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Hastings 2005/06 Tournament

Valeriy Neverov8/10(+6 -0 =4)[games]
Sergey Erenburg7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Merab Gagunashvili7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Mark Hebden7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Watu Kobese7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Vladimir Belov7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Vincent Colin7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Piotr Bobras7/10(+4 -0 =6)[games]
Milos Pavlovic7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Simon T Ansell6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Andrew Greet6.5/10(+6 -3 =1)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jean-Pierre Le Roux6.5/10(+5 -2 =3)[games]
Bogdan Lalic6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Parimarjan Negi6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Stefan Kristjansson6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Yuriy Kuzubov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Willy Hendriks6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Stephen Gordon6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Gudmundur Kjartansson6/10(+5 -3 =2)[games]
Petr Marusenko6/10(+6 -4 =0)[games]
Erik Zude6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Alexander Khantuev5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Wolfram Schoen5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Matthew N Anderton5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Helgi Dam Ziska5.5/10(+5 -4 =1)[games]
Ian D Thompson5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Yves Duhayon5.5/10(+4 -3 =3)[games]
Li Wu5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
Richard G Pert5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Vladimir Prosviriakov5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[games]
(98 players total; 66 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) 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. P Marusenko vs V Belov 0-1752005Hastings 2005/06B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
2. S Erenburg vs A G Ashton  1-0722005Hastings 2005/06C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. R Eames vs V Neverov 0-1232005Hastings 2005/06B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. G Makumbi vs A Khantuev  0-1422005Hastings 2005/06B41 Sicilian, Kan
5. D Madsen vs P Bobras  0-1872005Hastings 2005/06D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
6. M Gagunashvili vs I Thompson  ½-½502005Hastings 2005/06D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. D Arngrimsson vs Kuzubov ½-½302005Hastings 2005/06B22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. M Hebden vs C Briscoe  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06A46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. L Wu vs M Pavlovic 0-1302005Hastings 2005/06D87 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. J P Le Roux vs G Singh 1-0322005Hastings 2005/06C15 French, Winawer
11. J Rudd vs J Mansson  1-0402005Hastings 2005/06C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
12. B Lalic vs D J Ledger 1-0472005Hastings 2005/06A04 Reti Opening
13. D Karapchanski vs R Webster  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06A36 English
14. C McNab vs S Bergsson  0-1532005Hastings 2005/06A15 English
15. I Snape vs S Williams  0-1492005Hastings 2005/06A10 English
16. R Pert vs G Kjartansson  1-0272005Hastings 2005/06E12 Queen's Indian
17. H Ziska vs A Greet  1-0252005Hastings 2005/06C00 French Defense
18. E Zude vs J Pedersen  ½-½712005Hastings 2005/06D86 Grunfeld, Exchange
19. Y Duhayon vs W Schoen  0-1322005Hastings 2005/06A46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. T Chipanga vs J V Gunnarsson  0-1452005Hastings 2005/06A40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. F Rayner vs W Kobese  ½-½262005Hastings 2005/06C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
22. V Prosviriakov vs N Tavoularis  0-1472005Hastings 2005/06A81 Dutch
23. B Cafferty vs S T Ansell  0-1472005Hastings 2005/06A07 King's Indian Attack
24. V Colin vs M N Anderton  1-0392005Hastings 2005/06A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
25. C Norregaard vs Negi 0-1262005Hastings 2005/06E01 Catalan, Closed
 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:

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  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...)
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  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 Norman’s 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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