Cuban Undefeated in World Chess Grand Prix

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez remained unbeaten on Monday following a draw for the fourth time in the initial round of the London 2012-2013 World Chess Grand Prix for men, reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Dominguez, the player with the second lowest ELO of the tournament, tied on the boards in a disputed match against American player Hikaru Nakamura after 90 moves, although the Nakamura seemed to do more for the win.

So far the standings show Israel’s Boris Gelfand in first place with three and a half points, followed by Russia’s Alexander Grischuk and Hungarian player Peter Leko (3.0). Behind these are five other players (one of whom is Leinier) with 2.5 points.

This event possesses a category 20 in the International Federation, and the winner will be included in the matches of candidates for the world title, presently held by the Indian player Viswanathan Anand.