R6: Wesley So hang on to the lead @ Capablanca Memorial 2014


15 May 2014

Round 6 (14 May)

R6:  Bruzon Batista, Lazaro(CUB)2682-So, Wesley(PHI)2731:  ½-½

With 4-rounds to go at the prestigious 49th Capablanca Memorial Tournament (2014) being played from 8 to 18 May at the Habana Riviera Hotel in La Havana, Cuba, Filipino GM Wesley So had drawn his R6 match against GM Lazaro Bruzon’s English opening in another exciting, bloody (as described by many kibitzers & mirons online), intense and time pressured game that lasted for about 2hrs & 27min in only 22 moves and  scoring 4.0/6 in the process to hang on his half-point lead over the top seed GM Leinier Domínguez Perez who also had drawn his 28-mover match, a Najdorf variation of the Sicilian defense, with the 2nd seed GM Vassily Ivanchuk and scoring 3.5/6. 

The third board match, the longest of the round, between GMs Almasi, Zoltan and Vallejo Pons, Francisco was a decisive 2nd consecutive day win by  Vallejo Pons after Almasi resigned on his 60th move.  It was also Almasi’s 2nd consecutive day loss.

Round 6 results

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

Standings after 6 rounds

1. So, Wesley g PHI 2731 ;  4
2. Dominguez Perez, Leinier g CUB 2768 : 3½
3-4. Bruzon Batista, Lazaro g CUB 2682 : 3
3-4. Vallejo Pons, Francisco g ESP 2700 : 3
5. Almasi, Zoltan g HUN 2693 : 
6. Ivanchuk, Vassily g UKR 2753 : 2

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

GM Wesley So, Live rating after R6 is 2739.5 and still ranks #19 in the Live Chess Ratings of the Top chess players in the world. @ http://2700chess.com.

Round 7 (15 May) Pairings:
Vassily Ivanchuk – Lazaro Bruzon Batista
Leinier Dominguez Perez – Zoltan Almasi
Francisco Vallejo Pons – Wesley So
All the games (R7 to R10 : 15-18 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:


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