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Chess news.   The Julius Baer Generation Cup recently got underway with top players. Magnus Carlsen was slated to play Hans Niemann.  As you remember, in St. Louis a little while ago, Magnus dropped out of a round robin tournament and posted something which left a strong sense of an accusation of cheating.  The chess world exploded.  Niemann had been in cheat in online chess when he was younger (he’s young now!) and admitted it.  It is harder, but not impossible to cheat OTB… over the board.

As I said, today the new tournament was underway and Magnus was slated black against Niemann’s white.

The full game score: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4, 1-0.

After Niemann’s second move, Magnus resigned.

This is nuts.

In other news at the 2022 Chess.com Global Championship on Chess.com/TV, the Americans Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana, and Jeffery Xiong, won the last of the round of 64 matches on day five.

Meanwhile, after my meeting tonight, some of us went for pizza. I had thought about a sandwich but all pizzas were 50% off!


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  1. acardnal says:

    That’s A LOT of cheese on that pepperoni and mushroom!!

    [It’s Wisconsin.]

  2. jaykay says:

    Ahhh… beautiful thin-based pizza! Mmmm…

    Ahhh… beautiful Basilica. It’s San Clemente, home of the Irish Dominicans. Fascinating archaeology below it. The Dominicans in Ireland are doing rather well, vocations-wise, at least in modern terms. Deo gratias.

    Just out of interest – what is the beer?

    Ahhh… (good) beer…

  3. JustaSinner says:

    Father, you have Rocky Rococo’s Pizza in Madison. The ONLY one and last one…

    [I remember seeing that. But… there is better.]

  4. lsclerkin says:

    Cracker-thin crust. Sausage, pepperoni, mushroom.
    A ton of cheese.
    That’s a Wisconsin pizza.
    Accept no substitute.

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