Records in Sports are to be broken. Some like that of the GM title won by former American world champion Robert “Bobby” Fischer in Portoroz in Portoroz in 1958 at the age of 15, he was surpassed by the best player of all time, the great Hungarian GM Judith Polgar in 1991. The Champion World-wide, the Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen, set a new mark difficult to beat, 125 games without losing at the highest level, in a row and was broken by the young Polish GM Jan Duda, in the Altibox Tournament that takes place in Norway.
Precociousness in Chess has always been a topic of interest for the entire Chess Community, since the times of the Cuban genius José Raúl Capablanca (who began at 4 years of age watching his Father play), the Simultaneas given by the future Polish-American GM Samuel Reshevsky and of Spanish talent, the first GM of Iberian lands, Arturo Pomar, who in the 40s competed and received instruction from the then Russian-French World Champion Alexander Alekhine.
The current record is held by the Russian GM (of Ukrainian origin) Sergey Karjakin who achieved it with 12 years and 7 months, India, one of the main emerging countries of world Chess (along with China and Iran) has other extraordinary talents that have achieved with less than 14 years, as in the cases of GMs Gukesh, Praggnanandhaa and Negi, sports-science thus lives its own Revolution, which has changed the way of training and achieving high sports results, the result of democratization in the access to chess training materials.
After eight rounds, the resilient Carlsen leads in Stavanger with 16,5, followed by the emerging figure, the Iranian-born GM (currently FIDE flagged) 16-year-old Alireza Firouzja with 15,5, third is Armenian GM Levon Aronian with 13 points, fourth Italian-American GM Fabiano Caruana with 12,5, fifth is Polish GM Jan Duda with 8,5 and last is Norwegian GM Aryan Tari with 1,5 in his litmus test against the world elite .
The IM Aníbal Gamboa Tribute in Memoriam Tournament ended with the triumph of Orlan Zavala with 7,5 points, followed by the young Angel Córdoba with 7 points, third was José Hernández with 6,5, after overcoming in the tiebreaker system Alejandro Rumbos, CM Samid Escalona and MN Harlen Otero. 56 chess players from 6 countries participated in the tournament and it was played on the platform www.chess.com and you can review the final results in the following Link: https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/homenaje-in-memoriam-del-mi-anibal-gamboa-1613186
It was successfully coordinated by the Chess Standards Foundation with the support of the Capital District Associations and Miranda and AJEVEN, had the endorsement of the Venezuelan Chess Federation and the Sponsorship of Dr. Gustavo Hernández Jiménez, the MF acted as main Organizers Alexander Hernández Jiménez (multiple Champion of Venezuela in all its categories) and the renowned MN Angel Renato Matos.
Let's see next a new Mate Problem in 3 of the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, white prevails in the position indicated in the Diagram with an excellent work in Columns and Diagonals.
1.b8 = T !! (The theme of the alternative Coronation is repeated, which shows the relative nature of decisions at critical moments, the natural in Chess can be wrong, 1.b8 = A and 1.b8 = C there is no Mate in 3; 1 .b8 = D ?? allows black to drown) 1… Kh2 2.Rb3 !! (Another beautiful, exact and unique move that leads to Mate in the next move, does not work, 2.Rg8 Kh1! Avoids the immediate Auction) 2… g1 = C (2… g1 = D white mates with 3.Bxg1mate, 2… g1 = T 3.Th3mate; 2… Kh1 3.Th3 a simple and direct mate; 2… g1 = A 3.Th3mate or 3.Bb8mate allows a duality that does not detract from the problem) 3.Ab8mate (with an instructive teamwork, which shows once again the creative talent of the productions of Maestro Abatantuono with his famous Collection "Veleras en el Espacio") 1-0
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