April 29, 2017

Saturday Afternoon Chess/Open Thread 04-29-2017
— Open Blogger



The Chess Game - Sofonisba Anguissola 1555.jpg
The Chess Game
Sofonisba Anguissola, 1555


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


“The essence of Chess is thinking about what Chess is”
David Bronstein


Pic Note

According the wiki entry, depicted here are the artist's sisters. And no fair complaining about the chessboard being set up wrong. I don't think the "lower right corner square must be white" rule was in effect at this early date. Matter of fact, I don't think I've seen any instances of this rule prior to the 19th century.


Problem 1 - Black To Play (474)

Hint: Black wins material


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Problem 2 - Black To Play (BWTC 207)

Hint: Black mates in 3


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Outdoor Chess



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Most of the giant, oversized outdoor chess sets I've seen are made of cheap plastic and cost $250-$500. But the pieces in the pic are made of teak.

According to a British outdoor game site that sells them:

These magnificent Mega Chess Pieces are hand crafted in Indonesia - and made from prized sustainable teak. Individually carved and polished, the chess pieces together make an exquisitely presented chess set oozing elegance and sophistication.

The teak used to craft the Mega Chess Pieces is among the finest in the world. The long process of drying and curing this unrivalled wood ensures that it is exceptionally durable and water-resistant, suitable for year round outdoor use. The oily nature of the wood also ensures it maintains a constant sheen. Each piece is sculpted by the most talented artisans – providing you with a chess set of the highest quality.

The kings weigh approximately 40 lbs., and the knights, 30 lbs. Your arms might be aching at the end of the game. At least I know mine would be.

The listed price for the pieces and the playing surface is £4000. Not cheap.


Problem 3 - White To Play (473)

Black's kingside defenses are gone. How fast can you FINISH HIM?

Hint: White can mate Black in 5 moves at the latest


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Problem 4 - Black To Play (352)

Hint: Black mates in 6


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Endgame of the Week (451)

It's White's move. Can he do anything about that passed pawn on the h-file?


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Solutions Update

Problem 1 - Black To Play


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1...Rxf4!

White's bishop really isn't protected by the pawn on g3. Because if 2.gxf4 then Qg4+ 3.Kh1 Qg2#

And if you saw this, consider the problem solved. Extra credit if you explored how Black could continue the attack. You might have seen that White is forced to do something like

2.f3

This clogs up the a8-h1 diagonal and protects g2, which, thanks to the pawn on h3, is a yuuge weakness for White. But even with this defense, White's game quickly falls apart. A typical continuation might be something like:

2...Bd4+
3.Kh1 Qc6
4.gxf4 Qg6

Threatening Qg2#. The rook sac on the previous move opened up the g-file to make this threat possible. But White can still fight.

5.Rg1 Bxg1
6.Qxg1 Qxc2
7.Qf1 Qg2+
8.Qxg2 hxg2+
9.Kxg2 c4
10.bxc4 b3

And the pawn cannot be stopped. But you didn't need to see all of this in order to solve the problem. If you saw that Black wins the bishop, that's good enough.

Problem 2 - Black To Play


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1...Nxb3+
2.cxb3

Or 2.Kb1 Nxd2+ 3.Kc1 Bb2#

2...Qa3+
3.Kc2 Qb2#

Or, this completely other line found by moron commenter rickl also works:

1...Ne2+ 2.Kb1

If 2.Qxe2 or 2.Bxe2 then 2...Qa3+ 3.Kb1 Qb2#

2...Qxb3+
3.cxb3 Rxb3+
4.Kc2 Rb2#


Problem 3- White To Play


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1.Rh7!

Threatening Qf7#

1...Be6

Completely inadequate is 1...Qe6 2.Qg7#

1...Re7 is not much better: 2.Rd8+ Re8 3.Qf7#

2.Qh6+ Kg8
3.Rg1+ Qg3
4.Rxg3+ Bg4
5.Rxg4#

Or 5.Qg7# works just as well.


Problem 4 - Black To Play


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Sometimes, you just have to bust up the position. Like this:

1...Rxg2+!

To which White only has two responses.

2.Kf1

If 2.Kh1?? then Qxh3#

2...Rg1+

Not good enough is 2...Qxh3 3.Ke1 Qh1+ 4.Kd2 and White escapes.

3.Kxg1 Qxh3

And now the threat Qg2# is unstoppable. All White can do is throw nuisance checks, hoping he can make something happen. Sometimes this can work -- but not this time:

4.Qg8+ Kxg8
5.Nf6+ Rxf6
6.exf6 Qg2#


Endgame of the Week


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1. Kc3 e5!

Black's pawn is not fast enough to escape: 1...h5 2.Kd4 h4 3.Kxe4 h3 4.Kxf3 h2 5.Kg2 and wins. So Black's move is an attempt to throw up an impassible obstacle.

2.Kc4 e6
3.Kc5 h5
4.Kd6 Kb7

Black's king was in danger of being trapped, i.e. 4...h4 5.Kc7 h3 6.b6 h2 7.b7+ Ka7
8.b8=Q+ Ka6 9.Qb6#

5.Kxe5 and wins

Be careful to take the right pawn. If 5.Kxe6 then h4 6.Kf5 h3 and Black's pawn can't be caught.

Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and past it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.


Posted by: Open Blogger at 12:05 PM | Comments (197)
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1 Ah, the game thread.

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 12:06 PM (DrCtv)

2 You find the most interesting paintings for the chess, thread, OM.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 29, 2017 12:08 PM (hMwEB)

3 Oregon, btw, sent you an email earlier about a Moron doing a kindle sale starting tomorrow.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 29, 2017 12:09 PM (hMwEB)

4 Tight Rangers-Senators game.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 12:09 PM (GsAUU)

5 Happy 49th Birthday to me!
That's 7 dog years!
Woof! Woof!

Posted by: scrood at April 29, 2017 12:09 PM (XcOXh)

6 That woman in the painting looks like she's playing a piano instead of a chess game.

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 12:10 PM (DrCtv)

7 2 You find the most interesting paintings for the chess, thread, OM.
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 29, 2017 05:08 PM (hMwEB)


This one was pointed out to me by CBD.

Prolly could've guessed that, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:12 PM (ZxuKg)

8 Chess is food for the mind. Does that mean my mind is dogfood?

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 29, 2017 12:12 PM (vRcUp)

9 You see this hand, sis? This is my pimp hand. Go ahead and call it a horsey one more time!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2017 12:13 PM (kTF2Z)

10 That woman in the painting looks like she's playing a piano instead of a chess game.
Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 05:10 PM (DrCtv)


And her sister across from her looks like she's about to take some sort of oath.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:13 PM (ZxuKg)

11 Another Rangers GOAL!!

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 12:14 PM (GsAUU)

12 Four thousand pounds for a chess set? It would be cheaper to hire children to act as pieces!* * Full disclosure - it IS cheaper.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 29, 2017 12:14 PM (NT3RT)

13 6 That woman in the painting looks like she's playing a piano instead of a chess game. Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 05:10 PM (DrCtv) --- She's tickling the ivories on the virginal!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 29, 2017 12:15 PM (NT3RT)

14 She's saying "I didn't touch the piece! For realizes!"

Posted by: Diogenes at April 29, 2017 12:17 PM (0tfLf)

15 5 Happy 49th Birthday to me! That's 7 dog years! Woof! Woof! Posted by: scrood at April 29, 2017 05:09 PM (XcOXh) --------------- Happy birthday! Now, my lawn----------------------->

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 29, 2017 12:17 PM (kTF2Z)

16 It seems that women of the aristocracy played a lot of chess in the Renaissance.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 12:19 PM (LTHVh)

17 Blames little sister for squeeepoo.

Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2017 12:19 PM (zLDYs)

18 First problem. Rook takes bishop or .. D4-F4. Mate in two if the pawn takes the bishop.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 12:19 PM (u82oZ)

19 The little one looks like a rascal. I bet she's the nurse's favorite though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 12:22 PM (LTHVh)

20 These magnificent Mega Chess Pieces are hand crafted in Indonesia - and made from prized sustainable teak. What a coincidence. My vagina was hand crafted in Indonesia as well.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at April 29, 2017 12:23 PM (vRcUp)

21 It seems that women of the aristocracy played a lot of chess in the Renaissance.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 05:19 PM (LTHVh)


Yes. In the courts of the European royalty, knowing how to play chess was a skill you were expected to learn, both genders. You didn't have to be a master, but you needed to at least know how.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:25 PM (ZxuKg)

22 Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 29, 2017 05:19 PM (u82oZ)

Nice catch.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:26 PM (ZxuKg)

23 problem #2

1.  ....Nxb3

if 2. c2xb3, then Qa3 followed by Qb2mate

if 2. Kb1, then Na1 followed by Qb2mate

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 12:27 PM (t3LBb)

24 Actually OM, I think the girl on the right just found out her sister voted for Trump. And the young girl sort of in the middle is about to burst out laughing...

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 12:28 PM (DrCtv)

25 civil truth You type faster than I do! Concur on problem 2.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 12:28 PM (u82oZ)

26 Nice painting. There's some modern expressions in there.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 12:30 PM (ZIFyZ)

27 Drilling in the ocean per Trump. There are producing wells platforms off the California coast. All they need to do is turn them on.

Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 12:32 PM (KtxUt)

28 Do giant chess pieces play better when they're "sustainable"?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2017 12:34 PM (JZdsf)

29 I'd need a hand truck to move that knight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2017 12:35 PM (JZdsf)

30 The kings weigh approximately 40 lbs., and the knights, 30 lbs. Your arms might be aching at the end of the game. At least I know mine would be.

++++

You're not supposed to move them yourself, silly. That's what the servants are for.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 12:37 PM (R+30W)

31 Do giant chess pieces play better when they're "sustainable"? Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2017 05:34 PM (JZdsf) If you're not disposing of captured pieces in a bonfire and buying a new set every time (or shooting the servants who are acting as live pieces) then you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 12:37 PM (8nWyX)

32 TMBG: "Chess Piece Face" https://youtu.be/djn0PJfl_8o

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 12:37 PM (GsAUU)

33 Ah, weekend on the AoSHQ. Can actually get to the end of the comments, but not much to add to the conversation!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 12:38 PM (4DCSq)

34 from prized sustainable teak.


Vs priced unsustainable teak which "Doesn't grow on trees you know".

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2017 12:38 PM (FhXTo)

35 6 That woman in the painting looks like she's playing a piano instead of a chess game. Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 05:10 PM (DrCtv) ------- I believe that's a rare "chesscordian" that dates back to the 16th century. Its owner could use it to play chess or polka music. The concept never really took off.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2017 12:39 PM (JZdsf)

36 If you're not disposing of captured pieces in a bonfire and buying a new set every time (or shooting the servants who are acting as live pieces) then you're doing it wrong.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 05:37 PM (8nWyX)


And you need to have at least couple of piss boys so you won't interrupt your game.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:39 PM (ZxuKg)

37 >>>29 I'd need a hand truck to move that knight. Imagine moving the Queen.

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 12:40 PM (DrCtv)

38 If you're not disposing of captured pieces in a bonfire and buying a new set every time (or shooting the servants who are acting as live pieces) then you're doing it wrong. Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 05:37 PM (8nWyX) -------- Viking Chess FTW!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 29, 2017 12:41 PM (JZdsf)

39 Fuckin' Ottawa ties it up.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 12:41 PM (GsAUU)

40 If you had a life size chess set Obozo would make a good queen because he used to be president and that's kinda like queen.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 12:43 PM (Nwg0u)

41 Imagine moving the Queen.

Tip her to the side and roll her, just like Friday Night.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2017 12:43 PM (FhXTo)

42 squeeepoo I learned a new word today!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 29, 2017 12:44 PM (NT3RT)

43 TMBG: "Chess Piece Face" https://youtu.be/djn0PJfl_8o Posted by: logprof That didn't make a whole lot of sense. http://preview.tinyurl.com/mc4augy

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2017 12:44 PM (vRcUp)

44 Sorry, got to troubleshoot a P1516 code on a mid '00s GM truck, which isn't far short of chess. Usual: pedal-position sensor, throttle-position sensor, wire in between, motor/gears in throttle body. Corner cases: the box that correlates the pedal and throttle sensors, the ECU coding, couple ground wires. And you've got the four-hours-or-more-with-a-meter approach, or the two-hours-with-the-laptop approach. I'm taking the latter.

Posted by: JEM at April 29, 2017 12:45 PM (TppKb)

45 And you've got the four-hours-or-more-with-a-meter approach, or the two-hours-with-the-laptop approach. I'm taking the latter. Posted by: JEM at April 29, 2017 05:45 PM (TppKb) It usually doesn't take more than three minutes with the laptop to wring out the ol' throttle body... My ex-boss and her husband just visited on their way to church and he managed to pop the positive lead off my dead battery so I can take it in. Kind of embarrassing; I have a socket set but no crescent wrenches, and the nut on the lead is positioned so I can't get the ratchet in place :-/

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 12:52 PM (8nWyX)

46 Endgame. No. The king is too far away to prevent P->Q for the H file. The black king can get to B6 first, preventing the one white pawn from getting promoted. Sucks to be white, IMHO.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 12:52 PM (u82oZ)

47 #3

1. Rh7

black's best move appears to be is 1... Be6, leading to 2. Qh6# Kg8. 3. Rg1#, and black can sacrifice his bishop and Q to delay mate by two moves

Also, 1 .... Qxb2#, 2. Kxb2  Nc4#  3. Kc1 followed by 4. Qh6# and 5. Qg7mate

1... Re6 leads to 2. Rd8#  Re8, 3. Qf7mate

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 12:54 PM (t3LBb)

48 Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 05:54 PM (t3LBb)

I think that's about right.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 12:56 PM (ZxuKg)

49 44 Sorry, got to troubleshoot a P1516 code on a mid '00s GM truck, which isn't far short of chess. Usual: pedal-position sensor, throttle-position sensor, wire in between, motor/gears in throttle body. Corner cases: the box that correlates the pedal and throttle sensors, the ECU coding, couple ground wires. Wife's F-150 has had intermittent starting problems, will crank, but not start, no codes. Can hear the fuel pump energize, but not start. Usually, an hour later, will start. Figured it has to be the filter, so changed that, with much trepidation, today. Fingers crossed...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 12:58 PM (4DCSq)

50 Check! A spring snowstorm in Colorado Saturday postponed a march protesting President Donald Trump's climate policies. Activists intent on organizing a climate march in Colorado were forced to postpone their events after a snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state. The blizzard-like conditions have prompted groups to rescheduled the march for Sunday, weather permitting of course. Temperatures in the area have dipped below the freezing mark.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 01:02 PM (Nwg0u)

51 Speaking of games I'm waiting for Injustice 2 to come out in a couple weeks. Normally I have no interest in fighting games but this one caught my eye. The graphics are stellar. Consoles are finally catching up to PCs.

Posted by: Max Power at April 29, 2017 01:02 PM (QCc6B)

52 Take down your cis normal shark nets!!! He will not divide us!!!

Posted by: non binary shark at April 29, 2017 01:02 PM (Ta1DO)

53 Endgame: Yes

Don't take the king straight across, go up and then go though the other 2 pawns on the way to owning the corner just as the h file pawn gets there.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 01:04 PM (R+30W)

54 Just take the bishop. Like a boss.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 01:05 PM (/wWB4)

55 A chess set made out of bacon. Just sayin.

Posted by: Some moron at April 29, 2017 01:05 PM (DdGS0)

56 Anon Y. Mous. Good catch. This is why I do not play, for neither love, clothing, nor money.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 01:06 PM (u82oZ)

57 Hardcore History said that Eisenhower was a great bridge player. A card game is analogous to conducting a war, more so than chess, because your information about your opponent is very limited.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 01:07 PM (VdICR)

58 Endgame

1.Kc3 h5 2.Kd4 h4 3.Kxe4 h3 4.Kxf3 h2 5.Kg2 h1=Q+ 6.Kxh1

That's if the opponent goes all the way through. Chances are, after you make the first 1 or 2 moves, he will get it and switch to making trouble with his own king.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 01:07 PM (R+30W)

59 the knights, 30 lbs. Your arms might be aching at the end of the game. The knights aren't going to get much action, jumping around like lunatics as they do. Lots of gentle dragging of the pawns. Let my opponent make the bold, slashing moves.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 01:08 PM (9Q5BJ)

60 Game thread! Which means the thread where I lazily dump a bunch of links from The Know which all the gamers here have likely seen already. Games are getting expensive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihQdhELsu6w So we see more effort in whiz-bang innovative graphics, like The Order, and not in making a story that doesn't totally suck, like The Order. Oh and nobody is buying physical blu-rays anymore, it's all digital: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RAIfIeWuIU But we didn't need The Know to tell us that. Because game developers are scared sh!tless of spending money on an uncertain thing, they got sequelitis. Since Bully was a hit, we're getting a Bully 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKfpvD7IvZU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 01:08 PM (KsjDn)

61 Jeebus, I had to flip thru over 500 channels before I could even find anything worth watching. The Outlaw Josey Wales. This is why my TV stays off for weeks at a time.

Posted by: Country Boy at April 29, 2017 01:11 PM (Jcg9Q)

62 That's a really cool painting. I like the expression on the little girl in the middle. I can't really tell the position on the board because so much of it is obscured. I think the rooks are the pieces with what look like acorns on the top, since two of them are in corners. Pawns have little heads with caps. The knights are obvious. There are other pieces with human figures, but it's hard to tell what they are. The one on e7 is taller and is wearing a hat. There are words on the edge of the chessboard, but I can't quite make them out, and they aren't in English anyway.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 01:11 PM (sdi6R)

63 The Outlaw Josey Wales. This is why my TV stays off for weeks at a time. Posted by: Country Boy It is bad that programming is directed by the double-tongues.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 29, 2017 01:15 PM (0Ng0w)

64 Ok, I know nothing about chess but I don't want to leave so I'm just going to make stupid comments also about shit I know nothing about. *ruminates*

Posted by: Some moron at April 29, 2017 01:16 PM (DdGS0)

65 Jeebus, I had to flip thru over 500 channels before I could even find anything worth watching. Is the devolution (climate march) not being televised?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 01:16 PM (IqV8l)

66 The sister on the left is about to checkmate the sister on the left. The youngest is getting ready to laugh, because- The sister on the right has raised her hand to knock all the pieces off the boarded before checkmate, like she always does so she won't lose. "I didn't lose. The game never finished." The old woman is actually Satan urging her to knock over the pieces. And then cook the younger sister in a pie....with blueberries! Man, than Anguissola can really tell a story, can't he?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 29, 2017 01:17 PM (9q7Dl)

67 I like turtles!!!

Posted by: Some moron at April 29, 2017 01:18 PM (DdGS0)

68 Wife's F-150 has had intermittent starting problems, will crank, but not start, no codes. Can hear the fuel pump energize, but not start. Usually, an hour later, will start. Figured it has to be the filter, so changed that, with much trepidation, today. Fingers crossed... Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 05:58 PM (4DCSq) ************************ Mine did that - checked everything even the key, yeah, it was the fuel pump. If you take it to a mechanic take it to a trusted one. Good luck.

Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 01:20 PM (KtxUt)

69 Problem 1: 1. Rxf4 If gxf4, then 2. Qg4+ followed by mate on g2. Otherwise, Black just snagged a bishop.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 01:21 PM (sdi6R)

70 OT: Canucks Canuckin'. http://tinyurl.com/mzanl4t

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 01:22 PM (Nwg0u)

71 'I like turtles!' They haven't had a hit since 1967.

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2017 01:22 PM (BO/km)

72 There are words on the edge of the chessboard, but I can't quite make them out, and they aren't in English anyway.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 06:11 PM (sdi6R)


I fixed the link so now the 'embiggened' version is actually the embiggened version and not just the wiki page.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:22 PM (ZxuKg)

73 Au contraire, White can keep black's h pawn from queening with some chess magic. Here's how it goes

1. Kc3  e5
(if 1 ... h5, then white can continue 2. Kd4 h4, 3. Kxe4 h3, 4. Kxf3 h2, 5. Kg2 h1/Q# 6. Kxh1)

2. Kc4  e6
(if 2 ...h5, then white can continue 3. Kd5 h4, 4. Kxe4 h3, 5. Kxf3 h2, 6 Kg2 h1/Q# 7. Kxh1)

3. Kc5 h5 (at last)

4. Kd6 Kb7
(if 4... h4, then white checkmates first as follows: 5. Kc6 h3, 6. b6 h2, 7. b7#Ka7, 8. b8/Q# Ka6, 9. Qb6mate)

5. Kxe5 h4
6. Kf4  h3
7. Kg3 h2
8. Kxh2

the tripled pawn position was a clue that there was something odd in the position.

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 01:26 PM (t3LBb)

74 Some good music to get you into the chess mood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFn_zVOlDAo

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2017 01:28 PM (vRcUp)

75 Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 06:26 PM (t3LBb

I didn't check your every move, but this analysis looks pretty good.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:28 PM (ZxuKg)

76 Mine did that - checked everything even the key, yeah, it was the fuel pump. If you take it to a mechanic take it to a trusted one. Good luck. Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 06:20 PM (KtxUt) Thanks. We do have a good, if pricy, shop. Every once in a while, my old shady-tree mechanicing pays dividends...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 01:31 PM (4DCSq)

77 Can't make out the inscription, but it looks like Latin. Interesting wikipedia page on her. She lived until 93, which even today is pretty rare.

Posted by: t-bird at April 29, 2017 01:34 PM (/cksx)

78 Problem 2: 1. ... Ne2+ 2. B or Qxe2 Oa3+ 3. Kb1 Qb2#

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 01:34 PM (sdi6R)

79 It's turtles all the way down.

It is known.

Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2017 01:34 PM (zLDYs)

80 Walking outside the NRA convention and what did I see up in the sky? A plane pulling one of those paid banner thingies. What did it say you may ask? In all capital letters- NRA = MURDER LOBBY XOXO-BETSY RIOT Heh. "Murder Lobby" would be a great name for a rock band.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 29, 2017 01:35 PM (WiFSN)

81 I saw Murder Lobby open for Betsy Riot at Merriwether Pavilion in 2002.

Posted by: blaster at April 29, 2017 01:37 PM (//qKy)

82 I saw Murder Lobby open for 38 Special at the '88 All-Star Shoot 'Em Up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:37 PM (ZxuKg)

83 ah, hell.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:38 PM (ZxuKg)

84 I thought outdoor chess was supposed to be played with human figures who were stabbed to death when captured. At least I saw that in a movie once.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 01:38 PM (sdi6R)

85 I'm sure you guys have already solved these ... but my solutions are: 1) ... Rxf4 2) ... Nxb3+ 3) Qh6+ 4) Qxh3

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 01:38 PM (zc3Db)

86 ***Correction***

4. Kd6 Kb7
(if 4... h4, then white checkmates first as follows: 5. Kc7 h3, 6. b6 h2, 7. b7#Ka7, 8. b8/Q# Ka6, 9. Qb6mate)

[originally typed 5. Kc6]

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 01:39 PM (t3LBb)

87 'I like turtles!' They haven't had a hit since 1967. Posted by: freaked But they were happy when they were together.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 01:39 PM (IqV8l)

88 I saw Murder Lobby open for the Grateful Dead at the Filmore East in '69.

Posted by: naturalfake beating a dead horse at April 29, 2017 01:39 PM (9q7Dl)

89 Is Murder Lobby open on Sunday?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 01:40 PM (IqV8l)

90 I thought outdoor chess was supposed to be played with human figures who were stabbed to death when captured. At least I saw that in a movie once. Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 06:38 PM (sdi6R) In the outdoor chess game, the queen got gang-banged in History of the World Part I.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 01:41 PM (zc3Db)

91 i saw Murder Lobby get blown away by The Police at Armadillo World Headquarters in '78.

Posted by: naturalfake still beating that dead horse at April 29, 2017 01:42 PM (9q7Dl)

92 78 Problem 2:
1. ... Ne2+
2. B or Qxe2 Oa3+
3. Kb1 Qb2#

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 06:34 PM (sdi6R)


What if 2.Kb1 immediately instead of capturing the knight??

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:42 PM (ZxuKg)

93 Is Murder Lobby open on Sunday?

Yes. There's a BOGO special on toe tags.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at April 29, 2017 01:42 PM (Tyii7)

94 Murder Lobby just bought out Hobby Lobby.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 29, 2017 01:43 PM (9q7Dl)

95 Trump is not going to suppress 2A; this is about laying down the groundwork for the next President, cuck-Republican or Democrat.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 01:45 PM (KsjDn)

96 I'd never heard of Betsy Riot before but apparently they have everything. "1. an unapologetic feminist patriot who has fucking had enough of Trump culture and gun culture and the death and terror they inflict on America"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 01:46 PM (Nwg0u)

97 Activists intent on organizing a climate march in Colorado were forced to postpone their events after a snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state. The blizzard-like conditions have prompted groups to rescheduled the march for Sunday, weather permitting of course. Temperatures in the area have dipped below the freezing mark. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 06:02 PM (Nwg0u) Where is Al Gore? It's the "Gore Effect"

Posted by: Fox2! at April 29, 2017 01:47 PM (brIR5)

98 Remember when BHO hit the 100 day mark? Those were some bleak times indeed.

Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2017 01:47 PM (BO/km)

99 #85,

position 3, I think 1 ... Qg7 neutralizes the attack

position 4, after 2. Qxg8# Kxg8 (forced) 3. g2xc3 Rg5# 4. Kf1, black is a rook down doesn't really have a viable continuation

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 01:47 PM (t3LBb)

100 Not an autograph seeking goober so no pics with R Lee Hermy, Col Alan West, or Dana Loesch but did see them. By the way Ms. Loesch is smokin hot. As hot as you may think, she's more. A tiny little thing but dang she is pretty.

Posted by: weirdflunky at April 29, 2017 01:47 PM (WiFSN)

101 There are words on the edge of the chessboard, but I can't quite make them out, and they aren't in English anyway. The letters are elvish, but it is in the tongue of Mordor.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 29, 2017 01:49 PM (VdICR)

102 bad fingers, make that 3. g2xh3 (capturing black's queen)

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 01:49 PM (t3LBb)

103 I'm goin' fast guys. Light Co says it will be at least another hour before they are turned back on and the battery is dripping away.

Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 01:50 PM (KtxUt)

104 It has not stopped raining. It's been raining all. damn. day.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 01:50 PM (CNHr1)

105 position 3, I think 1 ... Qg7 neutralizes the attack ... Qf4+ position 4, after 2. Qxg8# Kxg8 (forced) 3. g2xc3 Rg5# 4. Kf1, black is a rook down doesn't really have a viable continuation Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 06:47 PM (t3LBb) Yeah ... stupid of me. SHould have been: ... Rxg2+

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 01:52 PM (zc3Db)

106 104 It has not stopped raining. It's been raining all. damn. day. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 06:50 PM (CNHr1) -------- No rain here today and the pollen is a problem - we're sweeping it up.

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2017 01:53 PM (Sfs6o)

107 92 78 Problem 2: 1. ... Ne2+ 2. B or Qxe2 Oa3+ 3. Kb1 Qb2# Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 06:34 PM (sdi6R) What if 2.Kb1 immediately instead of capturing the knight?? Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 06:42 PM (ZxuKg) Looks like 2. ... Qxb3+ 3. cxb3 Rxb3+ 4. Kc2 Rb2#

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 01:53 PM (sdi6R)

108 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA1L0SsEXxU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsEtwW-W7z0

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 29, 2017 01:53 PM (vRcUp)

109 Murder Lobby: A Planned Parent K street front firm.

Posted by: Beartooth at April 29, 2017 01:53 PM (61c4R)

110 Hey, rickl, your 1...Ne2+ solution actually works. It's a whole sub-branch of the solution tree I hadn't seen and I will be incorporating it into the published solution.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:53 PM (ZxuKg)

111 2. ... Qxb3+
3. cxb3 Rxb3+
4. Kc2 Rb2#
Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 06:53 PM (sdi6R)


Yup. Found it, too, once I started looking at 1...Ne2+

Thanks.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:54 PM (ZxuKg)

112 98 Remember when BHO hit the 100 day mark? Those were some bleak times indeed. Posted by: freaked at April 29, 2017 06:47 PM (BO/km) --Tucker had "Man on the Street" interviewers ask college idiots how Trump's first 100 days were, but replacing with "accomplishments" of Barky's like the Apology Tour replacing Trump's. The results were, as expected, hilarious.

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 01:55 PM (GsAUU)

113 It has not stopped raining. It's been raining all. damn. day.
--

I like the rain. You can send it my way.

Plus... rain= can't work outside. BONUS!

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 01:57 PM (8zWAk)

114 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 06:08 PM (KsjDn) Interesting. I watched the first vid where the women talk about how expensive games are. Up to $50. Hell, back in the late '80's games were going for at least $40. And that was for Atari and systems like Sega. So prices haven't really changed. Granted, the games may have gotten more sophisticated, but a lot of the old games were pretty darn fun and re-playable.

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 01:57 PM (DrCtv)

115 You played with her chest?

Posted by: The Fonz at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (bc2Lc)

116 Damn, Senators win in double OT

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (GsAUU)

117 "1. an unapologetic feminist patriot who has fucking had enough of Trump culture and gun culture and the death and terror they inflict on America"
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 06:46 PM (Nwg0u)


In other words, an unhinged shrieking harridan with daddy issues.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (ZxuKg)

118 Very late to this thread, would suggest to the outdoor chess makers make them out of concrete if you want but put them on dollies to move them around.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (Ot7+c)

119 104 It has not stopped raining. It's been raining all. damn. day. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 06:50 PM (CNHr1) Been dodging tornado warnings south of you all day. Looks to be clear now (knock on wood). Spring is kinda special here in the south!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (4DCSq)

120 It affects my mood Weasel. I was in a crap mood this morning. Went out to our friends house for brunch it got better. Just us 5.. we call ourselves the Deplorables. lol. Like minded friends so a lot of politics is discussed.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 01:58 PM (CNHr1)

121 Well, my grandiose house cleaning plans fell through today. Lucky for me I don't have a grandiose house.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:00 PM (sdi6R)

122 Finished a game with my miniatures and decied to do inventory, was missing 1 stand which I found but discovered another 1 missing.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:00 PM (Ot7+c)

123 Poor game by Hank. Rangers in 2 to 0 hole

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:00 PM (bQxkN)

124 We are heading into tornado season.. May June and July. Always interesting times. One hit not a mile away last fall. Just minor damage thankfully.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 02:01 PM (CNHr1)

125 Damn, Senators win in double OT

Really?  I last I saw they were down 5-3 with like 5 minutes left.

Posted by: tu3031 at April 29, 2017 02:01 PM (qJhUV)

126 Shubumi... shit it was a day I had set aside to do some gardening. My poor Columbine is just starting to bloom and this happens every year. Garden gets saturated then they get root rot and die. Thankfully they spread like crazy.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 02:02 PM (CNHr1)

127 Damn, Senators win in double OT

Conference committees must be more interesting then we've been led to believe.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 29, 2017 02:02 PM (IcT7t)

128 Watching Exodus. Good storytelling by old Leon Uris.

Posted by: Eromero at April 29, 2017 02:03 PM (zLDYs)

129 By the way Ms. Loesch is smokin hot. As hot as you may think, she's more. A tiny little thing but dang she is pretty. Posted by: weirdflunky at April 29, 2017 06:47 PM (WiFSN) She definitely has some Super Beets.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 29, 2017 02:04 PM (8nWyX)

130 I like the rain. You can send it my way. Plus... rain= can't work outside. BONUS! Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 06:57 PM (8zWAk) https://youtu.be/L1jM6fi8-7Q

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 02:05 PM (GsAUU)

131 position 4

1   ...    Rxg2#
2. Kf1  Rg1#
3. Kxg1 Qxh3
threatening mate at g2. Black has two spite checks before expiring
4. Qg8# Kxg8
5. Nf6#  Kh8
(not 5 ... Kf7 because of 6. Rxd7# which then leads to a competitive game for a while or longer.)

6. [any] Qg2mate

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 02:05 PM (t3LBb)

132 The global-warmening is still ongoing here. On Earth Day this wine bar from which I'm posting joined the bandwagon to donate proceeds to 'save our winters'. And now I'm here a week later and winter isn't going. I don't know what to do. I like this place. But I am just one hobo (or wandering-Jew, whatever) with no constituency. Many other people come here, including women, and as Orwell taught us women can be the worst SJWs. I think I will ask the management if they took this position because they believe in it, or if they were blackmailed into it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 02:06 PM (KsjDn)

133 By the way Ms. Loesch is smokin hot. As hot as you may think, she's more. A tiny little thing but dang she is pretty. ********************* She's got a stone cold face a jackhammer couldn't crack though.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at April 29, 2017 02:06 PM (U1h2u)

134 Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 06:58 PM (CNHr1) --------- That sucks. Know what I really hate? When it's really rainy and then all of a sudden the sun comes out and everything is still all wet. I can remember hating that since I was a wee little feller growing up in Florida.

Posted by: Weasel at April 29, 2017 02:07 PM (Sfs6o)

135 Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 05:58 PM What year? My 2013 had to get a new wire bundle as everything on dash went blank and acceleration was very weak.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:08 PM (Ot7+c)

136 Plus... rain= can't work outside. BONUS!

Posted by: shibumi at April 29, 2017 06:57 PM (8zWAk)

https://youtu.be/L1jM6fi8-7Q
Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 07:05 PM (GsAUU)


Heh. I thought you had given them this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFnYcIqj6I

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 02:09 PM (ZxuKg)

137 For Problem 3, it's clear that White will win, but I can't find a forced series of moves. The best I can come up with is 1. Rh7 threatening Qf7#. Likewise with Problem 4, 1. ... Rxg2+ 2. Kf1 Qh3 should lead to a win for Black, even though I can't see exactly how.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:10 PM (sdi6R)

138 Think I see #1 problem

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:10 PM (Ot7+c)

139 I never liked this song until I saw this guy playing the "jug." Seriously. Who here KNEW that an empty jug was an "instrument" in this song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvUQcnfwUUM

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 29, 2017 02:11 PM (04wqa)

140 Is Betsy Riot one of the members of Pussy Riot?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 29, 2017 02:12 PM (IqV8l)

141 Mungo Jerry was a British band. Coulda fooled me. Anyway, they are one of the rare bands that actually "make music." They don't play instruments. They make music.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 29, 2017 02:13 PM (04wqa)

142 I worked in the yard all day and just went to the store to pick up a few things for dinner. Needless to say my hair was standing straight up and yet I was getting flattering smiles from all the pretty lady shoppers at the store. Is Einstein hair in now or something?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 02:14 PM (LTHVh)

143 Of course, the fastest mate in position 3 is:

1. Re1  Qxe1mate

finishing off the wrong side, but hey, who's perfect?

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 02:15 PM (t3LBb)

144 "Have a drink Have a drive Go out and see what you can find" Gotta love it!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 29, 2017 02:16 PM (04wqa)

145 "I just drank a fifth of vodka - dare me to drive?" - Eminem

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 02:17 PM (KsjDn)

146 Not a bad day. I finally got the refrigerator cleaned out. I mean CLEANED. (The 18 yr old "cleans it out" regularly.) The Wahoos blew out Florida State and the Cubs came back to smack the Red Sox down. Not bad at all. Just think of what I could get done in 100 days. I could clean 100 refrigerators and watch 200 baseball games. That's better than Obama and Trump put together!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2017 02:18 PM (0jtPF)

147 For the endgame, I got: 1. Kc3 h5 2. Kd4 h4 3. Kxe4 h3 4. Kxf2 h2 5. Kg2

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:18 PM (sdi6R)

148 Is Einstein hair in now or something? Have you seen Jon Favreau lately?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at April 29, 2017 02:18 PM (04wqa)

149 What year? My 2013 had to get a new wire bundle as everything on dash went blank and acceleration was very weak. Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 07:08 PM (Ot7+c) 2003.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 02:19 PM (4DCSq)

150 Yeah Weasel and you still have to clean the dogs paws off when he comes in. Thankfully he only weighs 11 pounds. My little buddy He is eagerly waiting for me in the easy chair.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 02:19 PM (CNHr1)

151 Margarita.. come and clean mine! I HATE cleaning the fridge.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 02:20 PM (CNHr1)

152 Have you seen Jon Favreau lately? He's been selling Lee Jeans lately, right?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at April 29, 2017 02:20 PM (LTHVh)

153 Have you seen Jon Favreau lately? Posted by: Soothsayer Wigger, please.

Posted by: Gianni UFO guy on the History'[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 02:20 PM (GgzGa)

154 My 1996/7 ran like a champ until 2013, it had a internal leak and was overheating.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:21 PM (Ot7+c)

155 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 02:22 PM (KCxzN)

156 Frank N Furter Bergoglio doesn't want Trump to step to the brink with Kim Jong Un. Since Bergoglio's been wrong about everything else so far, that should count as a go-ahead for Trump to keep on keepin' on.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 29, 2017 02:22 PM (KsjDn)

157 I still like my initial solution for Problem 3, but you can also go: Re4 Qxe4 Qf6+ Kg8 Rg1+ Kh Qg7# Something like that ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 02:22 PM (zc3Db)

158 #105, position 3, after 2. Qf4 Qf7, I don't see white making headway.

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 02:24 PM (t3LBb)

159 Trump's tax plan may be OK. Kristoff hates it.

Posted by: Meremortal at April 29, 2017 02:26 PM (3myMJ)

160 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 02:27 PM (CWrAB)

161 Ha! Ottawa scored two in the last 3 minutes of the 3rd period to tie then wins in double OT to send the Rangers to ignominious defeat! *cackles* *does happy dance*

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:27 PM (FOnk+)

162 #157, Re4 loses fast after Qf1# 2. Re1 Qxe1mate. Gotta watch out for that back row mate!

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 02:28 PM (t3LBb)

163 I love the Leftists "Tax plan, whats in it for him"

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:28 PM (Ot7+c)

164 151--- Margarita.. come and clean mine! I HATE cleaning the fridge. Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at April 29, 2017 07:20 PM (CNHr1) ------------------------------- Yeah, it's a nasty job. And frightening too. You never know what horrors you will find in there!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 29, 2017 02:29 PM (0jtPF)

165 "Trump's tax plan may be OK. Kristoff hates it." With de-regulation, a big budget fix, and a good Infrastructure package, the intent is to get money back to the US as real investment, with the end goal of redlining real GDP growth. Let us pray

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:29 PM (bQxkN)

166 Chess, much like the mathematic and scientific pursuits, makes young ladies go quite insane.

I disapprove of this painting upon the grounds that it  encourages the corruption of the fairer sex.


Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 02:30 PM (Uxokn)

167 OT: VP Pence just took the stage in Harrisburg

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 02:30 PM (KCxzN)

168 Nice bumper sticker: The IRS. We got what it takes to take what you got.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:31 PM (FOnk+)

169 On Thursday I got a message that the HVAC people want me to schedule a time for their semi-annual inspection. This means I have to do some house cleaning in order to make the house somewhat presentable to strangers. So I will wait about a week to call back, thus ensuring that all the nearby appointments will be taken, which will give me a couple of weeks to do the cleaning. I meant to clean today, but didn't do a goddamn thing. I also put off cutting the grass, since the weather is supposed to be better tomorrow. So tomorrow will be yard work, but no house cleaning. I don't have the energy to do both.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:31 PM (sdi6R)

170 Murder Lobby

Just what % of murders are actually committed by NRA members?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 29, 2017 02:33 PM (FhXTo)

171 People on CNN panel dumping on unhinged Trump's handling of Fat Boy Little Man and the Norks. Then a guy on the panel says that we've had years of Smart Suave and Silky and what did it get us. Dagger eyes from the rest

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:34 PM (bQxkN)

172 #157, Re4 loses fast after Qf1# You lost me. The black queen can't move to f1. The black queen can't move to the 1 rank on any file. You must be looking at a different board by mistake. 2. Re1 Qxe1mate. Gotta watch out for that back row mate! Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 07:28 PM (t3LBb) I never even proposed moving any rook to e1. I don't know what you're talking about, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 02:34 PM (zc3Db)

173 "Just what % of murders are actually committed by NRA members?" This is exactly the kind of revealing study that no academic Sociologist will ever do

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:37 PM (bQxkN)

174 Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 07:28 PM (t3LBb) You didn't think I was trying to move the d rook, did you? I was moving the h-rook to e4. That blocks the queen and forces the queen to take it since it doubles up on the black e rook with the white queen. Then it's all checks and forced moves to mate.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 02:37 PM (zc3Db)

175 Just what % of murders are actually committed by NRA members? Posted by: DaveA at April 29, 2017 07:33 PM (FhXTo) Most firearm murders are members of monolithic Democratic voter blocs killing other members of same. Take those out and our homicide rate is similar to Europe's. The solution to gun violence in the US: take guns away from Democrats.

Posted by: Kodos the Executioner at April 29, 2017 02:38 PM (FOnk+)

176 Shoe On Head Girl is trolling Bill Nye live. The things I stumble into . . .

Posted by: logprof at April 29, 2017 02:38 PM (GsAUU)

177 I don't care about my refrigerator. The HVAC guy isn't going to look inside it. My problem is everything that is visible from the front door to the HVAC unit downstairs. The living room, dining room, kitchen, game room, and laundry room. Who has the energy to clean all that?

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:38 PM (sdi6R)

178 nood movie.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 02:38 PM (CWrAB)

179 Who is Shoe on Head Girl?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 02:39 PM (CWrAB)

180 OT: President Trump is on stage now

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 02:41 PM (KCxzN)

181 bad fingers - http://tinyurl.com/lymt62e

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 02:42 PM (Nwg0u)

182 179 Who is Shoe on Head Girl? A total cutie!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 02:43 PM (4DCSq)

183 We're two countries when it comes to guns. In 40 or more states there's some legal right to carry, legal gun ownership is high, and the murder rate is that of Switzerland and Canada. In the other states, especially their cities, only bad guys have guns, all illegal, and the murder rate is that of Jamaica. The odd exception is NY, because we had a 20-year commitment to rid NYC of illegal guns with stop and frisk

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 29, 2017 02:43 PM (bQxkN)

184 My first Saturday night off in forever. Nowhere to go, cash to blow or anyone to hang with, so it's pizza and beer and whatever slop I can find on TV, or reading.

Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 02:44 PM (Jcg9Q)

185 179 Who is Shoe on Head Girl?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 07:39 PM (CWrAB)

++++

She has a youtube channel. Goes by the name ShoeOnHead. Goofs on lefty wackos.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 02:46 PM (R+30W)

186 She has a youtube channel. Goes by the name ShoeOnHead. Goofs on lefty wackos.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 29, 2017 07:46 PM (R+30W)


Thanks. Anyone trolling that insufferable prick Bill Nye is worth checking out, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at April 29, 2017 02:53 PM (CWrAB)

187 184 My first Saturday night off in forever. Nowhere to go, cash to blow or anyone to hang with, so it's pizza and beer and whatever slop I can find on TV, or reading. Posted by: Country Boy - Michigan exile at April 29, 2017 07:44 PM (Jcg9Q) Country Boy, I love my graveyard shifts. Sunday thru Thursday nights. Night diff and Sunday premium pay... ...not to mention no upper level influence. AND, I can listen to Coast to Coast AM!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (4DCSq)

188 ShoeOnHead has a number of YouTube videos. The first one I saw was where she was trying to talk down liberals after Trump's election. I think she's liberal herself. Dunno whether she voted for Trump or not, but she's not freaking out about his election. She's smart, funny, and gorgeous.

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 02:57 PM (sdi6R)

189 Here's the post-election video. It's epic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpnAlGG6Bk8

Posted by: rickl at April 29, 2017 03:00 PM (sdi6R)

190 Skynet is going to evaluate your game. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170425110954.htm

Posted by: goon at April 29, 2017 03:11 PM (EaQ6/)

191 Just make sure the registers and the air return are clean, those are the first places they look.

Posted by: gNewt's fire Paul Ryan - I got matches at April 29, 2017 03:15 PM (N96yY)

192 #174

Very sorry, I got the letters confused, I did think you were trying to move the d-rook. In any case, there's one other complication to your solution: After,

1. Re4  Qxe4
2. Qf6+ Kg8
3. Rg1+

black can jam the position with 3. ... Bg4, which is protected there by black's queen. I'm not sure how white continues, especially with black's continued back-row mate threat if white doesn't continue checking (which is why 4. f3 fails). The only viable check remaining seems to be 4. Qg5, but after Kf2 white seems to be out of ammunition and seriously behind in material. (4. Rxg4+ Qxg4 also goes nowhere that I can see.)

Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 03:29 PM (t3LBb)

193 So... Waiting for Cdr M?

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 03:45 PM (4DCSq)

194 Posted by: civil truth at April 29, 2017 08:29 PM (t3LBb) I didn't take the bishop block into account. Good point.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 03:54 PM (zc3Db)

195 What a coincidence. My vagina was hand crafted in Indonesia as well. Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at April 29, 2017 05:23 PM (vRcUp) With sustained leakage, too!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2017 03:56 PM (0deF2)

196 Activists intent on organizing a climate march in Colorado were forced to postpone their events after a snowstorm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the state. The blizzard-like conditions have prompted groups to rescheduled the march for Sunday, weather permitting of course. Temperatures in the area have dipped below the freezing mark. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at April 29, 2017 06:02 PM (Nwg0u) Ain't Global Warming wonderful? Now it brings you blizzards.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 29, 2017 03:59 PM (0deF2)

197 OK, Art Bell, Somewhere in Time is on. Hasta...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at April 29, 2017 04:01 PM (4DCSq)

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