Round Seven report – from Stewart Reuben

January 4, 2012 Webblie 0

Babu Lalith (5) v Yue Wang (5½) was not the most exciting of games, but extremely professional. The young Indian didn’t seem particularly ambitious in his play and the Chinese player could make no progress. Deep Sengupta (5) v Sundar Shyam (5) – an all-Indian […]

WORLD’S FIRST FIDE-rated Blitz Event!

January 3, 2012 Webblie 0

FIDE have decided to try a new venture which is creating a new Blitz Rating List. It will first appear 1 July. Hastings is often in the forefront of innovation in chess and the results only started being collected from 1 January 2012. Thus we […]

Round 6 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 3, 2012 Webblie 0

I nearly had to play in the Masters again today. There was an odd number and we hate to disappoint players who have come to play chess, no get a point by default. Fortunately, Bill Penfold stepped into the breach. Wang Yue (4½) v Nick […]

Live commentary

January 2, 2012 Webblie 0

As of today (02/01/12, 14:45 approx) – live commentary by GM Chris Ward will be available via the link above

Round 5 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 2, 2012 Webblie 0

As you would expect, many poker players are extremely superstitious. Thus they hate to lose their first pot of the year, or have a losing session. I have never before thought to discuss this with chessplayers. If they felt the same way here you would […]

Details and amendments – from Pam Thomas

January 1, 2012 Webblie 0

HAPPY NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL Despite best efforts to disconcert – errors in programme and other notices – may I take this opportunity to confirm: * that it is Sunday 1st January 2012 * that the chess office phone number at Horntye […]

Pairs at the Pig

January 1, 2012 Webblie 0

The Pairs at the Pig event was well attended – 16 pairs entered which was possibly the highest ever entry.  There were also several spectators adding to the atmosphere. Simon Williams and Gary O’Grady’s games attracted quite a voluble audience, and Mark Bryant had to […]

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