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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Feb Chess Ratings: Cuban Stars at +2700

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Hi everyone,

For those requesting more chess news from Latin America, here's a nice round-up report of chess ratings with reference to Cuban chess stars. In a report datelined Havana, Cuba, the Radio Cadena Agramonte states Cuban Grandmasters Leinier Dominguez and Lazaro Bruzón have maintained their rating over 2700 elo in the latest February, 2013 rating list

Leinier Dominguez

Leinier did not vary his rating (2723 points), but rose from 25th to 24th spot, to establish himself as leader of Latin America and third in the continent, behind the Americans Hikaru Nakamura (9th with 2767) and Gata Kamsky (18th with 2740).

Bruzón added six points to his score, and reached the 2707 rating for placing on the seat 38th, which exceeds in 10 spots his position in January´s ranking. The "top ten" of the world had little changes since again, Russian Vladimir Kranmik (2810) and Armenian Levon Aronian ( 2807) are Carlsen's escorts to form a privileged trio over 2800 elo points.

Azeri Teimour Radjabov (2793), Russia's Sergey Karjakin (2786), Indian Viswanathan Anand (2780), Bulgarian Veselin Topalov ( 2771), Nakamura, Azeri Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2766) and Russian Alexander Grischuk (2764), complete the top ten.

Russia (2746) commands in the contest by countries, followed by Ukraine (2702) and China (2670), while Cuba is placed 18th thanks to 2589 points averaging its 10 leading figures.

This group is made up, besides Leinier and Bruzón, by Yuniesky Quesada (2596), Isam Ortiz (2585), Yusnel Bacallao (2543), Yuri Gonzalez (2543) , Holden Hernández (2541), Walter Arencibia (2526), Antonio Carlos Hevia (2524 ) and Aramis Alvarez (2513).(ACN)

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