| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 339
|1. S Gordon vs G Johnsen
|| ||½-½||44||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A80 Dutch|
|2. R Pert vs G Kjartansson
|| ||1-0||27||2005||Hastings 2005/06||E12 Queen's Indian|
|3. H Ziska vs A Greet
|| ||1-0||25||2005||Hastings 2005/06||C00 French Defense|
|4. E Zude vs J Pedersen
|| ||½-½||71||2005||Hastings 2005/06||D86 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|5. Y Duhayon vs W Schoen
|| ||0-1||32||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|6. T Chipanga vs J Gunnarsson
|| ||0-1||45||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. F Rayner vs W Kobese
|| ||½-½||26||2005||Hastings 2005/06||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|8. V Prosviriakov vs N Tavoularis
|| ||0-1||47||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A81 Dutch|
|9. B Cafferty vs S T Ansell
|| ||0-1||47||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|10. V Colin vs M N Anderton
|| ||1-0||39||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation|
|11. C Norregaard vs Negi
||0-1||26||2005||Hastings 2005/06||E01 Catalan, Closed|
|12. J Houska vs M Burrows
|| ||1-0||38||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B57 Sicilian|
|13. P Straub vs S Kristjansson
|| ||0-1||29||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|14. I Snape vs S Williams
|| ||0-1||49||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A10 English|
|15. C McNab vs S Bergsson
|| ||0-1||53||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A15 English|
|16. P Marusenko vs V Belov
||0-1||75||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4|
|17. S Erenburg vs A G Ashton
|| ||1-0||72||2005||Hastings 2005/06||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|18. R Eames vs V K Neverov
||0-1||23||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|19. G Makumbi vs A Khantuev
|| ||0-1||42||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|20. D Madsen vs P Bobras
|| ||0-1||87||2005||Hastings 2005/06||D76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6|
|21. M Gagunashvili vs I Thompson
|| ||½-½||50||2005||Hastings 2005/06||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|22. D Arngrimsson vs Kuzubov
|| ||½-½||30||2005||Hastings 2005/06||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|23. Hebden vs C Briscoe
|| ||1-0||25||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. D Karapchanski vs R Webster
|| ||1-0||25||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A36 English|
|25. B Lalic vs D J Ledger
||1-0||47||2005||Hastings 2005/06||A04 Reti Opening|
| page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 339
|Jan-07-06|| ||jperr75108: negi made his IM in this tournament... congradulations to him.|
|Jan-07-06|| ||Ludamad: i second that|
|Jan-08-06|| ||petrovalovski: i third that|
|Jan-08-06|| ||Knight13: Hasting was always my favorite tournament!
I uh... Fourth that????
|Jan-09-06|| ||VishyFan: <jperr75108> Negi has also earned his maiden GM Norm beating as many as 3 GMs on the way, is this some sort of record for a non-IM to beat 3 GMs in the same event?|
|Jan-09-06|| ||AdrianP: I won the weekend U100 (approx. under 1750 ELO) tournament at the Hastings Congress this weekend with 5/5. I'll post the games on my 'chessforum'.|
|Jan-09-06|| ||ughaibu: Great stuff!|
|Jan-09-06|| ||AdrianP: <ughaibu> Thanks! If you're interested, I've just posted my favourite effort on my 'chessforum' here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Jan-09-06|| ||Octavia: 100 english = 1400 Elo - congratulations for getting 5/5!!!|
|Jan-09-06|| ||AdrianP: <Octavia> <100 English = 1400 ELO> Yes, that's more like what I thought but I did an internet search and came up with |
but, I see, on the BCF website a different formula is given for under ELO 2000, see here:-
So maybe I'm not as good as I thought I was... but I'm happy enough given that it's only my second proper tournament.
|Jan-09-06|| ||AdrianP: <Octavia> Actually on reading this closer http://www.bcf.org.uk/grading/how_i...|
doesn't it mean that the traditional formula would give BCF100=ELO1400 but the revised formula following the review would give BCF100=ELO1750?
|Jan-09-06|| ||MoonlitKnight: I played a nice little miniature in this tournament:|
[Event "Hastings Masters"]
[White "Strand, Haakon"]
[Black "Snowden, James"]
1. e4 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be2 c6 8.
Ne5 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 Qxd4 10. O-O-O Qb6 11. Qc4 e6 12. Rhe1 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14.
Qc8+ Ke7 15. Bg5+ f6 16. Rxd5 fxg5 17. Rd7+ 1-0
|Jan-09-06|| ||AdrianP: <Moonlitknight> Very nice! (I think you're missing a 1. ...d5 there...)|
|Jan-09-06|| ||tamar: if 12...Qxf2 13 Nxf7!
Had you prepared this variation <moonlitknight>?
[Event "Hastings Masters"]
[White "Strand, Haakon"]
[Black "Snowden, James"]
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Bd2 Qb6 6. Nf3 Bg4 7. Be2 c6 8. Ne5 Bxe2 9. Qxe2 Qxd4 10. O-O-O Qb6 11. Qc4 e6 12. Rhe1 Nd5 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. Qc8+ Ke7 15. Bg5+ f6 16. Rxd5 fxg5 17. Rd7+ 1-0
|Jan-09-06|| ||MoonlitKnight: <AdrianP> Oops, you're right.|
<tamar> Yes, I had. But the threat of Nxf7 is quite obvious, though. In such positions, you hardly even need to calculate the lines to see that it's winning.
|Jan-11-06|| ||blingice: I thought Hastings was where a lot of the best players came back when...|
Now, I don't recognize a name (outside of THE Roar Nakken when I looked at his games a few days ago).
|Jan-11-06|| ||tamar: Fine game, <MoonlitKnight> While Nxf7 may be obvious, it caught me by surprise, because I had not seen how you were going to justify the giving up of the d pawn with 8 Ne5.|
|Jan-12-06|| ||MoonlitKnight: Actually, I showed the game to GM Mark Hebden afterwards, and after 9...Qxd4, he stated (in a slightly ironic way, though) that black had managed to trade off the light-squared bishops and won a pawn, so he should be winning. Of course, it is not that easy, since white has a huge lead in development and his pieces are pointing at the enemy king.|
Black missed a defensive opportunity with 10...Nbd7 and on move 12, I missed both 12...Qa6 and 12...Qc5, which would calm down the play, but still with a slight edge to white. Anyway, by then I was so excited by the mating variations that I just banged out 11.Qc4, even though there were several moves that might have been stronger.
|Jan-12-06|| ||GBKnight: <blingice> the fact that you do not recognise the names does not mean they are not great players. There are more players than the 'elite' playing at Corus/Linares etc trying to eke out a living at this game. Hastings has gone the way of many tournaments (not just in the UK) with lack of commercial sponsorship, and the fact that the tournament still runs at all is a minor miracle.|
|Jan-13-06|| ||xenophon: Hastings can claim to be the oldest continuing tournament in the world.It's a shame that lack of money means it can't draw the really big names.Also it suffers from running just before Corus-no elite players('cepting Tal and Bronstein) would want to play two tournaments so close together.|
|Jan-13-06|| ||blingice: <GBKnight> Oh, I wasn't implying that they weren't good, I was just questioning the fact that Hastings (I had heard), used to be the tournament where THE BEST had played. Here, I don't recognize anyone. Topalov, Anand, Leko, etc. aren't in there at all.|
|Jan-13-06|| ||nasmichael: Very often "Name Recognition" depends on who chess writers choose to document at any given tournament. It does not necessarily give a picture of "the best". We use the Elo ratings list to determine player strength, but it is equally possible that some of the best games (or most exciting or theory-changing games or innovative approaches) fall outside of chess media's radar, and come from a "name" you haven't heard of yet.|
|Jan-13-06|| ||nasmichael: Masters have earned the title. Instead of looking for "familiar" names, try looking for games which fit your style of play (if you are familiar with what most drives your games) and then look for players which model that play-style or understanding of piece relationship best. That process will improve your "Name Recognition".|
|Feb-25-06|| ||BishopBerkeley: From the Hastings Chess Congress website:
"The Normanís introduced chess to Hastings - William the Conqueror was a chess player and once broke a chess board over the head of his nephew, Louis the Fat, having accused him of cheating. Fortunately the arbiters no longer permit this kind of behaviour at Hastings...."
I, for one, am glad to see that Chess has outgrown childish behaviour.
(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)
|Jun-24-06|| ||refutor: has anyone played in one of the amateur sections here? i'm interested in taking a "chess vacation" this upcoming year and rainy england after christmas sounds like the ticket ;) can someone recommend lodging?|
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