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Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2008
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The 43rd Capablanca Memorial was a 10-player single round robin held from 8-17 May 2008 in Hotel Neptuno-Tritón, Havana, Cuba. Games started at 3 pm. Rest day: May 11. Time controls: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to finish the game, having 30 seconds added per move from the start. Local hero Leinier Dominguez Perez won the event for the second time with 6/10. The winner of the European Championship (2008) Sergei Tiviakov played nine draws and swam in the Caribbean Sea. He also took pictures for ChessBase.

Age Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Dominguez 24 2695 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 6 2 Amonatov 30 2625 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 5˝ 3 Khenkin 40 2609 ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 5˝ 4 Hernandez 23 2568 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 0 1 5 5 Tiviakov 35 2635 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 4˝ 6 Wojtaszek 21 2625 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ + 4˝ 7 Nogueiras 48 2559 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 4 8 Quesada 23 2567 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 3˝ 9 Arencibia 40 2534 0 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 3˝ 10 Bruzon 26 2608 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ - 0 ˝ ˝ * 3

Category: XV (2604). Chief arbiter: Serafin Chuit Perez. Bruzon did not turn up for his last round game vs Wojtaszek (= 44 games).

The Open swiss tournament was won on tiebreak by IM Aryam Abreu Delgado ahead of Aramis Alvarez Pedraza, both with 7.5/10. Abreu took his final GM norm.

Sources

TWIC 706 (https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...)
TWIC 709 (https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...)
Chess-Results (https://chess-results.com/tnr13575....)
Szachowa Vistula 2008 (http://szachowavistula.pl/vistula/h...)
ChessBase 22 May 2008 (https://en.chessbase.com/post/domin...)
Zenon Franco Ocampos in ABC Color, 2 June 2008 (http://www.tabladeflandes.com/zenon...)
Ibrahím González Contreras in Mayaweb, 21 May 2008 (http://mayabeque.blogia.com/2008/05...)

Previous: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2007). Next: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2009)

Original collection: Game Collection: Capablanca Memorial (Elite) 2008 by User: Tabanus. Round dates are from Chess-Results.

Round 1 May 8
L Dominguez vs Wojtaszek, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Bruzon Batista vs Tiviakov, 2008
(E17) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Nogueiras vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2008
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

H H Hernandez vs Khenkin, 2008
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Y Quesada Perez vs F Amonatov, 2008
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 May 9
Arencibia Rodriguez vs Wojtaszek, 2008
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Khenkin vs Y Quesada Perez, 2008
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 73 moves, 1-0

F Amonatov vs Bruzon Batista, 2008
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs L Dominguez, 2008
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Nogueiras vs H H Hernandez, 2008
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 May 10
L Dominguez vs F Amonatov, 2008
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bruzon Batista vs Khenkin, 2008
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

H H Hernandez vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2008
(A48) King's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

Wojtaszek vs Tiviakov, 2008
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Y Quesada Perez vs J Nogueiras, 2008
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 May 12
Arencibia Rodriguez vs Tiviakov, 2008
(E17) Queen's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Nogueiras vs Bruzon Batista, 2008
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Khenkin vs L Dominguez, 2008
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

H H Hernandez vs Y Quesada Perez, 2008
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

F Amonatov vs Wojtaszek, 2008
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 May 13
L Dominguez vs J Nogueiras, 2008
(C10) French, 61 moves, 1-0

Tiviakov vs F Amonatov, 2008
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wojtaszek vs Khenkin, 2008
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bruzon Batista vs H H Hernandez, 2008
(E17) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Y Quesada Perez vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2008
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6 May 14
Khenkin vs Tiviakov, 2008
(E17) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

H H Hernandez vs L Dominguez, 2008
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Arencibia Rodriguez vs F Amonatov, 2008
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

J Nogueiras vs Wojtaszek, 2008
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Y Quesada Perez vs Bruzon Batista, 2008
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7 May 15
L Dominguez vs Y Quesada Perez, 2008
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Amonatov vs Khenkin, 2008
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs J Nogueiras, 2008
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wojtaszek vs H H Hernandez, 2008
(E17) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bruzon Batista vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2008
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 May 16
H H Hernandez vs Tiviakov, 2008
(E15) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Arencibia Rodriguez vs Khenkin, 2008
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

J Nogueiras vs F Amonatov, 2008
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez, 2008
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Y Quesada Perez vs Wojtaszek, 2008
(C42) Petrov Defense, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 May 17
L Dominguez vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2008
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 1-0

F Amonatov vs H H Hernandez, 2008
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Khenkin vs J Nogueiras, 2008
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 6 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tiviakov vs Y Quesada Perez, 2008
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

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