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🏆 Hastings 2005/06

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Yuriy Kuzubov, Parimarjan Negi, Vladimir Belov, Sergey Erenburg, Merab Gagunashvili, Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Milos Pavlovic, Bogdan Lalic, Mark Hebden, Piotr Bobras, Valeriy Neverov, Stephen Gordon, Helgi Dam Ziska, Simon Kim Williams, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Sahaj Grover, Stefan Kristjansson, Colin McNab, Jon Viktor Gunnarsson, Richard G Pert, Andrew Greet, Willy Hendriks, Vincent Colin, Colin S Crouch, Jovanka Houska, Simon T Ansell, Erik Zude, Wolfram Schoen, Dagur Arngrimsson, Watu Kobese, Adam G Ashton, Jan Rode Pedersen, Vladimir Prosviriakov, Jack Rudd, Alexander Khantuev, Petr Vladimirovich Marusenko, Snorri Bergsson, Li Wu, Peter S Poobalasingam, Robert S Eames, Ian D Thompson, David Leslie Haydon, David J Ledger, Dag Madsen, Gurpreet Pal Singh, Bernard Cafferty, Daniel Andersen, Odin Blikra Vea, Ian Snape, Dimitar Karapchanski, Yves Duhayon, Francis Rayner, Nicholas Tavoularis, Matthew N Anderton, Tore Kolas, Felix J Kwiatkowski, John N Sugden, Gunnar Johnsen, Donny Muter, Christopher Briscoe, Takaedza Chipanga, Alan G Grant, Martin P Burrows, Claus Norregaard, Geoffrey Makumbi, Richard J Webster, Peter Straub, Hugo Lande, Richard Almond, James C Mansson, Peter Husted, Daniel McGowan, Stewart Reuben, Roar Nakken, Michael Scoriels, R Alan Barton, Jessie Gilbert, Nigel P Donovan, Sarah N Longson, Adrien Capitaine, Jerry Humphreys, Rasa Norinkeviciute, G Pafura, Baptiste Le Bailly, Dominic Foord, Alexandra Wilson, Thomas T W Pym, Michael F G Duggan, Adrian O Pickersgill, Timothy Spanton, David Ian Calvert, Nigel W Dennis, John Rety, Andrew Tucker, Gary P O'Grady, Andrias Ziska, Pierre Fox, James S Macrae Chess Event Description
Hastings 2005/06

Next edition: Hastings (2006/07).

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 339  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Gordon vs G Johnsen  ½-½442005Hastings 2005/06A80 Dutch
2. R Pert vs G Kjartansson  1-0272005Hastings 2005/06E12 Queen's Indian
3. H Ziska vs A Greet  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06C00 French Defense
4. E Zude vs J Pedersen  ½-½712005Hastings 2005/06D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
5. Y Duhayon vs W Schoen  0-1322005Hastings 2005/06A46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Chipanga vs J Gunnarsson  0-1452005Hastings 2005/06A40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. F Rayner vs W Kobese  ½-½262005Hastings 2005/06C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
8. V Prosviriakov vs N Tavoularis  0-1472005Hastings 2005/06A81 Dutch
9. B Cafferty vs S T Ansell  0-1472005Hastings 2005/06A07 King's Indian Attack
10. V Colin vs M N Anderton  1-0392005Hastings 2005/06A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
11. C Norregaard vs Negi 0-1262005Hastings 2005/06E01 Catalan, Closed
12. J Houska vs M Burrows  1-0382005Hastings 2005/06B57 Sicilian
13. P Straub vs S Kristjansson  0-1292005Hastings 2005/06B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. I Snape vs S Williams  0-1492005Hastings 2005/06A10 English
15. C McNab vs S Bergsson  0-1532005Hastings 2005/06A15 English
16. P Marusenko vs V Belov 0-1752005Hastings 2005/06B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
17. Erenburg vs A G Ashton  1-0722005Hastings 2005/06C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. R Eames vs Neverov 0-1232005Hastings 2005/06B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. G Makumbi vs A Khantuev  0-1422005Hastings 2005/06B41 Sicilian, Kan
20. D Madsen vs P Bobras  0-1872005Hastings 2005/06D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
21. M Gagunashvili vs I Thompson  ½-½502005Hastings 2005/06D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. D Arngrimsson vs Kuzubov  ½-½302005Hastings 2005/06B22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Hebden vs C Briscoe  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06A46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Karapchanski vs R Webster  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06A36 English
25. B Lalic vs D J Ledger 1-0472005Hastings 2005/06A04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 339  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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:

Premium Chessgames Member
  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

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"]
[Date "2006.01.05"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Strand, Haakon"]
[Black "Snowden, James"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1991"]
[BlackElo "2001"]

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...)
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: if 12...Qxf2 13 Nxf7!

Had you prepared this variation <moonlitknight>?

[Event "Hastings Masters"]
[Date "2006.01.05"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Strand, Haakon"]
[Black "Snowden, James"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1991"]
[BlackElo "2001"]

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).

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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".
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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