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Mayabeque, Cuba_ Mayabeque’s Grandmaster Leinier Domínguez divided the point on Monday in the first three rounds of the St. Louis Chess Tour, which is played in the rapid and blitz modalities. 

The Güines idol, eighth in the world fastest ranking with 2803 points, started by facing in the first round with black pieces to the Russian GM Ian Neponmniatchi, then rivaled with white against the Indian Viswanathan Anand and closed the first day with blacks before the veteran Kasparov, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.

The contest, played in nine rounds in the rapid mode, 25 minutes, will continue on Tuesday and the best player in Latin America, the Cuban Domínguez, will face the Vietnamese Le Quam Liem, the American Fabiano Caruana and the Russian Sergey Karjakin, in that order. With the Asian and the Russian he will lead the white pieces.

The rapid-match tournament concludes tomorrow with rounds seven, eight and nine, while the 18 planned in the modality of Blitz will be played between Thursday and Friday.

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