Kasparov came close to victory

Leinier Dominguez won the $37,500 first price at the 9LX Champions Showdown, a Fischer Random tournament at the Saint Louis Chess Club. Former world champion Garry Kasparov, who performed terrible at blitz in Zagreb two months ago, was temporarily in the lead and a contender for first place until a final loss against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave.