In just about any other year we would be getting ready for the Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress but, as with the majority of events of all types, this is not possible in 2020. However, organisers are pleased to announce the Caplin Hastings All-Play-All Online Tournament, which will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021. The event has a player fund of £7,500.00. This will be a 12-player all-play-all rapidplay format (15 min +10 sec per player per round). 6 rounds are scheduled on Saturday and 5 rounds on Sunday, with play starting at 13.00 GMT on each day.
Players confirmed so far are Michael Adams, Luke McShane, Gawain Jones, Glenn Flear, Mark Hebden, Danny Gormally and Keith Arkell. David Howell has also expressed interest. The final list of players will appear as soon as confirmed. Two places will be reserved for the Winner and Runner-up of the Caplin British Online Chess Championships.
Commentary will be provided by GM Simon Williams and WGM/IM Jovanka Houska on https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm
We hope the All-Play-All will provide some interest for Hastings chess and entertainment at the traditional time of year. In the meantime the organisers wish you all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year and look forward to welcoming players back to the 96th Caplin Hastings Congress 2021-22.
For further enquiries please contact Marc Bryant Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01424 436313