Wesley So tops Capablanca Memorial 2014

The 49th edition of the Tournament Capablanca in Memoriam 2014 took place from 7th to 18th May, 2014 at the Habana Riviera Hotel in La Havana, Cuba.

Wesley So

Wesley So

The event is organized by the Cuban Chess Federation and the Instituto Nacional de Deportes Educación Física y Recreación (INDER). More information here.

The Elite Group was convincingly won by the debutant in the tournament GM Wesley So (Philippines), who collected 6.5/10 points, leaving the runner-up a full point behind.

GM Lazaro Batista Bruzon took the silver with 5.5/10 points, while GM Lenier Dominguez Perez remained third with 5/10 points.

The young Filipino prodigy, student at the Webster University in Saint Louis, broke all records after achieving the GM title at the age of 14 years, 1 month and 28 days, thus becoming the 8th youngest GM in history. Besides, Wesley So is the strongest Filipino player ever with current FIDE rating 2731 and peak rating 2738 (February-April 2014).

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Final standings:

1. GM So, Wesley PHI 2731 6.5
2. GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2682 5.5
3. GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2768 5
4. GM Almasi, Zoltan HUN 2693 4.5
5. GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2700 4.5
6. GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2753 4

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