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The 87th Hastings International Chess Congress, held at Horntye Park Sports Complex, ended on Thursday 5th January 2012. The event attracted a total of 412 entries from a total of 21 countries. Players included 13 Grandmasters and Indian Woman Grandmaster, Padmini Rout. The Masters Tournament […]
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The last round of any Swiss is always somewhat artificial, but here there were few bloodless draws. Instead we had the unusual statistic of several Bf5 Caro Kan games on the top boards. But White went down different routes in each case. Sundar Shyam (6½) […]
Winner of the Hastings Masters Wang Yue, centre, with Amber Rudd MP and Cllr. Maureen Charlesworth – post and details to follow … For an expanding gallery of images from the prizegiving – click here
With an event being played over the New Year it is hardly surprising that there are always a few withdrawals. This year there have only been about 5, possibly due to the very mild weather. Most of the top games were wins. This contrasts sharply […]