Cuban Chess Players to World Cup Quarterfinals

Moscow, Sep 5. -Cuba's Grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon and Lenier Dominguez on Monday qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Chess Cup in Khanty-Mansiysk.Bruzon defeated Vietnamese Quang Liem Le in a second tie-break match, while winning with black pieces after 65 moves of a Queen's Gambit, to qualify for the fourth round.

They also had to play two more tie-break matches, but Quang only managed two draws and totaled 1.5 points, while leaving Bruzon as the winner with 2.5 points.

Dominguez, however, played nine times against Russian Igor Lysyj because they were tied by 4 points after eight matches.

In order to rank among the top 16, Dominguez, who is the second and last Latin American representative at the event, played with a Dutch Defense with white pieces and defeated his opponent after 40 moves with a pawn in advantage.

Participants for the quarterfinals include Hungarian Judit Polgar, Ukranians Vassily Ivanchuk and Ruslan Ponomariov, Russians Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler, and Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov, among others. (Prensa Latina)