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Cuban Leinier Domínguez Reaches 2, 707 Elo Rating
After his outstanding performance in the strong International Chess Tournament in Bosnia, the Cuban Grand Master Leinier Domínguez surpassed 2,700 ELO rating and became the first Latin American player in achiving that success.

Domínguez, only surpassed by the Russian GM Alexander Morozevich with 7.5 units, added with the six units he reached in the European competition ten points to his 6, 695 Elo, while in the Capablanca Chess tournament in Havana added other two.

The Granma newspaper quotes the Cuban Rogelio Milián, a specialist to calculate the Elo rating, who remembered that studies of the Elo, carried out from 1918 to 1922, considered the best period of Cuban Josés Raúl Capablanca (by that time there was not system to determine it), gave the figure of 2, 742, as a result for which he is considered by many as the best chess player in all the times.

That of higher Elo rating in the American continent was the legendary U.S citizen Robert Fischer, died some months ago, who reached 2, 785 points in his best moment.

In other results the GM Domínguez drew with the defending champion Slovakian Sergei Movsesian (2,695), after 15 moves of a Sicilian Defense.

The GM Borki Predojevic (2 651) defeated the GM Ivan Sokolov (HOL-2, 690), in 53 moves of a Giuoco Piano, and the GM Artyom Timofeev (RUS-2, 664) drew with Morozevich (2, 774) in 54 moves of a Ruy López.

The Top 10 in the World Ranking:
1 Anand, Viswanathan 2,801
2 Ivanchuk, Vassily 2,787
3 Kramnik, Vladimir 2,785
4 Topalov, Veselin 2,769
5 Leko, Peter 2,755
6 Morozevich, Alexander 2,755
7 Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2,752
8 Radjabov, Teimour 2,742
9 Aronian, Levon 2,741
10 Shirov, Alexei 2,739


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