The Candidates Tournament has ended with the outstanding triumph of the talented Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniachtchi with 8,5 out of 14 points and an excellent Performance of 2849, followed by the irregular French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave with 8 points, in third place there was a draw between the Dutch GM Anish Giri (who aroused emotions at the beginning of the second stage with an effective and entrepreneurial game) and the American GM (of Italian origin) Fabiano Luigi Caruana, from whom a more inspired game was expected and who accused the fatigue in the later rounds.
The event was successfully organized by the International Chess Federation and the Russian Chess Federation in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg and allowed fans worldwide to enjoy games of a very high technical level, with intense emotions during each of his Rounds and where the World No. 3, originally from Bryansk, showed his enormous class and universal game, resilience to adapt to different styles and positions and to be able to display powerful strategic and tactical resources.
The next Match to be played against the Norwegian genius, the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, will be played in one of the richest places in the world, the luxurious city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, it will host this mythical world competition that has been disputed since 1886 (with the remembered Match played in the United States between the great Austrian player Wilhelm Steinitz and the controversial Polish Johannes Hermann Zukertort, and by FIDE with the Match Tournament held in Holland and the USSR in 1948 and where the Soviet Patriarch was titled , GM Mikhail Botvinnik) from November 24 in the framework of Expo 2021, an exciting fight is expected with a complex forecast and where Magnus starts as a lightweight favorite.
Let's see below an excellent Mate Problem in 10 moves by the creative Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, Black is imposed in the position indicated by the Diagram with a wonderful idea of team attack.
1… Ba2 !! (a beautiful move that leads to victory in a forced way, loses 1… Bc2? by 2.Bf8 + Ra4 3.h6! which wins) 2.Bf8 + (unique, if 2.g7 Nb3mate) 2… Kb3! 3.g7 (if 3.Bd6 Nxe3 4.g7 allows 4… Nc2mate) 3… Nxe3! (He also wins 3… Nc4!) 4.g8 = D + Nac4 !! (Another paradoxical black maneuver, to stop the threats the target must hand over his new Lady) 5.Qxc4 + (if 5.Qg2 Nxg2 6.Bc5 (6.Bh6 Ca3 7.Bc1 Nc2mate) 6… Ne1 7.h6 Nc2mate) Nxc4 6.Bc5 !? (if 6.Bh6 Na3 !! wins in another way) 6… f4 !! (The finishing touch to this instructive Problem, which is dedicated in a special way by Maestro Abatantuono to the brilliant Challenger of the next World Cup in Dubai and the entire Russian School and the Russian composers Oleg Pervakov and Karen Sumbatyan and the American GM of Armenian origin Levon Aronian for his wonderful Study composed and which is included in the FIDE Album and which is produced by the World Federation of Composition) 7.h6 Ne3 8.Bxe3 fxe3 9.h7 e2 10.h8 = D e1 = Dmate (This work was composed by Giuseppe in September 2020 in El Paraíso and is part of his extraordinary Collection “Veleras en el Espacio”, a legacy for future generations of chess players nationally and worldwide) 0-1
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