Tomorrow the Magnus Carlsen Invitational will restart, which in this second edition will have a luxury payroll and a prize of $ 220.000. The presence and sporting form of the world champion, the Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen is the great unknown, after several months of unstable results, other great figures will be the Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi, the American GMs Wesley So, Hikaru Nakamura and Levon Aronian (of origin Armenian and the new acquisition of the mighty team from USA).
Other GMs present are Spanish champion David Antón, with good recent results, as well as Argentine GM Alan Pichot (who qualified in a previous tournament alongside Swedish GM Nils Grandelius). The event will be played with the presence of 16 chess players and a preliminary phase will be played where 8 players will be eliminated, the time system is 15 minutes per game with a 10-second increment and can be followed through the prestigious page www.chess24 .com.
At the national level, the surprising triumph of the national expert Alejandro Salcedo in the Rapid IRT “Port of Spain” stands out. CM Samid Escalona and Gerardo Marín were tied for second place. In the Blitz Tournament there was a multiple tie between CM Samid Escalona, CM Fidel González (president of the FVA), MF Yeison Gutiérrez, EN Alejandro Salcedo and the young Alí Jaramillo and Juan Zambrano. It was successfully organized by Asoajedrez DC and AJEVEN.
Let us see below an instructive study of the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, the white ones are imposed in the position indicated by the diagram with elegance and precision, with the presence of several tactical elements of interest and that is part of the magnificent collection "Veleras in the space".
1.e8 = D +! (An exact move, this problem is based on a friendly game played by the Maestro against the strong Venezuelan fan of Dutch origin Van den Brule played at the “La Romualda” Chess Center in 2019) 1… Rxe8 2.Nxe8! b3 (if 2… Kxe8 3.Bf4 !! wins) 3.Be5 !! (making the most of the harmony of his pieces) 3… fxe5 4.Nd6 +! Ke7 5.Nc4 a4 6.Kxe5 b2 7.Na3 !! (last tactical detail, they lose 7.Nxb2 ?? a3! and 7.Nd2 ?? a3! and the pawns win) 1-0.