Daily Rome Shot 615 – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Alas, this is not from the new presepio of Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini e Convalescenti.  I had hoped for a close up of the Holy Family for today, but it was not to be.  Instead this is from the same rione of Rome, Regolabut from the little national church of the Neapolitans, whom you would expect to have a Neapolitan style presepio.  I appreciate the presence of the Ox and Ass and a Lamb.

Meanwhile, …

Black to move and win material and dominance.

NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

Interested in learning?  Try THIS.

Many thanks to DSP for this spiffy Christmas present from my wishlist.  This is a mini set, as you can see from the nearby penny.  It’s a different color than the one as it appeared on my list.  “Different” indeed.

Tiny magnets are in the bases of the pieces and the board itself is bit of flexible magnetic sheet.

Everything can be put inside and the pieces slide together to shut.

This is definitely not a set for blitz!  The bishops are a little hard to distinguish from pawns… which is ironic since in some positions your bishops wind up being tall pawns!  And you just about need a tweezer to move pieces without disturbing other pieces.

Anyway, it’s fun and it gave me a smile today.  Thanks!

The St. Paul’s Boys Choir has a CD of Christmas music.   It is available also in MP3. UK link HERE

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