Friday, November 16, 2012

Very Important Victories for Cuban Feminine Chess Grandmaster Maritza Arribas

Cuban Chess Grandmaster Maritza Arribas, left

The Women’s World Chess Cup 2012 is being staged by the Ugorian Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, from 11 November to 2 December.

Cuba's daily Granma, the official organ of the central committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, reported very important news in their printed edition of November 14, 2012.

The very interesting article was written by Harold Iglesias Manresa. He didn't miss a bit in his excellent report. He told his readers about the encounter of Cuban Grandmaster Maritza Arribas, versus her opponent Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia, which used to be part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Maritza's ELO rating points was 2,273 before her encounter with Bela and was ranked 242nd in the feminine world chess rankings. Bela's ELO points rating was 2,555, a very, very strong opponent.

I would be very happy if may ELO rating were to be as high as Maritza's. I like to play chess, but the highest ELO rating that I have ever achieved is a little bit higher than 1,400. You have to practice and play a lot of games to achieve the ELO rating of the World Chess Champion, Viswanathan Anand of India who rates above 2,800 ELO points.

After four games in her first round, Maritza's had a effective rate of 62.50% for a rating performance of 2,599 ELO points. It pays to beat a tough opponent.


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