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Sunway Sitges International Open Tournament

Anton Korobov8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Vasif Durarbayli8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Rasmus Svane8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
M Amin Tabatabaei7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Abhimanyu Puranik7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Andreas Heimann7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Di Li7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Timur Gareyev7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Maxime Lagarde7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Sarin Nihal7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Ahmed Adly7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Arjun Erigaisi7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Donchenko7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Dennis Wagner7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Vassily Ivanchuk7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Elshan Moradiabadi7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Awonder Liang7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Grzegorz Nasuta7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
D Gukesh7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Jonas Buhl Bjerre7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Venkataraman Karthik7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Javokhir Sindarov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Raunak Sadhwani7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Natalija Pogonina7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Igor Kovalenko6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Srinath Narayanan6.5/10(+4 -1 =5)[games]
* (247 players total; 218 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Sunway Sitges International Open (2019)

The 6th Sunway Sitges Open (Group A) was a 10-round Swiss held in the Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa in Sitges, Spain, 13-22 December 2019, as part of the Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival. There was no rest day. Players received 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Unlike in most other Swiss tournaments, ties (among the top 8 players only) were resolved by two 5'+ 3" blitz games and eventually an Armageddon game. Prize fund: about 27,155 euros, with 5,000 euros to the winner. Chief organizer: Oskar Stober Blazquez. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos.

Anton Korobov won with 8.5/10, while Durarbayli beat Svane in the blitz playoff for 2nd place.

Official site: http://www.sunwaychessfestival.com/
Regulations: http://www.sunwaychessfestival.com/...
Chess-Results: https://chess-results.com/tnr478652...
Chess.com 1: https://www.chess.com/news/view/vet...
Chess.com 2: https://www.chess.com/news/view/kor...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/anton...
Chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Erwan Lever vs Ivanchuk  ½-½282019Sunway Sitges International OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
2. P Maghsoodloo vs Yichen Han  1-0512019Sunway Sitges International OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. J Ingebretsen vs A Korobov  0-1312019Sunway Sitges International OpenA13 English
4. H Melkumyan vs A Kholopov  ½-½452019Sunway Sitges International OpenB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. B Pratyusha vs Sasikiran  0-1432019Sunway Sitges International OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. M Lagarde vs Adrian Galiana Fernandez  1-0192019Sunway Sitges International OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Paszewski vs R Edouard  0-1482019Sunway Sitges International OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. Kovalenko vs J Moreby  1-0322019Sunway Sitges International OpenC02 French, Advance
9. Sharma Dushyant vs A Donchenko  0-1362019Sunway Sitges International OpenB15 Caro-Kann
10. S P Sethuraman vs Vedant Panesar  1-0332019Sunway Sitges International OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Gabriel Fernandez De Bobadilla vs M A Tabatabaei  0-1412019Sunway Sitges International OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
12. D Vocaturo vs S Citak  1-0382019Sunway Sitges International OpenC42 Petrov Defense
13. Yoav Milikow vs S L Narayanan  0-1352019Sunway Sitges International OpenD85 Grunfeld
14. A Heimann vs S Rohit  1-0542019Sunway Sitges International OpenA04 Reti Opening
15. Nutakki Priyanka vs M Petrosyan  ½-½702019Sunway Sitges International OpenC47 Four Knights
16. Sarin Nihal vs G Lorscheid  1-0742019Sunway Sitges International OpenC41 Philidor Defense
17. V Durarbayli vs Vuppala Prraneeth  ½-½502019Sunway Sitges International OpenA20 English
18. Vladan Nikolic vs A Adly  ½-½662019Sunway Sitges International OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. I Salgado Lopez vs Sahajasri Cholleti  1-0332019Sunway Sitges International OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. Rajaa Karthik vs T Gareyev  0-1342019Sunway Sitges International OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. R Svane vs A Zherebtsova  1-0382019Sunway Sitges International OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Karthikeyan Ajay vs A Liang  ½-½322019Sunway Sitges International OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
23. R Praggnanandhaa vs Hugo Pena Morales  1-0462019Sunway Sitges International OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. E Odnorozhenko vs J Santos Latasa  0-1662019Sunway Sitges International OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Abhimanyu Puranik vs Pedro Filipe Rego  1-0392019Sunway Sitges International OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 509  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-19  diagonal: The sixth edition of the annually recurring and steadily growing <Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival> (Open) took place December 13-22, 2019 in Sitges, a tourist town near 40 kilometers south of Barcelona.

Venue was the Hotel Sunway Playa Golf & Spa de Sitges along the Balearic Sea.

The event featured a 10-round Swiss system with 311 players in the A-group and 139 players in the B-Group.

Headliner was legendary Vassily Ivanchuk who had just won the Tournament of Peace at Zagreb, a strong International Invitation Tournament in November 2019. Further prominent players in the field included Parham Maghsoodloo, one of the most outstanding players of the impressive generation of Iranian chess athletes, Anton Korobov, Hrant Melkumyan, Krishnan Sasikiran, Maxime Lagarde, Edouard Romain, and Kaido Kulaots.

The total prize fund was 27,155 Euros with a 5,000 first prize.

Leading the tournament from start to finish, <GM Anton Korobov of Ukraine won as clear first at 8.5 points>. A fine victory for Korobov!

Anton Korobov arrived in Sitges as number three to four on the entry list behind Vassily Ivanchuk and Parham Maghsoodloo, but he dominated the tournament from the outset. Korobov started with six wins out of six games and only made his first draw against Ivanchuk in round seven. With a final sprint of two out of three, he then secured the sole tournament triumph.

The German grandmaster Rasmus Svane started as number 22 on the entry list but impressively reached 8 out of 10 to tie for second place along with Vasif Durarbayli from Azerbaijan, just a half point behind Korobov. Durarbayli then beat Svane 1½:½ in a two-game blitz match to snag the second place.

Promising youngster Nihal Sarin from India, finished unbeaten as shared fourth to twelfth at 7.5/10 points, American chess child prodigy Awonder Liang surprisingly defeated Ivanchuk, both eventually finishing at 7/10.

Swiss system can be brutal: Kulaots, the winner of the strong Aeroflot Open in Moscow at the beginning of this year (2019), had a bad tourney this time, achieving only 50% (three wins, three losses, four draws), finally finishing at position 147.

Official Site:
http://www.sunwaychessfestival.com/en

Pictorial Report (6th edition of 2019):
https://www.chess.com/news/view/kor... (Chess.com)

For more impressions from Sitges compare also:
https://www.chess.com/news/view/vet... (Chess.com)

Albo d’Oro (since first edition in 2014, won by Baklan): http://www.bidmonfa.com/obert_sunwa...

Jan-06-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <diagonal> Thanks, that made my Q&D intro easier to make.

I also edited the standings (top 30) and sent a correction slip for standings table as default view. There are a few missing games in top 30 (e. g. Pogonina).

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