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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 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Maghsoodloo vs Yichen Han  1-0512019Sunway Sitges International OpenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. M Lagarde vs Adrian Galiana Fernandez  1-0192019Sunway Sitges International OpenD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Kovalenko vs J Moreby  1-0322019Sunway Sitges International OpenC02 French, Advance
4. S P Sethuraman vs Vedant Panesar  1-0332019Sunway Sitges International OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Vocaturo vs S Citak  1-0382019Sunway Sitges International OpenC42 Petrov Defense
6. A Heimann vs S Rohit  1-0542019Sunway Sitges International OpenA04 Reti Opening
7. Sarin Nihal vs G Lorscheid  1-0742019Sunway Sitges International OpenC41 Philidor Defense
8. I Salgado Lopez vs Sahajasri Cholleti  1-0332019Sunway Sitges International OpenA04 Reti Opening
9. R Svane vs A Zherebtsova  1-0382019Sunway Sitges International OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
10. R Praggnanandhaa vs Hugo Pena Morales  1-0462019Sunway Sitges International OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. Abhimanyu Puranik vs Pedro Filipe Rego  1-0392019Sunway Sitges International OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. F Peralta vs Carles Martin Barcelo  1-0452019Sunway Sitges International OpenE90 King's Indian
13. Dragnev vs Antoni Gallego Bergada  1-0212019Sunway Sitges International OpenE81 King's Indian, Samisch
14. Kirill Shevchenko vs Lars Johan Brodtkorb  1-0462019Sunway Sitges International OpenB30 Sicilian
15. Arjun Erigaisi vs M Pierecker  1-0272019Sunway Sitges International OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
16. T Harutyunian vs T Halmeenmaki  1-0262019Sunway Sitges International OpenE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
17. Kulaots vs Mireya Represa Perez  1-0322019Sunway Sitges International OpenB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Srinath Narayanan vs I Paquico Rodriguez  1-0622019Sunway Sitges International OpenC41 Philidor Defense
19. Sindarov vs Hubert Meers  1-0252019Sunway Sitges International OpenB10 Caro-Kann
20. Harsha Bharathakoti vs C Natarajan  1-0652019Sunway Sitges International OpenA84 Dutch
21. L Aroshidze vs Atharva Godbole  1-0402019Sunway Sitges International OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Ari Kiremitciyan vs Max Isaksson  1-0192019Sunway Sitges International OpenA06 Reti Opening
23. Adrian Jimenez Ruano vs Jain Rosh  1-0632019Sunway Sitges International OpenA15 English
24. Ori Kochavi vs Philip Isaksson  1-0362019Sunway Sitges International OpenC45 Scotch Game
25. Harshit Raja vs P Maghsoodloo  1-0402019Sunway Sitges International OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  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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