2012 Capablanca Memorial Update

2012 Capablanca Memorial Update

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After four rounds of the 47th Capablanca Memorial in Havana, Vassily Ivanchuk, Leinier Dominguez and Viktor Laznicka are locked together on 2½/4 in the "Elite" group.

The Elite contest is 6-player double round-robin headed by last year's winner Vassily Ivanchuk.  The Elite games start at 15:00 local time in Cuba (19:00 UTC).  Today (9 May) is the only rest day, and the last day is on 14 May.

All the decisive games so far are below.

The official site is here, and there are daily reports in Spanish at


Name Nat Elo Pts
Ivanchuk, Vassily  UKR 2764
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB 2725
Laznicka, Viktor  CZE 2693
Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS 2716 2
Quesada Perez, Yuniesky  CUB 2625
Potkin, Vladimir  RUS 2642 1







UPDATE: Vassily Ivanchuk leads on 3½/5 by beating Viktor Laznivka with black in round five.

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