Cuban Dominguez Loses Again in Baku Chess Grand Prix

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The defeat hit again Cuban Leinier Dominguez during the ninth round of the Baku Chess Grand Prix, where six of the 12 players share the top.

Leinier (2751 Elo units) was beaten for the third time, and this one was with black pieces at the hands of Russian Dmitry Andreikin (2722) in 56 moves of a Queen Pawn opening.

This day also included unexpected defeats of the Italian Fabiano Caruana (2844) and Israeli Boris Gelfand (2748), who were the previous leaders of the tournament.

Caruana lost to Russian Alexander Grischuk (2797) and now owns five points, same amount achieved by Gelfand, who was beaten by the local Shakriyar Mamedyarov (2764).

The American Hikaru Nakamura (2764) won over Uzbek Rustan Kasimdzhanov (2706) and is one of those who appear on top of the standings with five units.

Russians Sergey Karjakin (2767) and Peter Svidler ( 2732), and Azeri Teimour Radjabov (2726) drew their matches and are the other members of the leading group.

Karjakin and Radjabov played between them, while Svidler signed peace with his compatriot Evgeny Tomashevsky (2701), as published in the website of the organizers.

Today Leinier will face Caruana, while the other matches will be Gelfand -Radjabov, Nakamura-Mamedyarov, Karjakin-Svidler, Tomashevsky-Andreikin and Kasimdzhanov-Grischuk.

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