Capablanca in Memoriam brings together more than 275 chess players
According to the president of this entity, Carlos Rivero, players from Argentina, United States, Spain, India, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Peru, Romania, Poland, Colombia, Brazil , Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Venezuela and the host country will participate in the tournament.
In addition, the director announced that among the attractions of the event there will be a simultaneous tournament with 146 participants on Sunday, on the eve of the opening of the competition, and the children’s tournament “Looking for a Capablanca”, with the participation of 120 children up to 16 years old.
Thirteen Grandmasters (GMs) and more than 20 International Masters will compete in the tournament, and matches in the Elite and Premier groups, as well as some matches in the Senior and Open sections, can be followed live at www.chess24. com.
The Elite section will include 10 GMs with over 2,500 Elo points, and will be played by Argentinian Sandro Mareco, American Hans Niemann, Indian Surya Ganguly, Turkish Mustafa Yimaz, Azerbaijani Vasif Durarbayli and Cuban Yasser Quesada, Carlos Daniel Albornoz, Isán Ortiz, Omar Almeida and Luis Ernesto Quesada, among others.
The 55th edition of the Capablanca will have its first round next Tuesday and in the Elite and Premier brackets it will be played in a round robin system.