Havana, Cuba , Oct 1st.- Cuban Leinier Dominguez drew with Hao Wang during the eighth round of the Paris Chess Grand Prix.

Leinier (2757 Elo points), with black pieces, signed peace with Wang (2736) in 37 moves of an English opening.
This was the fourth historical result of this type between them, which left the Caribbean with four units with three remaining days.

One of the winners of this round was American Hikaru Nakamura (2772), who gave third loss to Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk (2731) and took over the top of the table with 5.5 units.

He was helped by Italian Fabiano Caruana (2779) who defeated the then leader Israeli Boris Gelfand (2764), according to the digital site of the tournament.

They both accumulate five points and share the places two and three, ahead of Frenchman Etienne Bacrot ( 2723), who beat Ukrainian Ruslan Ponomariov (2756) and owner of 4.5 units.

The other winner was Russian Alexander Grischuk (2785) by defeating Dutch Anish Giri (2737).

The longest match of the day consumed 96 moves of a Spanish opening and finished ina draw between Frenchman Laurent Fressinet (2708) and Russian Evgeny Tomashevsky (2703).

Standings after eight presentations: Nakamura (5.5 points), Caruana and Gelfand (5) Bacrot (4.5), Leinier, Tomashevsky and Grischuk (4), Fressinet, Ivanchuk, Hao and Ponomariov (3.5) and Giri (2).(acn)

 

 

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