The month of April begins, with the announcement by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), of the restart of the Candidates Tournament, an event that will be taking place in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg as of April 18, from there will come the new Candidate for the world title, which has been held by the great Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen since 2.013 and where several members of the world elite will be present.
They start as favorites, líderIt is provisional, creative Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi with French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave, but a tough fight is expected, with the possible recovery of World No. 2, American GM Fabiano Luigi Caruana (who was the last Scandinavian Champion Challenger in 2018 in the Match played in New York) and the Dutch GM Anish Giri, who has had a wonderful start to the year and who can add emotion to this majestic event.
Let us see below an instructive Study of the talented Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, white is imposed in the position indicated by the Diagram, using the power of the pieces acting in a coordinated and brilliant way.
1.Kc6 !! (a great attack move that incorporates the King into teamwork, and which is inspired by the fight of two bishops against the Queen, which is part of the magnificent Collection "Sailboats in Space") 1… a1 = D (if 1… Kb8 2.Bc5 a1 = D 3.Bd6 + Ra8 4.b7 + wins in a prosaic way) 2.b7 + (Doesn't he win2.Kc7? by Qa6! 3.Be8 Qb7 + 4.Kd6 Qb8 + !, another elegant victory is achieved with 2.Be2 !! Kb8 3.b7 !! Qa5 4.Bb6 !! Qxb6 + 5.Kxb6 f4 6.Kc6 f3 7.Bd1 h5 8.Rd5 h4 9.Rxe4 f2 10.Be2 h3 11.Rf3 h2 12.Rg2 winning) 2… Kb8 3.Be2 !! (Another great strategic move and one that is Master Abatantuono's favorite, if 3.Bb6 ?? Qa6 !! and the pawn of glory falls) 3… Qh1 !? (if 3… Qa5 4.Bb6 !! stop the counterplay and win after Qxb6 + 5.Kxb6 f4 6.Rc6 f3 7.Bd1 !! h5 8.Kd5 !! h4 9.Kxe4 f2 10.Be2 h3 11.Rf3 h2 12 Kg2 and the King arrives just in time if 3… Qa3 4.Bc5 !! wins) 4.Aa7 + !! (and thunder appears in the calm sky, loses the careless 4.Bc5 ?? to e3 +) 4…Rxa7 5.Rc7!! e3 6.b8 = Dmate (a spiritual punchline, divine inspiration from the Master) 1-0
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