The game started as Ruy Lopez and white chose the quiet but popular 6.d3. Later on, both went for an attack on opposing flanks. Dominguez managed to “trick” his opponent into giving up the a-file. Dominguez said that 23…d5 was a mistake, he expected 23…Rxc2. After this the black position was already difficult. Dominguez said in the press conference that he made a good opening choice, because he managed to create some pressure thanks to the pawn structure. You can read a report on the complete round at Chess Blog.


Dominguez Perez, Leinier (2723) – Svidler, Peter (2769)

Result: 1-0
Site: Thessaloniki
Date: 2013.05.25
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