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Hastings Online All-Play-All Tournament

David Howell9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Luke McShane7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Michael Adams7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Gawain Jones6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Daniel Gormally6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Matthew J Turner5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Matthew J Wadsworth5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Keith Arkell5/11(+2 -3 =6)[games]
Nicholas Pert4.5/11(+1 -3 =7)[games]
Mark Hebden3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Ameet Ghasi3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Glenn C Flear3/11(+2 -7 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings Online All-Play-All (2021)

The 2021 Caplin Hastings All-Play-All was a 12-player single round-robin played on 9-10 January 2021, replacing the 96th Hastings International Chess Congress. Due to the Corona virus pandemic it was held online at https://home.tornelo.com/. Main sponsor: Caplin Systems. Time control: 15 minutes for the whole game, with 10 seconds added per move from move 1. If a tie for first place between two players there would be an Armageddon playoff game (5 vs 4 minutes). If a tie between three or more players the top two to play the Armageddon game would be decided by 1) Direct encounter, 2) Greater number of victories. 3) Sonneborn-Berger score, 4) Koya score. Rounds 1 (Saturday) and 7 (Sunday) kicked off at 1 pm local time. First prize: £1200. Tournament organizer: Marc Bryant. Chief arbiter: Matthew Carr. Deputy chief arbiter: David Sedgwick and Alex McFarlane. N games played: 66.

David Howell won undefeated with 9/11.

Elo* 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Howell 2624 * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 McShane 2698 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7½ 3 Adams 2684 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 7 4 Jones 2609 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 6½ 5 Gormally 2534 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 6 6 Turner 2500 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 5½ 7 Wadsworth 2189 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 5 8 Arkell 2391 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 0 1 5 9 Pert 2600 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ 4½ 10 Hebden 2458 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 3½ 11 Ghasi 2537 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 3½ 12 Flear 2334 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 3

Official site: http://www.hastingschess.com/
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Chess-Results: https://chess-results.com/tnr545595...
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*Rapid rating.

Previous: Hastings (2019/20)

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Howell vs A Ghasi 1-0782021Hastings Online All-Play-AllB15 Caro-Kann
2. N Pert vs G Jones  ½-½232021Hastings Online All-Play-AllE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
3. Hebden vs M Wadsworth 0-1262021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Arkell vs D Howell 0-1402021Hastings Online All-Play-AllD90 Grunfeld
5. A Ghasi vs D Gormally 1-0622021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Flear vs McShane 0-1392021Hastings Online All-Play-AllE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
7. Adams vs M J Turner  1-0592021Hastings Online All-Play-AllC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. M J Turner vs N Pert ½-½552021Hastings Online All-Play-AllD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. McShane vs Adams  ½-½362021Hastings Online All-Play-AllC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
10. D Gormally vs Flear  1-0262021Hastings Online All-Play-AllD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Flear vs N Pert  ½-½432021Hastings Online All-Play-AllE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
12. M Wadsworth vs Arkell  ½-½432021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA38 English, Symmetrical
13. G Jones vs Hebden  1-0382021Hastings Online All-Play-AllC40 King's Knight Opening
14. N Pert vs Hebden  ½-½462021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
15. Arkell vs G Jones  0-1412021Hastings Online All-Play-AllE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
16. A Ghasi vs M Wadsworth 0-1752021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Flear vs D Howell  0-1342021Hastings Online All-Play-AllD85 Grunfeld
18. Adams vs D Gormally 0-1372021Hastings Online All-Play-AllB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
19. M J Turner vs McShane  ½-½432021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA48 King's Indian
20. D Howell vs Hebden  1-0422021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA10 English
21. M Wadsworth vs G Jones 0-1692021Hastings Online All-Play-AllE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. Adams vs A Ghasi  ½-½532021Hastings Online All-Play-AllB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. M J Turner vs Arkell ½-½532021Hastings Online All-Play-AllA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. McShane vs Hebden ½-½532021Hastings Online All-Play-AllC28 Vienna Game
25. D Gormally vs G Jones ½-½392021Hastings Online All-Play-AllC78 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: First!
Jan-09-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: I'm surprised all the participants are from the UK.Hasting's tradition is foreign plus a few UK. I doubt if the prize fund being small would discourage overseas participants: it's just online. So why no foreign competitors?
Jan-10-21  watwinc: COVID?
Jan-10-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Messiah: <watwinc: COVID?>

According to the official regulations, no covid is allowed in this tourney.

Jan-10-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <15 minutes for the whole game, with 10 seconds added per move from move 1.>

I do not like that time control. It's the +10s that I dislike. It completely takes away the dramatic time-trouble dimension of chess.

I think a better control is 20m+3s.

Jan-10-21  watwinc: ;Messiah> COVID quarantine …
Jan-10-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: I actually misread that as "Captain Hastings" at first. You know, as in Hercule Poirot's friend.
Jan-11-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Korora: I actually misread that as "Captain Hastings" at first. You know, as in Hercule Poirot's friend.>

My first thought when watching any Poirot episode is that Hastings did it. <SPOILER ALERT> it never is him, it is always some other posh freak.

Which brings me to the winner of this years tournament: it was won by David "<I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness>" Howell.

He won by 1½ points over Luke McShane, who was a point ahead of Gawain Jones. Howell's TPR was 2785.

The Howell-McShane game was a cracker!

Jan-11-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: <My first thought when watching any Poirot episode is that Hastings did it>

Well, Agatha Christie did invent the narrator-did-it reveal (I will not identify the story, for the sake of those who haven't read it yet; no, Hastings wasn't the narrator).

<The Howell-McShane game was a cracker!>

Well, maybe it'll be up when I get back from work this afternoon.

Jan-11-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: <watwinc: COVID?>. Eh? The tournament is being held entirely online - there is no physical proximity between the contestants: they are in their own homes with input entirely through their laptops/computers/mobiles etc. How can COVID affect who participates when it's online, for goodness sake?
Jan-11-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Dionysius1: <watwinc: COVID?>.

Eh? The tournament was held entirely online - there was no physical proximity between the contestants: they were in their own homes with input entirely through their laptops/computers/mobiles etc.

How can COVID affect who participates when it's online, for goodness sake?

Jan-12-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: <How can COVID affect who participates when it's online, for goodness sake?> It's a different sort of virus you have to watch out for online, and I'm sure these chess tournaments get well-guarded against malware.
Jan-12-21  Pedro Fernandez: <Tabanus> First!ñ

Well, well, well. Given that you were my first friend here (2007), and given that <Off Ramp> loves me, he has had the courtesy to concede his chair for you.

Jan-12-21  Pedro Fernandez: Dear <korora>, what does have to do an alopatic virus vs a binary one?

Yes, you're responding, not asking.

PS. Or maybe I didn't understand the question. (My horrible English!)

Jan-12-21  Pedro Fernandez: <Tabanus> First!

Well, well, well. Given that you were my first friend here (2007), and given that <Off Ramp> loves me, he has had the courtesy to concede his chair for you.

Jan-12-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Korora: It's the use of the same term that I was referencing.
Jan-12-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: <Dionysius1> How can COVID affect who participates when it's online, for goodness sake?>

It's called quantum tunneling. No matter how strong of a barrier you put up, some of those pesky particles will get through with a probability > 0.

Jan-22-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: When I first looked at this tournament's lineup it looked like every strong English player was taking part.

That's true, it is a strong line up <15 to 20 years ago!>.

Matthew J Wadsworth is 20, but the next youngest player is 30 (Howell, the winner).

Discounting the IM Wadsworth, the average age of the other 11 players was 48.5.

That's like a seniors tournament. No wonder they all stayed at home, they were CEV.

Is it possible that English chess really is in a bad way? Where are the young players?

Feb-03-21  Rumor: It is rather striking, though not entirely surprising, that the one youngster Matthew Wadsworth massively outperformed his ELO in this quick play format.
Feb-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: What are you suggesting?
Feb-03-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: It should be noted that Wadsworth's quick rating, is, of course, far below that in classical.

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