Cuba Beats Estonia, Canada at Dresden Chess Olympiad
Saturday, November 15, 2008

Guantanamo, Nov 14 (Solvision) Cuba male squad beat Estonia for the first time in Chess Olympiads 3-1 in the World tournament taking place in Dresden Germany.

Cuban best player, Leinier Dominguez, 21st in the world ranking, and with a 2719 ELO, drew with black pieces his rival Kaido Kulaots (2,556) in a very long match that lasted 94 moves.

The same result was obtained by Cuban third player Yunieski Quesada in his match against Riho Liiva (2,460) that only lasted 7 and a half minutes.

Cuba’s victory was secure with the wins of Lazaro Bruzon and Holden Hernandez, both playing with white pieces, who defeated GM Meelis Kanep and IM Olav Sepp, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Women squad beat Canada 3.5-0.5, when only Lisandra Ordaz could not win her game against Yuan Yuanling. The other three Cuban women (Maritza Arribas, Sulennys Piña, and Oleiny Linares) won their respective games, giving the Caribbean nation a good start.

Source: Cuban News Agency

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