After four rounds of the Tata Steel Super Tournament at Wiij Aan Zee in the Netherlands, GMs Pentala Harikrishna from India lead, tied with 2,5 out of 4, along with World Champion, Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen, American GM Fabiano Caruana, surprising Swedish GM Nils Grandelius and local GM Anish Giri, an atmosphere of great struggle has reigned and where the Hispanic GM David Antón accumulates 1.5 out of 4, the absence of the Russian GMs Ian Nepomniatchi and Daniil Dubov stands out, we hope the excitement continues in the event that is broadcast by the prestigious page www.chess24.com
Chess regrets the departure of emblematic chess players such as the Colombian GM Gildardo García (second player with the highest title) victim of COVID 19, as well as the powerful American GM Lubomir Kavalek (of Czech origin) and who was the brilliant winner of the remembered Tournament " President of the Republic ”held in Caracas in 1970, the strongest event held in the country and where the then young Anatoly Karpov completed his GM title and finally the Anzoatiguense Master Calixto Arteaga, a colorful character, who was highly appreciated in the whole context of National Chess.
With great success, a new Tournament was held in honor of the remembered Mirandino Master Douglas Martínez, the event had as the winner the talented district, MF Mauricio Ramírez with 9,5 out of 12, thus surpassing the IM Barinés in the tiebreaker system. Félix Ynojosa (one of the fastest players in the country and who has been living in the United States for several years, where he is studying University studies and is trained by the Polish GM Bartolome Macieja.
In third place you will be tied with 9 points, the MN Edgar Rivas (a new member of the National Team who obtained a brilliant result in the online Paralympics, which were organized by the International Chess Federation) together with the young Falconian Master Carlos Abiad.
Other outstanding awards were the one obtained by the talented athlete from Bolívar State, Paola Blanco who obtained 7,5 points, the best Mirandino was Emerson López who with 8 points was ranked 14, the best Mirandina was the WIM Corals Patiño with 6,5 . We highlight the organizational effort of the team led by MN Hugo Martínez and Petter Zamora and which is efficiently supported by AI Geber Diaz and AF Moraima del Nogal, the series of invitational events is expected to be held on a monthly basis and will be played in the prestigious page www.lichess.org.
Let's see below a magnificent Study of the talented Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, who once again delights us with a Composition where from the position indicated by the Diagram, White brilliantly prevails with a Mate in 4 moves of great artistic effect and very instructive.
1.Nd5 !! (A fantastic move that starts the concert of White threats leading to victory and avoids falling into the clever trap of hastily capturing the Knight of “a8” if 1.Nxa8 ?? Bd8 !! in the words of Master Abatantuono the knight is bottled by the Bishop which guarantees the Draw after 2.d3 a) 2.d4 d5 !! (loses 2… d6 ?? 3.d5 !! Ba5 4.Ra3 !?) 3.Ra3 Be7 + 4.Kb3 Bd8 with positional draw; b) 2.Ra3 Be7 + 3.Kb3 Bd8 4.d4 (4.d3 d6? (4… d5 5.d4 Ba5 (5… Bf6 6.Nc7 Bxd4 7.Nxd5 Bc5; 5… Bb6 !! with a nice theme of King drowned 6.Ra3 Bxd4 7.Bxd5 Rb1) 6.Ra4 Bd8 7.Bxd5 Bf6 equals)) 4… d5; 2… d5 !! a) a serious error is 2… d6 ?? 3.Ra3 !!; b) 2… Ba5 ?? 3.Ra4 Rxa2 4.Rxa5 Rb3; 3.d4 Bb6 !! a) 3… Bf6 4.Nc7 Bxd4 5.Nxd5 Bc5 (loses 5… Bc3 ?? 6.Ne3); b) 3… Aa5 4.Ra4 Ac3; 4.Ra3 !? (4.Nxb6 with equality) 4… Bxd4 5.Nc7 Bc5 + 6.Rb3 d4 7.Ne6 (7.Nd5 d3 arrives in time) 7… d3; 1.Nb5 Bc5 !! 2.d4 !? Be7 3.d5 (3.Nc3 Nb6 with a tie 4.Nd1 Nd5 !?) 3… Bc5; 1.Ne8 Nb6! with tables] 1… Bc5 (only move to avoid the main threat, if 1… Bg5 2.Nb4 with mate) 2.d4 !! (with the idea of giving mate with a curtain as Giuseppe expresses) 2… Nb6 (if 2… Bxd4 3.Nb4 !! Nb6 (3… d5 4.Nc2mate) 4.Nc2mate with a great black auction) 3.Ne3 !! (leading the Zugzwang and winning the next inevitable threat from Black, bad is 3.Nxb6 ?! Bxb6 (3… Bxd4 !? equals) 4.Ra3 !! which guarantees the draw (very bad is 4.d5? ? d6 !? 5.Ra3 Bc5 + 6.Kb3 Be3 !! 7.Ra3 Bc1 + 8.Kb3 Bb2 !! with an incredible and unexpected black triumph) 4… Bxd4 5.Bd5 =] 3… Bxd4 4.Nc2mate (which shows us the creative side of the Master, who continues to advance in his Collection "Veleras en el Espacio") 1-0
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