Round 5 report

January 3, 2015 Webblie 0

Another deeply satisfying round for the spectators, most of whom no doubt aren’t even in Britain and who may not even have been born yet. Deep Sengupta v Jun Zhao was a game very rich in ideas right from the start between two of the […]

HICC in the news …

January 3, 2015 Webblie 0

The Guardian – http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/02/in-praise-of-hastings-chess-congress The Telegraph – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/chess/11322043/Glenn-Flear-shows-no-fear-against-top-seed-Maxim-Rodshtein-at-Hastings-Chess-Congress.html … Now read on …

Round 4 report

January 2, 2015 Webblie 0

Possibly under the influence of their New Year’s Celebrations, the games were shorter today, but still hard-fought. On board 1 the game Zhao – Lagarde was highly complex. Black went badly wrong. At one stage he had a complex fantasy variation which Chris Ward explained, […]

Round 3 report

January 1, 2015 Webblie 0

Most games were quite long today. Perhaps people felt they should give it their all in the last game of the year. This was the last round players from the bottom half of the pairings expect to be chopped up by the Accelerated Swiss System. […]

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