Cuban GM Leinier Dominguez will defend the second board of the Sestao Naturgas Energia at the Spanish teams’ chess championship to be held in Huesca, from September 26 to October 2.
The Caribbean chess player, silver medalist at the recently concluded chess Olympiad in Baku, is the third player with highest ELO rating among chess players of his team (2720), behind, Hungarian GM Richard Rapport (2752), and Azeri Teimur Radjabov (2723).
Every team is composed of 12 chess players. The Sestao line up, besides Rapport, Radjabov, and Leinier, is as follows: French GM Eduard Romain (2635), Spanish Francisco Vallejo (2718), Gm Ivan Salgado (2662), and Salvador del Rio (2516), among others.
Eight teams will liven up the tournament and it will be played in a round-robin system, seven rounds. It is mandatory to play a woman in every round.
The points scored will be given round after round (winners 2 points, draw 1 point; a loss, 0 point).
The time of the each game will be 90 minutes for first 40 moves, then 30 minutes more for the rest of the game.
Round 1 will be held at 16:30 local time on Monday September 26. Sestao will face Merida Patrimonio with GM Ernesto Inarkiev (Russia) and Rumanian GM Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu as its best chess players.
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Diaz / Cubasi Translation Staff