He successfully finished the First World Business Championship with the triumph of the Grenke Bank team from Germany after beating the Russian SBER team in the Final, which was led by the Russian Grandmaster Ian Nepomniatchi.
The novel event was organized by the International Chess Federation in its attempt to continue promoting the Values of Chess worldwide and to achieve the incorporation of new Organizations to support and Sponsorship of the discipline in its activities.
The event was held on the prestigious platform www.chess.comand the participation was nurtured with XNUMX teams and each one could include at least one male and one female player, one player could be invited and the other players had to have an Elo of less than XNUMX points. The winning team consisted of German GM George Meier, IM Alina Kashlinskaya, WGM Hanna Marie Klek and WIM Inna Agrest.
For Venezuela, the Intelix Synergy team participated and was integrated by Néstor Diaz, Prospero Sánchez, Javier Contreras and the WGM Saraí Carolina Sánchez Castillo (guest player and for many the best Creole player of all time). The team fulfilled a worthy performance by the hand of its Captain, the Carabobeño National Master Edgar Rivas, after winning 2 Matches, drawing 3 and losing 1, to place in tenth place among 27 teams in Group B.
At the national level, we highlight the triumph of the Bolivarian International Master José Rafael Sequera Paolini (currently based in Spain) in the Final of the 2nd. Tournament "En la Ruta del Douglas Martínez" after accumulating 7 points out of 9 possible, he was seconded by the FIDE Master José Luis Castro with 6,5, after beating the Aragüeño youth Ali Aaron Jaramillo López and the Barinese National Master in the tiebreaker system Gerardo Herrera, 32 chess players participated in the Tournament and it was successfully organized by the Mirandino National Master Hugo Martínez.
Let's see next a magnificent Study of the talented Italian-Venezuelan Master Candidate Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo, White prevails in the position indicated by the Diagram with a wonderful and exact joint attack maneuver.
1.Kg4 !!(A paradoxical move that is the only way to win, in the words of Master Abatantuono the position "It reminds you of the surface of the Moon! And is the continuation of his famous Collection" Sailboats in Space ", they don't win 1.Rh6 !? b1 = R !! (1… a1D 2.Nf3 + Rf1 equals (2… Rh1 3.Rg4mate) 3.Nd2 + Re1 4.Nf3 + Rd1 5.Rd6 + Kc2 6.Rc6 + with Tables) 2.Nf3 + Kf1 3.Nd2 + Ke1 4. Nf3 + Rd1 5.Rd6 + Kc1! Wins; it only gives Draw 1.Nf3 +! Kh1 (1… Kf1 ?? 2.Rd1mate) 2.Rd4 g1D 3.Rh4 + (3.Bc6 ?? Qg6 + !! (3… Qh2 + ?? 4 .Nxh2 + Kxh2 5.Th4 + Kg1 6.Th1mate; 3… f1 = R ?? 4.Nxg1 + Kxg1 5.Th4 + Qf2 6.Th1mate) 4.Rxg6 b1 = D + winning) 3… Kg2 4.Rg4 +! (4.Nxg1? ? fxg1 = D? (accurate is 4… b1 = D!) 5.Rg4 + Rh2 ?? (5… Rh3 calls again) 6.Bb8 + Kh3 7.Rxg1 wins) 4… Kf1! (4… Kxf3 ?? 5.Bc6mate ) 5.Nd2 + Re1 6.Nf3 + Rd1 7.Aa4 + Rc1 8.Rc4 + Rb1 = 9.Nd2 + Ra1 10.Nb3 + with perpetual check; 1.Kh4 ?? e1 = D! Wins] 1… b1 = D (if 1… Rh1 2.Rh6 + (2.Nf3 ?? g1 = D + 3.Nxg1 fxg1 = D + 4.Bxg1 Kxg1 5.Bxe2 b1 = D wins) 2… Kg1 3.Bxe2 !! a) 3.Nf3 + Kf1 with equality; b) 3.Rf3 ?? e1 = D (3… e1 = C + ?? 4.Rg3 and white wins); c) 3.Kg3 Kf1 !! (3… b1 = D ?? 4.Bxe2 wins); 3… a1 = D 4.Nf3mate; 1… e1 = C 2.Nf3 +! the key move to bring the pieces closer to the decisive zone 2… Nxf3 (2… Kh1 3.Rh6mate) 3.Rd1 + !? (3.Rxf3! B1 = D 4.Bxf2 + Rh2 5.Th6mate; 3.Rg3! B1 = D 4.Axf2 + Rh1 5.Rh6 + Ch2 6.Rxh2mate) 3… Ne1 (3… Rh2 4.Bb8 + Ne5 + 5.Bxe5mate) 4.Rxe1 + Rh2 5.Bb8mate; 1… a1 = D the auction is similar to the main line after 2.Nf3 + Kf1 (2… Kh1 3.Rh6mate) 3.Bxe2 +! Rxe2 4.Td2 + Rf1 5.Txf2mate; 1… Kf1 2.Rd1mate with a curious Mate with the theme of the Dunk; 1… Rh2 2.Rh6 + Kg1 3.Bxe2 b1 = D 4.Nf3mate; 1… e1 = D 2.Nf3 + Rh1 3.Rh6mate) 2.Nf3 + Kf1 (if 2… Kh1 3.Rh6mate) 3.Bxe2 +! (3.Nd2 + Ke1 4.Nf3 +! (4.Nxb1 ?? axb1 = D wins) gives only Draw) 3…Rxe2 4.Td2+ Rf1 5.Txf2mate (with a beautiful finish where the efficient teamwork of the white pieces stands out) 1-0
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