A Queen For Christmas

Given the high percentage of single males that attend chess tournaments it might be a good idea to hold tournaments over the festive season. Indeed there have been a number of tournaments played at this time of year, perhaps the most famous of these being Hastings.

Personally speaking I’d prefer to play in a somewhat warmer climate so a nice invitation to a Christmas tournament in Bermuda or similar might be quite appealing. Until that day comes I think I’d prefer to stay at home with the port, mince pieces and annual showing of Jason and the Argonauts.

The following neat miniature seems very appropriate, Black being presented with a queen and then got mated on the very next move:

Seasons greetings meanwhile, and may 2012 bring some excellent chess improvement!