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Panchanathan wins, but chess congress faces having to find new venue

Hastings International Chess Congress went well under its new sponsor, with the added bonus of a clear winner in the Masters – India’s Magesh Chandran Panchanathan. But a shadow hangs over its future as it faces the prospect of having to find a new venue for future editions. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’Gorman.

Posted 10:24 Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 In: Sport Tags: Chris Ward David Howell Gergely Kantor Hastings International Chess Congress Jack Rudd John Ashworth Mate Bagi Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Panchanathan Richard Bates Sengupta Simon Williams Stany Vaishali van den Doel

Six-way tie for chess trophy

Six players shared first place in the Masters tournament at Hastings International Chess Congress, after a draw dashed Danny Gormally’s hopes of running out sole winner. Meanwhile the Horntye trustees have confirmed that the venue will remain available for the town’s prestigious chess event for the indefinite future. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Matthew Carr.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 In: Sport Tags: Alexander Cherniaev Chris Ward David Howell Hastings Borough Council Hastings International Chess Congress Horntye Jacob Boswell Jonah Willow Koen Leenhouts Martin Petrov Mason Woodhams Nigel Sinden Oleg Korneev PU Midhun Wayne Bradshaw

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

Turov heads field for chess tournament

Preparations are well under way for the 2017/18 Hastings International Chess Congress which will open on 28 December at Horntye Park. To date nine grandmasters and one woman grandmaster have signed up. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:15 Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte Alexander Fier chess congress Chris Ward Deep Sengupta Jahongir Vakhidov John Robinson Maxim Turov Nick Terdre Nino Maisuradze Pam Thomas

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
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