Havana, Oct 26.- The teams of Cuba and Chile will collide today on the first day of the Online University Chess World Cup, which arrives as a new competitive option in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cuba Uno team is made up of the current monarch of the island, Carlos Daniel Albornoz, along with Rachel Palmero, Augusto Campos, Roberto Elías, Abel López and Laritza Alfonso, according to the Jit digital site.
Sponsored by the International Federation of University Sports, the universal event offered the possibility of presenting more than one team, which is why the largest of the Antilles formalized a second list.
This squad, called Cuba Dos, was made up of Jorge Gómez, Marlon La Villa, César Pérez, Melissa Rodríguez, Karla July Fernández and Leancy Fernández, who will move the games against Sri Lanka Uno this Monday.
According to the program of the virtual joust, other challenges of the date will be Armenia-Poland Three, China One-Colombia Three, Serbia-Malaysia Two and Ukraine Two-Ukraine One, with the first in command of the white pieces.
The event, which has the presence of players between 18 and 25 years old, will take place through the tornelo.com platform and the games will be 15 minutes, plus a 10-second increment after each movement.
Definitely, 78 teams were registered from a total of 32 nations, of which only 16 will advance to the round of 16 phase, a segment that will mark the beginning of direct eliminations. (Text and photo: PL)