La rumana Irina Bulmaga se coronó en el grupo Premier de la 55 edición del torneo internacional Capablanca in Memóriam de ajedrez. Foto: Tomada de Twitter @IrinaBulmaga

Chess: foreign champions in the Capablanca in Memóriam tournament

To the 55th edition of the international tournament Capablanca In Memory of Chess He has one round left, but he already has in the American Hans Niemann and the Romanian Irina Bulmaga his champions of the Elite and Premier groups, according to official media on the Island.

In the penultimate round of the tournament, which takes place at Cuban National Hotel, all the games of the main section ended without winners, including Niemann’s with the local Omar Almaida. This allowed the northerner to round off the 6.5 points that secured him the crown, according to a note published on the specialized website Hit.

The young American will bow out with a duel against Turkey’s Mustafa Yilmaz, but even losing that game, only India’s Surya Ganguly could catch up with him if he beats Azeri Vasif Durarbayli in the closeout. In the event of a tie between Niemann and Ganguly, the champion would be defined by the result of the confrontation between the two, which was won by the American, he points out Hit.

He adds that in the remaining games of the round held this Wednesday, the Cubans Yasser Quesada and Isán Ortiz, and Luis Ernesto Quesada with Carlos Daniel Albornoz, divided the point, and a similar outcome had the pulse between Yilmaz and Durarbayli.

In this way, the dispute for third place appears as the greatest incentive for dismissal, since Luis Ernesto, Mareco, Yilmaz and Durarbayli accumulate 4.5 units and are candidates to occupy the position, he notes Hit.

The penultimate round in the Premier segment, convened only for women, did have definitions, including Bulmaga’s victory over the hostess Lisandra Ordaz, with which she completed six points, a figure unattainable for the rest of the contestants, according to this source.

In the second position, with 4.5 units, the local Ineymig Hernández was placed thanks to her victory against the Polish Oliwia Kiolbasa, and behind was placed with a similar accumulated the current Cuban champion, Yaniela Forgas, after beating her compatriot Yuleisy Hernández, the medium refers.

Cuban Yerisbel Miranda also files 4.5 points, now in fourth place after beating Argentina’s Carolina Luján, while experienced host Maritza Arribas reached four points after beating Peruvian Daisy Cori. She occupies the fifth position, adds the note.

Chess: American Niemann comes to rest as leader of the Capablanca tournament

With the same figure and the third place appears the national champion Yaniela Forgas, defeated by her partner Yuleisy Hernández, and in the fourth position with 4.5 march the also host Yerisbel Miranda, graceful against the Argentine Carolina Luján.

Hit clarifies that the Open and Senior sections will have to wait for their last moves to define their champions. In the first of them, the Canadian Sambuev Bator, the Cuban Dylan Berdayes and the Colombian Santiago Ávila share the top, all with 6.5 points. In another, the Cubans Félix Gómez and Luis Sieiro signed the peace this Wednesday, and kept the embrace at the forefront with six goals.



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