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    Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Several Canadians are playing in the "Abierto" section of this event. This is the highest section below the Invitational "Elite" section.

    8th-ranked GM Bator Sambuev has 3/5.
    132nd-ranked IM Thanh Nha Duong has 2.5/5.
    196th-ranked Halldor Palsson has 0.5/5.

    Peruvian and Cuban GM's and IM's dominate the top of the crosstable.

    Results and pairings: http://torneocapablanca.inder.cu/Hom...ltados_Abierto

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Round 6: Bator won: 4/6. Thanh Nha Duong drew: 3/6; Halldor drew: 1/6.
    Five GM's have 5/6.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Round 7: Bator won: 5/7; Thanh Nha Duong lost: 3/7; Halldor won: 2/7.
    One GM at 6/7; 4 GM's and 2 IM's with 5.5/7.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Round 8: Bator won: 6/8; Thanh Nha Duong won: 4/8; Halldor lost: 2/7.
    One GM at 6.5/8:
    Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley
    5 GM's, 4 IM's, and one FM with 6/8.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Round 9 (11 round event): Bator won: 7/9; Thanh Nha Duong won: 5/9; Halldor drew: 2.5/9.
    Bator (7) will be on board 1 vs GM Christhian Cruz (7). Two other GM's also have 7.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    This must be the come-back of the year for a Canadian top player. Bator started out with two losses - in rounds 1 and 2. At that point, no doubt, Andy Shaw would have had something to say - but even thinking it must have reached GM Sambuev for it stimulated him to a state of full wakefullness as he then posted a picket fence of seven straight wins to join two GM's for the lead with two rounds to go.
    Very nicely done Grandmaster Sambuev. Win Round 10 and no one will think less of you if you clinch First Prize with a quick draw in the final round .
    Last edited by Vlad Dobrich; Saturday, 19th May, 2018 at 08:00 AM.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    It appears that it's only a 10-round event (not 11 as I posted). Chessbomb will be broadcasting the top few boards live today (Saturday) at 3 pm (EDT) (I think).
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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    Unofficial results: Bator tied for first with GM Jose Fernando Cuenca Jimenez (ESP) and GM Christhian Cruz (PER).

    The top 3 prizes are 1000, 750, 500 (Cuban convertible pesos), so they win 750 each. I peso = approximately (maybe exactly) 1 Euro.

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    Re: Capablanca Memorial - Havana

    There are already four players who finished with 7 1/2 points with two more possible.

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