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Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2019
The farewell party means the end of 11 intense days of tournament and side activities. We hope all players, families and commentators have safe journeys to their next destinations, and we look forward to meeting them all again in 2020! https://t.co/9u7OFuXXGM
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2019
The playoffs' setup by the sea last Sunday. Tough not to lose concentration... https://t.co/TWBP4G13si
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2019
He played the strongest chess over the past 10 days, and we guess everyone agrees that he deserved to take this 6th edition of Sunway Sitges International Chess Open Tournament. Well done Anton! We hope he and all players enjoyed #Sitges and the tournament as much as we did! https://t.co/7vf0pWAwQB
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
22-12-2019
Playing hall with a view 😎 Getting ready for the playoffs of @SunwayChessOpen! #sunwaysitges https://t.co/m8ia9otJHi
Peter Doggers @peterdoggers
22-12-2019
This #SunwaySitges team selfie in the corridor starts to become a tradition. :-) This year we chose @GMJuditPolgar on our side! https://t.co/uTvwMUcbPl
ChesscomNews @ChesscomNews
22-12-2019
The winners at #sunwaysitges! https://t.co/bwihMJSsqG
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Our 6th edition winners 🏆 Congratulations to all! https://t.co/dNFzDn27l4
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Let’s beginning the Award Ceremony! 🏆🙌🏻 #sunwaychessfestival #sitges #closingceremony https://t.co/s42mFSR8WZ
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Sadly last day we're having this great team here. But exciting tiebreaks still ahead! #SunwaySitges @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess @ChesscomNews https://t.co/WFLxwuAA6n
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Ready for the play-off! 😱 https://t.co/JeXO3BvadP
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Paella, Spanish omelette and Spanish ham. Time to recover energy for tomorrow's early round with the Spanish night buffet! #NotOnlyChess #SunwaySitges https://t.co/PhqT3UJzD0
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Thank you @LennartOotes for a terrific job taking care of DGT boards and for your awesome pictures! If the tournament was successful is because it had great professionals aboard... https://t.co/D0h413iYJG
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-12-2019
Anton Korobov (white vs. GM Heimann) - incredible tournament -, and Vasif Durarbayli (black vs. GM Adly) are the only players with chances for a victory without a playoff at #SunwaySitges in a few hours. Let's see if any of them manages, or if they have to go to a blitz playoff!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Could there be a better couple of commentators for #SunwaySitges than @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess? We're glad to have them here, and we hope everyone's enjoying them as much as we are! (besides that, we get the bonus, which is to see how nice they are away from cameras too!) https://t.co/ukRVRp9VHu
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
9th round started, and this afternoon we have GM Awonder Liang and GM Anton Korobov on the top board. A win by the Ukranian GM would secure a place for him among the first 3 in the final standings. Follow live at @chesscom with @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess! https://t.co/RfXIeSC5mC
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
GM @gak_chess, @GMSasikiran and GM @DGukesh sitting next to each other in the 9th round of #SunwaySitges. Round on its way now! https://t.co/wfuTra3Y22
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Últimas dos rondas y últimas dos retransmisiones comentadas a cargo de @El_Divis y @Pepeich_Cuenca en directo desde #Sitges. El torneo llega a su punto más interesante, con varios jugadores con posibilidades de entrar en el playoff final! Hoy a las 16:30 h. y mañana a las 9:30 h. https://t.co/Di6fcCsXsJ
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
What about a cocktail's masterclass for players and media this morning? Will it help seeing a clearer strategy in this afternoon's round? We doubt it, but it's definitely fun! #NotOnlyChess #SunwaySitges https://t.co/Mg872I57gz
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Esta mañana tenemos una de las conferencias más esperadas: @El_Divis en acción en #Sitges! Hablará de aperturas? Troleará a @pepeich_cuenca tras su match contra @MagnusCarlsen? Aplastará en unas blitz a quien no escuche? Pasen y disfruten! https://t.co/0kmKLK5PP0
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
En función de los resultados que se den, podríamos tener hasta 16 normas ya hoy. Podéis seguir el desarrollo de la novena ronda a partir de las 16:30 h. (CET) en @chess24es con @pepeich_cuenca y @El_Divis, en directo desde #Sitges
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Depending on results we could have up to 16 norms today! Follow the action on @chesscom from 4:30 p.m. CET with @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess #SunwaySitges
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Sun is shining again for the 9th round of the #SunwaySitges International Chess Festival. Walking or cycling down the promenade by the sea is one of player's favorite pre-round routines, and it cannot get more enjoyable than today! https://t.co/dEDfzBkOfI
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
GM Puranik explains his game for @ChessbaseIndia at #SunwaySitges https://t.co/StheenoQUe
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Ucranian Grandmasters' duel at #SunwaySitges round 7's first board finished in a draw, with Chuky trying hard to earn a full point... It couldn't have been better characterized! https://t.co/er48dnul01
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2019
Thank you to @casalolea for giving the very interesting "sangria" masterclass! We are sure that some players had a pretty loose round today! 😀 https://t.co/GcmzXWCdK3
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Una pena la partida que se le ha escapado a Iván Salgado contra el GM polaco Grzegorz Nasuta, que le habría dejado en segunda posición del Festival Internacional de Ajedrez #SunwaySitges falta de 2 rondas https://t.co/5PCA6Z5ZJ7
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
GM Romain Edouard, recent winner of the Game of the Year 2019, is still on track to try to match his best result so far at #SunwaySitges: he has to score 1,5 of 2. Will he manage? https://t.co/UNCpe9XE8Q
Penya d'Escacs Casino Prado Sitges @EscacsSitges
20-12-2019
Sitges, capital dels escacs! #chess #ajedrez #escacs https://t.co/9DDygIcLWT
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
La canaria Sabrina Vega, premio Reina Sofía del deporte 2019, ha vencido hoy al GM turco Firat Burak y se coloca a únicamente medio punto de la campeona rusa Natalia @Pogonina, líder de la clasificación femenina, dotada con 3.000 € adicionales y acumulables al resto de premios. https://t.co/LM6pLDCquG
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Paella showcooking took place today before the round. And not only amateur players attended: all participants could cook and - more important - taste! 🥘♟️ #NotOnlyChess #SunwaySitges https://t.co/7xD7obWD4V
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Chucky didn't get lucky! After round 8, basically no chance to enter the final playoff for the title, although he might be fighting in the minor playoff for a good position if he manages to win last 2 rounds at #SunwaySitges https://t.co/XcllRgswfT
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
After his victory today against Chucky, GM Awonder Liang (16 years old) is half a point behind the sole leader, GM Anton Korobov. He's given himself a good chance to win the tournament entering the last 2 final rounds. More tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. CET! Photos by @LennartOotes https://t.co/sWjVXu38Bh
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
This is the man of the day! @USChess GM Awonder Liang beat Chucky in #SunwaySitges' 8th round, and has now good chances to fight for the final win. He's hungry, and not just for food! https://t.co/pHcGdjCuJW
chess24.es @chess24es
20-12-2019
El Festival de @SunwayChessOpen hace un espectacular esfuerzo por ser mucho más que un torneo. Y lo logran! https://t.co/Yn07hJGyQk
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Let’s start the paella & sangria workshop! 🥤🙌🏻 Cheers and enjoy it! https://t.co/EohKKjibjU
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Después de vencer al GM indio Narayanan, el GM Korobov era el único jugador en mantener un resultado perfecto con 6 puntos después de la ronda 6, de un total de más de 300 jugadores en el grupo A #SunwaySitges https://t.co/NaSlnD63FA
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Two great Ucranian Grandmasters, Chucky and Korobov, have been paired today at board number 1 at #SunwaySitges. Ivanchuk needs a win to "repair" his slow start, while Korobov is looking to continue his unbelievable streak of 6 out of 6. How will it end? https://t.co/XkBJIDPsQY
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
GM @gak_chess and GM @NihalSarin during #SunwaySitges' 7th round. 2 generations of great Indian players... https://t.co/NRTFegsuBK
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
GM Nino Batsiashvili trying to keep the concentration during the 7th round here at #SunwaySitges. First women's prize is at stake! https://t.co/7ZRtK3XxIB
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2019
Today some GMs and other players who are playing in Sitges visited Nou Camp stadium and Barça museum (remarkable Korobov, who is leading and had a tough opponent today). Thanks to @FCBarcelona_es for making it happen! #NotOnlyChess #SunwaySitges https://t.co/1QP7S4TtGG
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
Second night blitz tournament on its way in Sitges. After GM Tabataei's victory last Saturday, who will take it this time? https://t.co/YAJ0pyfGIO
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
El Clásico time here in Sitges! Sofia rule does not allow for quick draws to watch the game though 😄 F.C. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, tonight's after round leisure... https://t.co/kZzEMycsNc
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
We have oriental food buffet tonight at the official hotel! Mind sports also need to recharge body's energy, so let's try our best to please players! 👍🏻🍣🇯🇵 https://t.co/33r0mBKvQm
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
El Maestro español campeón del mundo en 2018 Pedro Ginés luchando su partida de hoy contra un FM del @BayernMunchen en #Sitges. La retransmisión de las partidas más interesantes y aquellas con participación española en @chess24es con @El_Divis y @pepeich_cuenca https://t.co/gZvs51TE3W
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
What does it feel to beat one of India's best GMs? @GMNarayananSL can tell after his win yesterday over GM @SethuramanChess. Can he make 6 out of 6 today? Follow the live show with @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess on @chesscom to find out! https://t.co/EpxXWEejjB
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
This is @AjedrezConHumor's analysis of the 4th round, where GM Korobov defeated his combative compatriot GM Kirill Shevchenko to stay atop the field. https://t.co/GDNvGIS6Sb
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
Ready to start the 6th round! 💪🏻#SunwayChessFestival https://t.co/11ppuGmA2s
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
@Fawolizzochess @GibraltarChess You should give Sunway Sitges a try! 😄
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
El equipo de @revistaPDR pasó por el torneo y pudo entrevistar a algunos jugadores destacados. ¡Muchas gracias por vuestra visita! https://t.co/rxwtwxtmjW
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2019
Watch out! This is one of our official cars for the #SunwayChessInternationalFestival 🏎💨 https://t.co/lgixIlvy28
GM Alexander Beliavsky joins Sunway Sitges 2018
04-10-2018
Legendary Alexander Beliavsky recently confirmed that he will be playing in Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival 2018, in what will be his first appearance at this event, joining the list of world-class chess legends who once participated in this tournament, like GM Gata Kamsky or fellow countryman GM Oleg Romanischin.

Former 4-times USSR chess champion, Slovenian champion and World Junior champion in 1973, Mr. Beliavsky is also chess arbiter and...

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