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  • 12 / 05 / 2012

The Cuban Grand Master Leinier Domínguez closed here with a victory his participation in the second stage of the Grand Prix of chess.

Dominguez, with ELO average of 2, 734 points, beat American Gata Kamsky in 33 movements of a Spanish opening, Enclosed Variant, his first success in this segment.

The triumph allowed the Cuban player to reach up to four points, half more than his victim, last of the table of positions in the contest that included 12 high level players this time.

In the final day Chinese Hao Wang beat Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov, Russian Sergey Karjakin won over Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomariov and the also Russian Alexander Morozevich tied with his fellow countryman Peter Svidler, to finalise as maximum accumulators of points with 6,5.

By the rules of the series, that will have another four phases in the year 2013, the places do not differentiate by untying matches, reason for which the three are considered winners and accumulate the same quantity of points for the final echelon.

With six points, the Azerí Shakriyar Mamedyarov,finished between the places three and five, followed by Italian Fabiano Caruana and Russian Rustam Kasimdzhanov, with 5,5, while Hungarian Peter Leko, Ponomariov and Svidler, with 4,5 remained Israeli Boris Gelfand.

This was the second stage of a circuit initiated in September in London, where Domínguez shared the places nine and ten with Kasimdzhanov.

His next appearance will be in the fourth stage, which Madrid will receive, from May 22 to June 4, 2013.

Source: Prensa Latina

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