They saw the Synod (“walking together”) list.
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Meanwhile, black (Vishy Anand) tries for a King walk to the other side. Ooops. White to move and mate in three.
NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.
Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE
Since today is Exaltation of the Cross, I remind you of the marvelous recording of the Tenebrae Responses by the Benedictine Nuns of Gower Abbey. Wow.
Arguably, the most beautiful chants of the entire liturgical year.
The Speed Chess tournament: yesterday Wesley So defeated Alireza Firouzja in a nail biter. Wesley was way our in front after the 90 minutes of 5+1. Firouzja caught up in 60 of 3+1 and 30 of 1+1. After tie breaks they went to Armageddon and Wesley did it. 4 hours. 32 games. There was an amazing move. Entire match video HERE.
— chess24.com (@chess24com) September 13, 2023
Today, Ian Nepomniachtchi v. Arjun Erigaisi. Should be a blast. Also, in Berlin, the Armageddon Grand Finale begins today 19:00 CEST (13h EDT). HERE
BTW… today happens to be a very lean day for donations, for this 14th day of the month. Please consider signing up? There are various ways, such as Zelle, Venmo and Wise, but this one works well. A few more on this day would brighten things up considerably.