Cuban Grand Master Leinier Dominguez appears ranked 25 in the FIDE top 100 players list for July 2008, with 2,708 ELO points, the first Cuban player to exceed 2,700.
Dominguez is among the 29 players worldwide who possess ELO ratings above 2,700. The Cuban GM is also the highest ranked Latin American chess player, and placed second in the American Continent, only behind US nationalized Gata Kamsky, 17th with 2,723 ELO points.
Dominguez moved up one step (in April he was in 26th place with 2,695), with excellent performances in recent tournaments in Havana and Sarajevo.
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