Our capital will dress up to organize two events this weekend. Today begins at the José Manuel Siso Martínez Pedagogical University in Urbina, the "XVI IRT Festival Mejorando mi Elo" and which will be played under the Swiss System for 6 rounds with a reflection time of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, is organized by the OI Geber Díaz and the AF Moraima del Nogal and has the endorsement of the Miranda State Chess Association.
Tomorrow the IRT “Port of Spain” will start at the facilities of the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Relations, there will be two tournaments, one of rapid chess of 25 minutes and on Sunday the 3-minute Blitz will be carried out with a 2-second increment per player , the event will be coordinated by the enthusiastic trebejista Santiago Restrepo.
Giovanni Hernández will act as general director and as main referee the experienced AI José Luis Guilarte, is organized by the DC Chess Association and AJEVEN. There will be awards for the first four places and the best UR, Senior, Sub 1900, Sub 1700, Sub1500 and Youth.
Let's see below an instructive 2-move mate problem by the talented Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White wins in the position indicated in the diagram with an excellent move that allows taking advantage of White's harmony and initiative with Swiss watchmaking precision.
1.Qe3 !! (A simple and effective move, White wins by taking advantage of the excellent mobility of his main attack piece, the apparent 1.Qf2 is useless !? because of the unexpected 1… e3 !! 2.Qxe3 + Rd5 (2… Kf5 3.Qf4mate; 2… Rd6 3.Qxd4mate) 3.Qxd4mate that delays checkmate in a move] 1… Kf5 (1… Rd5 2.Qxd4mate with victory in the middle of the board; 1… Rd6 2.Qxd4mate; 1… Nc2 2.Qc5mate with a nice mate where the dominance of the main rows, columns and diagonals is visualized; 1… Nf3 2.Qc5mate; 1… Ne2 2.Qc5mate; 1… Nb5 2.Qc5mate; 1… Nc6 2.Qc5mate; 1… Nf5 2 .Dc5mate) 2.Df4mate (with a clean finish, showing teamwork, simplicity and depth admirably mixed by Maestro Abatantuono and which is part of his proverbial 1-0 “Sailing in Space” collection.