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Fresh lease of life for Hastings’ prestigious chess tournament

After six rounds of the Masters tournament at Hastings International Chess Congress, Indian Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan is in the sole lead. The tournament is enjoying a fresh lease of life with a new sponsor and a big increase in the number of participants. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’Gorman.

Posted 17:09 Friday, Jan 3, 2020 In: Sport Tags: chess David Howell Nick Terdre Panchanathan Magesh Chandran

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: chess Hastings International Chess Congress

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.

Posted 17:29 Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte chess Chris Ward Claudio Boino Deep Sengupta GM Jahongir Vakhidov GM Sengupta Hastings International Chess Congress Nino Maisuradze Nunkhdemberii Pagamdulam Tradewise Insurance Xinyue Sun Yiping Lou

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.

Posted 17:15 Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 In: Sport Tags: Aleksandr Fier Allan Stig Rasmussen Arghyadip Das Ben Gledura Bogdan Lalic chess Chris Ward Con Power Deep Sengupta Hastings International Chess Congress Jesper Sondergaard Thybo Justin Tan Leonard Barden Miklos Galyas Murali Karthikeyan Nick Terdre Nino Maisuradze Ramesh Praggnanandhaa Ravi Haria S P Sethuraman

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.

Posted 14:33 Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 In: Music & Sound Tags: chess first of many jazz Francis Rayner french impressionist music reg hendrickse Respond Academy
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