2014 Heroes Cup (Barbados)

The Heroes Day International Chess Festival took place from April 26th to May 1st, 2014 at the Chess Center, Cavans Lane, in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. Heroes Day was enacted in 1998 and gives honor to ten national heroes. This tournament has been traditionally held in late April to coincide with the holiday.

WGM Alina L’Ami

The tournament has two groups – a six-player double round robin (Masters) and a 9 round Swiss Open Candidates tournament (Challengers). The tournament attracts players from around the Caribbean and from parts of Latin America. Occasionally the tournament will draw a player from afar and this year WGM Alina L’Ami of the Romania was an invitee. In fact, L’Ami crushed the field with a sparkling 9.5/10. She finished ahead of GM Mesgen Amanov of Turkmenistan who was the defending champion.

L’Ami won both encounters against Amanov finishing two points ahead of him. While Amanov was on 7.5/10 points, local FM Delisle Warner was 3rd with 4.5/10 points. It appeared that the rest of the field traded blows as there were only two plus scores. The Open Section was won by FM Orlando Husbands with 8/9 points, followed by Gilles Suez-Panama and FM Yutien Poon on 7.5/9 points each.

Alina L’Ami and Barbados’ Terry Farley in deep thought.

Link: https://fideamerica.com/index.php/barbados/8252-heroes-day-chess-festival

2014 Heroes Day Cup
April 26th – May 1st 2014
(Barbados Chess Center, Cavans Lane)
Standings
#
Name
Flag
Rating
1
2
3
4
5
6
Pts.
1
WGM L’Ami
2415
11
11
11
11
9.5
2
GM Amanov, Mesgen
2510
00
11
11
½1
11
7.5
3
FM Warner, Delisle
2192
00
00
11
10
4.5
4
IM Farley, Terry
2213
00
10
11
4.0
5
IM Denny, Kevin
2295
00
½0
00
01
01
2.5
6
FM Harper, Ryan
2241
00
00
01
00
10
2.0
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Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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