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47th Capablanca Memorial 2012 (2)

Ivanchuk leads the Capablanca Memorial after two rounds

Ivanchuk - Dominguez Round 2. Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon.

Ivanchuk - Dominguez Round 2. Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon. | http://columnadeportiva.com

Defending champion and favourite Vassily Ivanchuk moved into the sole lead after two rounds of the Capablanca Memorial Elite Group. He beat Leinier Dominguez Perez. Ivanchuk is well known for his ability to play all sorts of position but tends to score most heavily in technical chess positions. Here put the pressure on Dominguez on the run up to first time control and only tactics might have kept the Cuban in it. As it was Ivanchuk had a winning position at move 40 which he easily converted. Yuniesky Quesada Perez had the better of a complicated Nimzo-Indian with black against Viktor Laznicka but after failing to find 27...Ng4! his position became harder to play and he was lost by move 40. Vladimir Potkin against Ian Nepomniachtchi was a damp squib as they played a variation which led to a draw by repetition. Jon-Ludwig Hammer observered on twitter "Inviting a coach/pupil-duo might not be brilliant for a DRR." Game from the Premier Group now available. Round 3 Sunday 8pm BST. Dominguez - Potkin, Nepomniachtchi - Laznicka, Quesada - Ivanchuk.

Vassily Ivanchuk against Leinier Dominguez Perez

Photo © Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon: http://columnadeportiva.com

Ivanchuk,V (2764) - Dominguez Perez,L (2725) [B52]
47th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana CUB (2), 05.05.2012

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 g6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bg7 9.f3 0-0 10.Be3 Nc6 11.0-0 a6 12.a4 e6 13.Nde2 Rfe8 14.Bg5 h6 15.Bh4 g5 16.Bf2 d5 17.cxd5 exd5 18.Ng3 dxe4 19.Qxd7 Nxd7 20.Ncxe4 Nf6 21.Nd6 Re7 22.Ngf5 Rd7 23.Rad1 Kh7 24.g4 Ne7 25.Nxe7 Rxe7 26.Nf5 Re6 27.Rd3 Rc8 28.Rfd1 b5 29.axb5 axb5 30.Rb3 Rb8 31.h4 Bf8 32.Kg2 b4 33.Rbd3 Ree8 34.R1d2 Ra8 35.Nd6 Re7

[35...Bxd6 36.Rxd6 Kg7 37.R6d4]

36.Bc5

Leiner Dominguez Perez

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Vassily Ivanchuk

Position after 36.Bc5

36...gxh4?

Dominguez needs to play some tactics here. He just ends up with a very difficult if not lost position after this.

[36...Nd7 37.Bxb4 Ne5 38.Ra3 Rd8 39.Re3 (39.hxg5 Re6 40.f4 Nxg4 41.Rad3 Bxd6 42.Rxd6 Rdxd6 43.Rxd6 Ne3+ 44.Kf3 Rxd6 45.Bxd6 Nc4 46.Be5 hxg5 47.b4 Kg6 48.Ke4 g4 49.f5+ Kh5 50.Bf4) 39...Ng6 40.Rxe7 Nxh4+ 41.Kf2 Bxe7]

37.Bxb4 Rd7 38.Bc3 Ra6 39.Nf5 Rxd3 40.Rxd3 Rb6

Ivanchuk finishes things off quite quickly now.

41.Rd8 Bb4 42.Bd4 Re6 43.Kh3 h5 44.gxh5 Nxh5 45.Rh8+ Kg6 46.Nxh4+ Kg5 47.Rg8+ Kh6 48.Nf5+ Kh7 49.Rh8+ Kg6 50.Kg4 Nf6+ 51.Bxf6 Kxf6 52.f4 1-0

Viktor Laznicka against Yuniesky Quesada Perez

Viktor Laznicka - Yuniesky Quesada Perez. Photo © Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon: http://columnadeportiva.com

Laznicka,V (2693) - Quesada Perez,Yu (2625) [E54]
47th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana CUB (2), 05.05.2012

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5 7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b6 9.Qe2 Bb7 10.Rd1 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Qe7 12.Bd2 Nbd7 13.a3 Bc5 14.Be1 a6 15.b4 Bd6 16.Rac1 b5 17.Bb3 Rac8 18.f3 Ne5 19.Bg3 Rfd8 20.Bf2 Bb8 21.Na2 Nd5 22.Bg3 Nb6 23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.e4 h6 25.Kf1 Qf6 26.Nc1 Nbc4

Yuniesky Quesada Perez

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Viktor Laznicka

Position after 27.a4

27.a4 bxa4?

[27...Ng4! 28.Bxc4 (28.Bxb8 Nge3+ 29.Kg1 Nxd1) 28...Bxg3; 27...Ba7 28.Bf2]

28.Bxc4 Nxc4 29.Bxb8 Rxb8 30.Qxc4 Bxe4

Tempting but possibly not the best.

[30...Rc8 31.Qe2 Rxc1 32.Rxc1 Qxd4 33.Qc4 Qd6 34.Qc7; 30...Rd8]

31.Nce2 Bd5 32.Qc5 a3 33.Nc3 Rd8 34.Nde2 a2

In an already difficult position black goes wrong.

[34...Bb7 35.Rd6 Qe7 36.Rd4 Qf8 37.Qb6]

35.Qa5 Rd6 36.Nxa2 Rc6 37.Nac1 Qh4 38.h3 Qg5 39.Nd3 Rc2 40.Ndf4 Ra2 41.Qc7 Rb2 42.Nxd5 1-0

Vladimir Potkin against Ian Nepomniachtchi

Vladimir Potkin against Ian Nepomniachtchi. Photo © Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon: http://columnadeportiva.com

Potkin,V (2642) - Nepomniachtchi,I (2716) [A30]
47th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana CUB (2), 05.05.2012

1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 e6 9.Bb5 Bg7 10.Bg5 Qb6 11.Qa3 f6 12.Nxd5 exd5 13.Bxc6+ bxc6 14.0-0 Kf7 15.Rfe1 Bf8 16.Qe3 fxg5 17.Qe8+ Kg7 18.Re7+ Bxe7 19.Qxe7+ Kg8 20.Qe8+ Kg7 21.Qe5+ Kg8 22.Qe8+ Kg7 23.Qe7+ Kg8 24.Nxg5 Qb7 25.Qe8+ Kg7 26.Qe5+ Kg8 27.Qe8+ Kg7 28.Qe5+ 1/2-1/2

47th Capablanca Mem Elite Havana (CUB), 3-14 v 2012 cat. XVIII (2694)
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2764 * * ½ . 1 . . . . . . . 2876
2. Potkin, Vladimir g RUS 2642 ½ . * * . . ½ . . . . . 1 2740
3. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2725 0 . . . * * . . 1 . . . 1 2728
4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian g RUS 2716 . . ½ . . . * * . . ½ . 1 2633
5. Laznicka, Viktor g CZE 2693 . . . . 0 . . . * * 1 . 1 2675
6. Quesada Perez, Yuniesky g CUB 2625 . . . . . . ½ . 0 . * * ½ 2511

Round 2 (May 5, 2012)
Ivanchuk, Vassily - Dominguez Perez, Leinier 1-0 52 B52 Sicilian Rossolimo
Potkin, Vladimir - Nepomniachtchi, Ian ½-½ 28 A30 English Symmetrical
Laznicka, Viktor - Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 1-0 42 E54 Nimzo Indian
Yusnel Bacallao Alonso against Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez

Yusnel Bacallao Alonso against Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez. Photo © Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon: http://columnadeportiva.com

Photo © Miguel Ernesto Gomez and Maria del Carmen Ramon: http://columnadeportiva.com

Capablanca Mem Prem Havana CUB Thu 3rd May 2012 - Mon 14th May 2012. Category: 13. Ave: (2566)
Rk Name Title FED Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts TPR
1 Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel IM CUB 2580 # = 1 1.5 2768
2 Almeida Quintana, Omar GM CUB 2525 # 1 = 1.5 2770
3 Morovic Fernandez, Ivan GM CHI 2577 = # = 1 2575
4 Hernandez Carmenates, Holden GM CUB 2570 = # = 1 2574
5 Papin, Vasily GM RUS 2570 = # = 1 2558
6 Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri GM CUB 2545 = # = 1 2568
7 Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo GM CUB 2572 0 # 1 1 2566
8 Rakhmanov, Aleksandr GM RUS 2603 0 # 1 1 2546
9 Alvarez Pedraza, Aramis GM CUB 2551 = 0 # 0.5 2356
10 Cordova, Emilio GM PER 2566 = 0 # 0.5 2381
Round 1. Fri 4th May 2012
Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 0-1 Almeida Quintana, Omar 29 A27 English
Cordova, Emilio 1/2-1/2 Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri 21 A04 Reti opening
Papin, Vasily 1/2-1/2 Hernandez Carmenates, Holden 44 A30 English
Morovic Fernandez, Ivan 1/2-1/2 Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel 26 E60 King's Indian
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 1-0 Alvarez Pedraza, Aramis 53 C03 French
Round 2. Sat 5th May 2012
Almeida Quintana, Omar 1/2-1/2 Alvarez Pedraza, Aramis 12 D14 QGD Slav
Bacallao Alonso, Yusnel 1-0 Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 55 A33 English
Hernandez Carmenates, Holden 1/2-1/2 Morovic Fernandez, Ivan 38 E97 King's Indian
Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri 1/2-1/2 Papin, Vasily 45 B46 Sicilian
Rakhmanov, Aleksandr 1-0 Cordova, Emilio 33 B30 Sicilian defence

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