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Referees are trained in the Galician Brotherhood

Enjoy a new installment of "Sowing Chess" by Juan Armando Röhl.

The future district referees began a Training Workshop at the headquarters of the Peña "Alexandre Bóveda" in the Galician Brotherhood. The event began last Saturday May 28 and will continue until this Sunday, for two weekends, a group of enthusiastic chess players from Greater Caracas and the central areas, will receive training from the experienced International Referee (IA) from the capital, José Luis Guilarte, authority on the subject and who has participated in the main Venezuelan events in the last 35 years.

The workshop is supported by the Chess Standards Foundation and its president, the National Master Angel Renato Matos and with the endorsement of the Chess Association of the Capital District and its active president, Mr. Giovanni Hernández. The opening ceremony was attended by of the new director of Sports of the Galician Brotherhood, Mr. Alexander Dios, as well as the president of the Peña, the International Master (IM) Juan Röhl and his Treasurer, the National Master (MN) Alejandro Casal. The event has the participation of 18 future referees of the chess events in Greater Caracas and Venezuela.

tomorrow starts the IRT “Hybrid of the Americas” Sub 2400, tournament to be played under the Swiss System for 6 Rounds, with a reflection time of 60 minutes with a 30-second increment per game per player. The event will have a prize pool of $1.500 in the U2400,U1800 and U1400 Divisions and will be played on page www.tornelo.comFor more information contact the official mail:  [email protected]

It is expected to have a high competitive level and have the participation of Chess Players from Chile, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela, From this space we wish the greatest success to the organizers of these events and to the enthusiastic chess player Rogelio García Blanco for providing us with this relevant information. The events can be followed live through the following link:

Let's see below a beautiful study of the talented Italian-Venezuelan Master Candidate (CM) Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White prevails in the position indicated in the Diagram with a beautiful attacking manoeuvre.

The full analysis can be viewed at the following link:

1.Nf7 !! (an excellent move that generates the Zugzwang and leads to success, does not work 1.Nb7?? Nf6!! 2.Bxb5 d4 3.Bc6+ Nd5 and Black wins; 1.Bxb5?? Qa3!! and Black counterattacks victoriously, if 1.Bxh5??f4!!2.Bg6+ Qf5 3.Nf7 fxe3!(3…d4!?) 4.Nd6+ Kd4 (4…Kf4 5.Nxf5 exf5 6.Bxh7 d4 wins) 5.Nxf5+ exf5 6.Bxh7 f4 and the black pawns decide the fight, other losing lines are 1.Nxe6?? Qa3!(1…Qxe8?? is bad for 2.Nc5mate; 1…Qb4!? also wins) 2.Bxh5 Qxe3+ 3.Kf1 Kd3] 1…Qa3!?[1…Qxe8 2.Nd6mate;

1…f4 2.Nd6+!! Qxd6 3.Bg6mate; 1…Qxf7 2.Bxb5!! d4 (2…f4 3.Bd3mate) 3.Ac6mate; 1…Qb4 2.Nd6+!! Qxd6 3.Bxh5! win; 1…h4 2.Nd6+ (2.Bxb5 Qa3 3.Nd6+ Qxd6 4.Bd3mate) 2…Qxd6 3.Bh5; 1…Nf6 2.Ng5mate; 1…b4 2.Bb5 d4 (2…f4 3.Bd3mate) 3.Bc6mate) 2.Nd6+!! (a deviation that causes what follows) 2…Qxd6 3.Bxh5!! (now the black queen does not reach «f5») 3… Ng5 (if 3…d4 4.Bf3mate; 3…f4 4.Bg6mate) 4.Af3+! Cxf3 5.gxf3mate (spectacular finish of this Composite Matte Study on December 11, 2021 at Paraíso in Caracas, continuation of the David vs. Goliath trick theme) 1 – 0

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