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Leinier Dominguez Perez is Cuban Chess Champion

Leinier Dominguez

Leinier Dominguez

GM Leinier Dominguez Perez won the 2012 edition of the Cuban Chess Championship. Dominguez won against Lazaro Bruzon in the final match with the score 1,5-0,5, taking the full point with white in a 38 mover Ruy Lopez game.

This is the fourth title for Dominguez after his succeses in 2002, 2003, and 2006. It also interrupts the serie of GM Bruzon who won the event in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010.

Third place in the competition was for GM Yuniesky Quesada who finished 1-1 with GM Isam Ortiz, but won the 15 minutes tiebreak rapid game.

The next big competition for Dominguez is Biel Chess 2012, you can read all about his success in the Spanish version of Chessdom.

Dominguez – Bruzon 1-0

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. h3 Bd7 10. Rd1 Kc8 11. g4 Ne7 12. Ng5 Be8 13. f4 h5 14. Kg2 hxg4 15. hxg4 f6 16. Ne6 Bd7 17. Nxf8 Rxf8 18. f5 fxe5 19. Re1 c5 20. Rxe5 Nc6 21. Rxc5 Re8 22. Nc3 b6 23. Rd5 Nb4 24. Rd2 g6 25. fxg6 Bxg4 26. a3 Nc6 27. Rd5 Ne7 28. Rg5 Bd7 29. Bf4 Bc6+ 30. Kg1 Rh8 31. Bh2 Kb7 32. g7 Rhg8 33. Rf1 Rae8 34. Rf7 Kc8 35. Nb5 Bxb5 36. Rxb5 Kd7 37. Re5 Kd8 38. Bf4 1-0

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