The American GM (of Filipino origin) Wesley So has been the brilliant winner of the Opera Rapid Tournament, after beating the World Champion, the Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen by 2,5 to 1,5 in the Final, showing once again his style universal and resilient to withstand the Scandinavian's attempts to match the Final. So So starts the year in great shape, which confirms his good moment, after winning the United States Championship and defeating Carlsen in the Skilling Tournament on his 30th Birthday, a rival of weight for the monarch.
At the national level, the IRT was successfully carried out in honor of the memory of the International Master Aníbal Gamboa, in the event the Mirandian Bruce Huerta triumphed with 5,5 out of 6, after overcoming in the tiebreaker system the revelation of the Tournament, Carlos Mogollón from tachirense. In third place was the MN Juan Amaro with 5 points, after beating the youthful Alejandro Rumbos, Juan Zambrano and the EN Alonso Jaramillo (who achieved the Best Senior Award). Thus, the athletes members of the Peña Alexandre Bóveda de la Hermandad Gallega (one of the longest-lived in the Continent) obtained an outstanding participation with the successes of Amaro, Jaramillo and Ramon Yannucci's Best Sub 1700 Award.
For more detailed information on the event you can visit the excellent website: http://ajedrezdc.com.ve/. It was successfully organized by the DC Chess Association and AJEVEN, with the presence of Giovanni Hernández and Willy Ríos in the support team, with AI José Luis Guilarte as the Main Referee of the event. 62 chess players participated in the excellent SUNAGRO headquarters in Caracas and it was sponsored by the enthusiastic patron, the National Master Santiago Restrepo.
Today begins the II Qualifying Tournament "En la Ruta del Douglas Martínez" on the prestigious page www.lichess.org. It will be played under the Swiss System at 12 Rounds, with a Time of 3 minutes with 2 seconds of increment, it is organized jointly by the MN Hugo Martínez and the EN Petter Zamora, the AI Geber Díaz and the AF Moraima del Nogal will act as Referees , has the endorsement of the Miranda State Chess Association and will have an excellent Prize Pool. The Grand Final will be played tomorrow starting at 5 pm and it is expected to have several of the fastest players in the country.
Let's see below the First Problem of Mate in 2 composed by the Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono in Italy in 1973, (in full chess boom after the triumph of American GM Bobby Fischer against Soviet GM Boris Spassky in the legendary Match held in Reykjavik ) The Master that same year won his First Tournament held in the city of Avelino, near Napoli and where there was a triple tie with the Italian Master Luciano Mario and Imperiale, finishing all with 5,5. Abatantuono was second in a tiebreaker after Luciano (whom he defeated in the individual game) and in the position indicated in the Diagram, White prevails in an amazing way with a beautiful move that leads to mate in an extraordinary way.
1.Bf5 !! (The winning move is of a special artistic beauty, a mate threat is created on "g6". The Bishop defends the pawn and gives the key square to the Knight, the apparent 1.Qxe6 for Qd7 does not work !! ni1.Rxd5 for Ba3 !!) 1… Kxe5 (if 1… Qb5 + 2.Ndc4mate; 1… fxe5 2.Bxe6mate; 1… cxd2 2.Ng6mate; 1… Qxe5 2.Ne4mate; 1… Qd3 + 2.Nxd3mate; 1… c2 2.Ng6mate; 1… Nd4 2.Ng6mate ; 1… Ba3 2.Ng6mate; 1… Qxa5 2.Ng6mate) 2.Nc4mate (with an auction in which different tactical themes are present such as the Dunk, the Line Opening and where White's teamwork acts admirably) 1-0
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