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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Agency International Tournament

Angus Dunnington6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Luke McShane6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Richard Forster5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Susan Arkell Lalic4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
John R Richardson4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Harriet Hunt3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Richard Tozer2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Marina Martsynovskaya1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Agency International (1997)

The tournament was held May 26 - June 1, 1997, in celebration of the centenary of the first women's international tournament (International Chess Tournament for Ladies, London 1897, won by Mary Rudge). With a line-up of five men and five women, it was a Category 6 event with an average rating of 2372, so an IM norm could be obtained with a score of 5.5/9.

The closely matched field led to a tight race ending in a triple tie for first between Dunnington, McShane, and Kachiani-Gersinska, with Forster and Stefanova just one-half point behind.

Agency Club, London, England, 26 May - 1 June 1997

Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Dunnington 2445 * 1 1 1 6.0 2 McShane 2400 * 0 1 1 1 1 6.0 3 Kachiani-Gersinska 2365 * 1 1 1 6.0 4 Forster 2365 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 5.5 5 Stefanova 2410 0 * 1 1 1 5.5 6 Arkell Lalic 2405 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 4.5 7 Richardson 2360 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.5 8 Hunt 2330 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 3.0 9 Tozer 2380 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2.5 10 Martsynovskaya 2300 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 1.5

PRIZES

1st-3rd: Dunnington, McShane, Kachiani-Gersinska (400 pounds each). 4th: Forster, Stefanova (50 pounds). Forster also achieved an IM norm.

PROGRESSIVE SCORES

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Dunnington 0.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5,5 6.0 2 McShane 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3,5 4.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 3 Kachiani-Gersinska 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 4,0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 4 Forster 0.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 5.5 5 Stevanova 0.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4,5 5.0 5.5 6 Arkell Lalic 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 7 Richardson 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3,5 3.5 4.5 8 Hunt 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3,0 9 Tozer 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2,5 10 Martsynovskaya 1.0 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1,5 1,5 1,5 1,5

WOMEN VS MEN

-------------- Kachiani-Gersinska 2375 3.0/5 | ----------- Stefanova 2415 2.5/5 | | -------- Arkell Lalic 2405 2.5/5 | | | ----- Martsynovskaya 2300 1.5/5 | | | | -- Hunt 2330 1.0/5 | | | | | 1 Dunnington 2445 1 1 3.5/5 2 McShane 2400 1 1 3.5/5 3 Richardson 2360 0 1 1 3.0/5 4 Forster 2365 1 0 1 3.0/5 5 Tozer 2380 0 0 0 1 1.5/5

MEN VS MEN

1 2 3 4 5 1 Dunnington * 1 2.5 2 Forter 0 * 1 1 2.5 3 McShane 0 * 1 1 2.5 4 Richardson 0 0 * 1 1.5 5 Tozer 0 0 * 1.0

WOMEN VS WOMEN

1 2 3 4 5 1 Kachiani-Gersinska * 1 1 3.0 2 Stefanova * 1 1 3.0 4 Arkell Lalic * 0 1 2.0 4 Hunt 0 0 1 * 1 2.0 5 Martsynovskaya 0 0 0 0 * 0.0

Two reports that have survived online till June 2018:

Mark Crowther in TWIC 134 (http://theweekinchess.com/html/twic...)
William Hartston in The Independent, 5 June 1997 (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-...)

Original collection: Game Collection: Agency International by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Martsynovskaya vs A Stefanova  0-1261997Agency InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
2. R Forster vs J Richardson  1-0421997Agency InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
3. A Dunnington vs S Lalic  1-0611997Agency InternationalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Kachiani-Gersinska vs R Forster  ½-½161997Agency InternationalE73 King's Indian
5. M Martsynovskaya vs A Dunnington  0-1251997Agency InternationalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. J Richardson vs R Tozer  1-0341997Agency InternationalA81 Dutch
7. S Lalic vs H Hunt  0-1251997Agency InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. R Forster vs H Hunt  1-0301997Agency InternationalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. M Martsynovskaya vs J Richardson  0-1181997Agency InternationalB10 Caro-Kann
10. McShane vs S Lalic  1-0571997Agency InternationalB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
11. S Lalic vs R Forster  ½-½281997Agency InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Kachiani-Gersinska vs M Martsynovskaya  1-0441997Agency InternationalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. H Hunt vs McShane  ½-½471997Agency InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. J Richardson vs A Dunnington  ½-½601997Agency InternationalD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
15. R Tozer vs M Martsynovskaya  ½-½411997Agency InternationalD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. McShane vs Kachiani-Gersinska  ½-½351997Agency InternationalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
17. H Hunt vs A Stefanova  0-1751997Agency InternationalC42 Petrov Defense
18. A Stefanova vs McShane  ½-½631997Agency InternationalA48 King's Indian
19. R Forster vs A Stefanova  1-0491997Agency InternationalB01 Scandinavian
20. A Stefanova vs R Tozer 1-0171997Agency InternationalA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
21. A Dunnington vs H Hunt  ½-½191997Agency InternationalA09 Reti Opening
22. A Stefanova vs J Richardson  ½-½271997Agency InternationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. McShane vs R Forster 0-1541997Agency InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. S Lalic vs M Martsynovskaya  1-0351997Agency InternationalC45 Scotch Game
25. R Tozer vs Kachiani-Gersinska  0-1471997Agency InternationalE73 King's Indian
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