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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 @LennartOoteshttps://t.co/sWjVXu38Bh
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
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
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
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
GM Alexander Beliavsky joins Sunway Sitges 201804-10-2018
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...