Havana, May 2. -Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez gained 10 places and occupies the 21st place in the ranking of the International Chess Federation, reported yesterday the digital sports weekly JIT.
Dominguez, 27 years old, has accumulated 2,726 Elo points and is third in the Americas, after US players Hikaru Nakamura (2,774) and Gata Kamsky (2,732),who occupy the 8th and 18th place, respectively.
According to that weekly, the result allows the idol of Güines, his birthplace, to surpass the Cuban record with relation to his average and to equal the position for a Cuban, which he won in the classifications for the chess federaion in October 2008 and November 2009.
His countryman Lázaro Bruzón also improved his standing in the international list; he was in 75th place in January and is now in 45th, with 2,693 units.
Following him are GM Yuniesky Quesada (2,626), GM Fidel Corrales (2,585) and International Master Isam Ortíz (2,569).
As a team, Cuba advanced from 22nd to 19th place with an average of 2,595, which allows it to accompany the US (2,639) at the continental level.
According to the weekly, the world male list is headed by Indian GM Viswanathan Anand, with 2,817 points, followed by the Norwegian Magnus Carlsen (2,815) and the Armenian Levon Aronian (2,808). (Prensa Latina)