Vassily Ivanchuk Defends Title in Capablanca-2017 Chess Tournament
The Ukrainian Grand Master, who is currently placed on 24th place in the world ranking with 2,732 points, intends to improve his performance in the previous round, when he totaled seven points, thanks to four wins and six draws.
Generally speaking, Ivanchuk played 81 matches with 32 wins, 45 draws and only four defeats by Poland’s Kamil Miton in 2006, Cuban Lazaro Bruzon in 2011, Spaniard Paco Vallejo and Hungarian Zoltan Almasy, both in 2014.
During the 52nd edition of the tournament, the Ukrainian GM will not have as opponents the three main Cuban chess players, GM Leinier Dominguez, Lazaro Bruzon and Yuniesky Quesada.
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