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Capablanca Memorial (Elite) Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi6/10(+3 -1 =6)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez5.5/10(+1 -0 =9)[games]
Nigel Short5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev3/10(+0 -4 =6)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista3/10(+0 -4 =6)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2010)

The 45th Capablanca Memorial was 6-player double round robin held 10-20 June 2010 in Hotel Habana Riviera, Havana, Cuba. Rest day: June 15. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from the start. The Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk won the event for the 4th time with a score of 7/10.

Official site: ChessBase report: Chess-Results: TWIC:

01 02 03 04 05 06 1 Ivanchuk 2741 ** 1½ ½½ 1½ 1½ ½1 7 2 Nepomniachtchi 2695 0½ ** ½½ ½1 ½1 ½1 6 3 Dominguez 2713 ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½1 ½½ 5½ 4 Short 2685 0½ ½0 ½½ ** 1½ 11 5½ =5 Alekseev 2700 0½ ½0 ½0 0½ ** ½½ 3 =5 Bruzon 2668 ½0 ½0 ½½ 00 ½½ ** 3

Category: XVIII (2700). Chief arbiter: Serafin Chuit Perez

The Premier group was won by Yuniesky Quesada Perez with 6/9, and the Open tournament was won by Hector Delgado Ramos with 8/10.

Previous: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2009). Next: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2011)

Other websites: 1) Wikipedia article: Capablanca Memorial, 2), 3)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Short vs Ivanchuk 0-1432010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½782010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. I Nepomniachtchi vs E Alekseev  ½-½232010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Ivanchuk vs E Alekseev 1-0532010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E20 Nimzo-Indian
5. L Bruzon Batista vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½222010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A15 English
6. Short vs L Dominguez  ½-½252010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. E Alekseev vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½222010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C67 Ruy Lopez
8. I Nepomniachtchi vs Short  ½-½312010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C77 Ruy Lopez
9. L Dominguez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½402010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
10. Ivanchuk vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½342010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Short vs E Alekseev 1-0402010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E12 Queen's Indian
12. L Dominguez vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½432010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E60 King's Indian Defense
13. I Nepomniachtchi vs Ivanchuk 0-1542010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. E Alekseev vs L Dominguez  ½-½422010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
15. L Bruzon Batista vs Short 0-1492010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C12 French, McCutcheon
16. E Alekseev vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-1662010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A15 English
17. L Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez  ½-½142010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
18. Ivanchuk vs Short  ½-½272010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. E Alekseev vs Ivanchuk ½-½132010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
20. I Nepomniachtchi vs L Bruzon Batista 1-0402010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C67 Ruy Lopez
21. L Dominguez vs Short  ½-½272010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez ½-½332010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D80 Grunfeld
23. Short vs I Nepomniachtchi 0-1282010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B23 Sicilian, Closed
24. L Bruzon Batista vs E Alekseev  ½-½142010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E17 Queen's Indian
25. L Bruzon Batista vs Ivanchuk 0-1632010Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jun-18-10  waustad: I'm glad to see this. There have been years when the games weren't available for over a month after the tourney was over.
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  e4ia: I forgot to include in my post below, the Spanish to English Google translate of the Capa home page

Jun-18-10  malthrope: <virginmind: what took you so long, cg? short-nepomniachtchi should be fun today.>

<virginmind> - I had to remind them! ~lol~ chessforum

Even then it still took them 2 more days to get this Capa tourney link up and running... ;)

Good to see <e4ia> posting the good stuff (correct tourney links). :) Which can also be found in my <Current Chess Events> calendar published monthly in my Profile. Here's one more the official 'Capablanca Memorial' federation website:

Enjoy! :^)

- Mal

PS: Sometimes these links are a PITA to load... Usually, I just keep on hitting 'refresh' until the link(s) finally bite(s). ~lol~ ;)

Jun-18-10  percyblakeney: It has been amazingly hard for Dominguez to win games the last year and a half. After Corus 2009 he seems to have no less than 51 draws in 60 classical games, the only win this year coming against Tiviakov, and in non-classical he scored in all +0 -13 =13 in Amber plus Leon 2010.
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  PhilFeeley: Ivanchuk's game today has to be one of the most boring I've ever seen..
Jun-18-10  slomarko: spectacular toast by Nepo today
Jun-19-10  kingsindian2006: <percy> its amazing you know that much info about such an average
Jun-19-10  notyetagm: Ian Nepomniachtchi on fire!
Jun-19-10  notyetagm: Ian Nepomniachtchi is now +2, so does that mean he has has broken 2700? His current rating is 2695.

Jun-19-10  Little Chest Partner: <It has been amazingly hard for Dominguez to win games the last year and a half. After Corus 2009 he seems to have no less than 51 draws in 60 classical games, the only win this year coming against Tiviakov, and in non-classical he scored in all +0 -13 =13 in Amber plus Leon 2010.>

I read a recent interview from him, it was in the "Diario de León" (when he came to play the last tournament here), and he said that he was lacking confidence and, specially, funding to have a trainer.

He spoke about how he had been chosen "Best Cuban Sportman" 3 years in a row but still he couldn´t afford to travel with a trainer (unlike a lot of not-so-famous Cuban athletes); ´tho he was very proud of all his "Communists" friends who could analyze lines for him, he still felt that he lacks direct support from someone who acts as personal manager/trainer.

Which, aside from being an excuse, has a sad background.

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  e4ia: Chuky seems to be starting to light up Bruzon like a cheap cigar, at his black 22 anyway; maybe a tad ?

but I predict a draw that game.

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  moronovich: <e4ia> Like a havannese ? ...;)
Jun-19-10  notyetagm: Bruzon - Ivanchuk 0-1

All other games drawn in Round 9.

Jun-20-10  falso contacto: leinier needs to win some games. generally speaking as always. vamos leinier!
Jun-20-10  percyblakeney: In two of the three latest Capablanca Memorials Bruzon didn't turn up for the last round, maybe he will this time.
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  vonKrolock: Short vs Bruzon after 39...fxg6

click for larger view

Now 40.♖f3 was very strong _Stockfish - Maybe Nigel will still win with his own sequence ...

Jun-20-10  Kaspablanca: Bruzon is playing in the elite group because he is Cubanm he should be playing in the premier group.
Jun-22-10  JonathanJ: <notyetagm> you give that answer yourself, on the site you link to nepo is at 2706
Jun-24-10  siamesedream: Final report from chessvibes:

Jun-27-10  miguelito: un buen torneo , aunque el rating esta muy inflado . segun caissa schach chronik este torneo seria de 2544 , sigo creyendo en los " capas " de los 60 .
Jun-28-10  kramputz: Learn English <miguelito>

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Jun-28-10  kingfu: The French was one win, no draws. Interesting that the deciding game of the tournament was Ivanchuk winning on the black side of a Caro-Kann.

Where's Karpov?

Jul-13-10  Manuel G. Vergara: Its good Ivanchuk did'nt retire after all!
Jul-13-10  miguelito: capablanca in memoriam es en cuba y se habla español , si no te gusta no te metas aqui .
Jul-13-10  Jim Bartle: No veo ningún problema con escribir en español. Pero aquí se puede escribir en ambos idiomas, sin ofender a nadie.
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