Anyway, it that time of year again, time to trot out the little piece I wrote almost a quarter of a century ago, in defense of the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit:
Many years ago an eight-year old girl, Virginia O'Hanlon, wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Sun, looking for the truth about Santa Claus. The quick response by veteran newsman Francis P. Church, which was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897, has since become history's most reprinted newspaper editorial. Some ninety-plus years later, in BDG WORLD 37, November 1989, I imagined a letter from Virginia's twin brother, Boris, with similar doubts about the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. I provided a parallel answer...Here is the letter to Boris. Merry Christmas to all, even those who don't play the Blackmar-Diemer.