Monday, June 03, 2013 19:04
Leinier Dominguez Perez scored his career's best result on Monday, winning the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki, Greece outright. The Cuban grandmaster showed his skill in rook endings once again and defeated Veselin Topalov in 71 moves, while co-leader Gata Kamsky lost to Fabiano Caruana after a horrible blunder. Peter Svidler avoided a draw but also...
Saturday, June 01, 2013 23:18
Leinier Dominguez joined Gata Kamsky in the lead in round 9 of the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Cuban grandmaster defeated Fabiano Caruana with the black pieces on Saturday while Kamsky drew his game with Etienne Bacrot. With two rounds to go, Dominguez and Kamsky are now a point ahead of Caruana. Veselin Topalov bounced back from two...
Monday, May 27, 2013 20:49
Who would have thought that Leinier Dominguez of Cuba would be leading the Grand Prix in Thessaloniki after five rounds? Especially since the Cuban lost his first game and drew the next, this was an unlikely scenario but three consecutive wins (today a fine rook ending against Rustam Kasimdzhanov) catapulted him to the top of the standings....
Friday, May 24, 2013 20:07
The third round of the FIDE Grand Prix in Thessaloniki was marked by another dramatic time trouble loss for Vassily Ivanchuk, similar to the many examples at the London Candidates tournament in March. In a completely winning position, with less than a minute on the clock the Ukrainian couldn't find his way in the complications and even lost, on...
Sunday, May 05, 2013 21:51
Zoltan Almasi won the Capablanca Memorial Elite group on Wednesday with a score of 6.5/10. The 37 year old Hungarian grandmaster finished half a point ahead of Cubans Leinier Dominguez and Yuniesky Quesada, who had a very successful tournament.
Photos by Maria del Carmen Ramon for Columna Deportiva
Was it fate or just a coincidence? Alexander...
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 13:25
The final phase of the Spanish Team Championship is currently under way in León. Many strong grandmasters can be found at the chess board in north west Spain, e.g. Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez, Anish Giri, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ivan Cheparinov, Laurent Fressinet, Etienne Bacrot, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Pentala Harikrishna, Loek van Wely,...
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 13:30
Leinier Dominguez won a strong 12-player rapid event in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The Cuban grandmaster edged out local hero Peter Svidler on tie-break as both finished on 7.5/11. Another St Petersburg citizen finished third: Nikita Vitiugov.
Leinier Dominguez | Photos © Ray Morris-Hill
St Petersburg Rapid Cup | PGN via TWIC
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:12
Vassily Ivanchuk won the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Cuba on Monday. The Ukrainian, who finished a point clear of Ian Nepomniachtchi and Leinier Dominguez, won the tournament for the 6th time in his career.
Vassily Ivanchuk against Ian Nepomniachtchi in round 4, with Leinier Dominguez watching | Photo © Columna Deportiva
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 22:45
Vassily Ivanchuk has good chances to win yet another title in Havana. After outplaying Viktor Laznicka in round 5 of the Capablanca Memorial, the Ukrainian is the sole leader again with 3.5/5. Leinier Dominguez is in second place with half a point less.
Vassily Ivanchuk back in sole first place in Havana
Capablanca Memorial | PGN via TWIC...
Monday, May 07, 2012 10:38
Leinier Dominguez (Cuba) and Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine) are sharing the lead after three rounds at the Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Cuba. Both players scored 2 out of 3 in the 6 player double round robin where Yuniesky Quesada Perez (Cuba), Ian Nepomniachtchi, Vladimir Potkin (both Russia) and Viktor Laznicka (Czech Republic) also play.