The activities related to the Science Game have multiplied in recent months, so the world elite is again on the move, with the start of Opera Euro Rapid, which is part of the Champions Chess Tour. After the eliminative event, the Quarterfinals began, and where the World Champion, the Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen struggled to eliminate the original Russian GM Daniil Dubov, his next rival will be the French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave, in the other The semifinal will face the American GM Wesley So (in great form after his recent triumph in the United States Championship) against the controversial Azeri GM Teimour Radjabov.
At the national level, tomorrow begins in Caracas, the IRT in honor of the much remembered International Master Aníbal Gamboa (one of the most beloved in the national sphere and who was present at important moments in the recent history of Venezuelan Chess) the event will be played at the SUNAGRO Headquarters on Universidad Avenue and will be under the Swiss System at 6 Rounds, with a reflection time of 90 minutes with a 30-second increment per move. The Tournament is organized by the DC Chess Association and its active president Mr. Giovanni Hernández and AJEVEN led by its enthusiastic Promoters Willy Alberto Ríos and Angel Oviedo Araujo, the experienced and renowned IA José Luis Guilarte will act as Referee and is Sponsored by the passionate trebej player the National Master Santiago Restrepo.
Today the V Virtual Congress of Chess opens, and which will have as its central theme, the transversality of Chess. Present for Venezuela will be Lic. Mailicec Sánchez and Ing. Edgar Giménez, who will be sharing their experiences both in the development of Community Chess with the 5th. Presentation of the DRAICEC Model as of the teaching in the Colegio "Rio Claro" and other Educational Institutions in Lara State, good news for Venezuelan sports. 24 speakers from Spain, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States and our country will participate.
Let's see next a 4-move Mate Problem by the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White wins in the position indicated by the Diagram with elegance and precision of filigree and Swiss watchmaking.
1.C6b5 !! (An excellent move that brings the distant Knight closer to Mate, a perfect White harmony in the execution of the winning plan, 1.Ne4 ?! allows 1… d5; 1.d3 !? also wins but in 5 moves after 1… a3 2. C6b5 d6 3.Aa1 Rxa1 4.Nc3 a2 5.Nb3mate) 1… a3 (1… d5 2.Bb2! And White wins a move earlier with 2… a3 3.Nc3mate; 1… d6 2.Bb2! Effectively locking in the Monarch 2… a3 3.Nc3mate) 2.Aa1 !! (another great Bishop maneuver that leads to Mate, creating the inevitable threat of bringing both Knights to the decisive Zone) 2… Rxa1 (if 2… d5 3.Nc3 + Kxa1 4.Nb3mate) 3.Nc3 a2 (3… d5 4.Nb3mate; 3… Ba2 4.Nxc2 is another Mate that efficiently uses all the squares on the Board; 3… d6 4.Nb3mate) 4.Nb3mate (with a beautiful Finisher that once again shows the creative talent of Master Abatantuono) 1-0
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