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I may be an old lion, but I can still bite someone’s hand off if he puts it in my mouth

(attributed to Steinitz and quoted after Korchnoi defeated Caruana in 2011)

Fourth Hastings Weekend Chess Tournament results

1st         Paul Kelly                     Hastings      4 1/2  5    £100

2nd       Brendan Ruane        Hastings        4/5             £60

3rd       Jim Wheeler               Hastings        31/2   5    £25

Batuhan Kaya           Eastbourne                        £25

Grading  Prizes

Under 155         Callum Salmons       Brighton           £15

Under 135        Sam Cotterill             Exeter unv        £25

under110         Carl Sheeran               Isle of wight    £25

 

Championship

 

Championship

2015/2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 B.Cafferty         196 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1 6 1st=
2 F.Rayner            198 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1 6 1st=
3 P.Kelly                171 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5 3
4 H.Tebbs             193 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 1 4.5
5 A.Pickersgill     174 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 1/2 1/2 1 4.5
6 R.Norinkeviciute    190 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 0 1/2 1 1 4
7 J.Anstead      166 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 3.5
8 S.Blewitt         165 0 0 0 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 2.5
9 A.Cload           123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bernard and Francis agreed to share the title

Pelton Cup 2016

 

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 J.Wheeler               149 1 1/2 1/2 0 1 1 1 1 6 1st
2 D.Harvey                 130 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 1 1 5.5 2nd
3 M.Bryant                 142 1/2 1/2 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 3rd=
4 J.Hudson                 131 1/2 1/2 0 1/2 1 1 1 1/2 5 3rd=
5 M.Young                 154 1 1/2 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 1 5 3rd=
6 M.Woodhams      121 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 0 1 3
7 D.Cosens                 123 0 0 1 0 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 2.5
8 A.Pontonutti         103 0 0 0 1/2 0 1 1/2 0 2
9 S.Oakman                 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2

 

Rush Cup 2015/2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 G.Jelliss               81 1/2 0 1 1 1 1 4.5 1=
2 U.Jozwiak           87 1/2 0 1 1 1 1 4.5 1=
3 P.Tournier           37 1 1 0 1/2 1/2 1 4 3
4 G.Chandler         87 0 0 1 1 1/2 1 3.5
5 R.Richardson      75 0 0 1/2 0 1 1 2.5
6 H.Stephens         51 0 0 1/2 0 1 1.5
7 L.Steuart              0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Umberto and George will play of for the cup

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Nowadays I just play my moves quickly. I don’t think that thinking helps a lot….ninety percent of the time my instinct should be right.

(Speelman in British Chess Magazine)

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If you don’t try to win so quickly you win more games… There’s quite strong repulsion from a win. If you go too directly towards it, it often makes it very difficult.

(Speelman in British Chess Magazine)

Est. 1882