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Cuba will participate in the World University Chess Championship

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Cuba will field two teams. The first includes Carlos Daniel Albornoz, champion of the recently conducted continental competition; Rachel Palmero, Pan-American bronze medalist; Augusto Campos, Jorge Elías, Abel López and Laritza Alfonso. Members of the second group include Jorge Gómez, Marlon La Villa, César Pérez, Melissa Rodríguez, Karla July Fernández and Leancy Fernández, according to information conveyed to Jit magazine by International Arbiter Isbel Herrera, chess coordinator for Cuban universities.

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Lisandra Ordaz: I’ve still got many dreams to fulfill

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Even if she decided never to play chess again, Lisandra Ordaz has already made history. During the Don Modesto Castellón tournament at the end of 2017, she became the first Cuban woman to break the 2,400 Elo rating barrier, winning the title of International Master.

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Leinier Domínguez: “I am neither Carlsen nor Caruana”

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Latin America’s best chess player – a young man from a small town in Cuba and a new father – answers a few questions about his approach to the game and life in the competitive world of chess.