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  • 01 / 06 / 2015

Cuban Grand Master (GM) Lázaro Bruzón rose from position 81 to 54 in the world ranking of chess, as announced by the International Federation (FIDE) in its first list of 2015.

Bruzón, improved 27 places compared to December 2014 and won 17 points to add to his Elo 2,668; now appears with 2,685 units.

In the last month of last year, Bruzón won the International Chess Tournament Carlos Torre Repetto, in Mexico, and finished second in the Millionaire Fair Christmas, Bogota, Colombia.

In those two events had a record of 11 wins and seven draws, totaling 14.5 points from a possible 18.

The second player from Cuba and Latin America in world rankings by winning the 2014 closed December 31 Latin American Cup was played in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with eight points from nine, thanks to seven wins and two draws. The 6.7 units to win in this tournament will be reflected in the ranking in February.

Moreover, GM Leinier Dominguez, the best Latin American located in the FIDE list, did not play classic games in recent months and remains with 2,726 Elo points located in 28th place in the world rankings.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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