Round 4 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 1, 2012 Webblie 0

As you can imagine, reports written on New Year’s Eve, in all honesty three hours into 2012, can be a bit disjointed. Anyway, here goes. I asked Glenn Flear after his fourth round win about his loss to 17-year-old Samuel Franklin in round 3. He […]

Round 3 report – from Stewart Reuben

December 31, 2011 Webblie 0

By round 3 we can expect clashes between leading players and we were not to be disappointed. The top 4 boards all featured strong players on 2/2 and Sahiti Lakshmi was the only player from the second fraction to come through to 100%. Deep Sengupta […]

Round 2 report – from Stewart Reuben

December 30, 2011 Webblie 0

Wang Yue v Pavel Simacek – surely 22…e4 allowing Nxd4 made things too comfortable for the Chinese player. The resignation by the Czech – here with two of his pupils the sisters Olsarova – ust a few moves later was perhaps a little premature. Adrien […]

15th Hastings Open Junior Tournament

December 29, 2011 Webblie 0

The 15th Hastings Open Junior Tournament will take place at St. Mary Star of the Sea, Magdalen Road, St.Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6EU [MAP] on Monday 2nd January 2012 – full details can be found at

Live commentary

December 29, 2011 Webblie 0

It’s proving more difficult than anticipated to set up live commentary from the Hastings Congress. All efforts are being made to get things working, so please watch this space …

Round 1 report – from Stewart Reuben

December 29, 2011 Webblie 0

Yue Wang (CHN) 2697 is the first Chinese player to have taken part in Hastings for some years. He is also the highest rated player ever to have participated in the Masters. In Britain we don’t believe in absurd first round clashes with a difference […]

Masters pairings update

December 28, 2011 Webblie 0

Updated 09:19am 28/12/11 Thomas Rendle vs Michael Waddington – new pairing Eoin Campbell and L Imocha are not playing

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