|Dec-30-12|| ||Kikoman: First!|
|Dec-30-12|| ||Kikoman: Official site: http://www.hastingschess.com/|
|Jan-01-13|| ||kingscrusher: I find the new Hastings chess site a bit of a major disappointment - in terms of historical legacy.|
The historical legacy of the tournament is absolutely amazing and it isn't reflected on the website.
I think a simple prominent link to the following Wiki page would help at the top:
|Jan-01-13|| ||kingscrusher: I am currently researching a classic encounter between Mir Sulthan Khan and Capablanca which took place at the Hastings December/January congress:|
Game Collection: Hastings 1930/31
And it is fantastic that this member has created these Hastings collections - these Chessgames.com collection links should also be at the new Hastings website as well.
|Jan-01-13|| ||kingscrusher: Also this old Hastings website has some good historical pages e.g.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||kingscrusher: A player called "Duff" is currently on 3.5 / 4 but not reflected yet on Chessgames.com :|
I think this is because only two of his games are here.
|Jan-01-13|| ||kingscrusher: Duff did well to beat GM Hebden:
|Jan-01-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Jones has got to appreciate a level of competition not quite as high as his last tournament.|
|Jan-01-13|| ||waustad: Duff is doing well so far but then perhaps the proof is in the pudding.|
|Jan-05-13|| ||wallytherhino: Jonathan Hawkins (NOT A GM) is leading with 6.5/9 (+5 -1 =3).|
I am excited to see how the final rankings shift out since there are a lot of players with 8 games or less counted.
With 92 players I am very surprised a strong player is not running the table (going 9 wins in 9 games)
|Jan-05-13|| ||Domdaniel: There used to be a car dealer in Dublin called Duff Motors. They shut down. Not surprising, I guess.|
Jonathan Hawkins has had a couple of good results at recent British championships, but I don't think he has much international experience. I agree with <wallytherhino>, though - I expected Sulskis or Jones to power away from the pack, but everyone has dropped at least 2.5 points.
In the 70s and 80s - when there was a GM all-play-all event plus a swiss challengers, some of the challengers tournaments could be as strong as this.
|Jan-05-13|| ||HeMateMe: Dom, have you played anyone in the tournament bracket here? You seem to have had some strong opponents.|
|Jan-05-13|| ||PhilFeeley: Several people seemed to have dropped out, including Nick Pert and Canadian Raja Panjwani. Neither has played since round 8 and there's no explanation on the official website. Did they all get the flu?|
Panjwani was doing well, too.
|Jan-06-13|| ||GlennOliver: Could anyone shed light on how the
GRANDMASTER NORMS work?
From the Hastings site -
Rui Gao needs ½ point from 2 games and a 2600 player in round 9 or 1/2 v 2231
Jonathan Hawkins needs 2/2 and a 2287 in round 9
Rui Gao (CHI) achieved his final GM norm
Surely Jonathan Hawkins record at the tournament so far is at least as good as that of Rui Gao?
Yet, in Round 9, Rui Gao achieved his final GM norm with a 10-move agreed draw non-event, while Jonathan Hawkins apparently still hasn't with a convincing win.
|Jan-06-13|| ||kevinatcausa: There are a bunch of requirements (see http://www.fide.com/component/handb... for a full list), but what it essentially boils down to here is that you need a 2600 performance rating. |
While Hawkins and Gao are both at 6.5/9, Hawkins faced much lower rated opposition (in part because of an early loss, in part because he got paired against a 2148 player punching well above his weight in round 9). So right now Hawkins is performing at 2526 compared with Gao's 2623.
|Jan-06-13|| ||GlennOliver: Thank you, Kevin.
Since Jonathan Hawkins last game is against Rui Gao, I'm guessing that counts as a game against Gao's pre-Hastings rating 2452 and not his 2623 rating at Hastings?
I.e. now no chance of Hawkins making his GM norm here?
|Jan-06-13|| ||Peligroso Patzer: As has been pointed out at G Jones vs D Leal, 2013, chessgames.com has the result of that game wrong. |
The above-linked game was 1-0 (NOT 1/2-1/2, as currently recorded by CG). After 9 rounds, Gawain Jones was sole leader on 7.0/9.
|Jan-06-13|| ||Peligroso Patzer: ... and after his draw today, Gawain Jones finished 7.5/10 (<NOT> 7.0/10, as currently reflected in the standings table).|
|Jan-06-13|| ||wallytherhino: Timothy Spantan 5.5/10 (+5 -4 =1)
This is a strong result considering the pre tournament rating was 2017 (according to chess games)
|Jan-07-13|| ||Troller: <Peligroso Patzer: ... and after his draw today, Gawain Jones finished 7.5/10 (<NOT> 7.0/10, as currently reflected in the standings table).>|
The tagline in the "New Games" does say
<88th Hastings Chess Congress
Dec 28-Jan 6
Top seed Gawain Jones finished in first place alone on 7.5/10.>
So it is mainly the score of the Jones-Leal game that needs to be corrected, that should probably also correct the table.
Congrats to Gawain! Hastings is not what it used to be, but still a nice title to have under your belt. I believe every world champ until Fischer played it (Karpov also won it, but Kasparov never played there).
|Jan-07-13|| ||Tomlinsky: Not a bad outing for Glenn Flear either as he approaches his 54th birthday.|
|Jan-07-13|| ||Kikoman: Congratulations GM Gawain Jones! :D|
|Jan-07-13|| ||PhilFeeley: The official page results keep fluctuating. I tried to look at them today and only got to round 9. Perhaps there's a problem with their page. So we cannot even confirm the Jones win. Perhaps tomorrow?|
|Jan-07-13|| ||GBKnight: Jones definitely won with 7.5/10, followed by 8 players on 7/10 - see this link to the final table. This topped a good year for Jones, who also won the British Championship in August, and played in the London Classic in December.|
I answer to an earlier question about players dropping out, often for a couple of rounds, there were reports of a bad stomach bug affecting quite a few players, as well as the usual flu at this time of year.
|Jan-12-13|| ||kingscrusher: I have video annotated some of Gawain Jones's key games:|