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Capablanca Memorial (Elite) Tournament

Vasyl Ivanchuk9.5/12(+7 -0 =5)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista7/12(+3 -1 =8)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez6/12(+3 -3 =6)[games]
Neuris Delgado Ramirez6/12(+3 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur Jobava5.5/12(+4 -5 =3)[games]
Jesus Nogueiras5/12(+1 -3 =8)[games]
Walter Arencibia Rodriguez3/12(+1 -7 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2005)

The 40th Capablanca Memorial was a 7-player double round robin held from 6-19 May 2005 in Hotel Neptuno-Tritón, Havana, Cuba. There were no rest days, but one player had a bye each round. The Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk won with 9.5/12.


01 02 03 04 05 06 07 1 Ivanchuk 2739 ** ½½ ½1 ½1 11 1½ 11 9½ 2 Bruzon 2669 ½½ ** ½0 ½½ ½1 ½½ 11 7 3 Dominguez 2658 ½0 ½1 ** 1½ 00 ½½ ½1 6 4 Delgado 2567 ½0 ½½ 0½ ** 1½ 10 ½1 6 5 Jobava 2637 00 ½0 11 0½ ** ½1 10 5½ 6 Nogueiras 2533 0½ ½½ ½½ 01 ½0 ** ½½ 5 7 Arencibia 2530 00 00 ½0 ½0 01 ½½ ** 3

Category: XV (2619).

The Premier 1 and Premier 2 single round robins were won by Diego Flores and Yuniesky Quesada Perez, respectively, both with 9.5/13. The Mixto round robin was won by 16-year-old Manuel Leon Hoyos with 9.5/11.

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Other websites: 1) Wikipedia article: Capablanca Memorial, 2), 3), 4) 5)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Jobava vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0352005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
2. Dominguez Perez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½452005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B32 Sicilian
3. N Delgado Ramirez vs J Nogueiras  1-0432005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C00 French Defense
4. L Bruzon Batista vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½472005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C24 Bishop's Opening
5. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½412005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E12 Queen's Indian
6. Ivanchuk vs Jobava 1-0252005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Jobava vs L Bruzon Batista ½-½792005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
8. N Delgado Ramirez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½292005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C07 French, Tarrasch
9. J Nogueiras vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½142005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras 1-0582005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. L Bruzon Batista vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½392005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. Dominguez Perez vs Jobava  0-1532005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
13. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Ivanchuk 0-1402005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. N Delgado Ramirez vs Dominguez Perez 0-1392005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. J Nogueiras vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½492005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
16. L Bruzon Batista vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0642005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B07 Pirc
17. Dominguez Perez vs J Nogueiras  ½-½262005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C11 French
18. Jobava vs N Delgado Ramirez  0-1562005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E12 Queen's Indian
19. Ivanchuk vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½442005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D53 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Dominguez Perez  ½-½472005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. J Nogueiras vs Jobava ½-½132005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Jobava 1-0502005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
23. J Nogueiras vs N Delgado Ramirez 1-0602005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
24. Ivanchuk vs Dominguez Perez 1-0872005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C24 Bishop's Opening
25. N Delgado Ramirez vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 1-0362005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B08 Pirc, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-21-05  mynameisrandy: Wow. How many points did Chucky gain here?
May-21-05  Kangaroo: Sad that Ivanchuk and Ponomariov were not admitted to the FIDE championship that Kramnik and Kasparov ignored.

In my view, either of them looked much stronger than several replacements.

The ELO coefficient is just one out of many rapidly chaging indicators.

Assuming the current ELO as the only reason for decision making is quite a weird tool. We shall have afterwards a champion that will not be as bright as his predecessors.

May-21-05  Kangaroo: Ivanchuk gained 9 out of 11, the next was Bruzon with 6 1/2 ... .
May-21-05  csmath: 9.5 out of 12. He drew the last game with Bruzon and got 9.5.
May-21-05  nikolaas: I guess <Mynameisrandy> meant Elo points and in that case he won 12.2.
Bruzon: +0.4
Delgado: +9.6
Nogueiras: +11.8
Jobava: -12.6
Arencibia: -13.2
Of Course assuming I didn't miscalculate.
May-21-05  cade: Wow Chucky won every game in which he had white except against Bruzon.
May-22-05  suenteus po 147: Speaking of Bruzon, he not only managed to score second in the tournament below Ivanchuk, but he also was able to draw both of his games against Chucky. He will definitely be a player to watch in the coming years if these results are indicative of anything.
May-22-05  refutor: good for ivanchuk...since the level of the opponents was lower than what he's used to playing, he tried some things he would never use against the "linares" crowd...bishop's opening, accelerated dragon, trompowsky, the french...good for him
May-26-05  Knight13: Ivanchuk lost 3 rating points. Walter Arencibia gained 3 points. How's that sound?
May-26-05  nikolaas: <Knight13> Are you sure about that? Sounds strange to me. What's the source?
May-27-05  delterp: I don't know very much about this player, Jesus Nogueiras, but of his 12 games in this tournament, four were draws in under 15 moves. That is simply disgraceful. I understand if your last game went long or you aren't feeling well, but play to win or get out of the tournament.
May-27-05  WMD: Blessed be the peacemakers...
Jun-08-05  coolchess: i think its not to celebrate Ivanchuk victorie, these players here have not played in Linares and some big tournaments like Ivanchuk had, so it was obvioud he was going to win easy.

I thought the was going to had a better advantage, an experienced GM winning some future promises,

Jun-06-15  Chessdreamer: missing (as of today)...

[Event "Capablanca Memorial: Elite"]
[Site "Havana CUB"]
[Date "2005.05.19"]
[Round "14"]
[White "Jobava, Baadur"]
[Black "Nogueiras, Jesus"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2637"]
[BlackElo "2533"]
[ECO "D17"]
[PlyCount "57"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.Ne5 Nbd7 7.Nxc4 Nb6 8.Ne5 a5 9.e3 g6 10.Bd3 Bxd3 11.Nxd3 Bg7 12.Qb3 O-O 13.O-O Nfd7 14.Ne2 e5 15.dxe5 Nxe5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.e4 Qc7 18.Be3 Nd7 19.f4 Bg7 20.e5 Kh8 21.Nc3 g5 22.g3 gxf4 23.gxf4 Rae8 24.Rae1 Rg8 25.Kh1 Nf8 26.Ne4 Ng6 27.Nd6 Re7 28.Bb6 Qd7 29.Nxf7+ 1-0

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