Yu Yangyi Wins the Capablanca Memorial

Время публикации: 25.06.2015 19:24 | Последнее обновление: 25.06.2015 19:32

He secured his first place with one round to spare

In the main tournament of the 50th Capablanca Memorial in Havana, there was no serious fight for first place. Yu Yangyi of China made a quick draw in the penultimate round to secure himself the overall victory. There is no Sofia rule in the tournament, so such short draws are possible even without a repetition, and the participants have benefited from that several times. Dmitry Andreikin is the one to have the most serious chances for second place. He is also the only player who managed to defeat the triumpher.

Yu Yangyi has become a frequent guest on our reports. He is the Olympic champion and the World Champion as a member of the Chinese national team. He also won the Qatar Masters 2014, an extremely strong open held in November, where he beat Kramnik in the last round. Now he adds the Capablanca Memorial to his collection. He is now 21th player in the world rankings with 2736, which is his best rank in career so far.

Yu Yangyi's play in the finishing memorial was confident and reasonable, although sometimes he was quite lucky as the winner should be. All his games from the event can be replayed below.

[Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.15"] [Round "1.2"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2718"] [PlyCount "157"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Nd7 8. Nb3 Bb6 9. Ng5 Qf6 10. Kh1 Bxb3 11. axb3 h6 12. Nf3 O-O 13. Nd2 Qe6 14. Nc4 a6 15. Bd2 Bd4 16. Rb1 b5 17. Na5 f5 18. exf5 Rxf5 19. Qe2 Raf8 20. f3 Nf6 21. b4 e4 22. Nb3 Bb6 23. Nc5 Bxc5 24. bxc5 Qe8 25. dxe4 Nxe4 26. Rfe1 Nf6 27. Qxe8 Rxe8 28. Rxe8+ Nxe8 29. b4 Re5 30. Kg1 Re2 31. Rd1 Nf6 32. Kf1 Re8 33. Ra1 Ra8 34. Ke2 Kf7 35. Kd3 Rd8+ 36. Ke2 Re8+ 37. Kd3 Rd8+ 38. Ke2 Re8+ 39. Kd1 Ra8 40. c3 Nd5 41. Kc2 h5 42. h4 Ke6 43. Bg5 Kf5 44. Kb3 Nf6 45. Bxf6 gxf6 46. g3 Ke6 47. g4 Rh8 48. Re1+ Kf7 49. Rd1 Ke6 50. Rd4 hxg4 51. Rxg4 Rh7 52. Re4+ Kf7 53. Kc2 f5 54. Rd4 Kg6 55. Kd3 Re7 56. Rd8 f4 57. Rg8+ Kf7 58. Rc8 Ke6 59. Kd4 Rh7 60. Ke4 Kd7 61. Rf8 Rxh4 62. Rf7+ Kd8 63. Rxf4 Rh1 64. Ke5 Ke7 65. Re4 Rd1 66. Kf5+ Kf7 67. Rd4 Rc1 68. Rd7+ Ke8 69. Rxc7 Rxc3 70. Ke6 Kd8 71. Kd6 Rxf3 72. Kxc6 a5 73. bxa5 b4 74. a6 Ra3 75. Ra7 b3 76. Kd6 Ke8 77. Ra8+ Kf7 78. c6 b2 79. Rb8 1-0 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.16"] [Round "2.1"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2718"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 Be6 7. O-O Bd6 8. b3 O-O 9. Bb2 Nd7 10. Qe2 c5 11. Nc4 f6 12. Nh4 Nb8 13. Nxd6 Qxd6 14. f4 exf4 15. e5 fxe5 16. Bxe5 Qd7 17. Bxf4 Nc6 18. Be3 Nd4 19. Qd2 Bg4 20. Rae1 Rxf1+ 21. Rxf1 Re8 22. h3 Bh5 23. Rf2 b6 24. Bxd4 Qxd4 25. Nf5 Qe5 26. Qg5 Bg6 27. Qg4 Rf8 28. Qc4+ Rf7 29. g4 h6 30. Qe4 Qxe4 31. dxe4 Rd7 32. Kg2 1/2-1/2 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.17"] [Round "3.2"] [White "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E10"] [WhiteElo "2746"] [BlackElo "2715"] [PlyCount "76"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O c6 8. Qc2 Nbd7 9. Rd1 b6 10. b3 a5 11. Bf4 Ba6 12. Ne5 Rc8 13. e4 Nxe5 14. Bxe5 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. Qxe4 f6 17. Bf4 e5 18. Be3 c5 19. d5 Bd6 20. f4 f5 21. Qf3 Rc7 22. Nd2 Bc8 23. Re1 g5 24. fxe5 Bxe5 25. Rad1 Bd6 26. Bf2 Qf6 27. Qh5 Rg7 28. Re8 Bd7 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. Re1 h6 31. a4 Rf7 32. Kg2 Kg7 33. Re2 g4 34. Be3 Re7 35. Kf1 Re5 36. Bf4 Rxe2 37. Kxe2 Bxf4 38. gxf4 Kf8 0-1 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.18"] [Round "4.2"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C65"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2677"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 Bc5 5. Bxc6 dxc6 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. Nc4 Nd7 8. O-O Re8 9. a4 Bd6 10. c3 c5 11. Bg5 f6 12. Qb3 Kh8 13. Be3 Bf8 14. Rad1 Nb6 15. d4 exd4 16. cxd4 Be6 17. d5 Bd7 18. Qc2 Bxa4 19. b3 Bb5 20. Rfe1 Nd7 21. Bf4 Bxc4 22. bxc4 Bd6 23. Bxd6 cxd6 24. Nh4 a6 25. Rb1 Rb8 26. Ra1 g6 27. Qc3 Ne5 28. f4 Nf7 29. Nf3 Kg8 30. h3 Ra8 31. Qb2 Rb8 32. Kh2 Qe7 33. Qc3 Ra8 34. Rab1 Rab8 35. Rb6 Rbd8 36. Kh1 Rd7 37. Nh2 Nh6 38. Qb2 Qg7 39. Nf3 Ree7 40. e5 fxe5 41. fxe5 dxe5 42. Ng5 Nf5 43. Ne4 Rd8 44. Nxc5 Qh6 45. Re6 Rf7 46. Qxe5 Qh4 47. Kh2 Nd4 48. Re8+ Rxe8 49. Qxe8+ Rf8 50. Qe3 Rf2 51. Kh1 Rf3 52. Qe8+ Rf8 53. Qe5 Rf5 54. Qb8+ Kg7 55. Qxb7+ Kh6 56. Qb1 Rf3 57. Qc1+ g5 58. Re3 Rf2 59. Re4 Rf4 60. Rxf4 gxf4 61. Qd2 Nf5 62. Ne6 Ne3 63. d6 Qf6 64. Qd4 Qxe6 65. d7 Qc6 66. Qxf4+ 1-0 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.19"] [Round "5.3"] [White "Nepomniachtchi, Ian"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B33"] [WhiteElo "2720"] [BlackElo "2715"] [PlyCount "87"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c4 b4 12. Nc2 O-O 13. g3 a5 14. h4 Be6 15. Qd2 Rc8 16. Nce3 Nd4 17. O-O-O g6 18. Kb1 h5 19. f4 Bg7 20. Bd3 f5 21. Rhf1 a4 22. fxe5 dxe5 23. Qxb4 Rb8 24. Qe7 Qa5 25. exf5 Rf7 26. fxe6 Rxe7 27. Nxe7+ Kh7 28. Bxg6+ Kh8 29. N7d5 a3 30. b3 Nxb3 31. axb3 a2+ 32. Kc2 Qa3 33. Kd3 e4+ 34. Kxe4 Qd6 35. Nf4 Qc6+ 36. Ned5 Rxb3 37. e7 Qxc4+ 38. Kf5 Qc8+ 39. Ne6 Qc2+ 40. Kf4 Qxg6 41. Nxg7 Kxg7 42. Rfe1 Qf7+ 43. Ke5 Rb5 44. Kd4 0-1 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.21"] [Round "6.1"] [White "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B31"] [WhiteElo "2718"] [BlackElo "2715"] [PlyCount "131"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 bxc6 5. O-O Bg7 6. Re1 Rb8 7. e5 Nh6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Na4 d6 10. b3 Bg4 11. Bb2 Nf5 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Nd4 14. Bxd4 cxd4 15. exd6 Qxd6 16. Nb2 e5 17. Nc4 Qc5 18. Re2 f5 19. Rae1 Rbe8 20. d3 Re6 21. b4 Qe7 22. a3 h5 23. h4 Kh7 24. Qh3 Re8 25. Nd2 Qd6 26. g3 Bf6 27. Qg2 Kg7 28. Nb3 Kf7 29. Nc5 R6e7 30. Nb3 Qd5 31. Na5 Re6 32. Nc4 e4 33. Nd2 e3 34. Qxd5 cxd5 35. Nf3 Rc8 36. Kf1 exf2 37. Kxf2 Ra6 38. Ng5+ Bxg5 39. hxg5 Rxa3 40. Kf3 Rc7 41. Re6 Ra2 42. Rf6+ Kg7 43. Ree6 Raxc2 44. Rxg6+ Kf8 45. Rgf6+ Kg7 46. Rg6+ Kf8 47. Rh6 Re7 48. Rhf6+ Rf7 49. Rh6 Re7 50. Rh8+ Kf7 51. Rxe7+ Kxe7 52. Rh7+ Ke6 53. Rxa7 Rb2 54. Ra6+ Kf7 55. g6+ Kg7 56. Kf4 Kh6 57. Kxf5 Rf2+ 58. Ke5 Rf3 59. Kxd4 Rxg3 60. b5 h4 61. Ra1 Rxg6 62. Rb1 Rg8 63. b6 Rb8 64. b7 Kg5 65. Kxd5 h3 66. Ke4 1-0 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.22"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Eljanov, Pavel"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A18"] [WhiteElo "2718"] [BlackElo "2715"] [PlyCount "138"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 Ne4 6. Nf3 Bf5 7. Be2 Nc6 8. d4 Bb4 9. Bd2 O-O 10. O-O Nxd2 11. Qxd2 f6 12. a3 Ba5 13. b4 Bb6 14. exf6 Rxf6 15. Na4 Be4 16. Nxb6 axb6 17. Ne5 Qd6 18. f3 Bg6 19. Qe3 Rff8 20. Rac1 Nxe5 21. dxe5 Qe7 22. f4 Rad8 23. Qd4 Be4 24. Rc3 Rc8 25. b5 c5 26. bxc6 bxc6 27. Qxb6 c5 28. Bg4 Rc7 29. Be6+ Kh8 30. f5 c4 31. Rd1 Bxf5 32. Bxf5 Rxf5 33. Rxd5 Rc8 34. Qd4 Rcf8 35. h3 Rf4 36. Qc5 Qh4 37. Kh2 Rf2 38. Rg3 Qf4 39. Rd1 Re2 40. e6 Rxe6 41. Rd4 Qb8 42. Rxc4 Rg6 43. Qc7 Rxg3 44. Qxg3 Qxg3+ 45. Kxg3 h6 46. a4 Rf1 47. a5 Ra1 48. Rc5 Ra4 49. Kf3 Kh7 50. Rb5 Kg6 51. Rb6+ Kh5 52. a6 Kh4 53. Rg6 h5 54. Re6 g5 55. Kf2 Ra2+ 56. Kg1 g4 57. hxg4 hxg4 58. Kf1 Kg3 59. Rg6 Rf2+ 60. Ke1 Rxg2 61. a7 Ra2 62. Rg7 Kf3 63. Rf7+ Kg3 64. Rg7 Ra6 65. Ke2 Ra1 66. Ke3 Ra4 67. Ke2 Ra3 68. Kf1 Ra2 69. Ke1 Ra1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.23"] [Round "8.2"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B90"] [WhiteElo "2715"] [BlackElo "2746"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 Ng4 7. Bc1 Nf6 8. Be3 Ng4 9. Bc1 Nc6 10. h3 Nf6 11. g4 Qb6 12. Nb3 e6 13. g5 Nd7 14. Bf4 Qc7 15. Qd2 b5 16. O-O-O Nce5 17. Bg3 Rb8 18. f4 Nc4 19. Bxc4 bxc4 20. Nd4 Nc5 21. Rhe1 Qb6 22. b3 cxb3 23. axb3 Bb7 24. f5 Rc8 25. Kb1 Be7 26. f6 gxf6 27. gxf6 Bf8 28. Qe3 Nd7 29. Nd5 Qc5 30. Nxe6 Qxe3 31. Ng7+ Bxg7 32. fxg7 Qxb3+ 33. cxb3 Rg8 34. Ne3 Bxe4+ 35. Ka1 Kd8 36. Nc4 d5 37. Nd6 Rxg7 38. Rxd5 Rxg3 39. Nxe4 Rg6 40. Red1 Rc7 41. Nc5 Rxc5 42. Rxc5 Rb6 43. Kb2 Rb7 44. Rc6 Ke7 45. Ka3 f5 46. Rd4 Ne5 47. Rxa6 Ng6 48. h4 Nf8 49. Rd5 1-0 [Event "50th Capablanca Mem Elite"] [Site "Havana CUB"] [Date "2015.06.24"] [Round "9.2"] [White "Bruzon Batista, Lazaro"] [Black "Yu, Yangyi"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D79"] [WhiteElo "2677"] [BlackElo "2715"] [PlyCount "28"] [EventDate "2015.06.15"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. d4 Nf6 5. c4 O-O 6. O-O c6 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. Ne5 b6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. Bf4 Nc6 11. Rc1 Rc8 12. Nxc6 Bxc6 13. Be5 Qd7 14. e3 Rfd8 1/2-1/2 

The chess festival in memory of the great Jose Raoul Capablanca is an annual event in the third World Champion's homeland. Among the invited well-known GMs, Vassily Ivanchuk has been the most frequent visitor, and it was he who won the tournament six times in the last ten years. However, this time Ivanchuk went to another tournament, a round-robin in Edmonton which overlapped with the Capablanca memorial. We are going to report on the Canadian event soon.


  


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