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Cuban Players Win Tickets for World Cup of Chess

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HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28 (acn) Cuban Grand Masters (GM) Lazaro Bruzon and Leinier Dominguez walked away with the only two tickets 2011 World Cup of Chess up for grabs at the Zonal 2.3 regional qualifying tournament that concluded Sunday in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic.Dominguez won the event with 11 points of 12 possible with his victory on Sunday over Jamaican Jomo Pitterson, while Bruzon placed second with 10.5 units after he tied with Colombian Sergio Barrientos.

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HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28 (acn) Cuban Grand Masters (GM) Lazaro Bruzon and Leinier Dominguez walked away with the only two tickets 2011 World Cup of Chess up for grabs at the Zonal 2.3 regional qualifying tournament that concluded Sunday in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic.

Dominguez won the event with 11 points of 12 possible with his victory on Sunday over Jamaican Jomo Pitterson, while Bruzon placed second with 10.5 units after he tied with Colombian Sergio Barrientos.

Apart from qualifying to the World Cup, with these results, Dominguez added 9.5 points to his current ELO rating of 2716 while Bruzon continued nearing the 2700 mark as he currently has 2686 and he added 7.1 units.

The third spot of the competition was for Mexican Manuel Leon Hoyos, who ended with 9.5 units.

The World Cup of Chess is scheduled for Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, from August 26 to September 21 later this year.

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