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Monday, January 4, 2010

Hastings Chess Congress 2009-2010 Masters tournament: round 7 results and standings

The Masters tournament at this year's Hastings Chess Congress is turning into quite an interesting situation, with 7 players tied for first with 5 points and five players only half a point behind the leaders!

Here are the results from the top boards for round 7 of the Hastings Masters Chess Tournament (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Pairings round 7 (Saturday, 02 January 2010)


Table
White
Flags
Score
Fed.
Rating
Black
Flags
Score
Fed.
Rating
Result
1
GM Hracek, Zbynek

5.0
CZE
2624
GM Istratescu, Andrei

5.0
ROU
2624
½-½
2
IM Greet, Andrew N

4.5
ENG
2423
GM Drozdovskij, Yuri

5.0
UKR
2625
½-½
3
GM Edouard, Romain

4.5
FRA
2620
FM Strunski, Andreas

4.5
GER
2386
1-0
4
GM Howell, David W L

4.5
ENG
2597
FM Hawkins, Jonathan

4.5
ENG
2383
1-0
5
IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur

4.5
ISL
2391
GM Hebden, Mark L

4.5
ENG
2522
0-1
6
IM Ansell, Simon T

4.5
ENG
2387
IM Kolbus, Dietmar

4.0
GER
2355
1-0
7
GM Arkell, Keith C

4.0
ENG
2464
IM Giffard, Nicolas

4.0
FRA
2351
1-0
8
GM Gormally, Daniel W

4.0
ENG
2479
Anderson, John

4.0
ENG
2209
1-0
9
IM Philippe, Christophe

4.0
FRA
2430
Green, Andrew D

4.0
SCO
2151
1-0
10
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
4.0
UKR
2408
De Coverly, Roger D

4.0
ENG
2109
1-0
11
IM Bates, Richard A

4.0
ENG
2383
Grant, David J

4.0
ENG
2020
1-0
12
FM Lorscheid, Gerhard

4.0
GER
2348
IM Martin, Andrew D

4.0
ENG
2423
½-½
13
IM Breder, Dennis

3.5
GER
2427
FM Furman, Boris

3.5
RUS
2223
1-0
14
Sugden, John N

3.5
ENG
2219
IM Knott, Simon J B

3.5
ENG
2348
½-½
15
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys

3.5
IRL
2148
IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir

3.5
USA
2311
½-½
16
FM Druckenthaner, Andreas

3.5
AUT
2296
Mitchell, Martin

3.5
SCO
2195
0-1
17
Nilsen, Joachim Birger

3.5
NOR
2126
FM Eames, Robert S

3.5
ENG
2276
0-1
18
Sreeves, Clement

3.5
SCO
2061
Addison, Bret C

3.5
ENG
2258
1-0
19
Mason, Donald J

3.5
ENG
2255
Jackson, James P

3.5
ENG
2067
0-1
20
Talsma, Paul

3.5
NED
2252
Williams, Peter A

3.5
ENG
2012
½-½
21
Demac, Elias

3.5
NOR
2084
Grant, Alan G

3.5
SCO
2236
1-0
22
Maduekwe, Chiedu
i
3.0
NGR
2182
FM Ledger, Dave J

3.5
ENG
2227
1-0
23
GM Williams, Simon K
i
3.0
ENG
2550
Jaunooby, Ali R

3.0
ENG
2171
1-0
24
IM Collins, Sam E.

3.0
IRL
2431
Franklin, Samuel G A

3.0
ENG
2139
½-½
25
FM Eggleston, David J

3.0
ENG
2367
Salimbeni, George P W

3.0
ENG
2162
1-0
26
Almond, Richard J

3.0
ENG
2174
FM Webb, Laurence E

3.0
ENG
2321
½-½
27
Lock, Gavin R

3.0
ENG
2170
IM Rudd, Jack

3.0
ENG
2296
1-0
28
Getz, Nicolai

3.0
NOR
2270
Hansen, Victor

3.0
NOR
2113
½-½
29
IM Marusenko, Petr

3.0
UKR
2264
Foord, Dominic

3.0
ENG
2051
½-½
30
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
3.0
POL
2226
WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa
w
3.0
LTU
2027
1-0
31
Barton, R Alan

3.0
ENG
2119
Snape, Ian L

3.0
ENG
2176
0-1
32
Muheim, Sebastien

2.5
FRA
2040
CM Kwiatkowski, Feliks J

2.5
ENG
2248
0-1
33
Atako, Chino

2.5
ENG
2038
Martinsen, Stig K

2.5
NOR
2240
½-½
34
Pickersgill, Adrian O

2.5
ENG
2014
Goodger, Martyn

2.5
ENG
2147
½-½
35
McKenna, Jason P

2.5
ENG
2147
Gibson, Christopher A

2.5
ENG
1964
0-1
36
Webb, Matthew

2.5
ENG
1987
O'Toole, George E

2.5
ENG
2146
0-1
37
Gregory, Stephen J

2.5
ENG
2126
Spanton, Tim R

2.5
ENG
2026
1-0
38
Tari, Aryan

2.5
NOR
1932
Tozer, Philip

2.5
ENG
2106
½-½
39
Hoare, Amy
w
2.5
ENG
1797
WFM Wilson, Alexandra
w
2.5
SUI
2089
½-½
40
Malhotra, Tarun

2.5
IND
1735
Horn, Stefan

2.5
GER
2074
0-1

These results mean the following standings exist after 7 rounds of play:

Rank Name Flags Score Fed. M/F Rating TPR W-We 1234567
1GM Drozdovskij, Yuri
5.5 UKR M 2625 2627 +0.10 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½
2GM Hracek, Zbynek
5.5 CZE M 2624 2624 +0.11 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½
3GM Istratescu, Andrei
5.5 ROU M 2624 2714 +0.80 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½
4GM Edouard, Romain
5.5 FRA M 2620 2660 +0.42 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
5GM Howell, David W L
5.5 ENG M 2597 2598 +0.10 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 1
6GM Hebden, Mark L
5.5 ENG M 2522 2584 +0.58 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
7IM Ansell, Simon T
5.5 ENG M 2387 2479 +0.85 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1
8GM Gormally, Daniel W
5.0 ENG M 2479 2439 -0.21 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
9GM Arkell, Keith C
5.0 ENG M 2464 2573 +1.04 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1
10IM Philippe, Christophe
5.0 FRA M 2430 2501 +0.75 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 1
11IM Greet, Andrew N
5.0 ENG M 2423 2510 +0.93 1 0 1 1 1 ½ ½
12WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia w 5.0 UKR F 2408 2279 -0.87 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1
13IM Bates, Richard A
5.0 ENG M 2383 2358 -0.06 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1
14IM Breder, Dennis
4.5 GER M 2427 2442 +0.22 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1
15IM Martin, Andrew D
4.5 ENG M 2423 2285 -1.03 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½
16IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur
4.5 ISL M 2391 2326 -0.41 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0
17FM Strunski, Andreas
4.5 GER M 2386 2308 -0.52 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 0
18FM Hawkins, Jonathan
4.5 ENG M 2383 2527 +1.42 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0
19FM Lorscheid, Gerhard
4.5 GER M 2348 2296 -0.31 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½
20FM Eames, Robert S
4.5 ENG M 2276 2382 +0.94 ½ 1 0 1 1 0 1
21 Mitchell, Martin
4.5 SCO M 2195 2467 +2.45 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 1
22 Demac, Elias
4.5 NOR M 2084 2373 +2.57 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 1
23 Jackson, James P
4.5 ENG M 2067 2309 +2.24 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1

Here are the pairings for round 8 of the Masters section (the player on the left has the white pieces in the game):

Pairings round 8 (Sunday, 03 January 2010)

Table White Flags Score Fed. Rating Black Flags Score Fed. Rating Result
1 GM Drozdovskij, Yuri
5.5 UKR 2625 GM Howell, David W L
5.5 ENG 2597
2 GM Edouard, Romain
5.5 FRA 2620 GM Hracek, Zbynek
5.5 CZE 2624
3 GM Istratescu, Andrei
5.5 ROU 2624 IM Ansell, Simon T
5.5 ENG 2387
4 GM Hebden, Mark L
5.5 ENG 2522 IM Philippe, Christophe
5.0 FRA 2430
5 IM Greet, Andrew N
5.0 ENG 2423 GM Gormally, Daniel W
5.0 ENG 2479
6 IM Bates, Richard A
5.0 ENG 2383 GM Arkell, Keith C
5.0 ENG 2464
7 FM Hawkins, Jonathan
4.5 ENG 2383 WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia w 5.0 UKR 2408
8 Jackson, James P
4.5 ENG 2067 IM Breder, Dennis
4.5 GER 2427
9 IM Martin, Andrew D
4.5 ENG 2423 Demac, Elias
4.5 NOR 2084
10 FM Eames, Robert S
4.5 ENG 2276 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur
4.5 ISL 2391
11 FM Strunski, Andreas
4.5 GER 2386 Sreeves, Clement
4.5 SCO 2061
12 Anderson, John
4.0 ENG 2209 Mitchell, Martin
4.5 SCO 2195
13 Snape, Ian L
4.0 ENG 2176 GM Williams, Simon K i 4.0 ENG 2550
14 Rayner, Francis
4.0 WLS 2153 FM Eggleston, David J
4.0 ENG 2367
15 IM Kolbus, Dietmar
4.0 GER 2355 Griffiths, Ryan Rhys
4.0 IRL 2148
16 Green, Andrew D
4.0 SCO 2151 IM Giffard, Nicolas
4.0 FRA 2351
17 IM Knott, Simon J B
4.0 ENG 2348 Maduekwe, Chiedu i 4.0 NGR 2182
18 IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir
4.0 USA 2311 Lock, Gavin R
4.0 ENG 2170
19 De Coverly, Roger D
4.0 ENG 2109 Talsma, Paul
4.0 NED 2252
20 Williams, Peter A
4.0 ENG 2012 WIM Worek, Joanna w 4.0 POL 2226
21 Grant, David J
4.0 ENG 2020 Sugden, John N
4.0 ENG 2219
22 O'Toole, George E
3.5 ENG 2146 IM Collins, Sam E.
3.5 IRL 2431


To see all of the results,standings  and the pairings for all the players visit this website:

http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/2010/SMWSite/index.html

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