During the XV Obert Internacional Sant Marti in Spain, July 13-21, 2013, WIM Aura Salazar defeated a strong Cuban grandmaster Isan Ortiz, rated 2612 FIDE. There are only 20 players rated over 2600 in South and North America altogether.
Aura, originally from Colombia, is an outstanding student of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology and a member of the UTB Chess Team. She has turned 18 only this year.
Results of UTB chess students in summer tournaments