This is the perfect day to post nice surprises for Timothée (a brilliant young pianist at Musica Mundi School) because it’s his birthday, he’s a keen chess fan, and today marks the start of the World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, the reigning champion, and his Russian challenger, Ian Nepomniachtchi. I can confirm that the first game (in progress right now) is already very exciting!
Where is the championship being held? I’ll answer that in the form of a wee puzzle/joke ! 😊
_ _ _ _ _ YOUR TICKETS TO _ _ _ _ _ !
The five ‘blanks’ at the end are for the name of the place, while the two + three ‘blanks’ at the start together sound practically the same as the place name, and we’ll get a proper six-word sentence!
Knowing where the Carlsen-Nepomniachtchi really is being held, my answer is: DO BUY YOUR TICKETS TO DUBAI ! 😊
Timothée and other chess enthusiasts can enjoy solving the following special double puzzle…
Timothée is so quick-thinking that I’m almost sure he’ll figure out the solutions at lightning speed!
By the way, if you could write down young Timothée’s age on his birthday NEXT YEAR and then add on the ages he’ll be for several consecutive years after that, you could get a total sum of exactly 100. Your fun brainteaser is to figure out Timothée’s age on his birthday now today 😊.
I would like to round off by wishing Timothée and everyone a wonderful, happy day and a lovely weekend too.
With kindest wishes as always,
Paul M😊twani xxx
P.S. = Puzzle Solutions
Chess Part 1: 1 Rxa6+! Bxa6 2 b7+ Bxb7 (or 2…Ka7 3 b8=Q#) 3 Ra1+ Ba5 4 Rxa5+ Ba6 5 Rxa6#, checkmate!
Chess Part 2: Give Black a knight on g1 so that he can play 1…Nh3#, a beautiful checkmate! 😊
Fun Birthday Brainteaser: Timothée is 17 today.
I wish Timothée a 100% joyful birthday 😊.
Q: Why do two pianists have such a good friendship?
A: Because they are always in a chord!