Cuban Chess Championship

Cuban Chess Championship

In the second part of the 19th century, Celso Golmayo Zúpide had been generally accepted as Cuban champion since his 1862 match defeat of Félix Sicre. In 1912–1937 Cuban Championship as Copa Dewar occurred. Maria Teresa Mora was the first woman who won Copa Dewar in 1922.

Year City Winner
1860 Havana Félix Sicre
1862 Havana Celso Golmayo Zúpide
1897 Havana Celso Golmayo Torriente
1898 Havana Juan Corzo
1901 Havana José Raúl Capablanca
1902 Havana Juan Corzo
1907 Havana Juan Corzo
1912 Juan Corzo
1914 Rafael Blanco
1918 Juan Corzo
1920 Rafael Blanco
1921 B. Benitez
1922 María Teresa Mora
1923 José Fernández Migoya
1927 Francisco Planas
1929 Francisco Planas
1937 Rafael Blanco
1939 Miguel Alemán
1942 Juan González de Vega
1943 Juan González de Vega
1944 Angel Fernández Fernández
1950 Rosendo Romero
Eldis Cobo Arteaga
1951 Juan González de Vega
1952 Havana Juan González de Vega
1955 Havana Carlos Calero
1956 Armando Cabrera
1957 Eleazor Jiménez Zerquera
1958 Rogelio Ortega
1960 Havana Eleazor Jiménez Zerquera
1963 Havana Eleazor Jiménez Zerquera
1965 Havana Eleazor Jiménez Zerquera
1966 Havana Rogelio Ortega
1967 Havana Eleazor Jiménez Zerquera
1968 Santiago de Cuba Silvino Garcia González
1969 Matanzas Jesús Rodriguez González
1970 Havana Silvino Garcia González
1971 Havana Jesús Rodriguez González
1972 Playa Larga, Matanzas Jesús Rodriguez González
1973 Cienfuegos Silvino Garcia González
1974 Varadero, Matanzas Guillermo Garcia González
1975 Santa Clara Guillermo Estévez Morales
1976 Holguín José Fernandez Leon
1977 Sancti Spiritus Gerardo Lebredo
José Luis Vilela
Jesus Nogueiras
1978 Camagüey Jesus Nogueiras
1979 Santiago de Cuba Silvino Garcia González
1980 Holguín Néstor Vélez
1981–2 Sagua la Grande Román Hernández
1983 Sagua de Tánamo Guillermo Garcia González
1984 Holguín Jesus Nogueiras
Amador Rodriguez
1985 Camagüey Jorge Armas
1986 Santiago de Cuba Walter Arencibia
1987 Las Tunas Juan Borges
1988 Camagüey Amador Rodríguez
1989 Sancti Spiritus Pedro Paneque
1990 Santiago de Cuba Walter Arencibia
1991 Holguín Jesus Nogueiras
1993 Matanzas Juan Borges
1995 Matanzas Julio Becerra
Juan Borges
1996 Las Tunas Irisberto Herrera
Julio Becerra
1997 Matanzas Reinaldo Vera
Amador Rodríguez
1998 Matanzas Julio Becerra
1999 Santa Clara Rodne Pérez
2000 Santa Clara Jesus Nogueiras
2001 Las Tunas Reinaldo Vera
2002 Holguín Leinier Domínguez
2003 Varadero, Matanzas Leinier Domínguez
2004 Santa Clara Lazaro Bruzon
2005 Santa Clara Lazaro Bruzon
2006 Santa Clara Leinier Domínguez
2007 Santa Clara Lazaro Bruzon
2008 Santa Clara Yuniesky Quezada
2009 Las Tunas Lazaro Bruzon
2010 Ciego de Ávila Lazaro Bruzon
2011 Ciego de Ávila Yuniesky Quezada
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— Ernesto "Che" Guevara

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