Ivanchuk wins 51. Capablanca Memorial

by André Schulz
6/21/2016 – The Capablanca Memorial is a tournament with a long tradition. The first of these events to honor the Cuban Champion was played in 1962, this year saw the 51st edition. Six of the previous 50 tournaments were won by Vassily Ivanchuk. This year he won for the seventh time. With four wins and six draws Ivanchuk scored 7.0/10 and was one point ahead of his closest rival.

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The following game is typical for Ivanchuk's smooth play in the tournament. With Black he tried a slighly unusual opening and equalized easily. He then gradually increased the pressure which provoked White to commit a decisive error.

 

 

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André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.

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