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Cuban Chess Players Begin Summer Tour Spain
The event –celebrating its 16th edition this year- will begin next Wednesday. Also participating in the tour are GMs Omar Almeida and Frank de la Paz, as well as International masters Fidel Corrales and Yuri González, who will contest the competition until July 3.

According to the event’s Web site, GMs Viktor Laznicka, from the Czech Republic; José Manuel López, from Spain, and Viktor Moskalenco, from the Ukraine, have also confirmed participation.

The second competition for Cubans on Spanish soil will take place July 4 through the 13 at the “Abierto de Barbera” Tournament, where GMs Bruzón and Corrales and International Master José Luis Vilela will compete.

Tournament organizers announced the presence of players from 14 countries, including GMs Sebastien Maze, from France; Stanislav Savchenko, from the Ukraine, and local Marc Narciso.

Almeida will take part in the “Abierto de Sabadel” tournament, to be held July 13 through the 21, also in the Spanish city of Barcelona.

Closing the summer tour of the Cuban chess players will be the participation of Bruzón and Corrales in the “Abierto de Sant” tournament slated for August 22 through the 31 and which could be the largest event in terms of participation, since 98 players have already registered.

Famous Russian GM Alexey Dreev is heading the list, on which GM’s Friso Nijboer, from Holland -a champion a year ago, and Cuban Holden Hernández, also appear.

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