HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 17 (acn) Cuban Leinier Domínguez could not convert in triumph the achieved advantage in the game and drew with Russian Peter Svidler in the Tbilisi Chess Grand Prix, in Georgia.
Leinier (2726 Elo points), with white pieces returned, used again the Spanish opening, in which he is an expert, and he managed to get some advantage but peace finally prevailed in 78 moves.
This was the second draw of the Caribbean, who owns one unit and now shares the seats 4th to 9th as member of a group escorting the three leaders .
According to the digital site of the organizers, these are the Russians Alexander Grischuk (2810) and Evgeny Tomashevsky (2716), and Dutch Anish Giri ( 2797), all with 1.5 points after they all drew on Monday.
Grischuk signed peace with his compatriot Dmitry Andreikin (2737) after 59 moves of a Queen’s Gambit, Tomashevsky did the same against Dmitry Jakovenko (2733) in 34 of a Slav defense and Giri drew with French Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (2775) in 41 of a Neo-Grunfeld defense.
In the other matches of the day, Azeri Teimour Radjabov (2731) also drew with the host Baduur Jobava (2696), while the only win of the day was achieved by Uzbek Rustam Kasimdzhanov (2705) over Azeri Shakriyar Mamedyarov (2759).
Along with Leinier, the group of those owning one point is also made up by Kas imzhanov, Mamedyarov, Andreikin, Jakovenko and Radjabov.
Vachier -Lagrave, Svidler and Jobava appear on bottom of the standings with 0.5 units each.
Today´s matches will be: Vachier -Lagrave vs. Leinier, Tomashevsky-Grischuk, Jobava-Jakovenko, Andreikin-Mamedyarov, Kasimzhanov-Giri and Svidler – Radjabov.