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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Indians Sengupta and Das win Hastings Chess Tournament

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hi Everybody,

In what was an exciting finish at the 86th Hastings International Chess, Indians Deep Sengupta and Arghyadip Das were the joint winners of the 2010/11 Hastings Masters. GM Romain Edouard had gone into the last ninth round maintaining his lead of the previous two rounds. But Das played a super game to beat him!

GM Deep Sengupta and IM Arghyadip Das

Here is the official website where you must read the delightful reports by FM Steve Giddins. You can replay all the games played in the Masters' Section here. We found these nice photos at the official website too.

Oksana Neverova playing in the Christmas Afternoon tournament, the wife of three-time winner of the Masters GM Valerij Neverov.

Local Hastings club players Francis Rayner and Jude Lenier playing white in the Pairs at The Pig in Paradise.

IM Thomas Rendle and Lateefah Messam-Sparks who won the tournament.

Here is a nice game from Round 9. You can run the moves through our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Bg5 e6 7 Qd2 a6 8 O-O-O Nxd4 9 Qxd4 Be7 10 f4 b5 11 Bxf6 gxf6 12 e5 d5 13 Be2 Bb7 14 f5 fxe5 15 Qxe5 Bf6 16 Qg3 Qb8 17 Qh3 d4 18 fxe6 Qf4+ 19 Kb1 dxc3 20 exf7+ Kf8 21 a3 h5 22 Rhf1 Qe5 23 Bd3 Qg5 24 Qd7 Bxg2 25 Rde1 Be7 26 Rf5 Qh4 27 Rfe5 Rd8 28 Qc7 Rxd3 29 cxd3 1–0

Masters 2010-11 Prizelist

1st=£2,000GMSengupta Deep 7 pts
+ Golombek TrophyIMArghyadir Das7pts
3rd£750GMRomain Edouard6.5
GMAndrei Istratescu6.5
4th£500GMDavid Howell6.5
GMDanny Gormally6.5
5th£350IMRao Prasanna6.5
GMValeriy Neverov6.5£341.67
Highest Placed Female£200Gerhana Chkartina5
Highest Placed Non GM/IM£200Upadhyaya Anwesh
Michael White
Adam Ashton
Robert Eames£40
Best FIDE Performance U2200£200Gerhana Chkartina2.73
Alan Hustwayte Prize>=2200TrophyRao Prasanna2.55
Horntye Best Game PrizeDeep Sengupta
British Qualifier 1Michael White5.5
British Qualifier 2Jovica Radovanovic5T-B
NormsRao PrasannaGM
Gerhana ChkartinaWIM

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