Havana, Wednesday 19 de December de 2018 10:26 am

Cuban Llaudy leads Women´s American Continental Chess Championship

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HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 20 (acn) Cuban Lisandra LLaudy will play today as solo leader the fourth round of the 2018 Women´s American Continental Chess Championship, which grants in the Colombian city of Envigado a ticket for the next women's World Champ.

The Caribbean International Master (IM) beat last night Ecuadorian Anahi Ortiz in 49 moves of a Spanish opening.
Llaudy now amounts 3.5 points and today will be an important day as it will be a double-header.
This is a 9-Round Swiss tournament which also qualifies for direct titles and norms, including the WGM title for 1st place and the WIM title for 2nd and 3rd seats.
Yesterday was also a good day for her countrywomen Yaniet Marrero and Maritza Arribas, winners over Colombia's Cinthya Muñoz and Bolivian Daniela Cordero, and now amass 2.5 units each.
Marrero now appears ninth and Maritza eleventh, while the also Cubans Yoana Hernandez and Ana Flavia Roca descended to seats 12-13, in that order, after signing peace between them.
The only one Cuban loser in the 4th round was Tania Miranda, who was defeated by Paraguayan Jennifer Perez.
Miranda, Cuban monarch in 2006, is one of the five players with three points that escort the leader, although she ranks 4th by tiebreaker.
Peruvian Deisy Cori, only player with more than 2,400 Elo points and first seed of the contest, is also included in that group after recovering from a not good start due to two consecutive draws.

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