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Capablanca Memorial (Elite) Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Le Quang Liem6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
David Navara5/10(+2 -2 =6)[games]
Leinier Dominguez Perez4.5/10(+1 -2 =7)[games]
Lazaro Bruzon Batista2/10(+1 -7 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2011)

The 46th Capablanca Memorial was 6-player double round robin held 11-21 May 2011 in Hotel Habana Riviera, Havana, Cuba. Rest day: May 16. 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 on tiebreak ahead of Vietnamese Le Quang Liem, both with 6/10.

ChessBase report: Chess-Results: TWIC:

01 02 03 04 05 06 1 Ivanchuk 2776 ** 1 11 01 6 2 Le Quang Liem 2687 0 ** 1 1 11 6 3 Andreikin 2687 00 ** 1 11 5 4 Navara 2702 0 ** 0 11 5 5 Dominguez 2726 0 0 1 ** 4 6 Bruzon 2693 10 00 00 00 ** 2

Category: XIX (2712). Chief arbiter: Serafin Chuit Perez

The Premier group was won by Emilio Cordova on tiebreak ahead of Mark Bluvshtein, both with 6/9. The Open A swiss tournament was won by Carlos Antonio Hevia Alejano with 7.5/9.

Previous: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2010). Next: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2012)

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

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Dominguez vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½222011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A15 English
2. D Andreikin vs L Bruzon Batista 1-0482011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A14 English
3. Ivanchuk vs Navara  ½-½512011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C53 Giuoco Piano
4. Navara vs L Bruzon Batista 1-0332011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Ivanchuk vs L Dominguez ½-½262011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Le Quang Liem vs D Andreikin  ½-½442011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. L Bruzon Batista vs Le Quang Liem 0-1552011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
8. D Andreikin vs Ivanchuk 0-1322011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B10 Caro-Kann
9. L Dominguez vs Navara  ½-½402011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A20 English
10. L Dominguez vs D Andreikin 0-1342011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B41 Sicilian, Kan
11. Ivanchuk vs L Bruzon Batista 0-1992011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C45 Scotch Game
12. Navara vs Le Quang Liem ½-½642011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. Le Quang Liem vs Ivanchuk ½-½352011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
14. D Andreikin vs Navara  ½-½242011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A28 English
15. L Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez  ½-½172011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C42 Petrov Defense
16. L Bruzon Batista vs D Andreikin 0-1392011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B42 Sicilian, Kan
17. Navara vs Ivanchuk  ½-½472011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C42 Petrov Defense
18. Le Quang Liem vs L Dominguez 1-0452011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. D Andreikin vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½392011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A07 King's Indian Attack
20. L Dominguez vs Ivanchuk  ½-½392011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)B41 Sicilian, Kan
21. L Bruzon Batista vs Navara 0-1822011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)C77 Ruy Lopez
22. Le Quang Liem vs L Bruzon Batista  1-0472011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Ivanchuk vs D Andreikin 1-0462011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A56 Benoni Defense
24. Navara vs L Dominguez  0-1492011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)E77 King's Indian
25. Le Quang Liem vs Navara 1-0682011Capablanca Memorial (Elite)A15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-15-11  shivasuri4: Ivanchuk is the favourite here,but not by much,I guess.I hope Ivanchuk and Le Quang Liem share first.
May-15-11  APatzer: why no kibitzing here ... ?
May-15-11  shivasuri4: APatzer,that's because this tournament is poorly scheduled.The Candidates matches are going on now and people are naturally more interested in that.
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  moronovich: <>

On playchess they say 0-1,but the final position is not resignable IMO (though with Ivanchuk you never know ;).So...

May-16-11  zoren: i have no idea how ivanchuk is lost there, that is ridiculous since he was pressing the entire game and was in no danger to lose
May-17-11  beenthere240: This tournament would benefit from Sofia rules.
May-17-11  falso contacto: no news in Spanish about strange result.
just Cuban papers saying he won. no forfeit it seems.
May-17-11  parmetd: the rumor is Ivanchuk lost on time.
May-18-11  Lorenzon: andreikin is my favorite player today!
his skills at bullet and blitz chess are amazing.
nice to see he's getting good results at classical time controls as well.
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  tpstar: The tournament standings are off due to two duplicate games. I submitted correction slips for both.
May-19-11  shivasuri4: Rather annoyingly,Ivanchuk is going through one of his less impressive spells this tournament. Navara,Liem and Andreiken are joint leaders after 7 rounds with 4.5 points each.Ivanchuk is fourth with 3.5 points.
May-20-11  lazyknight: A Cuban fan posted in chessbomb confirmed that Le, Ivanchuck and Dominguez won their games in round 8. This means Le takes sole lead with 5.5 points. Ivanchuk, Navara and Andreikin is a point behind. Dominguez 3.5 and Bruzon 1.5

Go Le, you can do it!

May-21-11  patternmaster: Meantime we have one more 2700+ guy according to It's 20 years old Le Quang Liem from Vietnam. Moreover, if he holds today against Ivanchuk he will win his first super tournamnet in Havana!
May-21-11  Caissanist: According to the Radio Havana website, Le and Ivanchuk won their round 9 games to remain in sole possession of first and second with 6.5 and 5.5 points respectively. Ivanchuk has white against Le in the last round, it should be interesting. Bruzon, who lost to Ivanchuk in round 9, remains at 1.5; he has lost more than 30 rating points in the tournament.
May-21-11  Billy Vaughan: Chucky did it! Congrats to him and to Le Quang Liem for co-winning with 6.5/10 :)
May-22-11  shivasuri4: May-15-11 <shivasuri4: Ivanchuk is the favourite here,but not by much,I guess.I hope Ivanchuk and Le Quang Liem share first.> Yay,I got my wish fulfilled.
May-22-11  licuan: Ivanchuk IS FIRST through tie breaks ~ viva chucky!
May-22-11  licuan: <shivasuri4: Rather annoyingly,Ivanchuk is going through one of his less impressive spells this tournament. Navara,Liem and Andreiken are joint leaders after 7 rounds with 4.5 points each.Ivanchuk is fourth with 3.5 points.>

Chucky proved you wrong .... chucky! chucky! chucky!

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May-22-11  bronkenstein: <amadeus:;

hahaha go chucky!

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  wordfunph: yodaman Chucky, congrats!

May-23-11  APatzer: End stage losses for Navara, quite painful.
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  Penguincw: < Ivanchuk and Le Quang Liem tied for 1st with 6.5/10. >

But who really won on tiebreaks, if there were any?

May-25-11  bronkenstein: <But who really won on tiebreaks, if there were any?>

Chucky won on much better S-B (BTW winning in a must-win situation against Liem in the key game of the very last round ).

May-27-11  Firststep2: Hi guys, I found a site with all of Capablanca Elite games, on visor and to download (use the "Descargar PGN/PDF" button at the bottom of the article).
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