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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

GMs Bruzon, Dominguez qualify for World Cup of Chess

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Khanty Mansisyk - Preparing for World Cup of Chess 2011

Hi everyone,

Back to news from Havana. Cuban Grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon and Leinier Dominguez have won the two tickets for the 2011 World Cup of Chess by winning the Zonal 2.3 regional qualifying tournament that concluded on Sunday in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic
Dominguez won the event with 11 points of 12 possible with his victory on Sunday over Jamaican Jomo Pitterson, while Bruzon placed second with 10.5 points after he tied with Colombian Sergio Barrientos.

Apart from qualifying to the World Cup, with these results, Dominguez added 9.5 points to his current ELO rating of 2716 while Bruzon continued nearing the 2700 mark as he currently has 2686 and he added 7.1 points. The third spot of the competition was for Mexican Manuel Leon Hoyos, who ended with 9.5 points.

The World Cup of Chess is scheduled for Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, from August 26 to September 21 later this year.

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