Daily Rome Shot 555, etc., wherein 64 square drama continueth with videos

The other day I took some of this wonderful beer to a gathering and it was very well received.  It is really good with savory things, such as sausages and cheeses.  Really good.

The drama continues in St. Louis.  Yesterday, the controversial Hans Niemann eked out a draw with Leinier Dominguez Perez.  After the game he did a video interview wherein eventually “the issue” came up: accusations of cheating.  Start at 8:15.

This whole terrible situation was stirred up by Magnus Carlsen.

It is interesting that Chess.com suspended Niemann’s account.

It is interesting that Chess.com and Carlsen’s business interests in the Play Magnus Group announced a merger.

In even more drama, it seems that, as reported by internet dominant Chess.com that a defamation lawsuit launched against Netflix by GM Nona Gaprindashvili (now 81) was settled, but we are not sure how. In the fictional hit series based on the 1983 novel The Queen’s Gambit a claim was made that Gaprindashvili had never played against men, which was false. The series, by the way, was very good. I have not read the book. The ending credits of the series were spectacular. The music is by Carlos Rafael Rivera.  Two minutes of mind-bending.

Meanwhile, black to move.

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  1. leftycbd says:

    – K-R6
    P-R8 [Q], N-N6, mate

    [I see what you are doing, but remember the orientation of the board. This is black perspective puzzle since it is black to move.]

  2. Neal says:

    2. a1Q Ng3#

  3. acardnal says:

    I enjoyed all three videos and I enjoyed The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, too.

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