Daily Rome Shot 590, etc.

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Meanwhile, black is threatening mate in 2.

White to move and mate in 4.

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And here is a bonus shot, provided by The Great Roman™.

All over Rome there are 18th c. marble inscriptions indicating punishments for those who dumped their garbage in certain places.   The fines and corporal punishments were serious.

Today is the anniversary of one of these placques, these “monnezzaro” signs.   They usually begin citing the order of the Most Reverend and Illustrious Monsignor President of the Streets and at the end give the date of the particular law.

Today, 25 November, is the anniversary of one such sign precise at the place where a group of men get together every afternoon to play chess, in front of a bar in the Piazza der Fico.  The Great Roman™ trekked there in the rain to get me a fresh photo, because I couldn’t find mine.  A Hail Mary for him, please.

Most of the signs are in good shape, but this one is damaged, such that we can’t read the exact year.

D’ORDINE DI MONS. PRESIDENTE DEL. STRADE
SI PROIBISCE A TVTTI DI PORTARE O FAR
PORTARE IN QVESTA PIAZZETTA DAVANT. LA
CASA DELL EREDITA FOPPA IMMONDEZZE
DI SORTE ALCVNA E FARVI MONDEZZAR.
SOTTO PENA DI SCVDI DIECI ED ALTRE
AD ARBITRIO A TENOR DELL EDIT. PVBLICATO
SPEDITO PER GL ATTI DEL NOT DELLE
STRADE IL DI 25 NOVEMBRE 17…7

Moreover, the men who play chess there put up a little plaque of their own in honor of one of their friends who had died, a founder of their chess circle.

Where is this?  As you can see, the chess plaque was added after this google capture.  And there they are playing chess, this time only one board.

Life being lived in Rome.

And garbage is still a real problem.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Kentucky Gent says:

    “White to move and mate in 4”

    Beautiful!

    1.Nf6+! gxf6 (…Kh8 loses to Qxf8#)
    2.Qxf8+!! Kxf8 (only move)
    3.Bh6+ Kg8 (another only move)
    4.Re8#

  2. Well done!

    It is elegant.

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