Rounds 6 & 7

January 4, 2017 Webblie 0

— from Mark Jordan, ECF Manager of Publicity The somewhat comprehensive rout of the top seeds in the early rounds of the Masters, with top seed, Sethuraman (2647), starting his campaign with a rather startling 0.5/2, led to some very interesting pairings in the first 5 rounds, with lots of opportunities for ambitious juniors and […]

Round 7 update (17:00, 3/1/17)

January 4, 2017 Webblie 0

There are several games as yet unfinished at 19.00hrs, but the top boards have completed their games and the standings are now — 1= GM AS Rasmussen (DEN), GM SP Sethuraman (IND), GM D Sengupta (IND) and GM M Karthikeyan (IND) 5.5/7 5= FM Ravi Haria (ENG), GM Bogdan Lalic (ENG), R Praggananandhaa (IND) 5/7 […]

Congress – latest

January 3, 2017 Webblie 0

After six rounds, GM Allan Stig Rasmussen (DEN) is in the lead with 5.5 points, followed by GM SP Sethuraman (IND), GM Aleksandr Fier (BRA), GM Deep Sengupta (IND) and GM Murali Karthikeyan (IND) all on 4.5. Sixteen players now have 4/5 points. The  5 Round Weekend Tournament ended on Sunday evening and the results […]

HICC – First Five Rounds

January 3, 2017 Webblie 0

— from Mark Jordan, ECF Manager of Publicity Hastings International Chess Congress, dedicated this year to the memory of long-time Tournament Director, Con Power, already looked to be providing a worthy tribute from the first round with some sensational and unexpected results. Accelerated Swiss pairings usually mean that the higher seeds have a fairly easy […]

Day Four

December 31, 2016 Webblie 0

After 3 rounds, IM Gudmundur Kjartansson (ISL) emerged as leader of the field with 3/3, having won his game agains Ravi Haria. With 6 of the top ten games drawn, eight players finished on 2.5 and numerous players are on 2/2. Round 4 begins today 31/12/16 at 14.15, and Chris Ward will be back in […]

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