Chess continues to manifest itself in its many facets, as an extraordinary activity that promotes the cultural development of Countries, as a promoter of intelligence in an integral way. The “Lady's Gambit” series currently being broadcast by Netflix has caused an extraordinary boom worldwide, which recalls the golden times after the impressive Match of the Century, played in Reykjavik (Iceland) by the then World Champion, the Soviet Boris Spassky and the immortal American Champion Robert James “Bobby” Fischer.
The Miniseries is based on the Book "The Queens Gambit" by the American writer Walter Trevis. It was masterfully interpreted by the talented English-Argentine actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who shows us in an original way the life and growth of the great trebejista Beth Harmon, an orphan who through the encounter with the game-science found a way to be able to develop her qualities, successfully facing the different addictions she had since she was a child.
The Series has parallels with the history of great chess players, such as that of the Swedish GM Pía Cramling, who in the 80s participated successfully against high-ranking opponents such as the Swiss GM of Soviet origin, Víctor “El Terrible” Korchnoi, or the Life of GM Judith Polgar, who in 2002 defeated the great Croatian Champion of Soviet origin Garri Kasparov. Tells about aspects of the USSR-USA battle, Fischer's spirit is reflected in the excellent production of a great quality of environments and great handling of the colors and of the times.
He counted on the advice of the American MN Bruce Pandolfini and the eccentric former Croatian world champion (of Soviet origin) Garri Kasparov and continues in the line of showing the aspects that have to do with greatness and the price of success, which in the cinema has had iconic films such as 1993's “Finding Bobby Fischer” and 2016's “Queen of Katwe” (produced by Walt Disney Pictures), which tells the story of Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi and leaves a moral of fabulous human value.
Other emblematic cinematographic productions that have been present in the memory of different generations, such as the emblematic film "The seventh seal" by the famous Swedish director Ingmar Bergman from 1957, in which the eternal search for answers about life, death and the existence of God while playing Chess. In 2014's “Pawn Sacrifice”, the renowned actor Tobey Maguire gave life to “Bobby Fischer”, in the most important event in the entire rich history of Chess and that occurred in 1972 at the height of the Cold War, which he faced in ideological to two Models in the arena of world Sport.
Recommendations abound in that sense and Movies as current as "Critical Thinking" of the year 2020 come to the stage telling a story of overcoming through the study and practice of the Science Game, a theme known after "The Knights of the South Bronx" of 2005 with Ted Danson, other recommendations go through the Luzhin Defense (2000) based on "The Defense" by Vladimir Nabokov. An actor who had a great passion for Chess was Humprey Bogart, remembered for his wonderful performance in the mythical film "Casablanca" from 1942.
Chess continues its unstoppable march with the conclusion of the United States Championship via the Internet, the Philippine GM Wesley So brilliantly prevailed after accumulating 9 points out of 11, once again showing his enormous talent and beating great chess figures American like Hikaru Nakamura and Leinier Domínguez. In the women's tournament, GM Irina Krush won the title of USA Champion for the eighth time, showing her excellent level of play.
Let us see below an exquisite Study of CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White wins in the position indicated by the Diagram in an amazing way, the white knights next to the monarch, impose a Zugzwang that paralyzes the action of the black pieces in a precise way.
1.Ng6 !! (An impressive play that shows in all its splendor the enormous creative talent of Maestro Abatantuono, who quoted in the words of the renowned Panamanian-Venezuelan MN Isidoro Cherem, (friend of the mythical former American World Champion Bobby Fischer) “that is the creative strategy in the Chess, to draw water in the Desert, from the Rock, on the Moon ”, 1.Ke8 !? only leads to Tables after 1… g6! 2.Nd7 + Kg7 3.Nxf7! Qxf4 4.Ng5 !? Qd6 5.Ne6 + Kh6 6.Nf6 f4 7.Kf7 Qb6 8.Ne8 Qb5 9.Nf6 !! with a White Fortress that after 9… Qb7 + 10.Ke8 Qb8 + 11.Ke7! Leads to a draw; he loses dramatically 1.d6 ?? g6! ! 2.Ke8 Qxf4 3.d7 (3.Nd7 + Ke6) 3… Qe5 +) 1… Qh5 (1… hxg6 2.Ke8 !! the crux of White's maneuver 2… g5 (2… Qh8 3.d4 !! a resilient complement that causes Black to run out of useful moves 3… Qg8 4.d6 Qxf8 + 5.Kxf8 Ke6 6.d7 Kxd7 7.Kxf7 wins the Pawn Endgame thanks to his agile King) 3.hxg5 + Qxg5 4.Nh7 +; 1… fxg6 2.Ke8 !! g5 3.hxg5 + Qxg5 4.Nxh7 + !! brilliant intermediate move 4… Kg6 5.Nxg5; 1… Qxg6 2.Nxg6 wins thanks to the strength of the white “d” pawn; 1… Qxf4 2.Nxf4 Ke5 3.Nxh7 !! + - Kxf4 4.d6 wins immediately) 2.Ke8 !! (the key to this combinatorial symphony, a resilient harmony is observed in each white piece) 2… h6 3.d4 !! (another effective maneuver with the white central pawn that expeditiously decides the fight) 3… Qxf3 4.Ne5! [also wins mathematically 4.Nd7 +! Kxg6 5.Ne5 + which decides prosaically thanks to the material advantage) 4… Qxd5 5.Ned7 + Qxd7 + 6.Kxd7 !! (to avoid unnecessary complications, example of good technique, do not counterplay the opponent) 6…g5 7.hxg5+ hxg5 8.Ch7+!! (which wins, again we thank the creative Maestro Giuseppe for his composition full of fantasy in his Collection "Veleras en el Espacio") 1-0
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