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Playing Chess in Puerto Rico (Full report)

The ”Narciso Rabell Méndez Memorial” took place in San Sebastian del Pepino. (Puerto Rico) between 14th and 19th of January.

A very important event for the city of San Sebastián, the tournament is dedicated to the memory of Narciso Rabell Méndez (1936-2013), who was a member of honor of FIDE and a pioneer in organizing chess events in the American Continent. Narciso devoted his life to chess and for that, the chess community pays a tribute to him by organizing this tournament.

The event was held in the public library of San Sebastián and attracted several strong players from different countries. Leading the list was the GM Fidel Corrales (USA), followed by your reporter IM Renier Castellanos (ESP), the WGM Suleinis Piña (CUB) and the IM Alejandro Montalvo (PUR). Also, it is worth noticing the presence of young talents of Puerto Rico’s women olympic team, WIM Danitza Vazquez Maccarini and WIM Natasha Morales.… Read more

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Central American and Caribbean Championships U20

I’d like to use this post to congratulate my student Danitza Vazquez from Puerto Rico for her performance in the Central American and Caribbean Championships U20 held in Costa Rica from 17th to 22th of december.

Danitza finished the tournament with 7 points out of 9 and and tied for the first place but was second on tiebreak. The winner of the tournament was another young talent from Puerto Rico, Natasha Morales whom I’d like to congratulate as well for such an important triumph on her career.

10846050_10153415162693332_8392166188240010443_nNatasha Morales (left) and Danitza Vazquez. 

danitzaDanitza Vazquez 

DanitzaRenierDanitza and me during one of our training sessions in Puerto Rico earlier this year.

DSC_0323Another training sesion in 2013

Written by (IM) Renier Castellanos


Me gustaría dedicar este post para felicitar a mi alumna Danitza Vazquez  por su actuación en el Campeonato Centroamericano y Caribe sub 20 celebrado en Costa Rica del 17 al 22 de diciembre.Read more

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