Main Avilanian Chess Figures Go Ahead
Written by Rigoberto Triana Martínez|
Monday, 23 January 2012 08:13
The two chess players of better prospects in Ciego de Ávila started the year with personal satisfactions resulting from the tenacity displayed for over a decade of studies and qualitative advance in their game.
FIDE Master Roberto Carlos Sánchez Álvarez has just returned from El Salvador, where he served as a trainer of school and young athletes, who, in turn, became the winners of several events held in Central America.
FIDE Master Roberto Carlos Sánchez Álvarez
But individually, the young man broke a major barrier on attaining a successful performance in the Open Tournament in Panama, which he attended as a coach, however, at the last minute he had the opportunity to compete and earn enough points for his rating to register 2 402 points.
That figure is the highest reached, so far this century, by a player based in Ciego de Ávila, which places him in the 41st position of the country, while it is one of the requirements, along with the necessary standards, to opt for the international title.
The arrival of 2012 also brought surprises to provincial head Rodney Hernández Noa, who, like every other player, immediately went to the list issued by FIDE to see the change in his coefficient, which decreased to 2 297.
FIDE Master Rodney Hernández Noa
This change was expected, but he had a great incentive when his colleague Carlos Manuel Castellanos (2261), who looked at the list more calmly, announced, "You got the F, so you are already a FIDE Master!"
VARIATIONS OF COMPETITORS
In its January version, the international list known as Elo and measuring the relative strength of chess players, displayed changes that in general sense favor the Avilanians who competed in the last months of the year.
Rene Reyes Espinosa (CAV) amounted to 2 185, and if he attained a sequence of won tournaments could become a National Master, he does not lack the strength required.
A player from Florencia, Professor Daniel Mutis, debuted at the end of the year with an acceptable rating of 2 127, plus the merit of forming a team in the mountainous municipality that already stand out in provincial competitions.
With notable improvements are, in addition, Luis Ulloa (CAV-2109), Jesús Aragón (2102) and Isnel Fajardo (2088) who have progressed slowly at the provincial level.
The declines in the last stage of 2011 were related to Castellanos (2 261), Jorge Garcell (Ciro Redondo-2073), Keilyn Becerra (Venezuela-1 897), Anabel Sánchez (CAV-1 866), and YoandriUria (CAV-1946).
Another negative balance was MF Adalberto Gómez, who fell from 2 300 to 2 288, but the result has to do partly with more than two years without competition. Now the experienced chess player wants to get back on track by training with Rodney and Roberto Carlos.