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Venezuela finishes with class in Serbia

Enjoy a new installment of "Sembrar Ajedrez" by Juan Armando Röhl

The Venezuelan team achieved a very outstanding performance in the recently completed First Chess Olympiad for People with Disabilities, by getting into the position 11 among 26 Countries with 7 points. The event was organized for the first time in history by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in the emblematic city of Belgrade in Serbia, and allowed our country to position itself as the best team in the American Continent.

The Venezuelan team was made up of the National Masters (MN) Edgar Rivas and Harlen Otero, as well as National Expert (EN) Víctor Abiad (who shone with 4,5 points out of 6 possible, finishing undefeated and fourth in the Ranking of his Board) and the Yaracuyan talent Henry Monterrey, who were accompanied by FIDE Master (MF) José Arturo Torres as Captain and the delegate, the Federation José Luis González. The final triumph took him from brilliant way the team from Poland with perfect score of 12 pointsfollowed of the IPCA team with 10 points and bronze corresponded to the Philippines with 8 points and a better tiebreaker than the teams of India, Serbia 1 and Uzbekistan.

The results and incidents of the event can be consulted at the following links:

The members of the Venezuelan team thank especially the support given by the Sports Federation for the Blind of Venezuela (FEPOCIVE, the Venezuelan Chess Federation (FVA) and FIDE to be able to participate in the great Olympic event and hope to have an adequate Sports Training Plan for future sports competitions in 2023, which include the IBSA World Games in August in Birmingham, the IBCA World Championships in Greece and the Pan American Championships in Guatemala.

The activity continues continuously in Greater Caracas, Last Saturday, February 04, the "International Master Antonio Palacios Lanza" was held in the Chess Room. (brand new headquarters of the Capital District Chess Association) the IRT of Blitz “Libertador Simón Bolívar”, triumphed the young talented Colombian-Venezuelan MF Angel Córdoba Roa with 7,5 points out of 9 possible and beating the tiebreaker system young promise from Arague Ali Aarón Jaramillo, third was the district talent Moisés Castro Silva with 6,5 points y four the Venezuelan Olympian, the CM Samid Escalona Landi with 5,5 points and better tiebreaker than the district Diego Rodríguez Buroz, acted as Chief Referee, the experienced International Referee (AI) José Luis Guilarte, seconded by the emerging National Arbitrator (AN) Willy Alberto Ríos.
Let's see an instructive below Study of the brilliant Italian-Venezuelan Master Candidate (CM) Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White prevails in the position indicated in the Diagram with a precise attack maneuver with a spectacular finish.

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1.b6+!! (an excellent Stratagem that is the beginning of the winning plan, they don't work, 1.Qf7?? Qg7!; 1.Qd5?? Qg7!!; 1.Qd8?? Qa2!! 2.Qxh8 Qe6+ and Black wins) 1… Ra6 ( if 1…Ka8 2.Kc7mate; 1…Kxb6 2.Qb3+ wins similar to the main line) 2.Qc4+! Kxb6 3.Qb3+!! Kc6 (after 3…Ka6 4.Qxb7mate; 3…Ka7 4.Qxb7mate) 4.Dxb7+ Rd6 5.Dd7+! (maintains the initiative relentlessly) 5…Ke5 6.Qe7mate (in the words of the brilliant Maestro Abatantuono, a new version of the theme of David against Goliath, thanks to the activity and white threats of this Problem composed in El Paraíso in Caracas on July 13, 2022 if 6.Qe8+ Kd6 does not serve the apparent 7.e5+??Kd5!!, and Black miraculously equalizes after (7…Qxe5?? 8.Qd7mate; 7…Bxe5?? 8.Qd7mate) 8.Qg8+ Ke4 9.Qh7+!)  1-0

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