Yuri Gonzalez Vidal

Yuri Gonzalez Vidal (born 12 January 1981) is a Cuban chess player, who attained the rank of Grand Master in 2009. As of August 2014 he had a FIDE Elo rating of 2550 and was ranked 490th in the world. [1] He competed in the 41st Chess Olympiad in Norway in August 2014, finishing seventh with the Cuban team in the Open Event. Continue reading

Danitza Vázquez

Danitza Maccarini Fernanda Vazquez (born April 25, 2000 in Caguas, Puerto Rico ) [1] is a chess player from Puerto Rico . After winning the Central American and Caribbean U20 Girls Championship in El Salvador in 2013, [2] she was awarded by FIDE the title Woman International Master (WIM), the youngest one in the world at the time. [3] [1] In 2015, at 15, she est devenu the youngest ever to win the national chess championship of Puerto Rico; Vázquez finished first scoring 8/9 points, a full point ahead of the runner-up, International Master Alejandro Montalvo. Continue reading

Marcel Sisniega Campbell

Marcel Sisniega Campbell (July 28, 1959 – January 19, 2013) was a Mexican chess Grandmaster and film director. [1] Sisniega Campbell was the first Mexican Grand Master, earning the GM title in 1992 and the International Master title in 1978. [2] Sisniega was a nine-time Mexican champion and three-time Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial winner. In a very respectable chess career he beat Viswanathan Anand , Artur Yusupov , Miguel Illescas and Jesus Nogueiras amongst others. He largely stopped playing after the early 1990s. Continue reading