Final Roundup

January 7, 2016 Webblie 0

The Hastings International Chess Congress this year welcomed Tradewise Insurance Services as a new sponsor, in conjunction with Hastings Borough Council and the English Chess Federation. Though Hastings has a proud history, the organisers now hope that this new sponsorship will turn the focus to […]

Four share first at the end of R7 …

January 4, 2016 Webblie 0

— by Mark Jordan with additional material from Pam Thomas and Alex McFarlane | games annotated by IM Jack Rudd | photos by Brendan O’Gorman The weather was not helpful on Sunday and there were a few transport problems but the chess continues and the […]

All change at Hastings

January 3, 2016 Webblie 0

— from Mark Jordan Where there was one, now there are three! GM Vakhidov 2546, who had usurped the previous leader GM Mista 2567 on the previous day, was only able to hold his sole first place for a single night before facing tournament favourite, […]

Decisive results in Round 4

January 2, 2016 Webblie 0

— from Mark Jordan (games annotated by IM Jack Rudd) Round four saw decisive results on the top 18 boards with wins for Black on the top four boards! This is rather unusual at this level, even in a Swiss system event where, unlike in […]

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