Daily Rome Shot 588, etc.

From my old neighborhood and near where I stay in Rome in Rione Regola.

Via Caritatis Wine GIFT CARDS HERE

Meanwhile, black to move.

NB: I may hold comments with puzzle solutions a little longer than others so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

I received a pack of forwarded mail!

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Here’s an idea for your family, or for you as an individual.  This is what I sometimes use for the harder puzzles and to work openings (except that my carrying case is red, to differentiat it from from the other OTB guys regularly battle).

US Chess Triple Weighted Chess Set Combo

Give a gift to your kids: teach them chess when they are young.  THAT’s when to start learning this game.  Make sure they learn LATIN, too.  And most of all, teach them that it is a joy to be able to…



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  1. Paul says:

    Father, noticed many motorcycles on right of image.
    Do most in Rome, use them or walk?
    Thank You father for all you do for all of us. We all Pray for you.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Kentucky Gent says:

    “Meanwhile, black to move.”

    That’s it, no hints? OK then – challenge accepted!

    1… Qg3+
    2.Kf1 Bc5
    3.Rb7+ Kf8 and white appears to be out of checks, with no defense.

    If white plays R/Qxd3 then Qf2# is checkmate. If white guards the 2nd rank with Rd2, then Qg1# is checkmate.

    Alternately, if the white king runs to h1 instead of f1:
    1… Qg3+
    2.Kh1 Rc2 looks winning.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Fr. Z!

  3. Sue in soCal says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Fr. Z!

  4. JustaSinner says:

    Me thinks turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy and pumpkin pie might be a bit scarce due to your local. But, still, Happy Thanksgiving Day.

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