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 …
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, […]
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. […]
Hastings International Chess congress wishes all participants and chess friends a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.