Cuban GM Quesada clinches berth for World Chess Cup

Havana, Cuba, May 25.- Winning in the last round allowed Cuban Yuniesky Quesada to achieve one of the four tickets for the World Chess Cup granted in the Continental tournament of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Yuniesky, who had an unstable start, said goodbye with victory over Ecuadorian Carlos Matamoros and was one of the two players with a total of 8.5 of 11 possible points and reached the direct berth.

The Argentine Sandro Mareco was the other one who earned the ticket from among more than 150 participants after drawing with his compatriot Diego Flores, according to

The two remaining seats will be on dispute between seven players who finished with eight points through rapid games.

The Cuban Yuri Gonzalez is one of those included in that group and if achieving the ticket the Caribbean island would have six representatives to the great event of September in Baku.

In addition to Yuniesky, Cuba has already confirmed the inclusion of Leinier Dominguez by his position in the world ranking and Isam Ortiz by his results at the 2014 Continental contest.

Lazaro Bruzon and Ermes Espinosa reached their qualifying after winning the 2.3 Zonal tournaments. (ACN)


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