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🏆 Hastings 2006/07

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Gawain Jones, Merab Gagunashvili, Milos Pavlovic, Viacheslav Ikonnikov, Bogdan Lalic, Mark Hebden, Nicholas Pert, Valeriy Neverov, Zvulon Gofshtein, Stewart Haslinger, Simon Kim Williams, Srinath Narayanan, Farhad Tahirov, Alexander Cherniaev, John Anderson, Felix Graf, Colin McNab, David J Eggleston, Andrew Greet, Arkadi Eremeevich Vul, Willy Hendriks, Dagne Ciuksyte, Jovanka Houska, Simon T Ansell, John Paul Wallace, Thomas E Rendle, Herman Grooten, Adam G Ashton, Simon J B Knott, Marcel Peek, Vladimir Prosviriakov, Jack Rudd, Andreas Huss, Ryan Rhys Griffiths, Petr Marusenko, Petra Schuurman, Peter S Poobalasingam, Robert S Eames, David Leslie Haydon, David J Ledger, Alan J Norris, Alexander Kulago, Bernard Cafferty, Rhys Cumming, Richard L Britton, Boris Furman, Ian Snape, George E O'Toole, Simon A Fowler, Francis Rayner, Akash Jain, Feliks J Kwiatkowski, John N Sugden, Donny Muter, Hans Groffen, Sabrina L Chevannes, Christopher Briscoe, Oliver Jackson, Alan G Grant, Patrick Goldsworthy, Stephen Mulligan, Richard J Webster, Arne Hagesaether, Richard Almond, James C Mansson, George Dickson, Stewart Reuben, Damir Vrban, George P W Salimbeni, Nigel P Donovan, Malcolm J Armstrong, Norman Hutchinson, Jerry Humphreys, Rasa Norinkeviciute, Chris B Rice, Jens Henrichsen, Dominic Foord, Alexandra Wilson, David W Fryer, Adrian O Pickersgill, John Hickman, Timothy Spanton, Timothy Lunn, David Ian Calvert, Nigel W Dennis, David Barron, Christopher A Gibson, Elliott Auckland, John Rety, Joe P Fraser, Amisha Parmar, Andrew Tucker, Lateefah Messam-Sparks, Ronnie Cohen, James E H Snowden, Jessica Thilaganathan, Scott Kenyon, James S Macrae, Mark Weidman, Michael van de Laar Chess Event Description
Hastings 2006/07

Previous edition: Hastings (2005/06). Next: Hastings (2007/08).

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 432  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Groffen vs R Britton  0-1412006Hastings 2006/07A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Gagunashvili vs G Jones  1-0402006Hastings 2006/07A10 English
3. S T Ansell vs Z Gofshtein  ½-½582006Hastings 2006/07A07 King's Indian Attack
4. Cherniaev vs S Haslinger  ½-½202006Hastings 2006/07C53 Giuoco Piano
5. T Rendle vs V Ikonnikov 0-1292006Hastings 2006/07B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. S Narayanan vs A Greet  0-1352006Hastings 2006/07C55 Two Knights Defense
7. J P Wallace vs D J Ledger  ½-½702006Hastings 2006/07A80 Dutch
8. Hebden vs F Rayner  1-0372006Hastings 2006/07A48 King's Indian
9. A G Grant vs F Tahirov  ½-½362006Hastings 2006/07B08 Pirc, Classical
10. Neverov vs D Eggleston  1-0482006Hastings 2006/07A91 Dutch Defense
11. C Briscoe vs D Ciuksyte  ½-½422006Hastings 2006/07B42 Sicilian, Kan
12. C McNab vs F Graf  ½-½432006Hastings 2006/07A14 English
13. S Knott vs P Schuurman  ½-½392006Hastings 2006/07A17 English
14. B Furman vs A Vul ½-½112006Hastings 2006/07D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. A G Ashton vs A Hagesaether  1-0362006Hastings 2006/07B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. J Mansson vs V Prosviriakov  0-1542006Hastings 2006/07C78 Ruy Lopez
17. R Eames vs N Donovan  1-0452006Hastings 2006/07B22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. A Kulago vs J Rudd 0-1242006Hastings 2006/07A35 English, Symmetrical
19. F J Kwiatkowski vs R Griffiths  ½-½272006Hastings 2006/07B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. M J Armstrong vs I Snape  ½-½672006Hastings 2006/07A43 Old Benoni
21. S Fowler vs G Salimbeni  1-0582006Hastings 2006/07C78 Ruy Lopez
22. T Lunn vs J Anderson  ½-½232006Hastings 2006/07D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. S Mulligan vs P Poobalasingam  ½-½432006Hastings 2006/07D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. A Pickersgill vs J N Sugden ½-½362006Hastings 2006/07B12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. G Dickson vs J Fraser  ½-½202006Hastings 2006/07B22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-29-06  yanez: <> what is the official site link for this page? If there is one.
Dec-29-06  Karpova: Official site:
Dec-30-06  yanez: thanks
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  Wild Bill: Some results today:

Involving the four players with 3 points each:

Williams ½-½ Gagunashvili
Gofshtein ½-½ Cherniaev

Involving palyers with 2½ points each:

Tahihov 0-1 Ansell
Vul 0-1 Pavlovic
Pert ½-½ Rendle

Games with results unreported involving players with 2½ points:

Greet - Houska
Jones - Eames (2 points)

It's getting crowded at the top after four rounds.

Dec-31-06  GBKnight: Williams-Gagunashvili was an interesting game - a sacrificial attack from williams which eventually ended in perpetual check. Worth a look when its uploaded, or you could link here :
Dec-31-06  euripides: <GB> I looked after you posted and thought Williams was winning a masterpiece. I was surprised it ended in a perpetual.
Jan-01-07  Captain Scarlet: a great shame for Williams. He played superbly for 3/4 of the game and then blew it. He can't quite make it to GM status - maybe this game illustrates why.
Jan-01-07  luzhin: Can anyone recall a Hastings Congress more lamentable than this one? Not a single young player of interest-- indeed scarcely a single interesting player of any age. And most of the games posted on this site are dross, not worthy of a tournament with such a tremendous history. If this is the best that the British Chess Federation can provide then the future of the game in the UK is bleak.
Jan-01-07  NimzoKing: What about N.Pert?
Jan-01-07  GBKnight: Indeed the future is bleak, but lets give credit to the Hastings organisers for not letting this tournament disappear completely. How long did the great GLC tournaments of the 1980s last for? The Lloyds Bank Masters? All those huge London congresses of the 1970s/80s? The Folkestone Easter Congress ? All long gone. The ECF do not organise it by the way.
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  Sneaky: <What about N.Pert?> The drummer for "Rush" ?
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  JointheArmy: Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.
Jan-03-07  wasspwot: You say <Luzhin> that there are no interesting young players but there is Ryan Rhys-Griffiths from Ireland who is young: apparently only took up the game at Christmas 2004 and is now rated 2100. I played a tournament in Dublin with him this time last year when he was rated 1400 or so, so thats an incredible rate of progress.
Jan-03-07  Karpova: Ikonnikov won with the black pieces today. The endgame was quite interesting with his opponent - Hendriks (2439) being in time trouble. Gagunashvili won against Gofshtein today.
Jan-04-07  Thrajin: <KKDEREK: <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody.>

Then you obviously haven't heard Virgil Donati. ;-)

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  Sneaky: < <Flo Mountier destroys Neil Peart.> Agreed. And Art Blakey destroys everybody. Imagine a match btw Fischer X Art Blakey !!> BUDDY RICH FOR ME!! But how did we get talking about drummers anyhow? I guess it's all my fault....
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  John Saunders: No interesting young players, eh? How about Srinath Narayanan, world under-12 champion. 5½/9, TPR of 2448. Beat a GM (admittedly a genuinely ailing one). Not bad for a pre-teen.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3; Cherniaev-Ikonnikov, draw after 11; Gofshtein-Pavlovic, draw after 10... too many short draws in the ninth (and last) round! The only win at the top tables, by Neverov, who shared first with Gagunashvili. Disappointing performance by Mark Hebden: +3 =5 -1.
Jan-08-07  Shajmaty: Even worst by Farhad Tahirov, seeded number 4, with +2 =3 -2... and who left Hastings after 7 rounds.
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  John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.
Jan-09-07  Shajmaty: <John Saunders: Farhad Tahirov was genuinely ill for several rounds before he withdrew, and his medication was making him sleepy.> Thanks for the info, John. I was not aware of this fact!
Jul-22-07  bettermove: What is going on with this game:
Gagunashvili-Pert, draw after 3 moves!??

This is poor IMHO- was there a valid reason for this? Otherwise top class chess is up for ridicule if short agreed draws materialize like this! Whatever the reason perhaps in a top competition the rules should be changed to say no agreed draws within 25 moves -so PLAY!

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