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Krishnan Sasikiran wins Capablanca Memorial Chess tournament

Krishnan Sasikiran wins Capablanca Memorial Chess tournament
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Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran earned 6.5 points from 10 rounds to become the first Indian to win the 52nd Capablanca Memorial Chess tournament at Varadero in Cuba.Sasikiran (6.5) played out a quick draw against Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez of Cuba in the 10th to win the title.

Chennai: Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikiran earned 6.5 points from 10 rounds to become the first Indian to win the 52nd Capablanca Memorial Chess tournament at Varadero in Cuba.Sasikiran (6.5) played out a quick draw against Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez of Cuba in the 10th to win the title.

Sasi drew both his games against Ivanchuk and won a game each against Samuel Shankland, Kacper Piorun (Poland) and Emilio Cordova (Peru). The Capablanca Memorial is one of the oldest tournaments in Cuba, named after former world champion Jose Raul Capablanca.

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