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Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-01-2019
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 @chess24com https://t.co/CfVJ8FGPZw
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
19-01-2019
Here's the surprise we've prepared for you: it's Ladies Day today at #TataSteelChess, with @Sopiko20 and me, aka Miss Tactics and Miss Strategy, taking over the commentary! 😄 https://t.co/qWM89LGS6U
Leontxo García @leontxogarcia
18-01-2019
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-01-2019
This is Vassily Ivanchuk's conference while he was in Sitges. Although we could not tape it in high quality, it's probably worth to enjoy his comments on the game he analyzes... @chesscom @ChessBase @davidllada @TacticsTime @chessqueen @chess24com https://t.co/ddjOUYmf3c
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-01-2019
Good luck to both! It was a honor to see them play in Sitges a few days ago, and we wish them the best not only for @tatasteelchess but also for 2019 https://t.co/Oipu7djRQr
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-01-2019
Congratulations to new GM Gukesh D.! He could not break Karjakin's record in our tournament, but he just got his 3rd norm (less than 3 weeks later), and he's now the second youngest GM in the history of our beloved game @ChessbaseIndia @chesscom_in @Anna_Chess https://t.co/iXzQ15lbe7
PepoVinas @PepoVinas
13-01-2019
Extraordinari ambient escaquístic al HUB Barcelona!!! https://t.co/19XQTYWf3d
Susan Polgar @SusanPolgar
10-01-2019
Improvement Secrets: If it is easy then everyone would do it! One of the most common questions I get is what to do when players hit their plateau and their ratings get stagnated. Here is my response: https://t.co/1kfWrKOwSi @FIDE_chess @EuropeEchecs @WOMChess @chessdom https://t.co/Rxu1ixSxOT
American Chess Mag @ACMChess
07-01-2019
Congratulations to the newest -and youngest ever- American International Master: Christopher Yoo! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/RYUEdopAtv
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
06-01-2019
Thank you @chess24com for adding our event to your 2019 Chess Calendar! https://t.co/cgr8KcWNNM
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
06-01-2019
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! @Anna_Chess @davidllada @leontxogarcia https://t.co/Mn8mGJZhEP
David Llada ♞ @davidllada
04-01-2019
These days I am covering the super strong Bay Area International Open, invited by @BayAreaChess. You can follow them on twitter and/or Facebook for more photos and information: https://t.co/MYvMKdnp6J https://t.co/6sVSAlSCyZ
Eric Schmidt @ericschmidt
04-01-2019
About AlphaZero: "It clearly displays a breed of intellect that humans have not seen before, and that we will be mulling over for a long time to come." https://t.co/kMnF41jdDj
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
04-01-2019
Happy Chess Year 2019!
Leontxo García @leontxogarcia
03-01-2019
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
31-12-2018
@SusanPolgar @ShohrehBayat @saraakhadem @FIDE_chess @advorkovich @chess24com Glad for her! We were fortunate to see @saraakhadem playing in Sitges last year, and we hope to see her back here soon!
Shohreh Bayat @ShohrehBayat
31-12-2018
Congratulations to my dear @saraakhadem on winning double silver in the World Rapid and Blitz 2018. Unfairly, she couldn't play in the previous edition because of visa. Thank you @FIDE_chess @advorkovich for considering all players from all federations. https://t.co/zF3Jw4JjLr
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
28-12-2018
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-12-2018
It's official now! #SunwaySitges 2019 will take place from December 12th thru 22nd, with the 10-round Open Tournament starting on Dec. 13th 👍🏻. We look forward to meeting you here! @Anna_Chess @peterdoggers @leontxogarcia @chesscom @ChessBase @chess24com @davidllada
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-12-2018
El interesante post "Portentosos adolescentes indios" de @LeontxoGarcia en su bitácora de @ElPais_Espana pone el broche final a su destacada presencia en el #SunwaySitges 2018. ¡Muchas gracias! @chesscom_es @Anna_Chess @guillembaches @davidllada https://t.co/Cp8VbwpgBt
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
Certainly a little bit too exaggerated, but it's always nice when you are included in a world's top-5 list! 👍🏻😄 Here's what @chess_site thinks about some chess festivals... https://t.co/eapFH0RmIz
David Llada ♞ @davidllada
26-12-2018
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
Bon Nadal! Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Счастливого Рождества! Joyeux Noël! Frohe Weihnachten! क्रिसमस की शुभकामनाएँ! https://t.co/nxnhHwawIE
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
Congratulations to Vaishali Rameshbabu, woman chess champion of Sunway Sitges International Chess Open 2018! She took the 1.500 € cumulative first prize and was followed by Natalia @Pogonina and Cholleti Sahajasri @WOMChess @SusanPolgar @GMJuditPolgar @ChessbaseIndia @chessdom https://t.co/oQiervFu3Y
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
The playing hall turned into a small disco to host the closing party of the tournament. It's time now to rest and start thinking in next year's event... https://t.co/tYZiH6insX
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
26-12-2018
GM Àlvar Alonso (Spain) - with a performance of 2789 - , GM Ernesto Inarkiev and GM Sasikiran Krishnan were the first 3 classified at #SunwaySitges 2018. Congratulations to them! @ChesscomNews @Anna_Chess @leontxogarcia @chess24com @ChessBase @ChessBomb @FIDE_chess @chessnews https://t.co/n0OlJzD2Wh
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
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 @ChesscomNews https://t.co/ODxmOqmnsU
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
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_Chess https://t.co/0XSR4LCOVR
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
This is @PeterDoggers' wrap-up of our event for @chesscom and @ChesscomNews. It was great that he was able to visit our event, and hope to see him back in future editions! Best thing of organizing tournaments is that you are able to meet nice people! https://t.co/56LAG9fMw7
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
This is the wrap-up of @Macauley64 - who did a nice job allowing the webcast of our tournament for the first time - for @ChessBase of #SunwaySitges 2018. https://t.co/ul74KFqn9C
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
We are glad to hear, and wish you best of lucks! Looking forward to seeing your photos from tomorrow... https://t.co/LeBICTKGzo
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
Great interview by @PeterDoggers for @chesscom of 2 Indian prodigies who attended #SunwaySitges last week. @rpragchess and @NihalSarin drew their last game, but they claimed it had nothing to do with being great friends! @chesscom_in https://t.co/tZr20aqUKo
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
Check out this interview of #SunwaySitges 2018 winner, Spain's GM Àlvar Alonso, by @PeterDoggers of @ChesscomNews https://t.co/59epioBhcK
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
25-12-2018
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
ChessBase @ChessBase
25-12-2018
A last look at the @SunwayChessOpen and its surprise winner GM Alvar Alonso Rosell https://t.co/a1ECS3QU0A #ChessBase @Anna_Chess @leontxogarcia @NihalSarin https://t.co/J100NfpcLq
Leontxo García @leontxogarcia
25-12-2018
Antes de viajar a San Petersburgo, mi reconocimiento público a la organización del @SunwayChessOpen, un torneo muy recomendable en un escenario idílico:. Y, por supuesto, a @Anna_Chess Rudolf, una magnífica profesional: https://t.co/8UAWlXBneW
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
@Bibliophilopoly Here we are! :)
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
El MI argentino Tomás Sosa ha cumplido su segunda participación en nuestro torneo #SunwaySitges con buenas partidas. Esperamos que pueda conseguir pronto la norma de GM que no le ha sido posible obtener aquí @Argedrez @ajedrezCAIchess @FFernandezARG @AjedrezdeEstilo https://t.co/i2uR5WkLhw
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
GM Ivanchuk and GM Andreikin (the top 2 ranked players) preparing for the last round, that they ultimately drew, levaing Chuky without chances to enter any playoff. https://t.co/NHsfiAVSfD
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
25-12-2018
Ladies and gentlemen, the future Olympic Team from India! All these kids are world #1 players in their age group, and all of them played at strong #SunwaySitges! @ChessbaseIndia @vishy64theking @TaniaSachdev @HarikaDronavali @VohiCapital @adhibanchess @shrinjanrg @chesscom_in https://t.co/1cL3pGR0fa
Leontxo García @leontxogarcia
24-12-2018
El triunfo de Álvar Alonso en el @SunwayChessOpen es una noticia extraordinaria. Por eso le dedico mi columna por tercera vez en pocos días: https://t.co/a2C7czgo0i
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-12-2018
Players were obviously too concentrated to enjoy, but playoff at sunset was a nice way of finishing this year's tournament... @ChesscomNews @ChessBase @chess24com @ChessBomb https://t.co/U1H2qa9Buv
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-12-2018
World's #1 U-11 player: Raahil Mullick World's #1 U-12 player: Gukesh D. Wolrd's #1 U-13 player: GM Praggnanandhaa World's #1 U-14 player: GM @NihalSarin And they all played in Sitges this past week at #SunwaySitges @ChessbaseIndia @VohiCapital @chesscom_in https://t.co/jbOx58XfoC
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-12-2018
This morning we had a small present for all players, so that they could take home a sovenir. Hopefully it will give them good memories of these days in Sitges... https://t.co/9bR6P11OmA
Cecil B. DeMille @Pepelu_Malpelo
23-12-2018
Vassily Ivanchuk, leyenda viva del ajedrez, uno de los jugadores más queridos por los aficionados comenta su última partida en #SunwaySitges con @Anna_Chess y @leontxogarcia ¡Un lujo de torneo @SunwayChessOpen!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2018
While Àlvar Alonso has a chance to win the tournament alone if he gets something of his better position, it seems that Ivanchuk won't make it to the playoffs... In a few minutes everything will be clear at #SunwaySitges @ChessBase @chesscom @chess24com
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2018
Ronda en directo del V SUNWAY SITGES INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL. Puedes vernos en Youtube o en Twitch! Live round of the V SUNWAY SITGES INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL. You can see us on Youtube or on Twitch!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2018
Last round with @Anna_Chess and @LeontxoGarcia live from #SunwaySitges. They've done a terrific work these days, thanks! https://t.co/trcsMCwJZr
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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