FM Ignacio Perez holding the state championship on which his name appears twice as the champion. Photo by Steve Shoe.
(Note: Those who know anything about chess will understand the rich tradition in Cuba. I met a number of players during my trip to the Capablanca Club in Havana and they all had good levels! I remember meeting Nacho briefly in Seattle during the 2003 U.S. Chess Championship. He was kibitzing in a game and immediately he made an impression with the strength of his suggestions. He then proceeded to take several players apart in blitz. Good to see Nacho doing well! Thanks to Hanniegn Pitre for the tip!)