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In Pinar del Río The chess players Fidel Corrales and Lisandra Ordaz both of them International   Masters
Fidelito added 48 points and now has 2552 after his good performance during the three-month period in the Catalonia Chess Summer Circuit, reaching the sixth position in the national ranking, headed by GM Leinier Domínguez (2719).

On the other hand Lisandra is now the first Cuban woman with 2306 points, four more than former leader, GM Maritza Aribas.

Both Corrales and Ordaz will have the chance to increase their ELO ratings in the last three months of the year, when the first participates in the prestigious Casino Barcelona tournament and Lisandra competes in the coming World Chess Olympiad in Dresde, Germany.

In addition, the Provincial Chess Commission announced that Pinar semifinals will be held from October 6-15.

The competition was organized in nine rounds by the Round Robin system and is to give eight berths to the finals, for which the current champion, FM Alexis Ramos (2216) and IM Lisandra Ordaz are already qualified.


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