R4: So, Dominquez & Almasi in a 3-Way Tie for the Lead @ 49th Capablanca Memorial


12 May 2014

GMs So, Dominguez and Almasi tied  @  2.5-pts after 4-rounds

Round 4 (11 May)

The top seed, Cuba’s Nr 1, World’s Nr 10 and 3-time Capablanca Memorial winner Domínguez Perez, Leinier CUB 2768 (2004, 2008 & 2009) scoring his first win in the tournament against Vallejo Pons, Francisco (2700) upped his aggregate total points to 2.5/4 and catched up R3 leaders GMs Wesley So (PHI)2731 and  Almasi, Zoltan(HUN)2693 who both had drawn their respective games … a 3-way tie for the lead after 4-rounds at the 48th Capablanca Memorial (2014).

Round: 4 Results

So, Wesley vs Ivanchuk, Vassily ½-½ 
Vallejo Pons, Francisco vs Dominguez Perez, Leinier  0-1 
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro vs Almasi, Zoltan ½-½ 

Standings after Round 4

1. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2768 :
2. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2693 : 2½ 
3. So, Wesley g PHI 2731 :
4. Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2682 :
5. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2753 : 1½ 
6. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2700 : 1     

Round 5 (12 May) Pairings:
Dominguez Perez, Leinier – Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
Ivanchuk, Vassily – Vallejo Pons, Francisco
Almasi, Zoltan -So, Wesley

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.

Capablanca Memorial







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