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Capablanca Memorial 2012 – Complete Lineups

The 47th Capablanca in Memoriam International Chess Tournament will be held from 3rd to 14th May, 2012, at the Hotel Habana Riviera, in La Habana, Cuba.

The main Elite Group will once again be a six-player double round robin. The field includes past winners of the Capablanca Memorial – GM Vassily Ivanchuk (2764) of Ukraine, with five trophies, and the Cuban GM Leinier Domínguez (2730), three-times winner.

More information about Capablanca Memorial 2012 (Spanish)

Vassily Ivanchuk

Vassily Ivanchuk

Capablanca Memorial, Elite Group

1. GM Vassily Ivanchuk (UKR) 2764
2. GM Leinier Dominguez (CUB) 2730
3. GM Ian Nepomniachtchi (RUS) 2718
4. GM Viktor Laznicka (CZE) 2702
5. GM Vladimir Potkin (RUS) 2669
6. GM Yuniesky Quesada (CUB) 2625

Average Elo – 2701

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The Premier Group will be a 10-player round robin with other top Cuban players and four foreign Grandmasters. The average Elo of this event is 2577.

Capablanca Memorial, Premier Group

1. GM Lázaro Bruzón (CUB) 2694
2. GM Alexander Rakhmanov (RUS) 2602
3. GM Ivan Morovic (CHI) 2577
4. GM Holden Hernandez (CUB) 2565
5. GM Isan Ortiz (CUB) 2561
6. GM Emilio Córdova (PER) 2560
7. GM Yuri González (CUB) 2545
8. GM Aramis Alvarez (CUB) 2544
9. GM Vasily Papin (RUS) 2575
10. IM Bacallao Yusnel (CUB) 2550

Average Elo – 2577

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Lazaro Bruzon

Lazaro Bruzon

Established since 1962 on the initiative of Commander Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the tournament is held annually in honor of the renowned Cuban and world figure Jose Raul Capablanca.

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Organizing Committee

Honorary President: GM Silvino Garcia Martinez
Director: Carlos Rivero Gonzalez
Technical Director: Jose Luis Esp Altuna Peña
Rules and Arbitration: IA Enio Bello Herrera
Chief Arbiter: IA Serafin Perez Chuit
Protocol: Carlos Manuel Permuy
International participation: IM Jose Luis Vilela Acuña
Representative of the Federation: Kendry Rodriguez
Sports Medicine: Dr. Guillermo Isidrón Marcelo
IT and Statistics: Alison Muñoz Capote
Support: Wilfredo Toledo Zaldivar
Press: FM Lopez Rios Eyleen

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