R3: Almasi ties So after 3 @ 49th Capablanca Memorial


11 May 2014

GM So and Almasi tied @  2-pts after 3-rounds

Round 3 (10 May)

The defending champion (2013 winner) GM Almasi, Zoltan(HUN)2693 defeated the 6-time Capablanca Memorial winner GM Ivanchuk, Vassily UKR 2753 (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2012) in R3 to tie GM So, Wesley(PHI)2731 for the lead at 2-pts each.  Wesley So had drawn his Ruy Lopez (C88) game with  3-time winner Domínguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2768 (2004, 2008 & 2009).  At Table-3 the game between  the 2001 winner GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco ESP 2700 and 2002 winner  GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro CUB 2682  was also drawn after white’s 60th move.

Round 3 Results:
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Lazaro Bruzon Batista ½-½ 
Leinier Dominguez Perez vs Wesley So ½-½ 
Vassily Ivanchuk vs Zoltan Almasi  0-1 
Standings after 3 rounds
1. So, Wesley g PHI 2731 : 
2. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2693 : 
3. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2768 : 1½ 
4. Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2682 : 
5. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2700 : 
6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2753 : 1

Round 4 (11 May) Pairings:

Bruzon Batista, Lazaro – Almasi, Zoltan
So, Wesley – Ivanchuk, Vassily
Vallejo Pons, Francisco – Dominguez Perez, Leinier

All the games (R1 to R10 : 8-18 May)  starts at 3PM (Havana time) or 3AM (PHI time).PHI time is 12 hrs ahead than Havana time. Live games could be watched and replayed at the following sites:

Live ratings of GM Wesley So (PHI)2731) and his scheduled opponents until R10.


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