Daily Rome Shot 703

In honor of a priest friend who is now in Sicily with a parish group.

Chesscomshop BannerMeanwhile,… check out the Chess.com shop.  Do yourself a favor – do your kids a favor – get a good set and get at it.  No electricity required.  Time is spent together and not through gadgets.

There is, of course, gadget chess online.

It is amazing how, if you are in public, people wind up watching.  Conversations start.

Like… before smart phones.  Remember that?

White to move.  Don’t be slow or you will die.

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

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The monks of Norcia, the birthplace of St. Benedict, make excellent beer in three varieties. Help them out and get some great beer. I’ll bet your local priests would enjoy some.

In chess news, it was announced that the FIDE Candidates and Women’s Candidates 2024 will be held in Toronto, April 3-25. First time in North America. As you know, Magnus is not defending his title, leaving the fight to Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren. The winner will be called “World Champion”. Did I mention that Magnus is not defending his obviously well-deserved title? On the women’s side, Ju Wenjun is for the third time defending the title she has held since 2018.

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  1. Synonymous_Howard says:

    1. Nf5+
    If 1. … gxf5, 2. Qh5#
    If 1. … Kh7, 2. Qxg7#

  2. Neal says:

    1. Nf5+
    If 1. …gxf5
    2. Qh5#
    If 1. …Kh7
    2. Qg7#

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