Cuba’s Lazaro Bruzon in Carlos Torre Memorial Final versus Vasily Ivanchuk
December 22, 2006
Cuba´s Bruzon Faces Off Ivanchuk at Mexican Chess Tournament
By Maryla García Santos
Merida, México, Dec 21, (P26).-Just as it was expected, Cuban Grand Master Lazaro Bruzon (2648), and Ukraine’s Vasily Ivanchuk (2741) will face each other today at final match of the international chess tournament Carlos Torre Repetto in Memorian, which is underway in this city since December 14.
Bruzon, who is the defending champion, won the ticket to the final round after defeating US GM GM Jaan Elhvest. For that purpose, it was necessary to play rapid games, as in the morning and afternoon games they drew in just 16 and 18 moves.
In the first of the two defining games, they also came to a quick Dra., after 23 moves, but in the second the Cuban youth played his usual aggressive game and with black pieces was able to surrender his opponent’s king.
For his part, Ivanchuk, defeated, after 60 moves, the other Cuban taking part in this phase of the competition: GM Frank de la Paz.
The Thursday match, will be\nan opportunity for Bruzon to keep the title that he won last year, and it will\nalso permit him the possibility of avenging the defeat that the Ukrainian dealt\nhim in the first round of the Capablanca tournament, in which Ivanchuck grabbed\nthe cup of the elite pool.
\n\n\n”,0] ); D([“ce”]); //–>The Thursday match, will be an opportunity for Bruzon to keep the title that he won last year, and it will also permit him the possibility of avenging the defeat that the Ukrainian dealt him in the first round of the Capablanca tournament, in which Ivanchuck grabbed the cup of the elite pool.