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🏆 Hastings Chess Congress (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Gawain Jones, Merab Gagunashvili, Milos Pavlovic, Viacheslav Ikonnikov, Bogdan Lalic, Mark Hebden, Nicholas Pert, Valery Neverov, Zvulon Gofshtein, Stewart Haslinger, Simon Kim Williams, Farhad Tahirov, Srinath Narayanan, Alexander Cherniaev, John Anderson, Colin A McNab, Felix Graf, David J Eggleston, Andrew Greet, Arkadi Eremeevich Vul, Willy Hendriks, Dagne Ciuksyte, Jovanka Houska, Simon T Ansell, John Paul Wallace, Thomas E Rendle, Herman Grooten, Adam G Ashton, Simon J B Knott, Marcel Peek, Vladimir Prosviriakov, Jack Rudd, Andreas Huss, Ryan Rhys Griffiths, Petr Marusenko, Petra Schuurman, Peter S Poobalasingam, Robert Eames, David Leslie Haydon, David Ledger, Alan J Norris, Alexander Kulago, Bernard Cafferty, Richard L Britton, Boris Furman, Ian Snape, George E O'Toole, Simon Fowler, Francis Rayner, Akash Jain, Felix J Kwiatkowski, John N Sugden, Donny Muter, Hans Groffen, Sabrina L Chevannes, Christopher Briscoe, Oliver Jackson, Alan G Grant, Stephen Mulligan, Patrick Goldsworthy, Arne Hagesaether, Richard J Webster, Richard Almond, Rhys Cumming, James C Mansson, George Dickson, Stewart Reuben, Damir Vrban, George P W Salimbeni, Nigel P Donovan, Malcolm J Armstrong, Norman Hutchinson, Jerry Humphreys, Rasa Norinkeviciute, Chris B Rice, Jens Henrichsen, Dominic Foord, Alexandra Wilson, David Fryer, Adrian O Pickersgill, John Hickman, Timothy Spanton, Timothy Lunn, David Ian Calvert, Nigel W Dennis, David Barron, Christopher A Gibson, Elliott Auckland, John Rety, Joe P Fraser, Amisha Parmar, Andrew Tucker, Lateefah Messam-Sparks, Ronnie Cohen, James E H Snowden, Jessica Thilaganathan, Scott Kenyon, James S Macrae, Michael van de Laar, Mark Weidman

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs G Jones  1-0402006Hastings Chess CongressA10 English
2. S Mulligan vs P Poobalasingam  ½-½432006Hastings Chess CongressD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. D I Calvert vs R Norinkeviciute  ½-½262006Hastings Chess CongressA12 English with b3
4. D Foord vs D Fryer  1-0382006Hastings Chess CongressA48 King's Indian
5. J Humphreys vs R Cohen  ½-½342006Hastings Chess CongressB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
6. C Rice vs J Snowden  1-0222006Hastings Chess CongressA25 English
7. R Almond vs J Rety  ½-½382006Hastings Chess CongressE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. D Vrban vs A Parmar  ½-½202006Hastings Chess CongressB50 Sicilian
9. G Dickson vs J Fraser  ½-½202006Hastings Chess CongressB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. S Chevannes vs J Thilaganathan  1-0392006Hastings Chess CongressD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. R Webster vs A Jain  ½-½352006Hastings Chess CongressA20 English
12. D Haydon vs D Barron  1-0312006Hastings Chess CongressB30 Sicilian
13. M Weidman vs S Reuben  0-1182006Hastings Chess CongressE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
14. J S Macrae vs M Van de Laar  1-0262006Hastings Chess CongressA80 Dutch
15. L Messam-Sparks vs A Tucker  0-1312006Hastings Chess CongressB30 Sicilian
16. N Dennis vs P Goldsworthy  0-1542006Hastings Chess CongressB32 Sicilian
17. S Kenyon vs T Spanton  1-0362006Hastings Chess CongressB27 Sicilian
18. C A Gibson vs R Cumming  1-0212006Hastings Chess CongressD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. E Auckland vs A Wilson  0-1752006Hastings Chess CongressD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
20. J Hickman vs G O'Toole  0-1582006Hastings Chess CongressC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. A Pickersgill vs J N Sugden ½-½362006Hastings Chess CongressB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. T Lunn vs J Anderson  ½-½232006Hastings Chess CongressD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. S Fowler vs G Salimbeni  1-0582006Hastings Chess CongressC78 Ruy Lopez
24. A G Grant vs F Tahirov  ½-½362006Hastings Chess CongressB08 Pirc, Classical
25. Hebden vs F Rayner  1-0372006Hastings Chess CongressA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-06  yanez: <Chessgames.com> what is the official site link for this page? If there is one.
Dec-29-06  Karpova: Official site:
http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/
Dec-30-06  yanez: thanks
Dec-31-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Wild Bill: Some results today:

Involving the four players with 3 points each:

Williams - Gagunashvili
Gofshtein - Cherniaev

Involving palyers with 2 points each:

Tahihov 0-1 Ansell
Vul 0-1 Pavlovic
Pert - Rendle

Games with results unreported involving players with 2 points:

Greet - Houska
Jones - Eames (2 points)

It's getting crowded at the top after four rounds.

Dec-31-06  GBKnight: Williams-Gagunashvili was an interesting game - a sacrificial attack from williams which eventually ended in perpetual check. Worth a look when its uploaded, or you could link here : http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/gam...
Dec-31-06  euripides: <GB> I looked after you posted and thought Williams was winning a masterpiece. I was surprised it ended in a perpetual.
Jan-01-07  Captain Scarlet: a great shame for Williams. He played superbly for 3/4 of the game and then blew it. He can't quite make it to GM status - maybe this game illustrates why.
Jan-01-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: Can anyone recall a Hastings Congress more lamentable than this one? Not a single young player of interest-- indeed scarcely a single interesting player of any age. And most of the games posted on this site are dross, not worthy of a tournament with such a tremendous history. If this is the best that the British Chess Federation can provide then the future of the game in the UK is bleak.
Jan-01-07  NimzoKing: What about N.Pert?
Jan-01-07  GBKnight: Indeed the future is bleak, but lets give credit to the Hastings organisers for not letting this tournament disappear completely. How long did the great GLC tournaments of the 1980s last for? The Lloyds Bank Masters? All those huge London congresses of the 1970s/80s? The Folkestone Easter Congress ? All long gone. The ECF do not organise it by the way.
Jan-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: <What about N.Pert?> The drummer for "Rush" ?
Jan-02-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  JointheArmy: Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.
Jan-03-07  wasspwot: You say <Luzhin> that there are no interesting young players but there is Ryan Rhys-Griffiths from Ireland who is young: apparently only took up the game at Christmas 2004 and is now rated 2100. I played a tournament in Dublin with him this time last year when he was rated 1400 or so, so thats an incredible rate of progress.
Jan-03-07  Karpova: Ikonnikov won with the black pieces today. The endgame was quite interesting with his opponent - Hendriks (2439) being in time trouble. Gagunashvili won against Gofshtein today.
Jan-04-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Thrajin: <KKDEREK: <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody.>

Then you obviously haven't heard Virgil Donati. ;-)

Jan-05-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: < <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody. Imagine a match btw Fischer X Art Blakey !!> BUDDY RICH FOR ME!! But how did we get talking about drummers anyhow? I guess it's all my fault....
Jan-05-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  John Saunders: No interesting young players, eh? How about Srinath Narayanan, world under-12 champion. 5/9, TPR of 2448. Beat a GM (admittedly a genuinely ailing one). Not bad for a pre-teen.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3; Cherniaev-Ikonnikov, draw after 11; Gofshtein-Pavlovic, draw after 10... too many short draws in the ninth (and last) round! The only win at the top tables, by Neverov, who shared first with Gagunashvili. Disappointing performance by Mark Hebden: +3 =5 -1.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Even worst by Farhad Tahirov, seeded number 4, with +2 =3 -2... and who left Hastings after 7 rounds.
Jan-08-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.
Jan-09-07  Shajmaty: <John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.> Thanks for the info, John. I was not aware of this fact!
Jul-22-07  bettermove: What is going on with this game:
Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3 moves!??

This is poor IMHO- was there a valid reason for this? Otherwise top class chess is up for ridicule if short agreed draws materialize like this! Whatever the reason perhaps in a top competition the rules should be changed to say no agreed draws within 25 moves -so PLAY!

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