WORLD’S FIRST FIDE-rated Blitz Event!

January 3, 2012 Webblie 0

FIDE have decided to try a new venture which is creating a new Blitz Rating List. It will first appear 1 July. Hastings is often in the forefront of innovation in chess and the results only started being collected from 1 January 2012. Thus we […]

Round 6 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 3, 2012 Webblie 0

I nearly had to play in the Masters again today. There was an odd number and we hate to disappoint players who have come to play chess, no get a point by default. Fortunately, Bill Penfold stepped into the breach. Wang Yue (4½) v Nick […]

Live commentary

January 2, 2012 Webblie 0

As of today (02/01/12, 14:45 approx) – live commentary by GM Chris Ward will be available via the link above

Round 5 report – from Stewart Reuben

January 2, 2012 Webblie 0

As you would expect, many poker players are extremely superstitious. Thus they hate to lose their first pot of the year, or have a losing session. I have never before thought to discuss this with chessplayers. If they felt the same way here you would […]

Details and amendments – from Pam Thomas

January 1, 2012 Webblie 0

HAPPY NEW YEAR GREETINGS TO ONE AND ALL Despite best efforts to disconcert – errors in programme and other notices – may I take this opportunity to confirm: * that it is Sunday 1st January 2012 * that the chess office phone number at Horntye […]

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