Cuban dictatorship makes it impossible for exiled Cuban chess masters to compete in national tournament

Four of Cuba’s top chess masters, all barred from competition

From our Bureau of Socialist Tolerance and Brotherly Love

This piece of news shouldn’t surprise anyone. Castro, Inc. hates to admit that truly intelligent and talented Cubans always choose to flee the island. It also always insist that everyone play by their rules.

No chess for you, traitors! Kiss our derrière or stay away! Check mate!

From World Nation News

The Cuban Chess Federation reported this Wednesday that it will allow immigrant Cuban chess players to play in the next national championship, which will be held in February 2024 in Holguín and Pinar del Río. The conditions, however, are draconian: applicants must maintain their relationship with that sporting entity; they cannot be affiliated with any foreign federation; and, as an “essential requirement,” they must maintain their “respectful institutional behavior.”

The measure leaves out the most famous artists who have been on the island in recent decades and who now live outside of it. This is the case of grandmaster Leinier Domínguez, currently number 13 among the best players in the world and the most famous Cuban chess player after José Raúl Capablanca, world champion from 1921 to 1927, who left the country to settle in the United States in 2017.

Domínguez is not only a valuable asset to the US Federation, but he has not hidden his critical stance on the Cuban government on several occasions. In retaliation, the official press systematically made him invisible and did not give him the slightest mention after his outstanding results in the last Chess World Cup, held in Azerbaijan.

Lázaro Bruzón, a resident of the US, could not participate, after the protests on July 11, 2021, said that it was difficult for him to “maintain a reasonable standard in the face of so much injustice”

Grandmaster Lázaro Bruzón, a resident of the United States, also could not participate, and after the protests on July 11, 2021 (11J), he said that it was difficult for him to “maintain a reasonable standard in the face of so much injustice.” “I don’t know those people (the protestors), but I know that no one should be jailed or deported for thinking differently… Too many crimes don’t last forever,” he said.

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