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Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-09-2020
@EscacsSitges @jmedinamolina @JCFoundation @Marleentweet @PSV @FIDE_chess @leontxogarcia @MagnusCarlsen @anishgiri @GMHikaru @Kasparov63 @illescasmiguel @AjSitges @xsalmeron @JaumeMonasterio @martinez_lluis @aurorasitges Entre tots hem aconseguit posar Sitges en primera línia dels escacs mundials. Tot i ser un esport minoritari, és increïble on hem arribat, però demostra què aconseguim col·laborant tots junts. Sense dubte, uns bancs i taules d'escacs farien goig i serien un bon recordatori...
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
03-05-2020
It was a wonderful suprise for all #SunwaySitges players to see this video with messages of 12 men and women chess world champions, for which we are thankful! Check the end of the video for Covid-19 donations. @ChesscomNews @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess https://t.co/lu1oF8Ezyh
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
30-04-2020
Ha sido fantástico - y un verdadero honor - el poder haber enviado mensajes de apoyo como éste a los jugadores del primer clásico online (benéfico) que hemos disputado estos días... @chesscom_es @escacs_cat @leontxogarcia @revistaPDR @pepeich_cuenca @FedericoMarin @Chessidharta https://t.co/yx1YaEuYhY
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
Participants in our online tournament received some messages from special players. We want to thank GM David Navara for sharing an interesting experience he had with online chess and what to learn from it. @2700chess @ChesscomNews @ECUonline @FIDE_chess https://t.co/MW7IfSrvLb
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
Congratulations @Gm_Adly! You deserved it, well done. We're glad you became the first-ever winner of an online classic time control Swiss tournament. And we hope to see you in December in #Sitges! And thank you so much @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess, great, great job as usual! https://t.co/HemmJMnqWe
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
After 9 rounds and a knockout, we have arrived to the final game of the tournament. GM Ahmed Adly will face IM Liam Vrolijk for the first-ever online classic Swiss title! Who do you think will take it? Follow the action at @ChesscomNews and @ChessBomb
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
Here are some setups that players taking part in our online tournament these last 9 rounds shared with us. An interesting way of playing online chess, which was allowed thanks to the classic time control of this first-ever online Swiss! @ChesscomNews @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess https://t.co/9Dfyn2UkAK
ChesscomNews @ChesscomNews
28-04-2020
The first round games of the 16-player @SunwayChessOpen knockout phase can now also be found on our Events page: https://t.co/Zd4rXL7Tqk https://t.co/XQKCU1jGlG
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
28-04-2020
Teaming up with @DanielKingChess to broadcast the playoffs of @SunwayChessOpen: the first classical tournament to host an online edition of their event so that chess players around the world can still compete during these challenging times! Live soon at https://t.co/5AQj8AruUG 🤟 https://t.co/T9IzRT1jUZ
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
We are about to start playoffs. You can follow in a few minutes at https://t.co/0bMoKKj96u. Join @Anna_Chess and @DanielKingChess for live action! @ChesscomNews
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-04-2020
Greetings from the Director of Sunway Playa Golf Sitges Hotel & Spa to participants of this historical online tournament that goes into a knockout tomorrow. We all wish that things just get better for everyone, and let's hope we can run our December regular event! @ChesscomNews https://t.co/jdkV0odSYs
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-04-2020
Some games have already finished, but our virtual playing halls still look quite full this morning, afternoon or night (depending on where players are!). About 325 players are still fighting for their point one hour into the 7th round of the tournament! @FIDE_chess @ChesscomNews https://t.co/FIgOzQJek1
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-04-2020
These are the pairings of the section A's top-10 boards for this afternoon. Remember you can follow their games at @chesscom. Just 3 rounds to go, and we'll have a cool playoff for the title on Tuesday, April 28th! https://t.co/xNqdMD1ST0
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-04-2020
Paraguay's 2019 blitz chess champion and one of the best classic chess players of the country, GM Axel Bachmann, is the #3 ranked player in our online tournament. With 4'5 points, he's one of 8 players leading the tournament after 5 rounds. @FIDE_chess @ChesscomNews @chesscom_es https://t.co/FIIfUTtcsA
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-04-2020
Alisa Yamshchikova, from Ukraine, is 10 years old and she's also playing in this first-ever online classic chess tournament. Dealing with @chesscom, @Zoom_us, @Skype, chess... and being taken a photo (altogether) does not seem to be a probem for her! @FIDE_chess @ChesscomNews https://t.co/YxMj4opwOR
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-04-2020
This is GM Ahmed Adly's from Egypt playing from home. Current African Chess Champion (and a very nice guy), he has played last 2 editions of our regular tournament and is now participating in our online event (#2 ranked player with a rating of 2615) while he'll celebrate Ramadan! https://t.co/qpKnJndKBd
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-04-2020
El GM Pablo Salinas, vigente campeón nacional de Chile, es otro de los participantes de renombre en el Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open, primer torneo de ajedrez clásico en disputarse online. Aquí preparado para disputar la 5ª ronda del torneo. https://t.co/FMHbgI8ymE
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-04-2020
GM Žamsaran Cydypov of Russia, one of the strongest rapid chess players in the world (currently with a rating of 2703) is also competing in the fist-ever online classic chess tournament at #SunwaySitges. @chesscom_ru @ruchess_ru https://t.co/U92MPBu0KP
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-04-2020
This is GM Kirill Shevchenko, #4 ranked player at Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open, ready to start his 5th-round game vs. GM Javokhir Sindarov at his place. Both players looking good with a 4/4 start! @ChesscomNews @FIDE_chess https://t.co/wBaXVzOB0d
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-04-2020
Ready to get the round started! @Chesscom staff, #SunwaySitges staff and arbiters, all in the pre-round meeting, prepared to help everyone with the start of their games. As in an over-the-board chess tournament, it takes quite an effort to have everything running smoothly... https://t.co/npCn1LPTyK
Chess.com - Русский @chesscom_ru
23-04-2020
Шахматы - один из немногих видов спорта, в котором тренироваться и выступать на соревнованиях возможно не выходя из дома, а иногда даже не вылезая из лап :) За "доской" - Исполнительный директор РШФ Марк Глуховский за подготовкой к 4 туру #SunwaySitges на https://t.co/uYR8nNYaC7 https://t.co/x6B97F9Myq
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-04-2020
We are about to start 5th round of our online tournament (just half an hour to go). Our main playing hall, with its magnificent views, is ready for players to come in! 😥 You can follow the action at @chesscom. https://t.co/jZDPNChTy4
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-04-2020
Round 4 of Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open will start in just over half an hour. You can follow the round at @Chesscom. There will be already some GMs games on the first boards, so we hope you all enjoy!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-04-2020
Players are having fun with this new online classic chess experience. Some are sending us photos that show how they setup their space in order to take part in our tournament. Like RSA twin brothers Judah & Caleb Levitan, best two U8 chess players in Africa (2018). Gens una sumus! https://t.co/hQkKTil1SL
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
22-04-2020
How will the job of chess photographers be during classic online chess tournaments? In our first-ever event, we settle for different photos from the ones we're used to! @photochess @peterdoggers @LennartOotes @davidllada @alinalami @johnchess @riga_niki @IM_Rosen @amrutamokal https://t.co/dnvBeaOTcz
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-04-2020
@CazHansen Maybe you can take part in the regular tournament in December sometime! Let's hope things are fine then everywhere... Thanks for watching!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-04-2020
Third round of Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open on its way frrom... all around the world! You can follow the fist boards on @chesscom at https://t.co/XWZ9BWCEGr @ChesscomNews @FIDE_chess
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-04-2020
This is how our 2 virtual playing halls looked just after half an hour into today's 2nd round. With the help of arbiters and our staff, most players are now comfortable starting their games, and technical issues are solved quickly. Sitges' playing halls are always spectacular! 😄 https://t.co/l3dEKHwSnH
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
19-04-2020
After-round meeting in order to check what technical improvements can be done, comment on players' requests, deal with fair play issues, etc. Arbiters (from around the world) are joining Simon at @Chesscom and the organizer in order to keep it going in the smoothest way possible! https://t.co/gtVEDlLbOT
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
19-04-2020
After 2 days of a few technical issues, 1st. round of the tournament took place today. We want to really thank players for their incredible support to make this first-ever online classic tournament start to come true! We also appreciate arbiters' and @chesscom's great jobs.
International Chess Federation @FIDE_chess
17-04-2020
450 players from 77 federations, with 21 GMs among them, registered for @SunwayChessOpen Online tournament with classical time control. The rating favorite is Ukrainian GM Vitaliy Bernadskiy (2629). It starts in a couple of hours on @chesscom: https://t.co/SrVAv7qvZ5 #chess https://t.co/RMOizfJ1Js
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-04-2020
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-04-2020
Over 400 players now, just over 2 h. to close registration. Check players' list being updated here (unfortunately with a little delay): https://t.co/acf28YBhXB @FIDE_chess @ChesscomNews @ChessbaseIndia @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess @El_Divis @pepeich_cuenca
International Chess Federation @FIDE_chess
16-04-2020
The first classical festival to appear online, the inaugural Sunway Sitges International Online Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen, starts tomorrow on @chesscom. "All players must have a webcam and the ability to enable audio on their playing devices." #chess https://t.co/VtFyjuvTp0
Chess.com @chesscom
16-04-2020
It's the last day to register for The Sunway Sitges International Chess Online Open! Registration is free for all GMs, WGMs or players rated over 2400 FIDE and just 15 euros for all others. Join this truly unique online classical event now at: https://t.co/HUiaatbGgb
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-04-2020
Más de 320 jugadores ya inscritos en el primer abierto a ritmo clásico en @chesscom que empieza mañana. Aunque no válido para ELO, una nueva experiencia para todos, de la que aprender cosas para un futuro de torneos online válidos para ELO. Regístrate (quedan 7 h)! @leontxogarcia
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-04-2020
Over 320 players already registered for the 1st classic tournament online at @chesscom that will start tomorrow. Though unrated, a new experience for everyone; we'll all get key take-aways for a future of @FIDE_chess rated events online. Be part of it! (8 h. left to register)
Prasad Ramasubramanian @PrasadrsTOI
16-04-2020
@SunwayChessOpen becomes first ever online classical event to be held from April 17-25. A major portion of the registration fees will go to Residencia Sant Camil hospital in Barcelona which is providing care for #COVID19 patients.@chesscom @ChessbaseIndia https://t.co/wmZbbfErDm
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-04-2020
Hemos destinado una bolsa de 6.000 € y otros premios especiales a este evento benéfico único que empezará online este viernes. Emparejamientos y resultados a partir del 17 de abril en https://t.co/kcOuVbYUM1. Participa! @revistaPDR @leontxogarcia @herediacarla @FedericoMarin https://t.co/fG53hRdDUN
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-04-2020
We've committed 6.000 € and special prizes for this charitable unique event that will start online this Friday. Pairings and results, will be found from April 17th at https://t.co/kcOuVbYUM1. Be part of it! @FIDE_chess @USChess @ChesscomNews @aicfchess @SusanPolgar @agadmator https://t.co/pCvOdfhFDk
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-04-2020
¿Pensando en participar en el primer torneo que nunca se haya disputado online a ritmo clásico? Quedan poco más de 24 h. para poder registrarse! Aquí tienes las bases: https://t.co/I8e5IqiN8k (también en @chesscom_es) @revistaPDR @escacs_cat @guillembaches @Rahal_Michael
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-04-2020
Are you thinking of taking part in the first-ever online classic chess tournament? Just over 24 h. to register! You can find regulations at https://t.co/akUxVAm7A1 and at @chesscom @ChesscomNews @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-04-2020
@Rahal_Michael Gracias Michael! Obviamente, al ser la primera vez en la historia que se hace algo así, hay retos por delante, y probablemente habrá debate y cosas que aprender para el futuro. Pero creemos que fomentar una actividad ajedrecística diferente (y con un fin benéfico), será positivo.
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-04-2020
@DownPawn @ChesscomNews No, it won't be rated, but we require a valid FIDE ID in order to try to better guarantee the development of the tournament and in order to be able to use traditional pairing systems and software, to publish of results at https://t.co/kcOuVbYUM1, to provide statistics, etc.
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-04-2020
And here it is! Starting this Friday, April 17th, #SunwaySitges online classic time control (90'+30") Chess Open. Don't miss this new experience! We know we'll face challenges (and several ways of control have been implemented), but we trust everyone's fair play desire. https://t.co/ir5wDzafy0
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
12-04-2020
Y un torneo online a ritmo clásico con una bolsa de premios decente? Quizás por primera vez en la historia? No es fácil pero en #SunwaySitges nos gusta innovar y hacer que los aficionados disfruten, por qué no? Manteneos atentos... 😄 @chess24es @leontxogarcia @echaguen @AjSitges
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
12-04-2020
What about a classic time control online chess tournament? #SunwaySitges fans should stay tuned, maybe very, very soon... 😄 First time ever? Challenges are there, no one said it'd be easy, but aren't they worth for fun? @ChesscomNews @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess @ChessbaseIndia
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-02-2020
Chess plays a significant role in the main parade of #Sitges' Carnival! A small tribute to July's Open and December's famous International Chess Festival which have put our town in the world's chess map @AjSitges @TurismeDIBA @Anna_Chess @DanielKingChess @ChesscomNews @FIDE_chess https://t.co/0Sn8SktIAR
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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