SPICE GM Quesada scored a big win over Xiong, extends Winter Classic lead

The Winter Classic is taking place from November 5-13

Round 7 results

Miroshnichenko, Evgenij - Shimanov, Aleksandr ½-½

Motylev, Alexander - Sasikiran, Krishnan ½-½

Quesada Perez, Yuniesky - Xiong, Jeffery 1-0

Robson, Ray - Sevian, Samuel ½-½

Swiercz, Dariusz - Melkumyan, Hrant ½-½



Standings after 7 rounds

1 Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 5.5

2 Sasikiran, Krishnan 4

Xiong, Jeffery 4

4 Melkumyan, Hrant 3.5

Swiercz, Dariusz 3.5

Sevian, Samuel 3.5

Motylev, Alexander 3

Shimanov, Aleksandr 3

9 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij 2.5

Robson, Ray 2

The 2018 Winter Chess Classic is a 10-player round-robin featuring GM Xiong, GM Shimanov, GM Robson, GM Miroshnichenko, GM Sevian, GM Motylev, GM Melkumyan, GM Quesada Perez, GM Sasikiranm and GM Swiercz.

It will be held from 5-13 November 2018 at the St. Louis Chess Club, USA.

Time control is 90+40 for 40 chess moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the chess game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1.

B group standings after 7

1 Andriasian, Zaven 4.5

2 Perelshteyn, Eugene 4

Mikhalevski, Victor 4

4 Hakobyan, Aram 3.5

Theodorou, Nikolas 3.5

Ali Marandi, Cemil Can 3.5

Van Foreest, Lucas 3.5

8 Benjamin, Joel 3

Gareyev, Timur 3

10 Kevlishvili, Robby 2.5

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