Dominguez Leads Dortmund After 4 Rounds
Leinier Dominguez Perez. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis/Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

Dominguez Leads Dortmund After 4 Rounds

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The current U.S. number-three, Leinier Dominguez Perez, has a narrow lead with a 3/4 score after four rounds in the 47th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting. He is closely followed by three players with 2.5/4: Teimour RadjabovRadoslaw Wojtaszek and Richard Rapport.

The Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting is a traditional super-tournament held annually in Dortmund, Germany. This year it is an eight-player round robin, filled with an interesting mix of some of the world's top grandmasters.

Teimour Radjabov vs. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis/Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

Dominguez seized the lead in round three when he defeated the previous year's champion, Ian Nepomniachtchi, in an exceptionally played Caro-Kann, annotated here by GM Dejan Bojkov:

Nepomniachtchi vs. Dominguez, round three.| Photo: Georgios Souleidis/Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

Combined with a first-round win over Nisipeanu and two draws against Rapport and Radjabov, the win puts Dominguez on plus-two with three rounds to go.

Dominguez vs. Rapport. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis/Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

Other highlights include Wojtaszek's convincing victory over GM Daniel Fridman: 


Fridman's win over GM Kaido Kulaots in round one is worth a look:

And finally, check out Rapport's elegant technical win over Nepomniachtchi:

Rapport vs. Radjabov. | Photo: Georgios Souleidis/Sparkassen Chess Meeting.

47th Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting | Round 4 Standings

# Fed Name Rtg Perf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts SB
1 Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2760 2928 ½ ½ 1 1 3.0
2 Radjabov, Teimour 2759 2821 ½ ½ ½ 1 2.5 5.5
3 Rapport, Richard 2735 2828 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2.5 5
4 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2737 2778 ½ ½ 1 ½ 2.5 4
5 Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2775 2611 0 0 ½ 1 1.5 2.25
6 Fridman, Daniel 2638 2589 ½ 0 0 1 1.5 2.25
7 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2672 2592 0 0 1 ½ 1.5 2
8 Kulaots, Kaido 2560 2512 ½ 0 0 ½ 1.0

With three rounds to play, everything is still up for grabs in the coming days.

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