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Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-03-2019
@ChessbaseIndia @Anna_Chess @VohiCapital Thanks por making Sitges part of this incredible journey!
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-03-2019
Chess is losing a great official photographer, but winning a great professional to move forward to a brighter future. And it's not a draw, it's "decisive advantage"... Good luck! https://t.co/qZumKrp2NP
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
12-03-2019
We're glad for Ahmed Adly, a nice guy and the first Egyptian GM to have ever played at #SunwaySitges https://t.co/rnHocSRyuZ
Alexandra Botez @alexandravbotez
09-03-2019
2019 innovation: use emojis to teach chess #chesscoach #education #protip https://t.co/GvvzzA2Zae
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
05-03-2019
@Anna_Chess I hope that your December workplace was not too bad either 😉 https://t.co/E0SDXmc7Mx
Anna Rudolf @Anna_Chess
24-02-2019
It's happening, folks! @alexandravbotez and I are back, streaming together 🤩 First show on Sunday at 1 pm Pacific / 22:00 CET, tune in on Twitch -- both channels 😉 #chess #streamalert https://t.co/JcXyGnMLnr
David Llada ♞ @davidllada
24-02-2019
I think it feels pretty safe to say that I took a photo of a future World Champion, don't you think? https://t.co/uXbzliBroC
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
04-02-2019
Another chess legend, England's number 1 player, @MickeyAdamsGM, had a nice top-15 finish with 7 points and went undefeated after all 10 rounds at @GibraltarChess. Still strong at 47! @ecfchess @MarkTWIC @2700chess https://t.co/emBkvmlcLT
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
01-02-2019
Enorme participación de @pepeich_cuenca en @GibraltarChess! Performance de 2637, tablas contra maestros como Ivanchuk o Adams, y 17,4 puntos de ELO al bolsillo para alcanzar lo que parece ser su nuevo máximo histórico. Felicidades! @chess24es @El_Divis https://t.co/Yt2bbPAMTr
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
01-02-2019
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
01-02-2019
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
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
01-02-2019
Aunque los comentarios de las rondas fuesen exclusivamente en inglés, en el @GibraltarChess se ha ofrecido en español un resumen de la ronda (entre otras cosas) cada día, a cargo de @stuthefox y @leontxogarcia. Buen detalle y gran equipo! @chesscom_es https://t.co/yLW93VwQAL
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
31-01-2019
Congratulations to GM Vladislav Artemiev, 2019 @GibraltarChess Champion! He's now world's top-20 in live ratings after a great performance these days https://t.co/xW0NDraLKV
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
31-01-2019
Al contrario, muchas gracias por vuestra participación! Y ojalá podamos verte de nuevo en Sitges en la próxima edición. https://t.co/DnNNRhq36g
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
31-01-2019
Gala dinner at @GibraltarChess about to start. Glad to be able to be present at the Rock to learn only good things... #GibChess Amazing job @stuthefox! https://t.co/W5L74PO4tb
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
31-01-2019
Everything ready for tonight's gala dinner and closing ceremony at Gibraltar Chess Festival #GibChess https://t.co/GaE30aRI86
Miguel Illescas @illescasmiguel
30-01-2019
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 International Chess Festival @GibraltarChess
29-01-2019
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
Leontxo García @leontxogarcia
29-01-2019
Acabado Wijk aan Zee, la prioridad de mi columna será @GibraltarChess, donde ya se han producido varias partidas de gran calidad. Como esta victoria de Grandelius sobre So: https://t.co/6Us24XxsWq
Peter Doggers @peterdoggers
25-01-2019
Ouch, even I am now part of @LennartOotes's odd collection of players pointing to something with their middle finger... https://t.co/JNOnv3D3lM
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
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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