Dutch GM Anish Giri is the líder Tata Steel Super Tournament highlight after 10 Rounds. The 26-year-old GM (who was born in St. Petersburg) accumulates an excellent 7 points (with a Performance of 2858, undefeated with 4 wins and 6 draws), is followed by the great revelation of world chess, the talented Russian GM Andrey Esipenko ( who at 18 years old defeated Champion Carlsen in an unobjectionable way after taking advantage of the errors of the Scandinavian) who ties second place with the World Runner-up, the American GM Fabiano Caruana and the star of Iranian origin (currently with the FIDE flag) Alireza Firouzja with 6,5.
The World Champion, the great Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen has had a discreet performance, after 10 rounds he accumulates 5,5 to stay at 1,5 of the líder Giri, with whom he will be facing today in a decisive duel for his small aspirations to achieve the feat of prevailing in one of the best Tournaments of the year, let's hope there will be an all-out fight in the decisive rounds and Chess will shine in its multiple dimensions, as Sports in the competitive, as Science in the Art of Preparation, as Art for the creative richness shown by the giants of the board and as a recreation to show fans great battles on the checkered board.
Tomorrow the IRT “New Generations” Tournament will start at the CORPOELEC headquarters located in the Colegio de Ingenieros in Caracas. The event will be played under the Swiss System for 6 Rounds, with a Time System of 1 hour with 30 seconds increment per play, it is jointly organized by the Bienestar Foundation and the Club "Caballos de Caissa" and is endorsed by the Association Chess of DC, for more information contact Tel: 0414 6986211 and mail [email protected], and has a good award.
Let's see next a wonderful Study of the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, Black wins from the position indicated by the Diagram, applying a series of fantastic tactical themes that are highly instructive for the development of creative fantasy and the calculation of variants.
1… Ba3 + !! (A great move that is the prelude to what follows and that is dedicated by the Master to the best Tournament of the year at Tata Steel, since after a long time it is played in Holland and Caracas, he does not win1… Bh6 + ?? for 2.Kd1 !! Kxb1 3.Ke2 Bf4 4.Kf3 Bxh2 5.Kg4 arriving just in time) 2.Kc2 Bd6 !! (Nice maneuver that decides, 2… Bb2 !? it also triumphs in a very unique way after 3.Kd3 Kxb1 4.Ke4 Kc1! which is something wonderful that enriches the problem according to Giuseppe 5.Kf3 Kd3 6.Kg3 Ke3 7.Kxh3 Kf3 ! 8.Rh4 Bc1 9.Rh5 h6 10.Rh4 Rg2! Winning, bad is 2… h5 ?? 3.Rb3 Rxb1 4.Rxa3 Rc2 5.Rb4 Rd3 6.Rb3 Re3 7.Rc3 Rf2 8.Rd2 Kg2 9.Re2 Kxh2 10.Kf2! With positional draws thanks to the Fortress that White manages to build) 3.Kc1 (3.Rd3 Rxb1 4.Ke3 Bxh2 5.Rf3 h5 !! wins similarly to the main line] Bf4 + !! (another powerful middle play) 4.Rd1 Kxb1 5.Ke2 Bxh2 6.Kf3 h5 !! (with a wonderful Zugzwang who decides) 7.Rf2 h4 8.Rf1 Rc2 9.Rf2 Rd3 10.Rf1 Re3 11.Re1 Rf3! 12.Rf1 Kg3 13.Ke2 Bg1! (of great educational value this Final in Abatantuono's phrase) 0-1