A Fischer Random Win by Queen-Rook Checkmate

This club correspondence chess tournament game began in mid-July of this year and ended today when I caught the Black King in a Queen-Rook Checkmate.

This game was played under Fischer Random rules. That means we started with the pieces on the board arrayed differently than they’d be in a standard chess game. All other rules remain the same.

So from this assigned board:’
our full move record…
1.Ngf3 d5 2.d4 Bf5 3.Bf4 Nd6 4.e3 e6 5.Bd3 Bxd3 6.Nxd3 Ne4 7.Nfe5 f6 8.Nf7 Qd7 9.Nxh8 g5 10.Bxc7+ Qxc7 11.a3 O-O-O 12.Qh5 Nd2+ 13.Ka2 Qc4+ 14.b3 Qxc2+ 15.Nb2 Bd6 16.Rhc1 Qxc1 17.Rxc1+ Kb8 18.Nf7 Rd7 19.Nxd6 Rxd6 20.Qe8+ Rd8 21.Qxd8# 1-0
… found me ending the game with the Queen-Rook combination checkmate at my 21st move.

Why Tradition. Why Now.

FTA: “Disorder begets chaos, not peace.  In the years immediately following the Second Vatican Council western culture experienced rapid and widespread change. Marriage and the family, the very foun…”

What Catholic Tradition really is, and why we really need it now: the full post from which the above is excerpted can be found at the excellent Liturgy Guy blog.

Source: Why Tradition.  Why Now.

Major Rain Event in San Antonio Today

As the radar image shows, there’s a steady stream of moisture coming up from the Gulf of Mexico and parking directly over San Antonio. Road closures, flash flood watches and warnings, up to seven inches of rain falling on parts of the area over the past few hours: Man! Happy Monday, folks!

I’m glad I’m retired and have no need to get out in this mess today. Those of you who do need to hit the roads today, please be careful!