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Cuban Grand Master Leinier Domínguez Tied with the Chinese Wang Yue
ZoomThe Ukraine’s star Vassily Ivanchuk (2779), perhaps the most popular chess player in then entire world because of his fame of being a scatterbrain genius, won this Thursday with black pieces against Armenia’s Levon Aronia (2750).

Aronia still seemed dazed by the blow received in his previous game with the Russian Alexander Grischuk (2733). Thus, he made childish mistakes and ended up surrendering the game at the 44th play.

Meanwhile, Grischuk contained the onslaught of the world champion, the Indian Viswanathan Anand (2791), and forced a draw that keeps him as leader after the first round.

The Cuban Grand Master Leinier Domínguez (2717) could not destabilize the Chinese Wang Yue (2739), despite getting a small advantage. Finally, the Norwegian 'phenomenon' Magnus Carlsen (2776) and Azerbaijan’s Teimour Radjabov (2761) also divided the point.

In this way, today’s break will be good for almost all the players before starting the second stage. Grischuk is now ahead with five points, one more than Ivanchuk and Carlsen.

Below are Aronia and Anand, both with 3.5. Leinier has three, while Wang and

Radjabov close the scoreboard with 2.5.

(Juventud Rebelde)

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