Walter Arencibia

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Walter Arencibia (born July 21, 1967) is a Cuban chess grandmaster. He learned chess at the age of eight and has won various tournaments, including the 1986 World Junior Chess Championship, for which he automatically gained the International Master title. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 1990. Other tournament victories include the Cuban Youth Championships in 1985, and equal first in the Canadian Open Chess Championship in 2006 and 2011. He has also represented Cuba at many Chess Olympiads from 1986 to 2006.[1] His current FIDE rating is 2516 which places him tenth in Cuba and 653rd in the world.


  1. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Men's Chess Olympiads: Walter Arencibia". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 

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