Daily Rome Shot 788

Meanwhile,…  white to move and mate in 2.

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The battle in Fischer Random is underway in St. Louis. Legend Garry Kasparov (the oldest by far and the only non-American) did really well! Action continues today. Crazy openings.

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  1. TheCavalierHatherly says:

    I think we often forget how much of a dump Rome had become and how much work many of the Popes did to restore it. (Indietrismo! Backward from the courts at Avingon!)

    From the pen of Petrarch:

    “Qui enim hodie magis ignari rerum romanarum sunt, quam romani cives? Invitus dico: nunquam minus Roma cognoscitur quam Romae.”

    “For who today is more ignorant of roman things than roman citzens? Unwillingly I say: never was Rome less known than at Rome.”

    He could have written that this morning, actually. Hmm…

    [That comment was so good it deserves a device.]

  2. amenamen says:

    1. Pd4 to d5+, …
    If … Bxd5
    Or if … K to f4
    2. QxPf5 mate

  3. Charles E Flynn says:

    There is a copy of the statue in Providence, RI:

    Marcus Aurelius statue and Lyman Hall at Brown University

  4. acardnal says:

    TheCavalierHatherly: Sadly, I think the same sentiment could be expressed today about Americans and America.

  5. waalaw says:

    1. d4-d5+
    If either Bxd5 or K-f5
    2. Q×f6#

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