Sunway Sitges International /r6
Quick 1-Minute Summary
With 4 rounds to go, everything is still possible, but my money is on the younger players. The trouble with these end of year tournaments is that many of the veterans would be better off staying home (!), resting after a very busy year.
The tournament leaders after 6 rounds
Where is Ivanchuk? Or Inarkiev? Or Belyavsky? Just goes to show you how tough the tournament is! Actually, Ivanchuk has a respectable 4.5 points (in 21st position), while Inarkiev has a half point less (in 23rd position). Belyavsky is in 65th position with 3.5 points. Wow! (Curiously, Big Al (as he is called) celebrated his 65th birthday during the tournament!)
Round 6 results
How tough is the competition? Well, on the top-10 boards, only twice did the higher rated player prevail, while the lower rated player won three times!
Round 7 Pairings
Lots of interesting pairings tomorrow! My friend Kaido Kulaots players Ivanchuk. Should be fireworks!