Dominquez wins World Blitz Championship! Print
Sunday, 09 November 2008 11:56
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The World Blitz Championship was won by GM Leinier Dominguez of Cuba who was undefeated with 11.5 points, accumulated from his 8 victories and 7 draws against most of the major players in the world ranking.

He beat Russians Alexander Grischuk and Alexander Morozevich (second in the world ranking), Hungarian Judith Polgar, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriar Mamedyarov, French Vlad Tkachev, Israeli Boris Gelfand, Egyptian Amin Bassem and host Murtas Kazhgaleev and drewagainst now former champion Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk, Sergey Rublevsky, Teimour Radjabov, Gata Kamsky, Krihrian Sasikiran, and Peter Svidler, another of the elite players.

Leinier, born on September 23rd 1983, was compared by specialists that attended this tournament, with late Jose Raul Capablanca (World Champion 1921-1927).


IV World Blitz Almaty KAZ(KAZ), 8-8 xi 2008cat. XIX (2702)

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1. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2719 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 11.5 2911
2. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2786 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 11.0 2871
3. Svidler, Peter g RUS 2727 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 10.0 2825
4. Grischuk, Alexander g RUS 2719 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 10.0 2825
5. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar g AZE 2731 0 1 1 0 * ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 9.5 2794
6. Radjabov, Teimour g AZE 2751 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 9.5 2793
7. Kazhgaleyev, Murtas g KAZ 2640 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 8.0 2726
8. Morozevich, Alexander g RUS 2787 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 7.5 2696
9. Kamsky, Gata g USA 2729 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 7.0 2679
10. Gelfand, Boris g ISR 2719 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7.0 2679
11. Tkachiev, Vladislav g FRA 2664 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 6.5 2654
12. Rublevsky, Sergei g RUS 2702 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 6.5 2651
13. Vaganian, Rafael A g ARM 2590 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * 1 1 0 5.5 2614
14. Amin, Bassem g EGY 2560 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 4.5 2562
15. Sasikiran, Krishnan g IND 2694 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * ½ 3.5 2491
16. Polgar, Judit g HUN 2711 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 2.5 2428

Final crosstable
- TWIC


Thanks to www.susanpolgar.blogspot.com who compiled the information for this report. More information is available at the official website at http://worldblitz2008.kz
 
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