Re: An Open Letter to Mr. Albert Garibaldi

February 20, 2018

Four years have elapsed since I penned an open letter to Banta Elementary School District Superintendent Albert Garibaldi questioning his decision to intentionally undermine the success of his district’s first charter school. At the time, Mr. Garibaldi was attempting to destroy a thriving charter school seemingly in order to get a larger piece of the state funding pie for the school district and, of course, himself. Fortunately for River Islands Technology Academy, Mr Garibaldi’s efforts to shutter the school failed due to the unwavering support of River Islands project director Susan Dell’Osso. Unfortunately for the children of Banta, Mr. Garibaldi’s policies resulted in the redirecting of funds from Banta Elementary School District mission to educate children to the legal fees that were a direct result of his misguided leadership. It comes as no surprise that even his cronies on the Banta Elementary School Board recently convinced the disgraced superintendent to step down for the good of the district. And despite Albert Garibaldi best efforts to disenfranchise hundreds of innocent children, River Islands Technology Academy continues to thrive.

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 10

February 18, 2018

White to move and mate in 7! (Kasparyan, 1935)

White to move and mate in 7! (Kasparyan, 1935)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 9

February 16, 2018

White to move and mate in 12.

White to move and mate in 12

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 8

February 13, 2018

One of my all time favorite puzzles. I first saw this position in Reno, Nevada in 1999 while having breakfast with the late GM Eduard Gufeld.

White to move and win! (Hint: It’s always a good plan to treat a grandmaster to breakfast.)

 

White to move and win!

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 7

February 12, 2018

White to move and mate in 3.

White to move and mate in 3

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 6

February 7, 2018

Black to move and win.

Black to move and win.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 5

February 6, 2018

White to move. With best play, will the result be a win for white, loss for white or draw?

White to move. With best play, will the result be a win for white, loss for white or draw?

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 4

February 4, 2018

The situation is dire and seems to require nothing short of a miracle for Black to survive. What is Black’s miraculous move?

What is Black’s miraculous move?

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 3

February 4, 2018

White to move and mate in 2.

White to move and mate in 2

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 2

February 3, 2018

White to move and mate in 2.

White to move and mate in 2.


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