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42nd Capablanca Memorial Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Vugar Gashimov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Yuniesky Quesada Perez4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Walter Arencibia Rodriguez4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Peter Heine Nielsen4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Jesus Nogueiras3.5/9(+0 -2 =7)[games]
Kamil Miton3.5/8(+1 -2 =5)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista3/8(+0 -2 =6)[games]
Neuris Delgado Ramirez2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Vassily Ivanchuk won his 3rd Capablanca memorial championship title in a row by finishing with 7˝/9 points. The event took place from the 18th until the 28th of May at Havana.

Previous: Capablanca Memorial (2006)

Website: Wikipedia article: Capablanca Memorial

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Nogueiras vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½14200742nd Capablanca MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
2. L Bruzon Batista vs V Gashimov  ½-½26200742nd Capablanca MemorialD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. P H Nielsen vs Ivanchuk 0-131200742nd Capablanca MemorialE10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs K Miton  ½-½80200742nd Capablanca MemorialC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. N Delgado Ramirez vs L Dominguez  ½-½45200742nd Capablanca MemorialB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs N Delgado Ramirez 1-024200742nd Capablanca MemorialB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. Y Quesada Perez vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½10200742nd Capablanca MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
8. K Miton vs V Gashimov  ½-½17200742nd Capablanca MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
9. L Dominguez vs P H Nielsen 1-040200742nd Capablanca MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras 1-029200742nd Capablanca MemorialA13 English
11. V Gashimov vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½52200742nd Capablanca MemorialB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. L Bruzon Batista vs Ivanchuk 0-137200742nd Capablanca MemorialB30 Sicilian
13. J Nogueiras vs L Dominguez  ½-½23200742nd Capablanca MemorialD85 Grunfeld
14. P H Nielsen vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 1-033200742nd Capablanca MemorialA25 English
15. N Delgado Ramirez vs K Miton  ½-½42200742nd Capablanca MemorialB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. K Miton vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½53200742nd Capablanca MemorialE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Ivanchuk vs V Gashimov ½-½16200742nd Capablanca MemorialE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista ½-½10200742nd Capablanca MemorialC67 Ruy Lopez
19. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Nogueiras  ½-½10200742nd Capablanca MemorialD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. N Delgado Ramirez vs P H Nielsen  ½-½13200742nd Capablanca MemorialB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
21. V Gashimov vs L Dominguez  ½-½30200742nd Capablanca MemorialB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. P H Nielsen vs K Miton  ½-½35200742nd Capablanca MemorialA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. Y Quesada Perez vs Ivanchuk ½-½21200742nd Capablanca MemorialC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. J Nogueiras vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½13200742nd Capablanca MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
25. L Bruzon Batista vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 0-139200742nd Capablanca MemorialD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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May-26-07  BIDMONFA: 42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Round 7, leader Vassily Ivanchuk 5'5 points

http://www.bidmonfa.com/informacio_...
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May-26-07  savagerules: What a weak tournament to honor Capablanca, they should call it the Ricky Ricardo Memorial Tournament instead.
May-26-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  technical draw: "You have some splaining to do Lucy, uh, savagerules"...
May-26-07  IMDONE4: Ivanchuk's competition in this tournament wasn't weak; Most players were rated in the mid to high 2600s. Anyways, congrats Ivanchuk on winning the tourney.
May-26-07  Caissanist: I believe that the tournament still has two rounds to go.
May-26-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  ganso: Looks like Dominguez and Ivanchuk played a 15 move draw in round 6 or so. Dominguez earlier played an even shorter draw with Bruzon. No comprendo, given Dominguez's mediocre results in tournament. I guess he's given up and is happy with a +1 (but he shouldn't be!).
May-26-07  Dr.Lecter: <keypusher> OMG! You're driving me crazy. OK. Let me clarify. I think Anand is a real good player and has a chance in winning any tourney, just as much as Topa or Vlad. BUT, I think he might be becoming too old to participate in big tournaments in 2-3 years. Ivanchuk, an exception, because he seems to have nervous problems or something, and maybe, just maybe, can't concentrate as much as other players. Possible explanation: Age.

Hope I was clear this time around

May-27-07  BIDMONFA: 42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Round 8, champion Vassily Ivanchuk 6'5 points

http://www.bidmonfa.com/informacio_...
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May-27-07  percyblakeney: After Ivanchuk's win in round 8 he has won the tournament with one round to go and will at the moment gain around a dozen points.
May-27-07  Mameluk: Ivanchuk gains some points from here, bundesliga and russian liga. What can be his next rating? My experienced guess is around 2755, which may not be enough for top 5 but pretty close to No. 2.
May-27-07  Wolfgang01: What's more interesting to me: Why does Vassily Ivanchuk not play with the candidates tournament? There are at last two to four players obviously with a lower rating than his. Vassily will also have his reasons.
May-28-07  Karpova: <Wolfgang01>
Yes, he has a reason - he did not qualify. Here's an article about the qualification process: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...

<If you are Vassily Ivanchuk, then you probably bitterly regret not being rated one point higher on either the July 2004 or January 2005 rating lists, because that would have been enough to move you ahead of Bacrot on the “reserve” rating list. Instead, you had to finish in the top ten at Khanty-Mansyisk (not counting Shirov or Bacrot). Since you were knocked out early, your best bet at this point is probably for either Kasimjanov, Leko, Adams, Polgar, Shirov, or Bacrot to go on paternity/maternity leave and withdraw from the matches, in which case you would take their place based on your rating (as long as Kasparov and Kramnik do both decline to play).>

May-28-07  khan2003: the selection for the candidates tournament is not perfect at all. For example, Radjabov, Mamedyarov and Ivanchuk are much stronger than the majority of "candidates"...
May-28-07  khan2003: as far as the Capablanca memorial participants is concerned - Vugar Gashimov might actually challenge Ivanchuk had he be more aggressive in the number of his games here. V.Gashimov is pretty strong GM, a bit unstable sometimes, but far more talented than Miton, Dominguez or Bruzon.
May-29-07  BIDMONFA: 42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Champion - VASSILY IVANCHUK
Sub-Champion - LEINIER DOMINGUEZ

http://www.bidmonfa.com/informacio_...
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May-29-07  percyblakeney: Another win for Ivanchuk in the last round, and he ended up with +6 -0 =3, winning with a two point margin.
May-29-07  percyblakeney: Together with points gained in other competitions Ivanchuk should reach his highest rating ever on the next FIDE list.
May-29-07  anandrulez: Whats the expected rating friends ? brilliant vassilya is playin well - he is one of my favourite players too .
May-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: How many rounds are there!?
May-29-07  Karpova: <Knight13: How many rounds are there!?>

Nine rounds, of course. Pretty easy to find out.

Ivanchuk won with 7.5/9

May-29-07  marca: According to Fide's calculator, Ivanchuk should gain 14.7 pts from the Capablanca (Rc:2604, W-7.5, N-9, Ro-2729, K - 10) , 8.7 pts from the Russian liga (Rc:2681, W-6, N-9, Ro-2729, K - 10), and 8.6 pts from the Bundesliga (Rc:2626, W-3.5, N-4, Ro-2741, K - 10).
May-29-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: <Karpova> Thanks.

Congratulations IVANCHUK! YEAH!

May-30-07  malthrope: Congrats Chuky! Gosh you played some mean games of chess in Havana! :-) Thanks also to <marca> & <percyblakeney> for the rating updates and adjustments... His new rating looks to be 2761 (his previous published best was 2752 in the FIDE July '05 published list). ;-) - Mal
May-30-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Knight13: Okay cool Ivanchuk's gonna be back up to 2750.
Sep-19-08  Xeroxx: Ivanchuk won.
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