Cuban Leinier Dominguez Heads Chess Ranking in the Americas
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Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez heads the ranking of chess players in the American continent with 2, 721 ELO points, four more than the previous leader, the U.S Gata Kamsky.

Now the Caribbean player occupies the place 23 in the world ranking of the FIDE, fact that demonstrates his continuous ascent to be among best 31 chess players in the planet.

Undoubtedly, Leinier’s performance in the strong tournaments Corus, in the Dutch city of Wijk ann Zee and in the world strongest competition, held in Spanish city of Linares, were the proper scenarios for his consolidation on the top.

Famed players are behind the Cuban, such as the Ukrainian Sergey Karjakin, champion in the last tournament of Corus (2, 721); the Russians Evgueny Alekseev (2, 716), Vladimir Malakhov (2, 709) and Sergei Rublekvsky (2, 702), the English Michael Adams (2, 703) and the Hungarian Judit Polgar (2 693).

The ranking of the FIDE is headed by the Bulgarian Vesselin Topalov, with 2, 812 points, the world champion from India Viswanathan Anand (2, 783), the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (2, 770), the Russian Vladimir Kramnik (2, 759), the Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov (2 756), the Armenian Levon Aronian (2, 754), the Russian Dmitry Jakovenko (2, 753) and Alexander Morozevich (2, 751); the Hungarian Peter Leko (2, 751) and the also Russian Alexander Grischuk (2, 748).


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