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Capablanca Memorial (Elite) Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Vugar Gashimov5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Yuniesky Quesada Perez4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Kamil Miton4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[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]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista3/8(+0 -2 =6)[games]
Neuris Delgado Ramirez2.5/9(+0 -4 =5)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2007)

The 42nd Capablanca Memorial was a 10-player round robin held from 18-28 May 2007 in Hotel Neptuno-Tritón, Havana, Cuba. Rest days: May 23 and 27. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from the start. Vassily Ivanchuk won his 3rd title in a row by finishing with 7.5/9.

ABC Color report: Chess-Results: TWIC:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Ivanchuk 2729 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 7˝ 2 Dominguez 2678 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 5˝ 3 Gashimov 2644 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 5˝ 4 Quesada 2541 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 4˝ 5 Miton 2653 0 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 + ˝ 4˝ 6 Arencibia 2555 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ * 0 ˝ 1 1 4˝ 7 Nielsen 2649 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ 4 8 Nogueiras 2552 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 3˝ 9 Bruzon 2620 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ - 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 3 10 Delgado 2547 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 2˝

Category: XV (2617). Chief arbiter: Serafin Chuit Perez. Bruzon vs Miton (Round 10) was apparently not played.

The Open tournament was won by Csaba Horvath ahead of Diasmany Otero Acosta, both with 7.5/9.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Nogueiras vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½142007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E17 Queen's Indian
2. L Bruzon Batista vs V Gashimov  ½-½262007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
3. P H Nielsen vs Ivanchuk 0-1312007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
4. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs K Miton  ½-½802007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. N Delgado Ramirez vs L Dominguez  ½-½452007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs N Delgado Ramirez 1-0242007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
7. Y Quesada Perez vs L Bruzon Batista  ½-½102007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C42 Petrov Defense
8. K Miton vs V Gashimov  ½-½172007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C42 Petrov Defense
9. L Dominguez vs P H Nielsen 1-0402007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Ivanchuk vs J Nogueiras 1-0292007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A13 English
11. V Gashimov vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½522007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. L Bruzon Batista vs Ivanchuk 0-1372007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B30 Sicilian
13. J Nogueiras vs L Dominguez  ½-½232007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D85 Grunfeld
14. P H Nielsen vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 1-0332007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A25 English
15. N Delgado Ramirez vs K Miton  ½-½422007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. K Miton vs Y Quesada Perez  ½-½532007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Ivanchuk vs V Gashimov ½-½162007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. L Dominguez vs L Bruzon Batista ½-½102007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C67 Ruy Lopez
19. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs J Nogueiras  ½-½102007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. N Delgado Ramirez vs P H Nielsen  ½-½132007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
21. V Gashimov vs L Dominguez  ½-½302007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. P H Nielsen vs K Miton  ½-½352007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
23. Y Quesada Perez vs Ivanchuk ½-½212007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. J Nogueiras vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½132007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E16 Queen's Indian
25. L Bruzon Batista vs W Arencibia Rodriguez 0-1392007Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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May-24-07  chessmoron: Vassily Ivanchuk really need this and hopefully he gained a bit of points here. My God, he is dropping points crazy.
May-24-07  chessmoron: 72% Drawfest.
May-24-07  Knight13: Cool nice to see my favorite player FINALLY winning a freakin' tournament!
May-24-07  Dr.Lecter: <chessmoron> But Ivanchuk is getting a bit old, like Short is, to be playing with the real top guys, like Kramnik, Topalov, or Anand. I'm pretty sure he can win a bit weaker tourneys easily, though. I'd like to see Ivanchuk winning more super-tournaments, cause I'm fond of him, too.
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  keypusher: <Dr.Lecter: <chessmoron> But Ivanchuk is getting a bit old, like Short is, to be playing with the real top guys, like Kramnik, Topalov, or Anand.> Ivanchuk is about six months older than Anand.
May-24-07  Dr.Lecter: Oh, really? I thought he was way older than that. Never mind, than. Take out Anand from my list.
May-25-07  Chess Classics: Jeez, no wonder Ivanchuk is winning this tournament. I mean, look at the competition. I haven't even heard of any of the others except for Kamil Miton.


May-25-07  BIDMONFA: 42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Round 6, leader Vassily Ivanchuk 5 points

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  JointheArmy: <chessmoron> How many points is Ivanchuk going to lose next list? Also Bruzon needs this not Ivanchuk, he's down to 2620 already.
May-25-07  Knight13: I don't thinK Ivanchuk's gonna lose ANY points in this tournament unless he gets blown off by a 2500 or something.
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  keypusher: <Dr. Lecter> <Oh, really? I thought he was way older than that. Never mind, than. Take out Anand from my list.>

Does this mean Anand will be too old to play against Kramnik and Topalov starting six months from now?

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  ganso: It's surprising that Bruzon is at the bottom. He and Dominguez are strong, about 2660, tops among the Cuban players.
May-25-07  Mameluk: Dominguez is much better last year or two.
May-25-07  percyblakeney: Bruzon has a bad sequence in the Capablanca Memorial after +0 -2 =8 last year and +0 -2 =4 at the moment in this edition.
May-26-07  BIDMONFA: 42nd Capablanca Memorial (2007)

Round 7, leader Vassily Ivanchuk 5'5 points

May-26-07  savagerules: What a weak tournament to honor Capablanca, they should call it the Ricky Ricardo Memorial Tournament instead.
May-26-07  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.
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  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

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.
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