World Chess has been resilient to be able to adapt to the new circumstances imposed by the confinement situation, due to the Coronavirus and its expansion in the different continents. Sports-Science has been able to organize events of different categories and levels, and playing on pages such as www.lichess.org, www.chess.com, www.playchess.com and www.chess24.com is becoming something every day and a positive effect for the popularization of our beloved and respected discipline.
The Speed Chess Championship, which began on November 01, has the participation of 16 of the best chess players in the world. The event is held on the prestigious page www.chess.com and starts as the favorite, the World Champion, the great Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen, who is his initial Match, decisively defeated the Iranian GM Parham Maghsoodloo by a score of 24 to 5, showing once his complete and universal game and who is considered by many to be one of the best players of all time.
The format is 90 minutes with games of rhythms of 5 + 1, 60 minutes of 3 + 1 and 30 minutes of 1 + 1, it has an Award of $ 100.000, the event ends on December 13 and other GMs are expected Fight for the title, are the American GMs Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So, the French GM Maxime Vachier Lagrave, the GM Levon Aronian, the young Polish talent GM Jan Duda (who was the one who snatched the record of 125 consecutive games without losing Champion Carlsen) among other gladiators on the board who will be battling to enter their name in the Gallery of Champions of this prestigious event that is followed by Chess fans worldwide.
Let's see below an excellent Mate Problem in 5 of the creative Italian-Venezuelan CM Giuseppe Abatantuono Lattarulo (brand new member of the Venezuelan team that will represent us in the upcoming Chess Paralympics organized by the International Chess Federation and begins next November 20), White is imposed in the position indicated in the Diagram exactly and with each piece fulfilling its function brilliantly.
1.Nf3 !!(Beginning of the solution of this original Mate which is No. 60 of the renowned Collection “Veleras en el Espacio”, which Master Abatantuono has kindly shared with the national and international fans)1… Ke3 2.Rd2 !!(2.Rd4 doesn't work !? for Ke2 3.Nd5 Kf1! (3… Kf2? 4.Rd2 + Kf1 5.Ne3mate) 4.Kg3 Re2 5.Rd2 + Kf1 6.Ne3mate that finishes in 6 moves) 2… Ke4 3.Na6 !!(a great stratagem that shows Giuseppe's stamp on his Compositions full of beauty and use of the entire Board, also leads to success the other expeditious way for the white knight after 3.Ne6! Ke3 4.Nf4 Ke4 5.Re2mate) 3…Re3 4.Cb4 Re4 5.Te2mate (Once again Abatantuono shows us the magic of Chess with the great management of initiative and teamwork, an ideal Problem for Coaches, Monitors and players of all levels, interested in improving their precision in the precise Calculation of Variants) 1-0
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