2012 Capablanca Memorial
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The 47th edition of the Capablanca Memorial tournament will take place between 4-14 May in Havana, Cuba.
There will be an Elite 6-player double round-robin headed by last year's winner Vassily Ivanchuk, a 10-player single round-robin Premier, and two 10-round Swiss events.
The Elite games start at 15:00 local time (19:00 UTC) and 9 May is the only rest day. Cuba will be represented by Leinier Dominguez and Yuniesky Quesada.
The official site with coverage is here.
The full Elite line-up:
|Dominguez Perez, Leinier||CUB||2725|
|Quesada Perez, Yuniesky||CUB||2625|
The first Capablanca Memorial tournament was held in 1962 on the initiative of Che Guevara who funded the event, which was won by Miguel Najdorf. In the 1965 event, Bobby Fischer famously played his moves by telex from the Marshall Chess Club in New York after he was refused a visa by the US government.
Fischer finished second in the tournament behind the former world champion Vassily Smyslov, despite winning their individual encounter.