Washington, Aug 31 – Cuban chess players Yuniesky Quesada and Aryam Abreu defend today his unbeaten in the U.S. Masters Championship, which takes place in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Quesada and Abreu won on Thursday and will play on Friday by double entry in the second day of the event.
In the fisrt day, Quesada, with 2,363 Elo points and second of the pre-classification, defetaed with black pieces the Costa Rican Mauricio Santana (2,297).
Meanwhile, Abreu (2,483) exceeded the U.S. white figures to Viktorija Ni (2,169), another of the matches with elevation of the first date.
However, not all the favorites won on Thursday and had to settle for equality, the Azeri Rauf Mamedov (2,641) to the Indian Adithya Balasubramanian (2,311) and German Georg Meier (2,610) against host Bradley Denton (2,288).
There could neither prevail as befitted the Polish Bartomlej Macieja (2,595) against U.S. Camill Baginskaite (2,278).
There will be played a total of nine rounds, all in double days from today until next Monday by the Swiss system.
Source: Prensa Latina