Lázaro Bruzón and Isam Ortiz, both grandmasters will participate in the IX Continental Chess Championship, based in Brazil, where they hope to attain tickets to the upcoming World Cup.
Bruzón second player in Latin America, with 2679 Elo points, is the top seed of the event, which will distribute four tickets for the Cup next year, planned in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Meanwhile, Ortiz (2611) is the sixth in a relationship that includes favorites such as the Peruvian Julio Granda (2674), the Paraguayan Axel Bachman (2645), the host Rafael Leitao (2636) and the American Samuel Shankland (2633).
According to information of the organizers, in the Brazilian city of Rio Grande do Norte over 180 participants from 11 nations are expected.
The event will be held by the Swiss system 11 rounds until the 26th, with two days of double shifts, and in case of tie will be defined in the classifieds with fast games.
If only two are evenly matched in search of the same formula will fit a bilateral match, but if the number involved is greater, then a closed tournament will be organized, with a 15-minute duels.
Prensa Latina, October 20, 2014