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Cuban Leinier Dominguez won at the start of the second round of the World Chess Cup in Baku, and he just needs a draw to earn the ticket to the stage of 32 players.
Leinier (2736 Elo points) defeated with white pieces Armenian Hrant Melkumyan (2633) in 39 moves of a Spanish opening and stopped a man who had previously beaten American Gata Kamsky (2670).
Meanwhile, the also Cuban Lazaro Bruzon (2659) lost to the former world champion Russian Vladimir Kramnik (2773) in 117 moves of an English opening, outcome that forces the Caribbean to win today to stay alive.


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