International Chess resumes its activity, with the start today of the traditional Tata Steel Tournament, an event that will take place in the historic city of Wijk Aan Zee, in the Country of Tulips. A series of stars will meet, led by the World Champion, the great Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen, who will have to show that the run of bad results in recent months has been the result of accumulated fatigue, as well as determination. of his recent executioners, the American GM (of Filipino origin) Wesley So and the Russian GM Daniil Dubov (who will be one of the attractions of the Dutch Tournament).
Undoubtedly, this Tournament is the most important of the International Concert, and that over the years has had the presence of great Ex-World Champions such as the mythical Russian GM Anatoly Karpov, the controversial and brilliant Croatian GM (born in the oil city of Baku in Azerbaijan) Garri Kasparov, Hindu GM Vishy Anand (great promoter in India's growth as a world Chess power), Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik (one of the best positional players of all time), among other extraordinary figures who have paraded through this Tournament, which in this Edition will have all the health and protection measures for each of the participants.
Other important stars of the world concert that will be present, are the No.2 of the World, the talented and dangerous American GM (of Italian origin) Fabiano Luigi Caruana, as well as other young promises such as the FIDE-flagged GM Iranian) Alireza Firouzja, Polish GM Jan Duda (who broke Carlsen's world unbeaten record months ago), experienced French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave and Spanish GM David Anton (one of the emerging figures of Iberian Chess) , a debutant in this prestigious Tournament and who earned the right by triumphing dramatically in last year's Challengers Tournament.
Another good news for Venezuelan Chess is that the first issue of the Venezuelan digital magazine "Tabiya" has already come out, a large-scale effort to spread and Sow the benefits of the game Science in the segment of fans and players up to 2200 points of Elo. It has the excellent direction of the honorable Trujillo Angel Oviedo Araujo, who, together with an outstanding presence of renowned Venezuelan Teachers and Trainers (among which the CMs Richard Ramírez based in Guatemala, Henry Tirado in Colombia, Rafael Arruebarrena in Canada, Leonel Abreu in Spain and whoever subscribes to them) have managed to make a high quality product, for more information on Subscriptions they can communicate through the mail [email protected]
Let's see next a nice Mate Problem in 3 moves, composed by the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, white is imposed from the position indicated by the Diagram in a brilliant and instructive way, applying several of the key concepts of the Endgame Technique.
1.Nb1 !! (Brilliant recoil that initiates the winning maneuver and generates an initial threat of victory, it does not work 1.Nc4 Bc7 2.Kc6 e5 3.C4a3 exd4 4.Kd5 Bd6 5.Kc4 Bxa3 6.Bb3mate that also wins but in 6 moves) 1… Bb4 (immediately decides 1… Kb5 2.Nxc3mate) 2.Be6 !! (generating a second and impressive Zugzwang that decides expeditiously after) 2… Kb5 (if 2… Ba3 3.Nxc3mate; 2… Bd6 3.Nxc3mate; 2… Bc5 3.Nxc3mate) 3.Ad7mate (A great Auction, which shows the beauty of Chess and the importance of Teamwork, in this new Problem that is number 40 published of the Famous and now legendary Collection "Sailing in Space" of Master Abatantuono, who kindly He wanted to share it with all the local, national and international chess fans! Hail and Thank you, Master!) 1-0
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