Goodbye to Cubans in Iberoamericano de Ajedrez

With the elimination this Tuesday of the Grand Master (GM), Yusnel Bacallao, there are no more Cuban players in the First Ibero-American Online Chess, which is played these days virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the round of 16, Bacallao (2590 Elo points) had to face the current champion of the contest, the Peruvian GM Jorge Cori (2652 Elo). The man from Matanzas was ahead on the score against Cori, but he won five games in a row and took the match 7-5.

The other island player, who no longer plays for the Cuban federation, GM Lázaro Bruzón (2644 de Elo), fought against the GM of Brazil, Luis Paulo Supi (2572 de Elo). The latter also came from behind and beat Bruzón for 6.5 to 5.5 pointts.

Thus, for Latin America two Peruvians, José Martínez and Jorge Cori, two Brazilians (Luis P. Supi and Alexandr Fier) are still alive, while Venezuela has a representative, Eduardo Iturrizaga.