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Duel of leaders in 4th round of Capablanca Chess Memorial

Duel of leaders in 4th round of Capablanca Chess MemorialHAVANA, Cuba, May 6 (acn) Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk and American Samuel Sevian, the two leaders, will face each other today during the fourth round of the Elite group at the 54th Capablanca Memorial Chess Tournament running at Habana Libre hotel, in the Cuban capital.

Yeaterday, Sevian (2.666 Elo points) beat Indian Baskaran Adhiban (2701), first seed of the poole; while Ivanchuk (2.677) defeated Carlos Daniel Albornoz (2.566), current Cuban champion who achieved his third consecutive loss.
Yuri Gonzalez (2.567), the other local player involved in the Elite group, drew with Spanish David Anton (2.667) in 29 moves of a Four Knights opening.
After these results, Ivanchuk and Sevian amount 2.5 units, Adhiban and Anton own 1.5 each and are followed by Gonzalez (1) and Albornoz (0).
Today there will also be a Cuban duel, while Anton will clash with Adhiban.
Meanwhile, the Open group, which is attended by more than 200 players, is led by Canadian Bator Sambuev (2.490) and the locals Lelys Martinez (2.513) and two other unexpected leaders, Diego Lemus (2.043) and the woman Liliam Blanco (2.087), all tied with four points.

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