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Cuban top chess players move down world ranking

Havana, Cuba, Jul 2.- The first figures of Cuban chess experienced slight decreases in the world ranking, which was updated last Tuesday and will rule throughout July.

Leinier Dominguez had the highest Elo decrease as he lost 10 units and now owns 2 736 points and went down from 18 to 21 seat, according to the digital site of the International Federation.

The best Cuban chess player today had a poor Capablanca Memorial tournament with just 4.5 points from possible 10, and that cost him the new placement, but he remained the best in Latin America and fourth in the continent.

Americans Hikaru Nakamura (2814), Fabiano Caruana (2797) and Wesley So (2780), the latter two were since very recently representatives from Italy and the Philippines, in that order, appear above him.


Lazaro Bruzon also suffered a decline in his location since going down from 60 to 70 seat, and now owns 2 669 points, eight less than his total in June.

Yuniesky Quesada, Cuba´s third man, was another with depleted digits as his current amount of 2 643 units is four points fewer than that of the previous updating.

On the contrary, the current national monarch Isam Ortiz added five points to his Elo, which arose to 2 577, remaining thus fourth in Cuban ranking, ahead of Juan Carlos Obregon who did not change his total of 2 560.

The top ten is completed by Yuri González (2550), Carlos Hevia (2540), Jose Angel Guerra (2533), Yusnel Bacallao (2525) and Camilo Gomez (2519).

Among women, Lisandra Ordaz remained on top, now with 2 357 points, higher by 19 to her previous amount.

The world ranking continued headed by Norwegian Magnus Carlsen and although his 2 853 Elo is still astronomical, it is 23 units lower than the last one because, amazingly, he finished seventh in the Norwegian Chess tournament with only 3.5 points of a possible nine. (acn)