SPICE GM Yuniesky Quesada wins STL Winter Classic with a round to spare

The Winter Classic is taking place from November 5-13

Round 8 results

Motylev, Alexander - Robson, Ray 0-1

Sasikiran, Krishnan - Melkumyan, Hrant ½-½

Sevian, Samuel - Quesada Perez, Yuniesky ½-½

Shimanov, Aleksandr - Swiercz, Dariusz ½-½

Xiong, Jeffery - Miroshnichenko, Evgenij ½-½

Standings after 8 rounds

1 Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 6

2 Sasikiran, Krishnan 4.5

Xiong, Jeffery 4.5

4 Sevian, Samuel 4

Melkumyan, Hrant 4

Swiercz, Dariusz 4

7 Shimanov, Aleksandr 3.5

Robson, Ray 3.5

9 Miroshnichenko, Evgenij 3

Motylev, Alexander 3

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 8

1 Andriasian, Zaven 5 2 Van Foreest, Lucas 4.5 Hakobyan, Aram 4.5 Mikhalevski, Victor 4.5 5 Theodorou, Nikolas 4 Perelshteyn, Eugene 4 Ali Marandi, Cemil Can 4 8 Kevlishvili, Robby 3.5 9 Benjamin, Joel 3 Gareyev, Timur 3

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