Wang Yue victorious

January 6, 2012 Webblie 0

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

Round Eight report – from Stewart Reuben

January 5, 2012 Webblie 0

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 […]

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 […]

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