Generational relay in the Capablanca Chess Tournament

Nassau.- A SYMBOLIC Generational change was experienced this Monday at the 57th Capablanca in Memoriam 2024 International Chess Tournament, when the youngest players left the scene ready for the participants in the senior continental competition.

The call for chess players over 50 years of age – divided into two categories – will begin in the capital’s Cuba Pavilion, animated by several renowned figures representing 12 nations.

The Colombian Alonso Zapata, the Brazilian Darcy Lima and the Uruguayan Andrés Vila appear among those registered in the competition that will accompany the actions of the elite and open groups of Capablanca, based at the Habana Libre hotel.

Among the hosts, the names of Reinaldo Vera, Luis Sieiro and three women who have made history in the national championships stand out: Vivian Ramón, Maritza Arribas and Zirka Frómeta.

As for the traditional Looking for a Capablanca, a fair that brought together the youngest talent, the awarding of the winners put an end to intense days converted into a party that left the certainty of a promising future for the Science Game.

More than 200 children from all Cuban provinces and countries such as Spain, Mexico and Colombia participated in the tournament, divided into the under-16 and under-12 categories.

The first had local Felipe Herrera as champion after accumulating seven points out of a possible eight, thanks to his six consecutive wins from the beginning and a farewell at a draw in the last two rounds.

Also host Erick Ravelo dominated the under 12 “Abriles” with a similar total in his eight presentations. In this segment it was necessary to resort to the tiebreaker system to define the winner, since Leandro Álvarez, another representative from home, closed with the same sum.

 
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