Cuban Chess Player To Face Leader at World Cup Qualifier

Havana, Cuba, March 21.- The Cuban chess player, Lazaro Bruzon, will match, on Monday, with Salvadorian Hector Leyva, the leader of the FIDE Zonal 2.3, underway since March 14 up to 28, which also qualifies for the 2011 World Chess Cup, in the Dominican Republic.

Bruzon, who is second in the national ranking with 2,686 ELO points, will play with the black pieces in a fifth round with three units, after two wins and two draws ––the last one, achieved on Sunday against Mexican Manuel Leon Hoyos (2,546).

Bruzon is the favorite in the match with Leyva (2,393), who scored four consecutive successes, the latest before Guatemalan Wilson Lorenzana (2,227).

Leon and Cuban Leinier Dominguez (2,716) follow Bruzon. On Monday, Dominguez will match with Colombian Sergio Barrientos.

According to the website of the federation, the competition will end by March 27, with double rounds on Tuesday and Friday.


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