Leinier Dominguez is a Cuban American chess Grandmaster. He is a 5 time Cuban Chess Champion (2002, 2003, 2006, 2012, 2016) who completed his transfer to the United States Chess Federation in 2018, and is currently the 4 highest rated American player in the world. Dominguez won the 2008 World Blitz Championship, and won the 2013 FIDE Grand Prix. In 2019, he earned second place in the U.S. Chess Championship and was co-winner of the Netanya Masters in Israel.