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Hastings 2019/20 Tournament

Magesh Chandran Panchanathan7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Romain Edouard7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Gergely Kantor6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Simon Kim Williams6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mate Bagi6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
G A Stany6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
David Howell6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Fishbein6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Mark Hebden6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ramesh Babu Vaishali6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Daniel Gormally6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Martin Petrov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Deep Sengupta6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Mishra Swayams6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Glenn C Flear6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Cherniaev6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Conor E Murphy6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Oleg Korneev6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Bogdan Lalic6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Alan B Merry5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Jack Rudd5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Miruna-Daria Lehaci5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Erik van den Doel5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Harry Grieve5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Keith Arkell5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Jonah B Willow5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Sergei Terentiev5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Bas de Boer5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
John Merriman5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Mark Lyell5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl0/3(+0 -3 =0)[games]
Dennis Brouwer5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
* (85 players total; 53 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Hastings 2019/20

The 2019/20 Hastings Masters was a 9-round Swiss open (for players rated >2150) held at Horntye Park Sports Complex in Hastings, England, 28 December 2019 to 5 January 2020. It was part of the 95th Hastings International Chess Congress, with its new sponsor Caplin Systems. Time control: 100 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 50 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Rounds kicked off at 2:15 pm local time. First prize: £2000, and possession of the Harry Golombek Trophy for a year. Tournament director (organizer): Alex McFarlane. Chief arbiter: Lara Barnes.

Magesh Chandran Panchanathan won with 7.5/9, ahead of Romain Edouard and Gergely Kantor.

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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 246  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Howell vs Lan Yao  1-0692019Hastings 2019/20A00 Uncommon Opening
2. V Stoyanov vs R Edouard 0-1262019Hastings 2019/20A33 English, Symmetrical
3. E van den Doel vs M Ratsma  1-0242019Hastings 2019/20D02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. M Lyell vs Sengupta  0-1262019Hastings 2019/20B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. G Kantor vs J Merriman  0-1612019Hastings 2019/20E01 Catalan, Closed
6. T Wall vs Stany 0-1242019Hastings 2019/20A02 Bird's Opening
7. Korneev vs M Lehaci  1-0742019Hastings 2019/20A46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ranesh Ratnesan vs C I Howell  1-0462019Hastings 2019/20E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. D Gormally vs M Keetman  0-1572019Hastings 2019/20C07 French, Tarrasch
10. D Brouwer vs M Petrov  0-1462019Hastings 2019/20A17 English
11. M Panchanathan vs I Snape  1-0352019Hastings 2019/20A15 English
12. Sacha Brozel vs Swayams  0-1362019Hastings 2019/20A07 King's Indian Attack
13. M Bagi vs Ieysaa Bin-Suhayl  1-0852019Hastings 2019/20C11 French
14. D Gallagher vs S Williams  0-1492019Hastings 2019/20B89 Sicilian
15. Arkell vs J Anderson  1-0492019Hastings 2019/20A13 English
16. S Sucikova vs Flear  ½-½492019Hastings 2019/20A13 English
17. Fishbein vs D B Graham  1-0412019Hastings 2019/20E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. Mitch Fishbein vs Hebden  ½-½952019Hastings 2019/20E97 King's Indian
19. A Merry vs R Eames  1-0452019Hastings 2019/20E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
20. J Gutierrez Carmona vs Cherniaev  0-1482019Hastings 2019/20B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
21. Lalic vs C Boino  ½-½152019Hastings 2019/20D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. I Thompson vs C E Murphy  ½-½272019Hastings 2019/20D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Wadsworth vs B de Boer  1-0262019Hastings 2019/20A06 Reti Opening
24. J N Sugden vs R Vaishali  0-1392019Hastings 2019/20E88 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6
25. V S Petrov vs P U Midhun  ½-½532019Hastings 2019/20C47 Four Knights
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 246  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-06-20  diagonal: Hastings has been going on for three different centuries!

<The Hastings inauguration chess tournament in 1895>, also called Hastings Summer Congress, was a round-robin tournament conducted in Hastings, England from August 5 to September 2, 1895.

This was arguably the strongest tournament in history at the time it occurred, and is also considered one of the greatest tournaments ever in the history of chess. Hastings 1895 was one of the first tournaments to include virtually all the top players, including former World Champion Wilhelm Steinitz and current champion Emanuel Lasker, Mikhail Chigorin, Siegbert Tarrasch, Karl Schlechter, Joseph Henry Blackburne, David Janowski, and others.

The final result of the 22-player round-robin was a big surprise, as young American Harry Nelson Pillsbury won with 16.5 points out of 21 games – ahead of Mikhail Chigorin and world champion Emanuel Lasker – despite playing in his first international tournament.

The four <Summer Congress> events (1895, 1919, 1922, and the hundred years jubilee Open in 1995) are kept separate from the annual <Winter (Christmas) Congress> Hastings events, beginning in 1920/21.

There was no tournament during the World War II in 1940/41, 1941/42, 1942/43, 1943/44, and 1944/45.

The main event at the Congresses is the Hastings Premier tournament, which was traditionally an invitation 10 to 16 player round-robin tournament, sometimes with an additional amateur Open, a youth, senior or women section and other events.

In 2004/05 the premium tournament was played in the knock-out format; since 2005/06 Hastings is played as an Open using the swiss system.

From its renowned inauguration event in 1895, the following Summer Congresses in 1919 and 1922, in the 1930s and the 1950s up to the 1970s, Hastings was a MUST for every top player. Today the series has lost its status as a world elite tournament.

Magesh Panchanathan won the <95th edition of the Hastings International Chess Congress 2019/20>.

The Indian Grandmaster finished in clear first place with 7½ out of 9 points. Sole second place went to Romain Edouard from France. Top seeded David Howell finished shared seventh.

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  Penguincw: < diagonal: Hastings has been going on for three different centuries! >

And about 13 decades now, with the 2019-20 edition here.

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