David Navara, a great player, polite and really friendly: it would be great to see him playing in Sitges at some point as well! One of the biggest rounds of applause of the closing ceremony at @GibraltarChess was for him, well deserved https://t.co/Qa46dmXaE2
This is how playing halls looked like before and during the last round of #GibChess, respectively. Are there many other playing halls overlooking the sea besides @GibraltarChess' and ours' at #SunwaySitges? https://t.co/AVbNiyieUJ
Kramnik announces his retirement from professional #chess. It was an honor to be his faithful assistant for almost ten years, sharing together so many moments. I learned a lot by his side. I'll always remember him in London 2000, when he radiated incredible energy and willpower! https://t.co/CTJzWECEQl
Gibraltar Masters record winner GM Hikaru Nakamura (2749 🇺🇲) has just lost for the first time in classical Chess since 2009.
@GMHikaru had an unbeaten streak of 51 games at #GibChess https://t.co/SUPUlh6tCo
The 2019 Catalan Chess League, our state's most beautiful competition which started yesterday, will have about 7000 players from over 200 clubs competing every weekend for the next 3 months for the title, or to get their teams up or down into new categories @chesscom@chess24comhttps://t.co/CfVJ8FGPZw
Este año, además de comer la tradicional sopa de guisantes, en Wijk aan Zee he tenido un gran privilegio, de los que solo pasan una vez en la vida: el honor de golpear el gong como invitado especial para comenzar la ronda: https://t.co/uM5KaT16H9
Tonight is the most magical night of the year for Spanish children. 3 Magic Kings, guided by the eastern star, enter homes while little ones sleep to leave gifts for those who behaved well. We should never lose this illusion and innocence!
Con permiso de @el_pais, soy desde ayer consejero en ajedrez educativo de la FIDE, a petición del presidente Dvorkóvich. Creo que es una obligación moral. Él dijo que la comisión de Ajedrez y Educación sería la más importante si él ganaba, y yo lo pido hace años. (sigue) ½
It's not only a man's world: My biggest fan at #SunwaySitges was a 10-year-old girl from Singapore. Tarini would come to listen to the commentary for hours. Every day. 10 days in a row. She thinks I make chess lively & fun to watch,I think she's cooler (& braver) than I ever was. https://t.co/12jxxro5Jp
Now I get it: Alvar has been reading Boris Gelfand's books lately, and that may explain why he won the @SunwayChessOpen despite being a massive underdog. 👇👇😏. Oh, and he also owns a copy of "The Thinkers". https://t.co/dqyX0lgUfC
Àlvar Alonso, winner of 2018 Sunway Sitges International Chess Open, during @PeterDoggers' interview for @ChesscomNews:
- "It's by far my biggest success in chess... but tomorrow I need to go back to work at Barcelona's city council"
He was 27th in the starting rank... https://t.co/RmCoAu4tcl
Congratulations to @Anna_Chess, "winner" of @DanielKingChess' DVD at the raffle that took place during the awards' ceremony! 😂😎😇 Great professional and person who deserved much more than the couple of chocolates she got (too bad there was no more budget at this point! 😆) https://t.co/jLd2oZZvI0
Despite having finished 8th in the Open Tournament at #SunwaySitges, Chucky got by far the biggest round of applause at the closing ceremony. He's still probably the most beloved player of the world. We hope to see him back in Sitges in future editions! @chess24com@ChesscomNewshttps://t.co/ODxmOqmnsU
We believe that the setup of the playoff table was nice but a colourful sunset made it magnificent! Althogh we all enjoyed it, there are some technical issues to be solved to make it possible without nerves next year again: we'll work on that well in advance... 😉 @Anna_Chesshttps://t.co/0XSR4LCOVR
We grabbed a tall Dutch to take this selfie.😉 Thanks to everyone who tuned into our broadcast with @leontxogarcia -- it's been truly an honour to work with you, Leontxo! The other two gentlemen are the masterminds behind @SunwayChessOpen, and made sure... (1/2) https://t.co/RQsVdueyUk
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...