Last name: Arencibia
Date of Birthday: 21.07.1967
Born Town: Holguín, Cuba
Current Address: Neptuno 1207 between Basarrate and Mazón, Ciudad Habana, Cuba
Home phone: +53.7.8732210
Languages: Spanish (mother tongue) and English (intermediate level)
1975: Learned to play chess.
1977: I surprised the chess fans in my born town with a third place in an open tournament with about 60 players.
1977-1984: Six gold medals in different team´s competition in the Cuban Youth National Championship. I qualified for the National Semifinal Tournament, senior category, with only 13 years. I got my first International Master norm, in the International Capablanca in Memoriam tournament, 1983.
1985: Cuban Junior Champion, Holguín.
1986: World Junior Champion in Gausdal, Norway. Panamerican Junior Champion in Quito, Ecuador. Cuban Senior Champion and winner of the Master Group of the Capablanca in memoriam Tournament in Cuba.
Because all those results before mentioned I was selected the Second Latin American Sport Man, after the sensational Argentinean football star Diego Armando Maradona, contest organized by the News Agence Prensa Latina, with the participation of the most important Press Agencies and newspapers from the Latin America´s countries. Graduate as International Master.
1990. Co-winner of the Premier Group of Capablanca in Memoriam. Cuban Champion and graduate as a Grand Master.
1990-2009: In the last 19 years I have participated in many international tournaments around the world, representing my country, Cuba, in nine Chess Olympiads. Training and coaching: In the last fifteen years, I´ve had been involved in the chess training and coaching, doing courses for different levels in Spain, Canada and Cuba as well. In the last Chess Olympiad, Dresden 2008, I came as a trainer of the Cuban Female Team, in which the WIM Oleynis Linares got the silver medal in the fourth board. Others prestigious students that deserve to mention: WGM Martha Lorena Fierro from Ecuador, IM Roberto Mogranzini from Italy, IM Enrique Scarella and IM Alejo de Dovitiis from Argentina, WIM Nadya Carolina Ortiz from Colombia and the Cuban Junior Champion IM Luis Agüero, among others.
Because my experience as a trainer I got the title of FIDE Trainer in the 2007.
Also, I have collaborated with different chess magazines, some of these articles you can find them in this web site.
Nowadays, combining both passions, to play and to teach chess, I continue my professional career, with the convinced feeling that there is always something to tell on chess!