Lazaro Bruzon


Lazaro Bruzon Batista is a Cuban grandmaster, a title that he earned in 1999. As a youth, he proved his ability to defeat tough competition after winning several national tournaments and championships: the World Junior Chess Championship in 2000 (qualifying him for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2002); the Lausanne Young Masters, a knockout event, in 2001; the 37th Capablanca Memorial (Elite group); tied for first in the 2002 North Sea Cup; the Corus B tournament in 2004; the 12th Guillermo Garcia Memorial in Villa Clara; the Cuban Chess Championship in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010; the American Continental Championship in 2005 and 2013; the 2010 Magistral Casino de Barcelona round-robin tournament; tied for first with Kamil Mitoń, Bojan Kurajica, Yuri Gonzalez Vidal, Evgeny Gleizerov and Bartłomiej Heberla in the 4th Torneo Internacional de Ajedrez Ciudad de La Laguna, placing second on countback in 2010; placed equal first in the 2013 World Open; the 8th Edmonton International Tournament in 2013; the Carlos Torre Repetto Memorial Cup in 2013, 2014 and 2015; the 5th Latin American Cup in 2014; and the Iberoamerican Chess Championship in 2006 and 2015.  He has made appearances at the Chess World Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015; however, he has faced elimination early on at each event.