From our Bureau of Great Orwellian Moments in Socialist Journalism with some assistance from our Bureau of Successful Cubans Who Cease to Exist in their Native Land
He was born in Cuba, but chose to leave the hellhole and dares to criticize its dictatorship. Now this grandmaster plays for the U.S.A.
So, as usual, Castro, Inc.’s Ministry of Truth refuses to let the Cuban people know about his great accomplishments, including the most recent –making it to the quarterfinals of the World Chess Cup — all of which are astounding enough to elicit comparisons between him and Cuba’s only World Master in chess, the legendary José Raúl Capablanca.
O, the many wonders of Latrine American totalitarian socialism. If it could, Castro, Inc. would gladly sabotage Leinier Domínguez’s chess games at the Baku tournament.
Loosely translated from Marti Noticias
Grandmaster Leinier Domínguez is already in the quarterfinals of the World Chess Cup, which is being played in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, from July 29 to August 22.
Domínguez, the best Cuban chess player of all time after José Raúl Capablanca, is already among the top eight players on the planet.
With an ELO of 2739, the Cuban will face the United States champion, Fabiano Caruana, fourth in the FIDE world ranking in the next phase.
But since Leinier Domínguez competes under the United States flag, his great accomplishments are completely ignored by the official press in his country of origin.
Neither the newspapers Granma, Juventud Rebelde and Trabajadores, nor JIT, the official publication of INDER, make the slightest mention of the outstanding player of the trebejista, with an ELO of 2739 points.
Neither was Cubadebate, the digital portal par excellence of the regime, which until 2018, when Domínguez decided to emigrate and compete under the United States Chess Federation, followed how many chips the Grandmaster moved in any tournament he participated in.
For the Cuban authorities, Domínguez ceased to exist, especially after his criticism of the repression unleashed by the regime after the massive protests of July 11, 2021.
Both Domínguez and Lázaro Bruzón, another Grand Master who immigrated to the United States and has been very vocal against the Castro-Díaz Canel government, were erased from the island’s sporting memory.