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Ivanchuk and Sevian Lead Capablanca Chess Tournament

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Ivanchuk and Sevian Lead Capablanca Chess Tournament Photo: ACN

The three games of the fifth round of the Elite group in the 54th Capablanca Memorial Chess Tournament, with stage at Havana's Habana Libre Hotel, ended up in draws, so there were no changes in the standings.


Havana, Cuba.- Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk and American Samuel Sevian remain leaders after the latter signed peace with Cuban Yuri González in 39 moves of a Spanish opening.

Ivanchuk drew with Indian Baskaran Adhiban in 55 movements of Nimzo-Indian defense, while Spanish David Antón and the also local Carlos Albornoz did the same in only 16 moves of a Ruy Lopez opening.

After five rounds, Ivanchuk and Sevian lead with 3.5 points, Anton follows them with three units, González and Adhiban appear then with two each and Albornoz (1) ranks last.

Today will be a resting day and in the resumption on Thursday there will be duels between Antón and Ivanchuk, Adhiban vs. González and Sevian against Albornoz.

Meanwhile, in the Open group, Cubans Isán Ortiz and Luis Agüero appear as leaders amounting 4.5 units and they will face each other in the sixth round, on Thursday. (ACN)

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