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All eyes on the board as the 95th Hastings International Chess Congress gets under way.

Gormally takes sole chess lead

The 94th Hastings International Chess Congress is approaching its climax this weekend, with over 300 players taking part in its host of tournaments. In the Masters an English grandmaster has taken the lead with three rounds to go. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’ Gorman except where noted.

Posted 16:47 Friday, Jan 4, 2019 In: Sport Tags: , ,
Rising star: seven-year-old Munkhdemberel Pagamdulam of Mongolia,

Top seeds surprised at Hastings chess congress

The usual domination by the top seeds proved not to be the order of the day at the Hastings International Chess Congress, as grandmasters found themselves facing a stiff challenge from lower-rated opponents. Meanwhile the congress faces its own challenge as it prepares to look for fresh funding. Report by Nick Terdre, game commentaries by Grandmaster Chris Ward, photos by HICC unless otherwise stated.

Ramesh Praggnanandhaa, 11 - the world's youngest International Master (photo: Brendan O'Gorman).

Indian victory at Hastings chess congress

Hastings International Chess Congress (HICC) 2016/17 proved a happy hunting ground for a strong contingent from India, who took first prize, dominated the top boards in the latter stages and produced the prodigy of the tournament. Nick Terdre reports.

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Music as beautiful as a picture

If impressionist painting is your love, why not try the tonal paintings of an impressionist music concert? One of Hastings’ most accomplished musicians, pianist Francis Rayner, plays for a select audience with his partner, oboist Susan Hutton, at Respond Academy, Silchester Mews. this Friday 7 June at 7.30pm. It is part of the ‘One of Many Jazz Sessions’ organised by jazz musician Reg Hendrickse at the academy. HOT reporter Chris Cormack interviewed Francis Rayner on his busy life, spanning two cultural worlds and his upcoming concerts.

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