Ivanchuk Wins Capablanca Memorial

Ivanchuk Wins Capablanca Memorial

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 21, 2010, 11:57 AM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

Vassily Ivanchuk has won the 45th Capablanca Memorial Tournament in Havana, Cuba, with an undefeated score of 7/10.

Ivanchuk led from the start following a first round win against Nigel Short (see previous report), and despite being pushed all the way by 19 year-old Russian Ian Nepomniatchi, he achieved a deserved tournament victory.

Neponmiatchi's spectacular 25...Nxg2 in round eight against Short deserves mention!

The final standings:

Ivanchuk, Vassily   UKR
2741 *   *   1 ½
½
½
1 ½
1 ½
½
1 7
Nepomniachtchi, Ian  RUS  2695 0 ½  *  *  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  1 ½  1 6
Dominguez Perez, Leinier  CUB  2713 ½  ½  ½  ½  *  *  ½  ½  ½  1 ½  ½   
Short, Nigel D  ENG  2685 0 ½  ½  0 ½  ½  *  *  1 ½  1 1  
Alekseev, Evgeny  RUS  2700 0 ½  ½  0 ½  0 0 ½  *  *  ½  ½  3
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro  CUB  2668 ½  0 ½  0 ½  ½  0 0 ½  ½  *  *  3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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