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Hastings 2006/07 Tournament

Merab Gagunashvili7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Valeriy Neverov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Nicholas Pert6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Viacheslav Ikonnikov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Milos Pavlovic6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Zvulon Gofshtein6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Cherniaev6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Bogdan Lalic6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Christopher Briscoe6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Herman Grooten6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Simon J B Knott6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Simon T Ansell6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Thomas E Rendle6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Andrew Greet6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jack Rudd6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
James C Mansson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Colin McNab5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Srinath Narayanan5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Mark Hebden5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Marcel Peek5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Feliks J Kwiatkowski5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
John Paul Wallace5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Stewart Haslinger5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Simon A Fowler5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Arkadi Eremeevich Vul5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Vladimir Prosviriakov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Petr Marusenko5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Jerry Humphreys5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Felix Graf5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Boris Furman5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
(100 players total; 68 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Hastings 2006/07

Previous edition: Hastings (2005/06). Next: Hastings (2007/08).

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Gagunashvili vs D Muter 1-0402006Hastings 2006/07D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. S Narayanan vs V Ikonnikov 0-1362006Hastings 2006/07B32 Sicilian
3. M Hebden vs D Eggleston  1-0382006Hastings 2006/07A92 Dutch
4. D Vrban vs F Tahirov  0-1582006Hastings 2006/07B07 Pirc
5. Neverov vs N Donovan  1-0222006Hastings 2006/07E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
6. C Rice vs Z Gofshtein  0-1422006Hastings 2006/07A13 English
7. M Pavlovic vs A Kulago  1-0402006Hastings 2006/07A06 Reti Opening
8. J Humphreys vs N Pert 0-1282006Hastings 2006/07C15 French, Winawer
9. A Cherniaev vs R Griffiths  1-0382006Hastings 2006/07B20 Sicilian
10. M J Armstrong vs B Lalic  0-1442006Hastings 2006/07E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. S Williams vs D Fryer  1-0352006Hastings 2006/07A58 Benko Gambit
12. R Almond vs A Greet  0-1502006Hastings 2006/07E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. W Hendriks vs R Norinkeviciute  1-0432006Hastings 2006/07B06 Robatsch
14. S Chevannes vs G Jones 0-1562006Hastings 2006/07A40 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J P Wallace vs A Pickersgill 1-0272006Hastings 2006/07D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
16. J Mansson vs S Haslinger  0-1452006Hastings 2006/07D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. S T Ansell vs J Henrichsen  1-0302006Hastings 2006/07B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. T Lunn vs D Ciuksyte  0-1332006Hastings 2006/07A46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C McNab vs P Poobalasingam  1-0502006Hastings 2006/07A15 English
20. D L Haydon vs H Grooten  0-1342006Hastings 2006/07B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
21. S Knott vs A Hagesaether  ½-½272006Hastings 2006/07D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. J Hickman vs J Houska  0-1302006Hastings 2006/07B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. M Peek vs A Wilson  1-0242006Hastings 2006/07D85 Grunfeld
24. C A Gibson vs A Vul  ½-½422006Hastings 2006/07D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. P Marusenko vs T Spanton  1-0342006Hastings 2006/07D02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-06  yanez: <> what is the official site link for this page? If there is one.
Dec-29-06  Karpova: Official site:
Dec-30-06  yanez: thanks
Dec-31-06  Wild Bill: Some results today:

Involving the four players with 3 points each:

Williams ½-½ Gagunashvili
Gofshtein ½-½ Cherniaev

Involving palyers with 2½ points each:

Tahihov 0-1 Ansell
Vul 0-1 Pavlovic
Pert ½-½ Rendle

Games with results unreported involving players with 2½ points:

Greet - Houska
Jones - Eames (2 points)

It's getting crowded at the top after four rounds.

Dec-31-06  GBKnight: Williams-Gagunashvili was an interesting game - a sacrificial attack from williams which eventually ended in perpetual check. Worth a look when its uploaded, or you could link here :
Dec-31-06  euripides: <GB> I looked after you posted and thought Williams was winning a masterpiece. I was surprised it ended in a perpetual.
Jan-01-07  Captain Scarlet: a great shame for Williams. He played superbly for 3/4 of the game and then blew it. He can't quite make it to GM status - maybe this game illustrates why.
Jan-01-07  luzhin: Can anyone recall a Hastings Congress more lamentable than this one? Not a single young player of interest-- indeed scarcely a single interesting player of any age. And most of the games posted on this site are dross, not worthy of a tournament with such a tremendous history. If this is the best that the British Chess Federation can provide then the future of the game in the UK is bleak.
Jan-01-07  NimzoKing: What about N.Pert?
Jan-01-07  GBKnight: Indeed the future is bleak, but lets give credit to the Hastings organisers for not letting this tournament disappear completely. How long did the great GLC tournaments of the 1980s last for? The Lloyds Bank Masters? All those huge London congresses of the 1970s/80s? The Folkestone Easter Congress ? All long gone. The ECF do not organise it by the way.
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  Sneaky: <What about N.Pert?> The drummer for "Rush" ?
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  JointheArmy: Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.
Jan-03-07  wasspwot: You say <Luzhin> that there are no interesting young players but there is Ryan Rhys-Griffiths from Ireland who is young: apparently only took up the game at Christmas 2004 and is now rated 2100. I played a tournament in Dublin with him this time last year when he was rated 1400 or so, so thats an incredible rate of progress.
Jan-03-07  Karpova: Ikonnikov won with the black pieces today. The endgame was quite interesting with his opponent - Hendriks (2439) being in time trouble. Gagunashvili won against Gofshtein today.
Jan-04-07  Thrajin: <KKDEREK: <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody.>

Then you obviously haven't heard Virgil Donati. ;-)

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  Sneaky: < <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody. Imagine a match btw Fischer X Art Blakey !!> BUDDY RICH FOR ME!! But how did we get talking about drummers anyhow? I guess it's all my fault....
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  John Saunders: No interesting young players, eh? How about Srinath Narayanan, world under-12 champion. 5½/9, TPR of 2448. Beat a GM (admittedly a genuinely ailing one). Not bad for a pre-teen.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3; Cherniaev-Ikonnikov, draw after 11; Gofshtein-Pavlovic, draw after 10... too many short draws in the ninth (and last) round! The only win at the top tables, by Neverov, who shared first with Gagunashvili. Disappointing performance by Mark Hebden: +3 =5 -1.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Even worst by Farhad Tahirov, seeded number 4, with +2 =3 -2... and who left Hastings after 7 rounds.
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  John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.
Jan-09-07  Shajmaty: <John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.> Thanks for the info, John. I was not aware of this fact!
Jul-22-07  bettermove: What is going on with this game:
Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3 moves!??

This is poor IMHO- was there a valid reason for this? Otherwise top class chess is up for ridicule if short agreed draws materialize like this! Whatever the reason perhaps in a top competition the rules should be changed to say no agreed draws within 25 moves -so PLAY!

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