Capablanca Memorial Underway; Ivanchuk Leads
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:15PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2019 Capablanca Memorial, Sam Sevian, Vassily Ivanchuk

Time to begin another round of catch-up, starting with a strong (but not super-elite) event going on in Cuba, the annual Capablanca Memorial. Vassily Ivanchuk is a regular there, and he's leading early in the second cycle of this six player, double round-robin event. He and Sam Sevian shared the lead with 3.5/5 after the first cycle, with both players starting with 2.5/3 and drawing each other in round 4. Ivanchuk drew in rounds 5 and 6 as well, but Sevian's loss in round 6 to tailender Carlos Albornoz Cabrera pushed him half a point back and into a tie for second with David Anton Guijarro. Sevian and Anton Guijarro just drew, and tournament top seed Baskaran Adhiban drew as well (with Albornoz Cabrera) and remains at -1. Ivanchuk is still playing, and has an equal position against Yuri Gonzales Vidal.

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