The Cuban Lisandra LLaudy will play today as the solo leader the fourth round of the Continental Chess Championship, which grants in the Colombian city of Envigado a ticket for the next women’s World Champ. Envigado a ticket for the next women’s World Championship.
The Holguín International Master (MI) beat on Monday the Ecuadorian Anahi Ortiz after 49 moves of a Spanish opening, which got more space and dominance of the center of the board, in addition to arrive at the end with two pawns of advantage.
In addition to winning the ticket to the World Cup ticket, Llaudy has the incentive to win the event because it would mean becoming a Grand Master (GM).
Her teammates Yaniet Marrero and Maritza Arribas, winners over Colombia's Cinthya Muñoz and Bolivian Daniela Cordero, now amass 2.5 units each.
Yaniet ranked nine and Maritza eleventh, while the also Cubans Yoana Hernández and Ana Flavia Roca descended to seats 12-13, in that order, after agreeing a draw.
The only one Cuban loser in the 4th round was Tania Miranda, who was defeated by Paraguayan Jennifer Perez.
Miranda, Cuban monarch in 2006, is one of the five players with three points that escort the leader, although she ranks 4th by tiebreaker.