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🏆 Hastings 2002/03

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Sergey Karjakin, Pentala Harikrishna, Krishnan Sasikiran, Luke McShane, Peter Heine Nielsen, Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alexei Barsov, Keith Arkell, Glenn C Flear Chess Event Description
Hastings 2002/03

Next edition: Hastings (2003/04).

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sasikiran vs Kosteniuk  ½-½742002Hastings 2002/03D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Barsov vs Tseshkovsky  ½-½272002Hastings 2002/03A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
3. P H Nielsen vs Karjakin 1-0202002Hastings 2002/03D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Flear vs K Arkell  ½-½392002Hastings 2002/03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. McShane vs Harikrishna  ½-½432002Hastings 2002/03C78 Ruy Lopez
6. Tseshkovsky vs Kosteniuk  0-1402002Hastings 2002/03A00 Uncommon Opening
7. Harikrishna vs Sasikiran  ½-½372002Hastings 2002/03A46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Karjakin vs Flear 1-01092002Hastings 2002/03C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. K Arkell vs McShane  1-0652002Hastings 2002/03A06 Reti Opening
10. Barsov vs P H Nielsen  ½-½252002Hastings 2002/03D94 Grunfeld
11. Kosteniuk vs Harikrishna 0-1422002Hastings 2002/03B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
12. P H Nielsen vs Tseshkovsky 1-0402002Hastings 2002/03A57 Benko Gambit
13. Flear vs Barsov  ½-½422002Hastings 2002/03E46 Nimzo-Indian
14. McShane vs Karjakin 1-0602002Hastings 2002/03B50 Sicilian
15. Sasikiran vs K Arkell  ½-½542002Hastings 2002/03A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
16. P H Nielsen vs Flear  1-0402002Hastings 2002/03D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Tseshkovsky vs Harikrishna  ½-½422002Hastings 2002/03C45 Scotch Game
18. K Arkell vs Kosteniuk  ½-½212002Hastings 2002/03D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
19. Barsov vs McShane  1-0462002Hastings 2002/03D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
20. Karjakin vs Sasikiran  ½-½612002Hastings 2002/03C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
21. Sasikiran vs Barsov  ½-½272003Hastings 2002/03E39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
22. Flear vs Tseshkovsky 1-0412003Hastings 2002/03B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
23. Harikrishna vs K Arkell ½-½372003Hastings 2002/03E00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Kosteniuk vs Karjakin 0-1432003Hastings 2002/03C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. McShane vs P H Nielsen 1-0202003Hastings 2002/03C67 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-30-03  refutor: has anyone read the "hastings 1895" book? i allegedly am getting it for christmas ( may notice it's the 30th of december) and was wondering what people thought of it. i've read some online reviews and jeremy silman said as far as tournament books go he puts it right up there with zurich 1953 (my project of 2003)
Dec-31-03  square dance: refutor, speaking of zurich 1953, what makes that such a famous chess book? i always here endless praise but am not sure why.
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  Benzol: Here's what a strong Grandmaster has to say about the Zurich 1953 tournament book. "Bronstein has frozen one of the truly great tournaments - and thus a particular stage of chess thought - in time. But more than this, by using words rather than variations, he has revealed some of the intimate secrets of Grandmaster play. His comments on the 210 games are more than mere annotations. He elaborates with eloquence and bubbling enthusiasm on the positional concepts that govern play, and a top player's quest to find the correct plan. I cannot recommend it too highly." - Murray Chandler.
Dec-31-03  square dance: <benzol> thank you. i couldn't wait though, i just had to do it. i ordered zurich 1953, my system:21st century edition,(nimzowitch-as if you guys don't know)the game of chess, (tarrasch), and how to reasess your chess by sillman. all of which are highly recomended. <refutor> the zurich 1953 book runs only about $9.00 used and only a little more new on amazon, so if you don't get it that would be a good place to check.
Dec-31-03  ughaibu: Piatigorsky Cup 1966 is another highly recommended one. Most of the games are annotated by both players, I believe. I think there's a Dover edition edited by Kashdan.
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  Benzol: <square dance> The English translation of Bronstein's original Russian work was called "The Chess Struggle In Practice" and published by Batsford in 1980. It was a fairly large book so I'm wondering if at $ 9.00 (second hand) it actually is the same book. I do hope so. Good luck with it anyway.
Dec-31-03  ughaibu: Benzol: There's a Dover edition.
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  Benzol: <ughaibu> Thanks, I was unaware of that. Is it the same book as the Batsford one?
Dec-31-03  ughaibu: I haven't seen the Batsford edition but I think Dover's is complete.

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