Cuban team wins in American chess league

A total of 26 players, all from the national preselection – including several youth and schoolchildren – defended the colours of the Island | EYLEEN RÍOS LÓPEZ

Lysandra Llaudi chess

ACN (April 25) – The Cuban women’s team led the first day of the Battle of America tournament, convened as an initiative to keep the sport active in times when social isolation is the best medicine against the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 26 players, all from the national preselection – including several youth and schoolchildren – defended the colours of the Island in a competition called to play on the digital platform lichess.com. Nine teams participated.

The West Indies completed 289 points and had the highest contribution from the Holguin Lisandra Llaudy, capable of adding 41 units with the system that each victory equals a pair of stripes and are awarded a draw.

For the national champion Lisandra Ordaz it was the merit of second best scorer with 38 units, while another from Pinar del Río, the recently released mom Yerisbel Miranda, anchored third in the individual section with 31.

The appointment – as explained by coach Aramís Álvarez – will be played every Thursday, and will always be held as an independent contest, hence his students already accumulate a first scepter.

On this occasion, nine teams were presented, but it is not ruled out that the number will increase for the following days, because, as is logical, the dissemination and interest in measuring with well-known players in the region will grow.

After Cuba, Colombia now had 253 points and Panama with 184. The rest of the classification was completed as follows: Chile (179), Venezuela (176), the Dominican Republic (154), Costa Rica (91), Honduras (70) and Nicaragua (41).

Google translation from Bohemia

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