Cuban Yerisbel Miranda was beaten yesterday by the local Ayelen Martinez in the penultimate round of the 2017 Women´s Continental Chess Championship that ends today in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Miranda now appears third with 5.5 points of possible eight, half an unit behind Peruvian Deysi Cori, with whom she shared the top and whom she defeated in the second round.
The also host Denise Carraro, who ranks sixth with 5 points, will be Miranda´s rival today.
Cori drew with veteran Argentine Claudia Amura to remain on top of the standings and will face her compatriot Ingrid Aliaga, fourth with 5.5 units, in the final round.
Cuba is also represented in this event by the experienced Maritza Arribas, who signed peace with Argentine Carolina Lujan and appears seventh with five points, and will rival today young Puerto Rican Danitza Vazquez (10 th -5).
The 2017 Women´s Continental Chess Championship is attended by 26 players and grants one ticket to the coming World Cup, but if the event is won by Cori, the prize will be to the player ranking second as she already got her berth for the contest to be held in 2018 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.