Cuban Chess Player Dominguez Moves up in World Ranking

ajedrez-leinier-domingueBern, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) The Grand Master (GM) Leinier Domínguez moved up to the 24th place in the world ranking published today by the International Federation led by his Danish counterpart Magnus Carlsen.

Dominguez, considered currently the best Spanish speaker player, totaled 2, 723 Elo points to move a step forward in the list, where his compatriot Lazaro Bruzón is in the 38th, with 2, 707.

The Spanish GM Francisco Vallejo -according to the website of the International Federation- is number 56 with 2, 694 to form the trio of Iberoamerica.

Meanwhile, the Norwegian genius Magnus Carlsen, after starring in an extraordinary performance in the prestigious Wijk aan Zee tournament got to 2, 872 points to mark absolute record in the history of universal chess.

Carlsen, of just 22 years, heads the ranking ahead of Russian former world champion Vladimir Kramnik (2, 810) and Armenian Levon Aronian (2, 804), the only above the

2, 800 mark.

The top ten group is completed with the Azerbaijani Teimour Radjabov (2, 793), Russian Sergey Karjakin (2, 786), the Indian Viswanathan Anand (2, 780), the Bulgarian Veselin Topalov (2, 771), the Japanese-American Hikaru Nakamura (2, 767 ), and Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2, 766).

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