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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Capablanca Chess Memorial: Liem, Andreikin lead after six rounds

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Hello everyone,
The 46th Capablanca Memorial is taking place from May 10-21, 2011, in Havana, Cuba. The main event, the 'Elite Group', is a strong, six-player double round robin featuring grandmasters Vassily Ivanchuk, Leinier Dominguez Perez, David Navara, Lazaro Bruzon, Dmitry Andreikin and Le Quang Liem. There are also three subsidiary events: the Premier, Open A and Open B. The rate of play is 90 min for the first 40 moves, then 30 min for the rest of the game, with a 30 sec increment starting from move one.

After six rounds there are two players tied with 4.0 points and they are Le Quang Liem and Dmitry Andreikin. We have Navara at 3.5, Ivanchuk at 3.0 (after a drawn game strangely decided against him), Dominguez at 2.0 and Bruzon at 1.5. You can access the official website here.

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