XIV Anniversary of the Remberto A. Fernández González Chess Room
On April 3rd , the Remberto A. Fernández González Chess Room of the University of Informatics Sciences (UCI) was founded 14 years ago. A Blitz tournament was held to celebrate its anniversary on Friday, April 6 at the San Antonio de los Baños Academy.
16 players participated representing 8 teams, named after famous chess players; among them there were seven graduates from the provinces of Havana, Mayabeque and Artemisa.
There was a Group match play, double Round Robin with a time rhythm of 3 minutes plus 2 seconds bonus points.
The Alekhine team won with 19 Match Point (MP), they won 6 matches, tied 7 matches and lost only one. The members of the team, FIDE Master (FM) Roberto Salgado Seguí (Artemisa) and Pedro E. Pérez Griñan (Artemisa) added 19 points.
The Caruana and Carlsen teams finished second with 15 MPs. The members of Caruana, brothers Javier and Daniel Rodríguez Rodríguez (Havana) totaled 16 points ahead of FM Cristian Vitier Vázquez and Lázaro M. González López, of Carlsen, who scored 14 points.
In the first board, MF Cristian Vitier Vázquez won with 9.5 points, followed by FM Wilver Vargas Rodríguez with 8.5 and Reinerio Gómez Arnau with 8 points, better tie-breaker than that of MF Roberto Salgado Seguí.
The champion on the second board, Pedro E. Pérez Griñan, totaled 11 points, escorted by Daniel Rodríguez Rodríguez 10 points and Ana Bárbara Sierra Cartaya (Artemisa) 9.5 points.
The top Elo Blitz winners were Lázaro A. González Arredondo (Artemisa), Ana Bárbara Sierra Cartaya and Roberto Salgado Seguí with 42, 41 and 40 points, respectively. Those who lost the most were: Henry Álvarez Ruíz (Artemisa) with 57 points, Alejandro Arteaga García (Artemisa) with 51 points and Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez with 41 points.
The next chess competition of the University to be held is the XI Remberto Fernández University Tournament scheduled from April 28 to May 8, 2018, being the first event of the Cuban International Tournament Circuit. This will be followed by the Capablanca Tournament (May 8-20, 2018), and the Guillermo García Tournament scheduled from May 21 to May31, 2018.