Dominguez-Carlsen… Dragon War!

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) vs. Lenier Dominguez (Cuba)

Magnus Carlsen (Norway) vs. Lenier Dominguez (Cuba)
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Cuban GM Lenier Dominguez recently eclipsed the 2700-barrier and is now on the verge of winning the Biel GM tournament. His 9th round game with Magnus Carlsen was a contribution to theory as the two gladiators faced off in a “Fire on Board” game. The game started as an Accelerated and then ventured into the main line Dragon. Dominguez developed a very strong attack, but the Norweigan held.

Watch the excitement here!

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

2 Comments

  1. Evgeny Alekseev of Russia has won the 41st Biel Festival defeating Cuba’s Lenier Dominguez in tiebreak blitz matches. This is a disappointing result considering the tournament the Cuban champion had. His last round loss to a surging Etienne Bacrot set the stage for the tiebreaks. The two 15-minute games were drawn as was the first five-minute game. The second game ended with Alekseev winning with mere second left on his clock.

    Despite this setback, Dominguez will hopefully get more appearances in strong tournaments. Viva Cuba!

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