Please pray down the hurricane advancing into the gulf. Apart from the damage it can cause, it could interfere with my departure for Rome.
Note the Latin! There’s a story there. For larger, left-click and open in a new tab.
This afternoon the second day of the two-day final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup will be played between Magnus Carlsen and Arjun Erigaisi. Carlsen’s play has been terrifying. He is closing in on 2900.
In other news, the Chess.com Global Championship is has seen the advance of Hikaru Nakamura, Levon Aronian and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Prize fund: $1 Million.
Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE
Puzzle: White to move. This is difficult. At least it was for me. NB: that sniper bishop on the a1-h8 diagonal is sighted in on the promotion square, but his own pawn is blocking the shot. The enemy king is able to move toward the pawn to take it or around it to block it.
You have to “seize the day”, keep the tempo and prevent that black pawn from advancing and opening up that diagonal. But how?
Interested in learning? Try THIS.