Madrid, Nov 4.- Cuban chess Grand Master Lazaro Bruzon agreed to tie with Argentine Alan Pichot and conquered the title of the 6th Ibero-American Championship, held in the Spanish city of Bilbao.
With this result, the Caribbean GM was awarded the title of the tournament for the second time in his career, this time with 7.5 points out of nine, half a unit above his closest pursuers.
For Pichot, reigning U-16 world champion, this tournament represented a special moment, because it ensured the rule of Grand Master for him.
Bruzon, the owner of 2,659 ELO points, commanded the standings ahead of Peruvian Julio Granda, Paraguayan Axel Bachmann, Pichot, Spanish Gabriel del Rio and fellow Cuban Lelys Martinez, all with 7 points.
Final standings of the 6th Ibero-American Championships:
-1.Lázaro Bruzon (CUB) 7.5 points
-2.Julio Granda (PER) 7.0
-3.Axel Bachmann (PAR). 7. , 0.
-4.Alan Pichot (ARG) 7.0.
-5.Gabriel River (SPA) 7.0.
-6.Lelys S. Martínez (CUB) 7.0 . (Prensa Latina)