HAVANA TIMES, Dec 12 — Cuban chess grandmaster Lazaro Bruzon was crowned on Sunday with 8.5 points out of a possible 10 at the Second Yahweh MacGregor Chess Open in Bogota, Colombia, reported Prensa Latina.
The top favorite, given his 2,689 Elo points, Bruzon participated in the first of the elimination duels with the Dutch player Sergei Tiviakov, who reigned as the monarch a year ago. Bruzon then beat the Peruvian chess master Emilio Cordova, which earned the Cuban the final victory.
In total, Bruzon won eight games, lost one and drew in another, though benefiting from the tiebreaker. His performance also garnered him 2.6 additional Elo points according to the website www.chess-results.com.