Havana, Cuba, Oct 12.- The GM Lazaro Bruzon is the Cuban better ranked after the first day of the World Chess Rapid and Blitz Championship that began last Saturday with five games for the 158 players gathered in Berlin, capital of Germany.
Bruzon ranks 24th with 3.5 points as he won thrice, drew one, and only lost to the leader of the world, Norwegian Magnus Carlsen.
Cuba is also represented by Leinier Dominguez, champion of this modality in 2008, who appears 53rd with three points, because despite only losing to Russia's Vladimir Malakhov, he also drew twice.
The standing is led by Russian Sergey Karjakin with 4.5 units, while Carlsen appears eighth with four points.
Azeri Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (ranked 9th), Russian Evgeny Tomashevsky (11) and Ian Nepomniachtchi (12) and Hungarian Peter Leko (14) show similar balance.
Blitz event starts today.(acn)