Havana, Cuba, Oct 28.- Cuban Lazaro Bruzon is part of the men's sextet placed on top of the 6th Ibero-American Individual Chess Championship with a stage in Bilbao, Spain, where he won twice yesterday.
Bruzon (2 659 Elo points) beat host Ana Matnadze (2 353) in the morning session and then repeated the dose against the also Spanish David Astasio (2 424) and remains undefeated in three outings.
The Caribbean, third-seed of the tourney, appears second by worst tiebreaker after Peruvian Julio Granda (2 667), executioner of Spaniards Sergio Trigo (2 362) and Orelvis Perez (2 457).
The local players Salvador Rio (2 512) and Francisco Vallejo (2 684) appear third and fourth, in that order, while Brazilian Alexandr Fier (2 624) is fifth and Colombian Martin Martinez (2 402) appears sixth, all with 3 units.
The other Cuban among the 93 players gathered at the Champs Elysees Theatre is Lelys Martinez (2 470) who ranks 11th with 2.5 units after drawing versus Salvadoran Carlos Burgos (2 253), but he then defeated Nicaraguan Jorge Picado (2 215).
Paraguayan Axel Bachman (2 593), defending champion, is now eighth with 2.5 units after drawing in the afternoon with Chilean Daniel Barria (2 413).(acn)