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Cuban Miranda remains leader in FIDE Women´s American Zonal 2.3

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 19 (acn) With 5.5 points, Cuban WIM Yerisbel Miranda remains leader and will play today the eighth and penultimate round of the 2019 FIDE Women´s American Zonal 2.3 chess tournament.

Despite drawing with Cuban-born Costa Rican WIM Tania Hernandez, who ranks second with 5 points, Miranda will face today the other Cuban attending this contest, WGM Oleiny Linares, current Cuban national champion.
The latter now appears seventh with 4.5 units after beating Jamaican CM Rachel Miller.
The locals WIM Ingris Rivera and WGM Beatriz Irene Franco rank three and four, in that order, both with 5 units and according to the tiebreaker system used in this competition.
The 2019 FIDE Women´s American Zonal 2.3 is a 9-round Swiss tournament attended by 25 players and grants only one ticket to the 2020 World Cup.

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