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White’s move.  Find the net!

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

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Tenebrae at Ephesus


These are the RESPONSORIES of Tenebrae for all three days of the Triduum.  They are, arguably, the most beautiful chants of the entire liturgical year.

In chess news, alas Wesley So fell to Hikaru last night in the American Cup.  Wesley drops down to the lower bracket to face Levon Aronian who ousted Lenier Domingeuz.  If I understand correctly the winner of the lower bracket then pops back up to the upper bracket to tackle Hikaru for all the skittles.

On the women’s side, alas my favorite, little Alice Lee (like Wesley also of my native place and only 13 years old) didn’t hang on against Irina Krush. So, with the same geometry as the men’s bracket, Lee faces Nazi Paikidze to pop back up to face Krush.

All of this today, Thursday. HERE And YouTube’s St. Louis Chess Club. And HERE

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  1. Synonymous_Howard says:

    1. Qh5+ Ng6
    2. Qxg6+ Kf8
    3. Qg8#

  2. Why not simply Qg7, checkmate. White queen is protected by the rook. G7 can only be assaulted by the King.

  3. ArsA:


    1. Qg7 and the black King escapes… 1. … Ke8 and you have to follow up with forcing moves to keep it going.

    My take…

    1. Qg7+ Ke8
    2. Qxe7+ Kxe7
    3. Rg7+ Ke8
    4. Nf6#

  4. I’m blind! I would have sworn that escape route was not there.

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