Dominguez named best chess player of Cuba

HAVANA, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) — Leinier Dominguez, the only Cuban with more than 2,700 Elo (system to measure chess players) points, was named the best chess player of Cuba in 2009, local press said on Thursday.

Dominguez, who lead the ranking in America and is 21st place of the world rankings, has 2,719 Elo points after winning the Capablanca Memorial tournament and taking part in three Grand Slam championships.

Dominguez was also among the top 10 athletes of Cuba.

In women’s category, GM Maritza Arribas, nine times national champion, was chosen the best female chess player of Cuba.


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