Dominguez elected best Cuban chess player of 2008 2008-12-31 08:19:50

HAVANA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — The Great Cuban Master Leinier Dominguez, world champion of quick games, was chosen without surprises as the best Cuban chess player in 2008, authorities said on Tuesday.

Dominguez became the first Latin American who surpassed the 2,700 Elo points (method to calculate the skill level of chess players) this year, National commissioned on games-science Erie Reyes said on Tuesday.

Dominguez, who has 2,719 Elo points, won the International tournament “Jose Raul Capablanca In Memoriam” and finished second in the contests of Biel, Switzerland and Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Dominguez became one of the 10 best chess players in Latin America for his results during the season.

According to Dominguez, his first presentation next year will be at the super tournament of Wijk Ann Zee in the Netherlands.

Dominguez, who is 25, currently is the 21st best player of the world, according to the last ranking of the Chess World Federation(FIDE), published in October.


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