Ivanchuk Takes Leadership In Capablanca Memorial

Sunday, 12.06.2016 00:12

The first decisive game in the Capablanca Memorial in Cuba occurred after an ending in the second round: Vassily Ivanchuk won without much difficulty against Zoltan Almasi.

IVANCHUK - ALMASI

27.Rxg7+ Kh8 (he cannot avoid his fate with 27...Kxg7 28.Qc7+) 28.Rxg4 hxg4 29.Qe5+ Kg8 30.Qxe6+ Kh8 31.Qe5+ Kg8 32.Qxd5+, after which the Hungarian GM resigned. 1-0

The other games so far were all drawn.

The festival in memory of the third world champion is being held for the 51st time. Six players are competing in a double all-play-all in the main tournament. The third round begins at 22.00 Moscow time on Saturday night, so nobody in Russia will be following it (as Russia kick off versus England at the same time).

Translated by Ilan Rubin

 [Event "51st Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Varadero CUB"] [Date "2016.06.10"] [Round "2.2"] [White "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Black "Almasi, Zoltan"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2710"] [BlackElo "2688"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Queen's pawn"] [Variation "Torre attack"] [WhiteFideId "14100010"] [BlackFideId "702293"] [EventDate "2016.06.09"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 h6 4. Bh4 c5 5. c3 d5 6. e3 Nc6 7. Nbd2 cxd4 8. exd4 Be7 9. Bd3 O-O 10. Qe2 Nh5 11. Bxe7 Qxe7 12. Qe3 Rb8 13. O-O Qf6 14. g3 Bd7 15. Ne5 Qe7 16. f4 Nf6 17. Rae1 Rfc8 18. g4 Nxe5 19. fxe5 Nxg4 20. Qg3 h5 21. Re2 f5 22. exf6 Nxf6 23. Ref2 Ng4 24. Rf7 Qg5 25. Rxd7 Rf8 26. h4 Qxd2 27. Rxg7+ Kh8 28. Rxg4 hxg4 29. Qe5+ Kg8 30. Qxe6+ Kh8 31. Qe5+ Kg8 32. Qxd5+ 1-0[Event "51st Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Varadero CUB"] [Date "2016.06.10"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Black "Cheparinov, Ivan"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2682"] [BlackElo "2687"] [ECO "C65"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence"] [WhiteFideId "14109182"] [BlackFideId "2905540"] [EventDate "2016.06.09"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Ng4 8. O-O f5 9. Qe2 fxe4 10. dxe4 Be6 11. Bg5 Qe8 12. h3 Nxf2 13. Rxf2 Bxf2+ 14. Kxf2 Qh5 15. Bd2 Rxf3+ 16. gxf3 Qh4+ 17. Kg1 Qg3+ 18. Qg2 Qxg2+ 19. Kxg2 Bxc4 20. Bc3 Re8 21. Rd1 Kf7 22. Rd7+ Re7 23. Rxe7+ Kxe7 24. b3 Be2 25. Bxe5 g6 26. Bxc7 Bd1 27. c3 Kd7 28. Bf4 a5 29. h4 Bc2 30. Kf2 Bb1 31. a3 c5 32. h5 Ba2 33. b4 axb4 34. axb4 cxb4 35. cxb4 b5 36. h6 Bc4 37. Ke3 Ke6 38. Bg5 Kf7 39. Kd4 Ke6 40. f4 Bf1 41. Kc5 Bc4 42. Kc6 Bd3 43. e5 Bc4 44. Kc7 Kf7 45. Kd8 Be6 46. Bf6 1/2-1/2 [Event "51st Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Varadero CUB"] [Date "2016.06.10"] [Round "2.3"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteTitle "GM"] [BlackTitle "GM"] [WhiteElo "2723"] [BlackElo "2681"] [WhiteFideId "3503240"] [BlackFideId "3503739"] [EventDate "2016.06.09"]


  


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