Tension until the last round in the National Chess Championship (f)
Havana, February 12 (RHC)-- The National Women's Chess Championship reaches its last round with Lisandra Ordaz and Yaniela Forgas once again tied at the top.
The embrace was resumed this Friday, when in a duel of Pinar del Río players, Ordaz tied with Yerisbel Miranda and reached 7.5 points out of a possible 10, a figure also reached by Yaniela Forgas, from Santiago, after defeating her fellow countrywoman Leannet Bosch.
Ordaz, defender of the 2020 crown, took white pieces and chose her usual Queen's Gambit to face one of the women she knows best, which made her chances of victory more complicated. Peace was signed after 37 moves.
Yaniela, on the other hand, took advantage of the first move and won in 33 moves of a Bird Opening, which she has used on more than one occasion during the present fight.
Yerisbel is now chasing the leaders with seven points, and one step below is Camagüey's Ineymig Hernández, owner of 6.5 points, after dividing honors with Santiago's Oleyni Linares.
Yuleisy Hernandez from the capital defeated Patricia Hernandez from Villaclare, Maritza Arribas from Santiago won against Karen Gutierrez from Matanzas and Yoanna Gonzalez from Havana against Zirka Frometa from Santiago.
The farewell program will have as attractions the duels of Ordaz against Zirka and Yaniela against Yuleisy, as each of them has options to ascend to the throne, but without discarding the mathematical possibilities of Yerisbel and Ineymig.
In addition, Leannet will be Yoanna's rival, Karen will face Patricia and the battle between Oleiny and Maritza will complete the bye round.
Standings up to round 10: Ordaz and Yaniela (7.5 points), Yerisbel (7), Ineymig (6.5), Maritza (6), Yuleisy (5.5), Patricia (5), Leannet, Zirka and Oleiny (3.5), Yoanna (3) and Karen (1.5).