Havana, 23 May.- For the first time in its history, the International Tournament Jose Raul Capablanca in Memoriam will parallel a Chess tournament for children, according to official sources.
The National Commissioner of the discipline, Carlos Rivero, said in a press conference that the joust for children under the age of 15 years was scheduled from next June 1st to June 4th to affect as little as possible the educational program of children.
According to the manager, in the lid will be involved about 40 children among whom will be the national champions in different categories, as well as players from Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia that have been confirmed so far.
In the Elite group of this 52 edition, which will compete from the coming day 27 until 6 June, and has 17th category of the International Federation (FIDE), highlights the presence of the top winner of the Capablanca, the Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk.
Next to him will contend for the throne in two-round by closed system the Peruvian Emilio Cordova, the Indian Krishnan Sasikiran, the American Samuel Shankland, the Polish Kasper Piorun and the host Isam Ortiz.
Rivero explained that Leinier Domínguez and Yuniesky Quesada, the first and third Cuban ranking, in that order, are not registered because they asked for a sabbatical year, while the second Caribbean board, Lazaro Bruzon, the lid will match the qualifier to the World Cup.
In addition, it will be played in the traditional Open group, that this time will be around 150 chess players of about 20 countries, who will be measured during 10 rounds by the Swiss System.
Also, within the event will be held two international seminars, one for coaches and referees, in addition to presentations of books and a contest of plastic on the science-game.
The lid will be hosted in the Hotel Solymar Arenas Blancas Varadero, about 140 kilometers from the capital, and will serve as a tribute to the 50 anniversary of the murder of Ernesto Guevara, one of the promoters of the practice of this discipline in Cuba. (PL) (Photo: CubaMINREX)