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Best ELO in Cuban History GM Leinier Dominguez
Dominguez is among the 29 players worldwide who possess ELO ratings above 2,700. The Cuban GM is also the highest ranked Latin American chess player, and placed second in the American Continent, only behind US nationalized Gata Kamsky, 17th with 2,723 ELO points.

Dominguez moved up one step (in April he was in 26th place with 2,695), with excellent performances in recent tournaments in Havana and Sarajevo.

The top ten players in order are Indian Viswanathan Anand (IND 2,798), Russians Alexander Morozevich (RUS 2,788) and Vladimir Kramnik (2,788), Ukranian Vassily Ivanchuk (2,781), Vesselin Topalov (BUL 2,777), and eighteen year-old Magnus Carlsen (NOR 2,775), the youngest man on the list.

Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov (2,744) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2,742) follow in seventh and eight positions respectively, followed by  Spaniard Alexei Shirov (2,741) and Hungarian Peter Leko (2,741).

(Radio Rebelde)

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