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Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
01-01-2021
Happy New 2021 everyone! https://t.co/QzmovAdGxi
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
28-12-2020
Atès que no han pogut venir (per motius personals) els àrbitres catalans amb què hem comptat en edicions anteriors, dissortadament no hem tingut al 2020 àrbitres que parlessin perfectament català. Com això era requisit preceptiu d'@Escacs_CAT, el torneig no valdrà per ELO català.
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
27-12-2020
Hallway selfie at the end of the tournament: traditions have to be kept, even wearing face masks! 😄 #SunwaySitges https://t.co/0ZO3rqmtDJ
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
27-12-2020
Agraïts a l'@AjSitges i a la Federació Catalana d'@Escacs_cat pel suport al torneig. La col·laboració de tothom ha aconseguit consolidar un esdeveniment de primer nivell mundial i ha posat de nou a #Sitges i als escacs catalans en portada dels principals mitjans internacionals. https://t.co/neLs0vAcPc
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
27-12-2020
Mr. @BKouatly, @FIDE_chess VP, visited #SunwaySitges on the tournament's last day and attended the Prize Award Ceremony with Sitges' Major, @AuroraSitges. We appreciated his message on behalf on @ADvorkovich and FIDE supporting our efforts to bring back an OTB open. https://t.co/GQgx7yFvsH
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
27-12-2020
GM Jules Moussard and GM @JaimeSantos10 played the last game of #SunwaySitges to decide who took the second prize, representing the two federations with more players in this year's event (France and Spain). Despite Covid-19, 32 countries were finally represented. https://t.co/BE0nNoIF8O
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
24-12-2020
Tournament games' officially over now! Trying to synchronize the end of the last blitz game with a small surprise for players... https://t.co/JLxDgcv9m2
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
Playoff on its way in #Sitges! https://t.co/Rjj5qbBiN9
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
And we have a winner!!! 🏆 Bulgarian 🇧🇬 GM Ivan Cheparinov wins 7th #SunwaySitges International Chess Festival! We rushed to congratulate him, but could only be second as his wife GM Antoaneta Stefanova - former Women's World Champion - had already done 😄. Congratulations again! https://t.co/5Cp3I55bp2
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
Playing halls ready for the start of the last round this morning at #SunwaySitges, with a small (disinfected) thank-you gift for players. We're reaching the end of the most challenging tournament's edition so far, fortunately without major issues until this point ! https://t.co/d96yCszcBW
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
All set for tomorrow... One more round and the job is done! https://t.co/C6UAOXFvko
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
Marc'Andria Maurizzi a atteint sa première norme de GM avec sa victoire sur son compatriote Gabriel Flom. Il participe pour la première fois au tournoi #SunwaySitges, est l'actuel numéro 1 mondial des moins de 13 ans, et il semble qu'il va repartir avec un bon souvenir de Sitges! https://t.co/PziTK2mtlE
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
23-12-2020
9th round finished at #SunwaySitges and we have already some norms for some players but, probably, @HansMokeNiemann is the player of the day, after crossing 2500 with his win over GM @mazetovic and officially becoming a @FIDE_chess GM today. Congratulations! 📸 @LennartOotes https://t.co/ohqh7GMKRg
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
21-12-2020
One of our highlights this morning: Spanish Paella 🥘 Masterclass, enjoying the sunny day in #Sitges. In the meantime, GM Nicolas Checa is giving a lecture for those who feel more like concentrating in chess. And today at 3 pm, the exciting 8th round of the #SunwaySitges Open! https://t.co/grULvFmNWZ
International Chess Federation @FIDE_chess
21-12-2020
Anton Korobov is a joint leader at the @SunwayChessOpen. The tournament, one of the few large festivals to go ahead despite the pandemic, is being played under strict health and safety measures. Website: https://t.co/P2oXDqKFph Photo: @LennartOotes https://t.co/G8NnwaH6X7
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2020
Desafortunadamente este año en las salas está prohibido pasear y mirar partidas, pero los jugadores - como el GM @Pepeich_Cuenca en este caso - pueden pasear por las terrazas adyacentes a las salas, siempre que el aforo de las mismas lo permita. Y tampoco están mal las vistas! https://t.co/CW9xXYhF1L
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2020
Round 7 on its way at #SunwaySitges with nice games, but maybe one of the ones to watch is IM @HansMokeNiemann vs GM Jules Moussard: Hans can officially become a new @FIDE_chess GM if he wins 4 rating points! He'll be for an interview after the round if he does. 1st set-point! https://t.co/pgWv7K7fHS
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
20-12-2020
Acaba de començar el torneig de blitz infantil d'enguany. Molt agraïts per la col·laboració tant dels nens (que estan respectant totes les mesures de prevenció) com dels pares, que romanen asseguts en taules separades, vencent la temptació d'aixecar-se a veure els seus fills... https://t.co/p1o93VS5t2
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
19-12-2020
Ja a l'equador del torneig, #Sitges i el @SunwayChessOpen estan sent notícia als mitjans especialitzats d'arreu del món. A més, avui som portada del principal portal internacional! Mesures sanitàries i mascaretes marquen l'edició... @AjSitges @BCNmoltmes https://t.co/cylwiK7BiU
ChesscomNews @ChesscomNews
18-12-2020
Sunway Sitges Chess Festival: The Show Must Go On The @SunwayChessOpen is one of the few OTB tournaments during the pandemic. While the participants enjoy playing chess as never before, the tournament hall showcases a wonderful variety of face masks: https://t.co/F9m1Ev3xLx
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2020
And we have a winner! @HansMokeNiemann takes 2nd night blitz tournament of this year's #SunwaySitges with 7,5/9. It may be the little extra push he needs for the 2nd part of our open tournament in order to gain a few more rating points to cross 2500 and officially become a GM. https://t.co/tQWXNQolje
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2020
Second night blitz tournament on its way! Will Grigoryan succeed again or will we have a new champion tonight? Some strong GMs are trying to clinch it, but most important, they are enjoying OTB once more today... https://t.co/Bt28YNKZAA
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
18-12-2020
Arrenca el seminari del GM Marc Narciso a la jornada de descans al #SunwaySitges amb 2 temes interessants: "El darrer crit a la teoria d'obertures" pel matí, i "Tendències d'obertura en temps de pandèmia" aquesta tarda. Temps per visitar #Sitges, però també per millorar! https://t.co/X3Y9UvpIQI
Lennart Ootes @LennartOotes
17-12-2020
Felt creative might delete later. All photos of today's round: https://t.co/4pGkBLktV1 📸 All photos of the tournament: https://t.co/8TJojfODoo ♟️ #sunwaysitges @SunwayChessOpen https://t.co/mQqMIKbvwv
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
17-12-2020
India's 🇮🇳 Leon Luke Mendonca is trying to score his last GM norm in #SunwaySitges 2020. Today he drew with black against GM Romanishin 🇺🇦 and both analyzed the game after the round. It's going to be interesting to see if he can get it! https://t.co/5oZL1t31qz
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
17-12-2020
Halls ready for the start of this afternoon's 5th round. Tomorrow we'll have a rest day, but today you can follow broadcast and streaming to check how players reach the end of the first half of the tournament Thanks to @chesscom @ChessBase @chess24com ... and many more! https://t.co/pSY8KjkOg2
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
17-12-2020
GM Nino @Batsiashvili must be happy today after yesterday's 4th round in #SunwaySitges, since she finally defeated GM Karen Grygorian, after 2 games in other tournaments where she had previously lost. 📷@lennartootes https://t.co/jMsiRI3bn3
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
17-12-2020
Hat-trick con la diestra y por toda la escuadra del GM @Pepeich_Cuenca para poner el 3-1 en el marcador a la media hora de juego en el Francia vs. Resto del Mundo de hoy en #Sitges! Sólo ha faltado @El_Divis cantando el gol... @chess24es #NotOnlyChess https://t.co/WLNF5YjAWs
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
17-12-2020
This morning we had another activity for players: a small padel tournament. Over 2 hours sweating and, like it's likely to happen in the chess tournament, 2 GMs reached the final: @pepeich_cuenca and @mazetovic. This time, though, Oh- là-là was a stronger shout than Ra-ta-tá 😄 https://t.co/lDP1gepa5l
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
Analysis room to check how the game went after the round. Distance, cleaning, open windows... but working! 👍🏻 https://t.co/T4HRRuDIA1
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
Getting everything ready for the start of round 4 at #SunwaySitges in a few minutes. After going through the control access, checking temperature, using hydrogel, etc., players are allowed into the halls. Don't forget to follow the live broadcast! https://t.co/0Y1HfIIEB5
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
Parallel activities right now: while GM Nino Batsiashvili is giving an interesting chess lecture ♟, a wine tasting 🍷is also taking place at Sunway Playa Golf Hotel & Spa, and some players are jogging and enjoying the sun 🌞 It's difficult to concentrate in studying opponents 😄 https://t.co/99w8CHcdAg
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
GM Matthieu Cornette is giving today's first lecture at #SunwaySitges. We'll have another lecture and a wine tasting event in a while before the start of the 4th round this afternoon #NotOnlyChess https://t.co/4XRZHvLfzV
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
Àlex Villa, del Club d'@EscacsMontornes i campió d'Espanya sots-10, durant l'anàlisi de la seva partida ahir a Sitges. El #SunwaySitges és un torneig molt dur per les joves promeses, però segur que guanyen experiència pel futur competint amb jugadors tant forts. 📷 @LennartOotes https://t.co/j9RIrdZuEJ
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
@davidllada You'll have to proof it coming to Sitges! 😄
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
Tortilla-cooking masterclass yesterday in #Sitges. We try to keep parallel activities going, again with prevention measures, as they are a big part of what many players like from our chess festival. #NotOnlyChess #SunwaySitges #Traditional Today we'll have wine tasting! https://t.co/CaSJT62t1S
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
16-12-2020
WGM Jennifer Yu (2019 US Women National Chanpion) and GM Nicolas T. de Checa (from @MarshallChessNY, both coming together from the @USChess, had to face each other in the second round of #SunwaySitges. Pairings can be whimsical! https://t.co/YOFOemXi2Y
Lennart Ootes @LennartOotes
16-12-2020
The @SunwayChessOpen is in full swing! There seems to be a good balance between health precautions and the social activities that make #SunwaySitges tournament so special. All photos: https://t.co/8TJojfODoo Live games: https://t.co/aX53bJMneZ https://t.co/Q8kT9IrxRF
Europe-Echecs @EuropeEchecs
16-12-2020
Tournoi international @SunwayChessOpen Sitges — Ronde 3 — 12-23 décembre 2020, sur l'échiquier ! — 138 participants dont 21 Français. 20 000 € de prix dans l'Open 'A'. Jules Moussard | Photo @LennartOotes — Article https://t.co/HJWTCCLssz https://t.co/o6z5EvLxCX
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-12-2020
Views from the main hall at sunset... https://t.co/LiREAtXR64
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-12-2020
3rd round of 2020 #SunwaySitges on its way. You can follow live games at https://t.co/eVa3MefyF2 and live stream at https://t.co/eVa3MefyF2. The tournament can also be followed at https://t.co/anmz0lIxkN @ChesscomNews
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
15-12-2020
GM Karen Grygorian takes 2 tournaments in arow: the first, the Magistral of Barcelona·last week, and now the first blitz or our event. Congratulations! https://t.co/OOYMOp8saD
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
Juanma Sánchez, Presidente del Club de Ajedrez Barcelona, tratando de aguantar los envites del GM @pepeich_cuenca en las nocturnas de #SunwaySitges. Buen papel, pero al final los galones son los galones... incluso bien pasada la medianoche! 😄 https://t.co/9Cgx55FGmz
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
Security measures to allow blitz games to be played: - Temperature check - Players must leave the hall after each game and wait outside - Hydroalcoholic gel before entering the hall again - Cleaning - Extra distance between players - Open windows - No printing of pairings ... https://t.co/OUXBZwAMeD
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
First of the two night blitz tournaments just started! About 40 players trying to get the first title of this Festival, with GM Korobov and GM Grigoryan as favorites. https://t.co/UFOHQ2fWkx
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
@HansMokeNiemann Lookimg forward to it! :)
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
We'll be posting more pictures of the event these days in our new Instagram account. Please follow us there as well! (https://t.co/6E9AeJlDJW) https://t.co/parJk2XOjy
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
Today's second round top-3 boards in Group A, with GM Korobov, GM Cheparinov and GM Grigoryan. https://t.co/PZwCZDv5ox
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
Thanks @HindiChess for your analysis of GM Korobov's first round that can be watched by all our Hindi-speaking followers! @ChessbaseIndia @aicfchess https://t.co/OfJufqj3a6
Sunway Chess Open @SunwayChessOpen
14-12-2020
2nd round on its way! You can follow games on our website at https://t.co/5k7ummzfZT.
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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