Peruvian chess player Emilio Córdova added some new hardware to his collection as he was recently crown champion of the Americas at the continental chess tournament in El Salvador.
Along with the title as the chess champion of the Americas, Córdova qualified for the World Chess Championship 2017.
The Peruvian chess wiz went undefeated in 11 games, winning nine and tying two, to give him a rating score of 2,780 points.
One of his most memorable challenges was facing off against Argentine Sandro Mareco.
His win at the tournament in El Salvador granted him one of four spots at the FIDE Chess World Cup 2017, which will be held November 11 through 30 of that year – he will compete against the likes of Anton Kovalyov (Canada) , Aleksandr Lenderman (United States) and Argentina’s Diego Flores.
As reported by _Andina_ “It’s hard to explain the feeling of becoming a champion. I want to thank my friends, family and the company Imedics of Mexico for making this trip to compete possible. From the heart, thank you all very much,” said Emilio Córdova.