The Hastings International Chess Congress organisers have been advised by Hastings Borough Council that they propose cutting the funding by 50% to £10,000 for the next event and cutting funding completely for the following year. This was announced in the Hastings Observer of 16th January […]
Hastings International Chess Congress ended on Tuesday 6th January 2015. This year there was an outright winner – Grandmaster Zhao Jun from China with 8 points out of 9. He holds the Golombek Trophy for one year and received first prize of £2,000. The presentation […]
1st 8/9 Jun Zhao GM CHN £2000 2-4 7/9 Alexandr Fier GM BRA £816.67 Gudmundur Kjartasson IM ISL £816.67 Aleksander Mista GM POL £816.67 5-9 6½/9 Keith Arkell GM ENG £160 Jonathan Hawkins GM ENG £160 Maxime Lagarde GM FRA £160 […]
Often there is an ‘end of term’ feeling to the last round of a 9 day or more tournament. Players are content to agree a draw with their new or old friends. This was not at all the case here where there was so much […]
GM Zhao Jun (CHN) becomes this year’s Hastings outright winner on 8.5 points out of 9. GM Alexandr Fier (BRA), GM Aleksander Mista (BRA) and IM Gudmundur Kjartansson (ISL) are in equal second place with 7 out 9 points with the Lagarde – Arkell game as yet unfinished.
Benjamin Gledura needs a win for a GM norm. Tereza Olsarova needs a win for a WGM norm.