St. Louis based grandmaster wins over $37k in chess tournament


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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis based Grandmaster Leinier Dominguez won the $37,500 first prize in the 2021 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX.

The Cuban native beat Levon Aronian in the final round, finishing the tournament with six points total. Dominguez was satisfied with his performance.

“From the start of the tournament I was trying to take it one game at a time,” said local Grandmaster, Leinier Dominguez in his interview with commentator Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. “It’s been awhile since I’ve won a tournament this strong, and I’m pleased that it happened here in Saint Louis of all places. To have won a tournament with such a strong field to play against feels really great.”

Here are the final results of the tournament:

PlaceNameTotal PointsTotal Prize Winnings
1Leinier Dominguez6$37,500
T2Wesley So 5.5$20,000
T2Maxime Vachier-Lagrave5.5$20,000
T2Sam Shankland5.5$20,000
5Garry Kasparov5$12,500
6Fabiano Caruana4.5$10,000
7Levon Aronian4$7,500
8Shakhriyar Mamedyarov3.5$7,500
9Hikaru Nakamura3.0$7,500
10Peter Svidler2.5$7,500

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