Hastings Results

Discuss anything you like about chess related matters in this forum.
Alex McFarlane
Posts: 1561
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:52 pm

Hastings Results

Post by Alex McFarlane » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:10 pm

The results from the Hastings Masters are now being updated regularly.

You can find them on the Hastings website www.hastingschess.com

Leonard Barden
Posts: 1671
Joined: Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:21 am

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:44 pm

The first big upset today, in round 3, and by an English junior:

GM Glenn Flear 0-1 Sam Franklin

PeterTurland
Posts: 541
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Hastings Results

Post by PeterTurland » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:48 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:The first big upset today, in round 3, and by an English junior:

GM Glenn Flear 0-1 Sam Franklin
Thank you Leonard, I watched Hebden v Howell, and none of it made any sense.

James Pratt
Posts: 433
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:10 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by James Pratt » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:03 pm

Naturally Sam Franklin is an established BCM columnist. Who else could have spotted his potential so quickly?

James PrattBCM ET

Stewart Reuben
Posts: 4228
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:04 pm
Location: writer

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Stewart Reuben » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:09 am

Peter Turland >I watched Hebden v Howell, and none of it made any sense.<
Possibly you were standing on your head as it was Howell v Hebden.
David innovated with 0-0-0. Although the white queenside was wide open, it was hard to attack. Rb8 instead of c5 would have been the acid trest. When Mark played c5 for the second time he was totally lost.

Edouard v Das was the game to savour. Oh... I know all draws are boring.

PeterTurland
Posts: 541
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:03 pm
Location: Leicester
Contact:

Re: Hastings Results

Post by PeterTurland » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:23 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:Peter Turland >I watched Hebden v Howell, and none of it made any sense.<
Possibly you were standing on your head as it was Howell v Hebden.
David innovated with 0-0-0. Although the white queenside was wide open, it was hard to attack. Rb8 instead of c5 would have been the acid trest. When Mark played c5 for the second time he was totally lost.

Edouard v Das was the game to savour. Oh... I know all draws are boring.
Yeah I realized this morning I had got it back to front, but still a strange game. Mark comes from Leicester like me, so I follow his chess doings.

User avatar
Adam Raoof
Posts: 2597
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: NW4 4UY
Contact:

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Adam Raoof » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:47 pm

Thanks to Paolo Casaschi (and Dave Clayton) we now have live and flash-free coverage of chess events for Ipad, iphone and ipod touch!

http://www.hastingschess.com/?page_id=444

http://pgn4web.casaschi.net/home.html
Last edited by Adam Raoof on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Adam Raoof IA, IO
The Chess Circuit - https://chesscircuit.substack.com/
Tornelo - https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/chess-england
Simon Williams "The Ginger GM" - https://gingergm.com/ref/106.html
Don’t stop playing chess!

John Moore
Posts: 2063
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 6:33 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by John Moore » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:38 pm

The game on Board 6 today (Vovk-Furman) is highly amusing. Black plays 20 moves in 20 minutes and then realises he is lost! Looks like the way I used to play when I visited the pub (for the odd hour) before the game.

John Moore
Posts: 2063
Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 6:33 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by John Moore » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:40 pm

Had to post again - my last post was 666!!

User avatar
Carl Hibbard
Posts: 5864
Joined: Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:05 pm
Location: Evesham

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Carl Hibbard » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:09 am

Live games hosting was pretty busy yesterday with traffic of a little over 6.7GB peaking at just under 2Mbps so quite a lot!
Cheers
Carl Hibbard

Colin Patterson
Posts: 314
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:27 am

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Colin Patterson » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:44 am

From Round 4, Franklin-S Williams was a hell of a game if anyone missed it.

Franklin found a neat tactical trick that appeared to force mate in two. Williams therefore had one move at his disposal and seemingly, no way to stop the mate. No option then - he had to find mate himself, using a series of forcing checks. This included a knight sac with check just to clear the way for another piece to come through the gap vacated by the knight. All very clever - especially if he had it all worked out!

Richard Bates
Posts: 3139
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:27 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Live commentary on the internet today, apparently.

Jonathan Rogers
Posts: 4146
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:26 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:25 pm

Liquidating to a dead drawn position seems to be the most that Howell can achieve. Has to be said that Black v Simon Knott is not an ideal pairing when you have just lost a game and desperately need a win to get back on track. (As soon as I typed that, they agreed a draw).

I agree with Colin above: Franklin v Williams in round 4 was sensational. Williams perhaps deserved more credit for beating Knott earlier in the event too - it was their first decisive result in about ten encounters!

Jonathan Rogers
Posts: 4146
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:26 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:31 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:Liquidating to a dead drawn position seems to be the most that Howell can achieve. Has to be said that Black v Simon Knott is not an ideal pairing when you have just lost a game and desperately need a win to get back on track. (As soon as I typed that, they agreed a draw).
Actually they haven't agreed a draw, but I cannot imagine any other result.

David Haydon playing a good game so far.

Richard Bates
Posts: 3139
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:27 pm

Re: Hastings Results

Post by Richard Bates » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:22 pm

Well done on the live commentary today. Just need to get the word out and hopefully the viewer numbers will jump significantly.

On an unrelated point, has anyone considered putting utilising these live broadcasts (of just the games and/or commentary) to put out chess notices (if more commercial adverts are not yet viable)? I'm sure tournaments like Sean's would benefit from increased exposure to an international audience.

Post Reply