Krishnan Wins Capablanca Memorial Chess

IAS Prelims 2023

Indian Krishnan Sasikiran has become the first Indian to win the 52nd Capablanca Memorial Chess tournament at Varadero, Cuba.

The Capablanca Memorial is one of the oldest tournaments in Cuba, named after former world champion Jose Raul Capablanca.

Sasikiran played quick draw against Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez of Cuba in the 10th and final round to win the title with 6.5 points ahead of top seed Vasily Ivanchuk of Ukraine, who secured 5.5 points.

Ivanchuk and Shankland finished equal points 5.5 to finish on second place.