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Capablanca Memorial, Round 10 Odds

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 6; 2. Bruzon - 5; 3. Dominguez - 4.5; 4-5. Almasi, Vallejo - 4; 6. Ivanchuk - 3.5.

Round 9 results of the Elite group:

Zoltan Almasi (2693) - Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682), 1/2-1/2
Vassily Ivanchuk (2753) - Wesley So (2731), 1/2-1/2
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768) - Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700), 1/2-1/2

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GM Navara - GM Oral annotated by GM Naiditsch

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

By GM Arkadij Naiditsch, #1 German chess player
Best FIDE rating: 2737


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David Navara is by far the best Czech player of the last 10 years. David was already very talented in the young years, showing great results at the World Junior and his ELO rating has been above 2700 for a couple of years already. In the current Czech national Championship, Navara once again showed his class by winning it with a great score of 8/9. Here is one of his attacking wins.

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Poikovsky, Round 7 Odds

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

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XV-th tournament dedicated to Anatoly Karpov is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia.

This year's participants are: Ian Nepomniatchi (2735, Russia), Pavel Eljanov (2732, Ukraine), Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, Russia), Etienne Bacrot (2721, France), Alexander Morozevich (2719, Russia), Alexei Shirov (2703, Latvia), Alexander Motylev (2687, Russia), Ivan Saric (2666, Croatia), Viktor Bologan (2655, Moldova), Emil Sutovsky (2642, Israel).

Current standings
: 1. Morozevich - 4/6; 2-3. Saric, Jakovenko - 4; 4. Motylev - 3.5; 5-6. Shirov, Bacrot - 3; 7-8. Nepomniachtchi, Bologan - 2.5; 9-10. Eljanov, Sutovsky - 1.5 

Round 6 results:

Ivan Saric (2666) - Viktor Bologan (2655), 0-1
Alexander Motylev (2687) - Pavel Eljanov (2732), 1-0
Alexei Shirov (2703) - Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735) , 1/2-1/2
Emil Sutovsky (2642) - Etienne Bacrot (2721), 1/2-1/2
Alexander Morozevich (2719) - Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, 1/2-1/2

Odds for Round 7, May 18:





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Capablanca Memorial, Round 9 Odds

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 5.5; 2. Bruzon - 4.5; 3. Dominguez - 4; 4-5. Almasi, Vallejo - 3.5; 6. Ivanchuk - 3.

Round 8 results of the Elite group:

Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682) - Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700), 1-0
Wesley So (2731) - Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768), 1-0
Zoltan Almasi (2693) - Vassily Ivanchuk (2753), 1/2-1/2

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GM Kevin Spraggett's Tactics

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Friday, 16 May 2014
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By GM Kevin Spraggett, Canada.
Best FIDE rating: 2633
Kevin's blog (parental advisory)

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Today some tactical examples from my own games
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GM Spraggett,K

 

 Monnard,Laurent


Andorra Open, 1991.  Position before Blacks 24th move.  A sharp Leningrad Dutch has given way to White being  near winning on the Queenside but having his King wide open on the other side.  At first I thought of playing 24Ng4!?, but did not see a clear line after 25.Qf3!, though Black maintains a strong and dangerous initiative.  Then a clever idea came to my minddo you see it also?


BLACK TO PLAY AND WIN!

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Poikovsky, Round 6 Odds

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Friday, 16 May 2014

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XV-th tournament dedicated to Anatoly Karpov is taking place in Poikovsky, Russia.

This year's participants are: Ian Nepomniatchi (2735, Russia), Pavel Eljanov (2732, Ukraine), Dmitry Jakovenko (2730, Russia), Etienne Bacrot (2721, France), Alexander Morozevich (2719, Russia), Alexei Shirov (2703, Latvia), Alexander Motylev (2687, Russia), Ivan Saric (2666, Croatia), Viktor Bologan (2655, Moldova), Emil Sutovsky (2642, Israel).

Current standings
: 1-2. Morozevich, Saric - 4/5; 3. Jakovenko - 3.5; 4-6. Shirov, Bacrot, Motylev - 2.5; 7.Nepomniachtchi - 2; 8-9.Eljanov, Bologan - 1.5; 10. Sutovsky - 1

Round 5 results:

Alexander Morozevich (2719) - Ivan Saric (2666), 1/2-1/2
Dmitry Jakovenko (2730) - Emil Sutovsky (2642), 1-0
Etienne Bacrot (2721) - Alexei Shirov (2703), 1/2-1/2
Pavel Eljanov (2732) - Viktor Bologan (2655), 0-1
Ian Nepomniachtchi (2735) - Alexander Motylev (2687), 0-1

Odds for Round 6, May 17:





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Capablanca Memorial, Round 8 Odds

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Friday, 16 May 2014

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 4.5; 2. Dominguez - 4, 3-4. Vallejo, Bruzon - 3.5; 5. Almasi - 3; 6. Ivanchuk - 2.5

Round 7 results of the Elite group:

Vassily Ivanchuk (2753) - Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682), 1/2-1/2
Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768) - Zoltan Almasi (2693), 1/2-1/2
Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700) - Wesley So (2731), 1/2-1/2

Pairings and odds for Round 8:



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Lei Tingije wins 4th Women Master Tournament

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Lei Tingije is a rising star from China. We have reported on her progress earlier

Untitled young player Lei Tingije won the 4th Women's Master Tournament in China due to having a better tie-break score than women's world top-10 WGM Ju Wenjun. Congratulations!




TB1: Direct encounter
TB2: Sonneborn-Berger Tie-Break
TB3: Number of victories


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GM David - GM Vachier-Lagrave annotated by GM Balogh

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Thursday, 15 May 2014
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By GM Csaba Balogh, Hungary
Best FIDE rating: 2672


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A nice example on the theme how to launch an effective attack in case of same side castling.

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Capablanca Memorial, Round 7 Odds

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

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The 49th Capablanca Memorial is taking place in Havana, Cuba from May 8 to 18. The Elite group is comprised of Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768, Cuba), Vassily Ivanchuk (2753, Ukraine), Wesley So (2731, Philippines), Francisco Vallejo (2700, Spain), Zoltan Almasi (2693, Hungary) and Lazaro Bruzon (2682, Cuba).

There is also a Premier group (10 GMs/IMs) and an Open tournament.

Current standings in the Elite group: 1. So - 4; 2. Dominguez - 3.5, 3-4. Vallejo, Bruzon - 3; 5. Almasi - 2.5; 6. Ivanchuk - 2

Round 6 results of the Elite group:

Lazaro Bruzon Batista (2682) - Wesley So (2731), 1/2-1/2
Zoltan Almasi (2693) - Francisco Vallejo Pons (2700), 0-1
Vassily Ivanchuk (2753) - Leinier Dominguez Perez (2768), 1/2-1/2

Pairings and odds for Round 7:



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