A chess celebration in Puerto Rico

Repeating Islands


A report by Cristóbal Vega for Chess News.

At the end of March, San Juan, the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, hosted what was depicted as the biggest chess event of the island in the last thirty years. Cuban grandmaster Yuri González (pictured) won the main section, finishing ahead of his compatriot Reynaldo Vera and American veterans Alex Yermolinksy and Alexander Shabalov. CRISTÓBAL VEGA ADORNO wrote a full report, while GM ALEX YERMOLINKSY sent expert analysis of two games.

Yuri González beats the field

From the 21st to the 26th of March 2019, the “Festival de Ajedrez de San Juan” took place in Puerto Rico’s capital. The festival was organised by the Autonomous Municipality of San Juan and the capital’s Department of Sports and Recreation. This was, without a doubt, the biggest chess event to take place in Puerto Rico during the last…

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