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🏆 Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2005) Chess Event Description
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 ... [more]

Player: Vassily Ivanchuk

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Dominguez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½452005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B32 Sicilian
2. Ivanchuk vs Jobava 1-0252005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. N Delgado Ramirez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½292005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C07 French, Tarrasch
4. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras 1-0582005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Ivanchuk 0-1402005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Ivanchuk vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½442005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D53 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez 1-0872005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C24 Bishop's Opening
8. Jobava vs Ivanchuk 0-1302005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E12 Queen's Indian
9. Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez 1-0722005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B58 Sicilian
10. J Nogueiras vs Ivanchuk  ½-½202005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Ivanchuk vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 1-0252005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. L Bruzon Batista vs Ivanchuk ½-½512005Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A48 King's Indian
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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,

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[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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