Cuban chess player ranks 30th in the world
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- 01 / 11 / 2007
Grand Master Leinier Domínguez, Cuba's 2006 national champion, ranks 30th in the world, according to the International Chess Federation.
Domínguez, who went up to that place after the latest update of the list, has an ELO score of 2,677 points, his personal record.
The Cuban player added 22 points to his score during the previous trimester, equaling Cuba's highest ELO score, held by GM Lázaro Bruzón last year. Bruzón, who currently has an ELO score of 2,614 points, was not included among the world's top 100 players.
Domínguez is also the best Latin American player and the second best player in the continent, only preceded by Gata Kamsky, from the United States, who has an ELO score of 2,705 and ranks 19th.
On top of the list are Bulgaria's Vesselin Topalov (2,783 points), India's Viswanathan Anand (2,779) and Russia's Vladimir Kramnik (2,766).
By teams, Cuba went up to the 22nd place in a list in which Russia is on top (2,713 points), followed by Ukraine, Armenia, Hungary, Israel and China.