Monday, January 1, 2018
Havana.- The Cuban chess player Yusnel Bacallao finished second in the Memorial Carlos Torres International Tournament, held in Merida, Mexico.
Bacallao scored seven points and was preceded by the Peruvian player Emilio Córdova, who scored 7.5 points after drawing with Yuri González, from Cuba.
For his part, Grand Master (GM) Lázaro Bruzón scored 6.5 points and finished in the fourth position, so he could not retain the tournament's title that he won last year.
González finished third, while the Cuban players Ermes Espinosa, Henry Soto and Isán Ortiz scored 6.5 points and occupied the sixth, seventh and ninth places, in that order.
Cuban national champion Yerisbel Miranda scored 5.5 points and was the best-placed woman in the tournament in the 29th position among 121 participants.