Sunday, January 20, 2008
Cuban Women's Chess Championship
Final results reported at Radio Cadena Agramonte: GM Maritza Arribas Takes Eighth Win in Cuban Chess Championships Holguin, Jan 18 (acn) The crown of Cuba's national chess championship (women) stayed on the head of defending champ Grand Master (GM) Maritza Arribas, who totalled 9.5 points after drawing with International Master (IM) Lisandra Ordaz today in eastern Holguin city. Arribas (2334), from Santiago de Cuba, finished half a point ahead of Ordaz (2284), from Pinar del Rio, and obtained her second consecutive win in national championships and eighth along her career, only one win behind record winner IM Asela de Armas, from Villa Clara. Third in the scoring finished FIDE Master (FM) Olennis Linares (2249) from Santiago de Cuba, also with 9 points, who drew in the last round with GM Sulennis Pina (2299), from Granma province. Pina finished fourth with 7.5 points followed by FM Yerisbel Miranda (2126), from Pinar del Rio, with same score. FM Zenia Corrales (2128) from Pinar finished sixth with 7 units, half a point ahead of IM Yuleiki Fleites (2217) from Villa Clara. Positions eight to fourteenth were occupied in order by FM Jennifer Perez (2160) from Villa Clara with 6.5 points; FM Ivette Catala (2136) from Havana with 6.5; host FM Lisandra Llaudy (2234) with 5.5 units; GM Vivian Ramon (2293) from Havana with 5; IM Zirka Frometa (2152) from Santiago (4.5); IM Yaniet Marrero (2299) from Las Tunas (4.5) and expert Yaniela Forgas from Santiago de Cuba with 2.5 units.