at the Dresden Olympiad, 2008
|Full name||Leinier Domínguez Pérez|
|Born|| September 23, 1983
|Peak rating||2768 (May 2014)|
|Peak ranking||No. 10 (May 2014)|
Leinier Domínguez Pérez (born September 23, 1983 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban chess Grandmaster.
He won the Cuban Chess Championship in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2012.
His best tournament result was Barcelona 2006, where he scored 8/9 and finished first, ahead of Vassily Ivanchuk, with a performance rating of 2932.
In 2008, he won the CPA chess tournament and the 43rd Capablanca in Memoriam tournament. In the same year he tied for first with Evgeny Alekseev (but lost to him in tie-break) at Biel (6.5/10), ahead of Magnus Carlsen.
On November 8, 2008 he won the World Blitz Championship 2008, held at Almaty in Kazakhstan, with 11.5 points out of 15, ahead of Vassily Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler, Alexander Grischuk and many other top grandmasters.