Spanish grandmaster wins SC chess tournament

The Spanish and Fide International Grandmaster of Spain, José Fernando Cuenca Jiménez, took the highest honors in the first international tournament of this discipline, dedicated in this first version to the engineer Douglas Hasbún. The event took place in the hall of the Provincial Government.

Cuenca Jiménez ended up winning the tournament by accumulating seven and a half points, while the Cuban Luis Ernesto Quezada Pérez, as second place winner, also concluded with 7.5 in the tournament that was sponsored by the Dominican Hydroelectric Generation Company (EGEHID) and which was organized by the San Cristóbal Chess Association.

In the same order followed Johnson Joshua, from Trinidad and Tobago; Yaniela Forgas Moreno, from Cuba; Elier Miranda Mesa, also from Cuba; Esteban Valderrama Quiceno, from Colombia; Stanley Martinez Duany, from Cuba; Emmanuel Jiménez García, from Costa Rica, all obtained seven points each, while Yoel Starling Polanco, from the Dominican Republic and Deisy Cori, from Peru, accumulated six points per game.

Among the most outstanding locals were Yeudy Lara, Jocra Marte, Kelvin Irrizari and Yerisbel Miranda.

The tournament was directed by Braulio Ramírez, while Nelson Ortiz Pascual was the director of referees.

Prior to the start of the joust, an opening ceremony was held in which the president of the Dominican Chess Federation, Pedro Domínguez Brito; the president of the San Cristóbal Chess Association, Omayra Aybar, the Vice Minister of Sports, Kennedy Vargas; Arelys Brito, Provincial Director of Sports; Lorenzo González, representing EGEHID; Eliseo Romero, president of the San Cristóbal Sports Union and honored engineer Douglas Hasbún, one of the biggest chess promoters in the country.

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