020 07:07 PM (ydLrx)

220 213, see my flailings as to why 1. Kg6 doesn't work for mate in 2.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 07:07 PM (ymrPC)

221 The snow is really coming down now. Where is global warming when you need it?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:01 PM (CThbP)

How dare you!.....

Posted by: Greta Von Ribbentrop at January 11, 2020 07:07 PM (Z+IKu)

222 No, wait! Problem 2: 1. Qe3 is faster!!

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2020 07:07 PM (fK2gX)

223 I'd love to see Harry file for divorce and have the baby returned to London

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 06:44 PM (5wOoy)


I don't see that happening. I think she's got that dimwit by the short and curlies.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:08 PM (CThbP)

224 Eromero, has Mrs. E gotten to shoot her buck yet?

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:08 PM (u482j)

225 208 204 #2
1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#
Or
1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#
Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (ZmM/r)

"Winner, winner, chicken dinner..."
Posted by: OregonMuse


Beat me to the punch by one minute.

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2020 07:08 PM (fK2gX)

226 213 Problem 2 I saw the answer to instantly: 1. Kg6. It was even easier than Problem 1, which took ten seconds.
Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (fK2gX)


That's actually not the correct first move.

Unless you've found a solution I've missed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 07:08 PM (TVVeW)

227 Looks like we all got to 1. Qe4 around the same time.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 07:09 PM (ymrPC)

228 That'll teach me not to comment before reading the thread!

Posted by: zombie at January 11, 2020 07:09 PM (fK2gX)

229 There is light currently traveling towards the earth that will never reach us. Ever.

Posted by: Science! at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (P1f+c)


If we can never[/u see it, how do we know it happened?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM (BiNEL)

230 We cancelled plans because "snowmageddon"

Haven't gotten any "snowmageddon" yet.

I shoulda been a meteorologist, always wrong but still employed.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 07:05 PM (a4qVe)


Or economist. It's always the economy that isn't doing something right. Never them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM (CThbP)

231 crap

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM (BiNEL)

232 My bald dad used to wear a baseball cap with a fake gray ponytail that made the grandkids cry. Does anyone sell a MAGA hat with a fake golden scalp weasel underneath?

Posted by: Downcast at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM (1PYHw)

233 229 If we can never see it, how do we know it happened?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:11 PM (BiNEL)

234 Utter insanity the last few weeks, with moving into a new home, having a kid, hospital visits, etc.

But today, I finally had time to set up my home office. Shitload more work to do get the house ready for the baby in a few weeks. But it already feels a lot better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 11, 2020 07:11 PM (uKj5K)

235 This is an open thread right? Does anyone else here think Jayapal looks like one of the Blockheads on the Gumby Show?

Posted by: freaked at January 11, 2020 07:11 PM (Tnijr)

236 In fairness, zombie, I was fumbling with it for a while.

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:11 PM (ZmM/r)

237 I don't get it. I'll be back for the Checkers thread.

Posted by: wth at January 11, 2020 07:11 PM (v0R5T)

238 Does anyone sell a MAGA hat with a fake golden scalp weasel underneath?
Posted by: Downcast at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM

The Golden Scalp Weasel cannot be imitated.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2020 07:13 PM (rBtIz)

239 If it hadn't been pointed out that Princess Markle is black. I would never had known that. I've seen Irish darker than she is

Posted by: Josephistan at January 11, 2020 07:13 PM (+ypcb)

240 223 Probably right, but she's in Canada, and the family has him alone. She seems sly and evil, before she just seemed star struck

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 07:13 PM (5wOoy)

241 Downcast,
I'd buy one!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 11, 2020 07:13 PM (PkVlr)

242 239: Mom is black, dad white

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 07:14 PM (5wOoy)

243 YD! How is momma and the new little princess?
Hope all are doing well.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 11, 2020 07:15 PM (a4qVe)

244 If it hadn't been pointed out that Princess Markle is black. I would never had known that. I've seen Irish darker than she is

Hoe dare you question her heritage.

Posted by: Lieawatha at January 11, 2020 07:15 PM (EgshT)

245 242 239: Mom is black, dad white

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 07:14 PM (5wOoy)


So, Shades of Gray?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:15 PM (BiNEL)

246 hoe? yikes

Posted by: Lieawatha at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (EgshT)

247 239 If it hadn't been pointed out that Princess Markle is black. I would never had known that. I've seen Irish darker than she is
Posted by: Josephistan at January 11, 2020 07:13 PM (+ypcb)

There is a report out that she signed a deal with Disney.

Yes, we may now have an ACTUAL real live Disney Princess.

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (NgKpN)

248 Hoe dare you question her heritage.
Posted by: Lieawatha at January 11, 2020 07:15 PM

Perfect typo.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (rBtIz)

249 Does anyone sell a MAGA hat with a fake golden scalp weasel underneath?

Posted by: Downcast at January 11, 2020 07:10 PM

MAGA Visor

https://tinyurl.com/MAGA-Visor

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (Dhht7)

250 And apparently reindeer herders in Finland are painting reflective paint on the antlers of their herds to avert traffic mishaps at night.

Gotta get up there some day. In dead of winter, the only time that makes sense.

Wonder if there are Simo Hayha tours in the woods, the way there are Battle of the Bulge tours in the Ardnennes?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (El6T/)

251 If we can never see it, how do we know it happened?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH


Because if a pope falls in the woods, we'll all be happy?

Posted by: mikeski at January 11, 2020 07:16 PM (P1f+c)

252 247: Da Queen better come down hard on her merchandising plans

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 07:17 PM (5wOoy)

253 I've mentioned it before, but one of my favorite science fiction stories is in the Berserker universe and an investigation is launched into an attack* on a planet. The team reaches the planet, confirms the destruction, then travels faster than light out to a point where they can turn around and focus their equipment on the planet in order to watch the events occur in real time.




* For those unfamiliar, the Berserkers are alien war-robots set loose on the universe that destroy EVERYTHING.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 11, 2020 07:17 PM (ydLrx)

254 Ben Had @ 224, Mrs. E did not get a buck. She hunted my luxury executive stand starting right after I got a buck off it, and when I sat with her I'd say how about that one? And she'd say no. What happened was she shot a pig. She has pig fever bad. Wants to shoot pigs. Wants them on the grill or in patties. It's really kinda cute, this obsession.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:17 PM (UUkQp)

255 Lefties are still fixated on how amazing Michelle looks and roll their eyes at the Melania cuz she is fake.

Mental disease I tells ya

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at January 11, 2020 07:18 PM (lJeAt)

256 Kiddies now don't remember QE was in WWII.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 07:19 PM (MTxDQ)

257 In first problem, both pawns are pinned. Until the king is forced into corner by the Knight. Then the roolk the the H column takes the pawn, black forced to take the rook - allowing the other rook to get to h7 for mate.

Is there something faster than three moves for the second problem?

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2020 07:19 PM (B7KlG)

258 Eromero, Mrs. E knows how to bring home the bacon. Sorry, even I have to groan at that one.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:20 PM (u482j)

259 I listed the four alternative lines for problem 2 in #211. Did I miss something? - it seems otherwise the problems have been solved.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 07:21 PM (ymrPC)

260 #257, re problem 2, as several folks have observed, 1. Qe3 leads to mate in 2. Interesting that the answer is not a checking move, but a non-checking move that puts black into zugzwang.

Posted by: civil truth at January 11, 2020 07:23 PM (ymrPC)

261 SF 27 MIN 10 Final

Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 07:24 PM (iTXRQ)

262 She has pig fever bad. Wants to shoot pigs. Wants them on the grill or in patties. It's really kinda cute, this obsession.
Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:17 PM

Sounds like you have quite the keeper, there, Eromero.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2020 07:24 PM (rBtIz)

263 * For those unfamiliar, the Berserkers are alien war-robots set loose on the universe that destroy EVERYTHING.

Are you... GOODLIFE?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - forgetting to remove my socks. at January 11, 2020 07:25 PM (SchxB)

264 Da Queen better come down hard on her merchandising plans

Posted by: CN at January 11, 2020 07:17 PM (5wOoy)


Queen Elizabeth calls emergency family meeting 'to talk things through' following royal exit by Prince Harry, Meghan Markle


Maybe she's going to settle all family business

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:25 PM (CThbP)

265 Eromero, Mrs. E knows how to bring home the bacon. Sorry, even I have to groan at that one.

Posted by: Ben Had

I LOL'd.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at January 11, 2020 07:25 PM (Dhht7)

266 Shame its not like the old days, big hooded bare chest man and a axe to take care of a monarch's problems

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 07:28 PM (ZCEU2)

267 the Berserkers are alien war-robots

moronlife is more trouble than badlife

Posted by: Beep at January 11, 2020 07:28 PM (FhXTo)

268 For the second problem,

Q to F7 leads to mate in 2, if the black pawn advances,

Or three if the rook advances.

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2020 07:29 PM (B7KlG)

269 Could the Queen strip them of all titles? If so, Li'i Meggie would no longer be a princess, duchess, or whatever.

Posted by: Grannymimi at January 11, 2020 07:30 PM (u5LFV)

270
January 11th

I was outside today, working under my car. In My T-Shirt.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:31 PM (+F8ZI)

271 Problem three, black is Iran and their queen is imaginary

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2020 07:31 PM (B7KlG)

272
I knew it was going to be relatively "warm" today, but I didn't expect T-Shirt weather.

Tomorrow is gonna be 70.

I'm in the northeast near Boston, near the New Hampshire border, btw.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:32 PM (+F8ZI)

273 I sort of like all the royal family drama. I bet it mirrors a LOT of trust fund families and the modern condition of wealth without effort.

I'd respect them a lot more if they went somewhere and lived on a $40K/year job, but that's unlikely.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (ydLrx)

274 To all above, Mrs. E intends to cure both ham and bacon, and though she's never done that you better bet your ass she will do it as well as her old German Grandparents did on the East Colorado prairie did in the late 1800's.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (UUkQp)

275 >Could the Queen strip them of all titles?

Yes

Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (iTXRQ)

276 That said, I wouldn't know any of them if I passed them on the street.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Tehran was turning his life around at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (ydLrx)

277
In the 80's, I think 1983 or 1984, we had one day in December go to 73. I'll never forget that day.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (+F8ZI)

278 At one point was 68 degrees here

Posted by: Skip at January 11, 2020 07:35 PM (ZCEU2)

279
btw, is the black and white photo Myrna Loy?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:35 PM (+F8ZI)

280 solutions up, TJM's movie thread will be up in about a half hour.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 07:35 PM (TVVeW)

281 I'm in the northeast near Boston, near the New Hampshire border, btw.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:32 PM

It was damned near 70 in the 413 today.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 11, 2020 07:35 PM (rBtIz)

282
'The world is watching': Trump tweets in support of Iran protests
"The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to monitor and
report facts from the ground on the ongoing protests by the Iranian
people," Trump tweetedin
English and Farsi. "There can not be another massacre of peaceful
protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching."



Have the Dems and MFM denounced him for supporting the protestors yet?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:35 PM (CThbP)

283
It was damned near 70 in the 413 today.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState



Wacky.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:37 PM (+F8ZI)

284 94 I would buy shares in OANN.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 06:10 PM

I do not think it is publicly traded, is it?

Posted by: clutch at January 11, 2020 07:38 PM (+mbOC)

285 217 Ladyl, how are ya , darlin?
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:06 PM (u482j)


{{{Ben Had!!!}}}

Dahlin!

I'm doing okay--how about you?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 07:38 PM (TdMsT)

286 What a nice spontaneous pic of POTUS/FLOTUS!

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (vM/v3)

287 Grr, never got above 25 here today.

Posted by: Infidel at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (MTxDQ)

288 I sort of like all the royal family drama. I bet it mirrors a LOT of trust fund families and the modern condition of wealth without effort.
-------

How dare you!

Posted by: Hunter Biden at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (xSo9G)

289 We hit 68 in southern NH today.

Couldn't tell what time of year it was...snow on the ground, warm breeze, bright sun. Tomorrow will be warm, too.

Too bad its going down to the single digits in less than 36 hours.

Posted by: squeakywheel at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (DnyMy)

290 Yes, we may now have an ACTUAL real live Disney Princess.

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Q

So Disney got sold a bad bill of goods - Markle is actually a Duchess - the Duchess of Sussex to be precise - and unless a whole lot of people die of Ebola, she will never get the princess title.

Posted by: Boswell at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (32YRo)

291 I'll take the gal in the purple dress and the Iranian chick, please and thank you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 07:39 PM (XjTyq)

292 I'll try this post my last to have disappeared.
The roads here in Northern Illinois are terrible. Went into work this morning when everything was covered in ice. As I got to the gate where the property I work at I tapped the breaks, leaving this street in going onto a driveway. Holy carp! I started going sideways and ran smack-dab into the wrought iron fence. I was able to drive off of it so actually I didn't so much run into the fence as run over it!

Just missed the telephone pole by 2 or 3 ft, that would have been much worse. Little damage to the front and a piece of plastic on the back is cracked but amazingly not too much damage and I wasn't hurt. If you have to have an accident I guess this was a good one.

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2020 07:40 PM (a11mh)

293
I miss Winter.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:41 PM (+F8ZI)

294 Yow, farmer! Glad you're okay.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 11, 2020 07:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

295 Now Trump is tweeting to Iran in Farsi without DoS/DoD pre-approval, very low class, so now I see why my betters really hate those tweets!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:42 PM (BiNEL)

296 295 Now Trump is tweeting to Iran in Farsi without DoS/DoD pre-approval, very low class, so now I see why my betters really hate those tweets!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:42 PM (BiNEL)


God bless PDT and his tweets that drive his enemies into madness and despair.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 07:50 PM (TVVeW)

297 Ladyl, I may have lost my friggin mind. I'm contemplating buy some mini sheep.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:50 PM (u482j)

298 292. that's a terrible feeling when your car is out of control and you're at the mercy of ice on the road. I'm glad you're ok Farmer. I was rear-ended the other day: broad daylight, dry road condition. I think she was texting.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 07:51 PM (vM/v3)

299 Now Trump is tweeting to Iran in Farsi without DoS/DoD pre-approval, very low class, so now I see why my betters really hate those tweets!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
------

Probably casually translated for him by Melania.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 07:51 PM (xSo9G)

300 "Where's my Farsi guy? Lunch? Dangit... Okay, call Melania. Jeez, guys. We can't keep asking her to translate this stuff. It's your actual job, remember?"

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 11, 2020 07:54 PM (nsE7Q)

301 Ladyl, I may have lost my friggin mind. I'm contemplating buy some mini sheep.
Posted by: Ben Had
--------

I've tried my best to sing 'Ben Had had a little lamb', but it seems to upset the dog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 07:54 PM (xSo9G)

302 January 11th

I was outside today, working under my car. In My T-Shirt.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:31 PM (+F8ZI)
******
Yep Rode my Bicycle outside to day in a T Shirt

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 11, 2020 07:54 PM (BqBId)

303 I think Queen E is going to be very gentle with Harry and his idiot wife mainly for Harry's sake. Reading the Brit papers it sounds like they are worried about his mental health.

Posted by: IC at January 11, 2020 07:55 PM (sYDum)

304 297 Ladyl, I may have lost my friggin mind. I'm contemplating buy some mini sheep.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:50 PM (u482j)


Ben Had--life is so very short.

My motto is: if not now--when?

Are you going to show them, shear them or eat them?

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 07:55 PM (TdMsT)

305 when your car is out of control

ABS in 2001 voice, "I can't help you Dave".

Posted by: DaveA at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (FhXTo)

306 Nasty line of t-storms moving across the SE. Mostly past now. Heavy rains.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (xSo9G)

307
Yep Rode my Bicycle outside to day in a T Shirt

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani



Glad you're enjoying yourself.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (+F8ZI)

308 Laa taf'al dhaalik yasna harb. Rough Arabic kinda, Hrothgar, but close, and good advice, too!

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (UUkQp)

309 After I saw how my vehicle fared even being hit at speed, I'm sticking with the boxy American car. I think my vehicle is basically a car body set atop a truck frame. It's an SUV, not a CUV.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (vM/v3)

310 that's
a terrible feeling when your car is out of control and you're at the
mercy of ice on the road. I'm glad you're ok Farmer. I was rear-ended
the other day: broad daylight, dry road condition. I think she was
texting.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 07:51 PM (vM/v3)


I see more and more people staring at their phones and not the road. You can't beep at them and they won't look up. They just don't care

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (CThbP)

311 304 297 Ladyl, I may have lost my friggin mind. I'm contemplating buy some mini sheep.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:50 PM (u482j)


Ben Had--life is so very short.

My motto is: if not now--when?

Are you going to show them, shear them or eat them?
Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 07:55 PM (TdMsT)

Good point. Delaying gratification to the point you never achieve gratification will lead to an unhappy and unfulfilling life. Trust me on this.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 07:57 PM (XjTyq)

312 275 >Could the Queen strip them of all titles?

Yes
Posted by: DB at January 11, 2020 07:33 PM (iTXRQ)

With Brexit happening, England REALLY needs a Constitution.

The Queen flat out giving up the Monarchy would cause that.

She has not had power in a couple of generation.

Their time is past.

Posted by: Don Q at January 11, 2020 07:57 PM (NgKpN)

313 Oman's Sultan Qaboos died yesterday. No mention in the media.

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 07:58 PM (zr5Kq)

314 Mike Hammer, it doesn't really work does it!

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (u482j)

315 Farmer, that must have been heart-pounding

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (G546f)

316 I see more and more people staring at their phones and not the road. You can't beep at them and they won't look up. They just don't care
Posted by: TheQuietMan
-------

Yesterday, I glanced over at a lady closing down the adjacent entrance interstate ramp, she wasn't looking at me or the road at all, she was staring at her phone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (xSo9G)

317 Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (UUkQp)

Good thing I trust you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (BiNEL)

318 It got about 11 here today. 11" deep.

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (377Zs)

319 Ladyl, I may have lost my friggin mind. I'm contemplating buy some mini sheep.
Posted by: Ben Had

Are you going to show them, shear them or eat them?
Posted by: Ladyl


Or count them, assuming you just want a short nap?

Posted by: mikeski at January 11, 2020 07:59 PM (P1f+c)

320 312 You don't understand the real English. Elizabeth matters.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 11, 2020 08:00 PM (SwWMX)

321 Ladyl, more like 1 cycle weed eaters.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 08:00 PM (u482j)

322 There are no pictures of Ms. Ilyina because she is a Red Sparrow.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 11, 2020 08:00 PM (fp3O8)

323
Good point. Delaying gratification to the point you never achieve gratification will lead to an unhappy and unfulfilling life. Trust me on this.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 07:57 PM (XjTyq)

{{{Insom}}}

I delayed gratification for a long time, too. It was how I was raised.

I'm trying hard to let loose a little.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 08:01 PM (TdMsT)

324 Mike Hammer, it doesn't really work does it!
Posted by: Ben Had
------

Our little dog is disturbed by seeming improper grammatical constructions...or...possibly my singing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 11, 2020 08:01 PM (xSo9G)

325 After I saw how my vehicle fared even being hit at speed, I'm sticking with the boxy American car. I think my vehicle is basically a car body set atop a truck frame. It's an SUV, not a CUV.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (vM/v3)

-

There are a lot of variables involved with speed, angles, etc., but yeah. Always, always bet on physics.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 11, 2020 08:01 PM (nsE7Q)

326 Oman's Sultan Qaboos died yesterday. No mention in the media.

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 07:58 PM (zr5Kq)

I saw it somewhere...

but it was probably JJS's morning report...

so here

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 08:02 PM (BiNEL)

327 321 Ladyl, more like 1 cycle weed eaters.
Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 08:00 PM (u482j)


What a charming way to control weeds!

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 08:02 PM (TdMsT)

328 323
Good point. Delaying gratification to the point you never achieve gratification will lead to an unhappy and unfulfilling life. Trust me on this.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 07:57 PM (XjTyq)

{{{Insom}}}

I delayed gratification for a long time, too. It was how I was raised.

I'm trying hard to let loose a little.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 08:01 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

Same here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 11, 2020 08:02 PM (XjTyq)

329 Insom, that was 2019. 2020 is your year.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 11, 2020 08:02 PM (u482j)

330
Are you going to show them, shear them or eat them?

Impregnate 'em!

Posted by: Dirty Frank at January 11, 2020 08:03 PM (bR+UX)

331 I saw it somewhere...

but it was probably JJS's morning report...

so here
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 08:02 PM (BiNEL)

It is possible.

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 08:03 PM (zr5Kq)

332 {{{[[[[runner]]]]}}}

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 08:04 PM (zr5Kq)

333 Or count them, assuming you just want a short nap?

--

I like that "a short nap" has an additional meaning relevant to the sheep.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 11, 2020 08:04 PM (nsE7Q)

334

'Mint Sauce Nap'

Posted by: Dirty Frank at January 11, 2020 08:04 PM (bR+UX)

335 I slid down an icy hill in my '51 Ceby and hit a Volvo that was dead at the bottom of the hill. Shortened the Volvo about a foot and bent my license plate cover. He asked what I was going to do about it. I said I'm going home where it's warm.



Posted by: Ronster at January 11, 2020 08:04 PM (hzxz4)

336 Thanks Eros and Kalisto. It was pretty scary is I was looking at that damn telephone pole or utility pole. It could have been a lot worse. But I was hoping for a better start for 2020, LOL.

Posted by: Farmer at January 11, 2020 08:05 PM (a11mh)

337 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at January 11, 2020 08:05 PM (TVVeW)

338 {{{Runner}}}

No need to hug yourself.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 08:05 PM (TdMsT)

339 Hrothgar @ 317, I think it means 'don't make war'. Or maybe 'give my celery to the goat'.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (UUkQp)

340 Good evening, deplorables.

To the people of Iran: FREEDOM! is my prayer for you.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (JCrfD)

341



nood time travel post


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (+F8ZI)

342 No need to hug yourself.
Posted by: Ladyl at January 11, 2020 08:05 PM (TdMsT)


Don't tell me what to do !!!

Posted by: runner at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (zr5Kq)

343 316: the day after I got hit I was all paranoid driving to work, kept checking the rear-view. Couldn't believe some clownass was tailgating me! Didn't he see I had no bumper and my tailgate was crunched in?? When I made my turn I glanced back. He was holding his phone high, looking at it, not the road.

Posted by: kallisto at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (vM/v3)

344 movie thread is NOOOOD

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at January 11, 2020 08:08 PM (377Zs)

345 I'm always surprised that people don't understand that, if you tailgate someone, that person you're tailgating has to account for your actions and energy in a potential crash and has to slow down to drive for you, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie -Tehran was getting his life back together at January 11, 2020 08:10 PM (nsE7Q)

346 339 Hrothgar @ 317, I think it means 'don't make war'. Or maybe 'give my celery to the goat'.

Posted by: Eromero at January 11, 2020 08:07 PM (UUkQp)


I thought it translated as "The sheep seem nervous tonight!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at January 11, 2020 08:10 PM (BiNEL)

347 204 #2
1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#
Or
1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#

Posted by: jsg at January 11, 2020 07:00 PM (ZmM/r)

So, with 1.Qe3 as your first move, it's a forced mate in 2

What happens if the king escapes to F5

Posted by: Jean at January 11, 2020 08:28 PM (B7KlG)

348 I saw the Harry & Markle's Sussexroyal website and its unbelievably condescending. "Royal" and "woke" is not a workable combination. They trademarked SussexRoyal last summer - she plays the long con!
I hope Queen Liz takes their titles and their 'stipend."

Posted by: vivi at January 11, 2020 08:42 PM (11H2y)

349 Glad you're enjoying yourself.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 11, 2020 07:56 PM (+F8ZI)
*******
Pittsburgh where I am close to broke a record, 68 degrees today

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 11, 2020 08:43 PM (BqBId)

350 What happens if the king escapes to F5

Posted by: Jean


It looks like it's still mate in 2, with 2. Qxf4#

King can't take the queen because it's protected by the bishop on h2, rook can't take the queen because the rook is now pinned by the other bishop on c2, with the king on f5.

Posted by: mikeski at January 11, 2020 08:45 PM (P1f+c)

351 Prince Harry will attend a face-to-face family meeting with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William at Sandringham on Monday.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 11, 2020 08:48 PM (BqBId)

352 LOL! Jesse Watters on Fox is about to discuss Paul Krugman.

Can't wait!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2020 08:49 PM (ptqGC)

353 255 Lefties are still fixated on how amazing Michelle looks and roll their eyes at the Melania cuz she is fake.


Fat and ugly is a role model for the leftist harpies.

It's all Mean Girl clique-ishness.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 11, 2020 09:38 PM (oVJmc)

354 LOL! Jesse Watters on Fox is about to discuss Paul Krugman.



I was only kidding!

Ok, let me rephrase that...

Posted by: Enron Advisor Paul Krugman at January 11, 2020 09:39 PM (oVJmc)

355 For #2, black can also try d4. But it's still a mate next move. Rare to see a mate-in-2 problem in which the first move is not a check! Black has 5 possible moves, all of which have a mating response! Nice.

Posted by: bradc at January 12, 2020 12:38 AM (bej5Z)

356 I disagree with your comment on #3, where you say:
1...Qxf4+ 2.Kb1
Not 2.Kd1? Rxd7+ 3. Kc2 Rxe7

Uh, no. Kd1 is not a bad move. White knows he will lose his queen anyway. If black responds as you suggest (Rxd7+), then white replies Bxd7. Between that and a later Re1, white is putting pressure on the e8 threat. Black has many ways to win,
but don't sell white short; he wouldn't do anything as dumb as Kc2 (as you say).

Posted by: bradc at January 12, 2020 01:00 AM (bej5Z)

357 Re: Problem 2 solutions

"204 #2
1. Qe3 Qg3+
2. QG5#

Or
1 Qe3 Rxe3
2.d4#"

I fail to see that either of these is checkmate.
After 1. Qe3 Qg3+ 2. Qg5+ Qxg5.
After 1. Qe3 Rxe3 2. d4+ Kf5.

Posted by: jdgalt at January 12, 2020 02:21 PM (3SFo/)

358 to bradc (#356), agree that Kd1 is not a (?) move - but it's not superior to Kc2 or Kb1, as it still leads to the same basic position after 2. ... Rxd7+, 3. Bxd7, whereupon black responds 3. ... Qd6+, 4. Kc2 (or Kc1) Qxe7, 5. Ba4
Note though that 4. Ke1? or Ke2? is an error because white loses the bishop as well after Qxe7+.

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2020 04:40 PM (ymrPC)

359 jdgalt (#357), put the pieces on a board and take another look. In the first case, black's queen is still pinned, in the second case, white's bishop now covers f5 and e4, so black can't move his king there.

Posted by: civil truth at January 12, 2020 04:46 PM (ymrPC)

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