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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hastings Chess Congress 2009-2010 Masters tournament: round 8 and 9 results and final standings

Here are the results from the top boards for round 8 of the Masters Tournament at the 2009-2010 Hastings Chess Congress (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Pairings round 8 (Monday, 04 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
½-½
2
GM Edouard, Romain
5.5
FRA
2620
GM Hracek, Zbynek
5.5
CZE
2624
½-½
3
GM Istratescu, Andrei
5.5
ROU
2624
IM Ansell, Simon T
5.5
ENG
2387
1-0
4
GM Hebden, Mark L
5.5
ENG
2522
IM Philippe, Christophe
5.0
FRA
2430
1-0
5
IM Greet, Andrew N
5.0
ENG
2423
GM Gormally, Daniel W
5.0
ENG
2479
0-1
6
IM Bates, Richard A
5.0
ENG
2383
GM Arkell, Keith C
5.0
ENG
2464
½-½
7
FM Hawkins, Jonathan
4.5
ENG
2383
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
5.0
UKR
2408
½-½
8
Jackson, James P
4.5
ENG
2067
IM Breder, Dennis
4.5
GER
2427
0-1
9
IM Martin, Andrew D
4.5
ENG
2423
Demac, Elias
4.5
NOR
2084
½-½
10
FM Eames, Robert S
4.5
ENG
2276
IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur
4.5
ISL
2391
1-0
11
FM Strunski, Andreas
4.5
GER
2386
Sreeves, Clement
4.5
SCO
2061
1-0
12
Anderson, John
4.0
ENG
2209
Mitchell, Martin
4.5
SCO
2195
0-1
13
Snape, Ian L
4.0
ENG
2176
GM Williams, Simon K
i
4.0
ENG
2550
1-0
14
Rayner, Francis
4.0
WLS
2153
FM Eggleston, David J
4.0
ENG
2367
0-1
15
IM Kolbus, Dietmar
4.0
GER
2355
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys
4.0
IRL
2148
½-½
16
Green, Andrew D
4.0
SCO
2151
IM Giffard, Nicolas
4.0
FRA
2351
0-1
17
IM Knott, Simon J B
4.0
ENG
2348
Maduekwe, Chiedu
i
4.0
NGR
2182
0-1
18
IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir
4.0
USA
2311
Lock, Gavin R
4.0
ENG
2170
½-½
19
De Coverly, Roger D
4.0
ENG
2109
Talsma, Paul
4.0
NED
2252
0-1
20
Williams, Peter A
4.0
ENG
2012
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
4.0
POL
2226
½-½
21
Grant, David J
4.0
ENG
2020
Sugden, John N
4.0
ENG
2219
1-0

You can see the results from all the games from the Premier section for round 8 by clicking on the following link:
http://www.hastingschess.org.uk/2010/SMWSite/index.html
These results meant the following standings existed after 8 rounds of play in the Premier section for the top scorers in the Premier tournament:

Ranking after round 8 (Tuesday, 05 January 2010)

Rank
Name
Flags
Score
Fed.
M/F
Rating
TPR
W-We
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
GM Istratescu, Andrei

6.5
ROU
M
2624
2723
+1.00
1
1
½
1
1
½
½
1
2
GM Hebden, Mark L

6.5
ENG
M
2522
2615
+0.95
1
1
½
1
½
½
1
1
3
GM Drozdovskij, Yuri

6.0
UKR
M
2625
2615
+0.06
1
½
1
1
½
1
½
½
4
GM Hracek, Zbynek

6.0
CZE
M
2624
2615
+0.10
½
1
½
1
1
1
½
½
5
GM Edouard, Romain

6.0
FRA
M
2620
2647
+0.43
1
1
½
1
½
½
1
½
6
GM Howell, David W L

6.0
ENG
M
2597
2593
+0.14
1
1
1
½
0
1
1
½
7
GM Gormally, Daniel W

6.0
ENG
M
2479
2492
+0.21
1
½
½
1
½
½
1
1
8
GM Arkell, Keith C

5.5
ENG
M
2464
2552
+0.93
1
1
½
½
1
0
1
½
9
IM Breder, Dennis

5.5
GER
M
2427
2448
+0.33
1
½
1
0
½
½
1
1
10
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
5.5
UKR
F
2408
2289
-0.90
½
½
1
½
½
1
1
½
11
IM Ansell, Simon T

5.5
ENG
M
2387
2437
+0.65
½
1
½
1
½
1
1
0
12
FM Strunski, Andreas

5.5
GER
M
2386
2329
-0.39
0
½
1
1
1
1
0
1
13
IM Bates, Richard A

5.5
ENG
M
2383
2374
+0.05
1
0
1
½
½
1
1
½
14
FM Eames, Robert S

5.5
ENG
M
2276
2435
+1.60
½
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
15
Mitchell, Martin

5.5
SCO
M
2195
2487
+2.97
1
1
0
0
1
½
1
1
16
IM Philippe, Christophe

5.0
FRA
M
2430
2460
+0.38
½
1
1
½
1
0
1
0
17
IM Greet, Andrew N

5.0
ENG
M
2423
2463
+0.51
1
0
1
1
1
½
½
0
18
IM Martin, Andrew D

5.0
ENG
M
2423
2266
-1.41
0
½
1
½
1
1
½
½
19
FM Hawkins, Jonathan

5.0
ENG
M
2383
2518
+1.45
1
1
½
½
½
1
0
½
20
FM Eggleston, David J

5.0
ENG
M
2367
2251
-1.14
½
1
½
½
½
0
1
1
21
IM Giffard, Nicolas

5.0
FRA
M
2351
2364
+0.19
1
0
1
½
1
½
0
1
22
FM Lorscheid, Gerhard

5.0
GER
M
2348
2296
-0.31
½
1
0
1
½
1
½
=
23
Talsma, Paul

5.0
NED
M
2252
2238
-0.07
0
1
1
1
0
½
½
1
24
Maduekwe, Chiedu
i
5.0
NGR
M
2182
2246
+0.74
0
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
25
Snape, Ian L

5.0
ENG
M
2176
2287
+1.10
½
½
0
1
1
0
1
1
26
Demac, Elias

5.0
NOR
M
2084
2385
+2.95
1
½
1
0
1
0
1
½
27
Grant, David J

5.0
ENG
M
2020
2327
+2.67
+
½
1
0
½
1
0
1
28
IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur

4.5
ISL
M
2391
2274
-1.07
½
1
½
1
½
1
0
0
29
IM Kolbus, Dietmar

4.5
GER
M
2355
2318
-0.32
½
1
½
1
0
1
0
½
30
FM Webb, Laurence E

4.5
ENG
M
2321
2200
-1.16
1
0
0
1
0
1
½
1
31
IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir

4.5
USA
M
2311
2227
-0.72
½
1
½
=
0
1
½
½
32
Getz, Nicolai

4.5
NOR
M
2270
2199
-0.74
0
1
1
0
1
0
½
1
33
IM Marusenko, Petr

4.5
UKR
M
2264
2178
-0.89
0
1
½
½
0
1
½
1
34
Addison, Bret C

4.5
ENG
M
2258
2166
-0.88
0
½
1
0
1
1
0
1
35
CM Kwiatkowski, Feliks J

4.5
ENG
M
2248
2232
-0.14
½
1
½
0
0
½
1
1
36
Grant, Alan G

4.5
SCO
M
2236
2146
-0.89
½
½
½
1
½
½
0
1
37
FM Ledger, Dave J

4.5
ENG
M
2227
2101
-1.14
0
0
1
1
½
1
0
1
38
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
4.5
POL
F
2226
2180
-0.45
1
0
½
½
1
0
1
½
39
FM Furman, Boris

4.5
RUS
M
2223
2274
+0.58
½
½
½
1
1
0
0
1
40
Lock, Gavin R

4.5
ENG
M
2170
2138
-0.25
0
½
½
0
1
1
1
½
41
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys

4.5
IRL
M
2148
2314
+1.73
1
0
½
½
1
½
½
½
42
O'Toole, George E

4.5
ENG
M
2146
2048
-0.82
0
0
1
1
0
½
1
1
43
Jackson, James P

4.5
ENG
M
2067
2276
+2.13
½
1
½
½
½
½
1
0
44
Sreeves, Clement

4.5
SCO
M
2061
2274
+2.17
1
0
1
0
1
½
1
0
45
Foord, Dominic

4.5
ENG
M
2051
2152
+1.08
1
0
½
0
½
1
½
1
46
Williams, Peter A

4.5
ENG
M
2012
2317
+2.99
1
1
0
1
½
0
½
½

To see all the standings click on the following link:

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

Round 9
------------
These were the results from the ninth and final round of the 2009-2010 Premier section (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):

Pairings round 9 (Tuesday, 05 January 2010)

Table
White
Flags
Score
Fed.
Rating
Black
Flags
Score
Fed.
Rating
Result
1
GM Hebden, Mark L

6.5
ENG
2522
GM Istratescu, Andrei

6.5
ROU
2624
½-½
2
GM Gormally, Daniel W

6.0
ENG
2479
GM Drozdovskij, Yuri

6.0
UKR
2625
½-½
3
GM Hracek, Zbynek

6.0
CZE
2624
GM Howell, David W L

6.0
ENG
2597
0-1
4
IM Ansell, Simon T

5.5
ENG
2387
GM Edouard, Romain

6.0
FRA
2620
0-1
5
GM Arkell, Keith C

5.5
ENG
2464
FM Strunski, Andreas

5.5
GER
2386
½-½
6
IM Breder, Dennis

5.5
GER
2427
IM Bates, Richard A

5.5
ENG
2383
1-0
7
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
5.5
UKR
2408
FM Eames, Robert S

5.5
ENG
2276
1-0
8
Mitchell, Martin

5.5
SCO
2195
IM Martin, Andrew D

5.0
ENG
2423
0-1
9
IM Philippe, Christophe

5.0
FRA
2430
Snape, Ian L

5.0
ENG
2176
0-1
10
Demac, Elias

5.0
NOR
2084
IM Greet, Andrew N

5.0
ENG
2423
0-1
11
Talsma, Paul

5.0
NED
2252
FM Hawkins, Jonathan

5.0
ENG
2383
0-1
12
FM Eggleston, David J

5.0
ENG
2367
FM Lorscheid, Gerhard

5.0
GER
2348
1-0
13
IM Giffard, Nicolas

5.0
FRA
2351
Grant, David J

5.0
ENG
2020
½-½
14
Maduekwe, Chiedu
i
5.0
NGR
2182
Grant, Alan G

4.5
SCO
2236
0-1
15
IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur

4.5
ISL
2391
FM Ledger, Dave J

4.5
ENG
2227
1-0
16
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
4.5
POL
2226
IM Kolbus, Dietmar

4.5
GER
2355
½-½
17
Lock, Gavin R

4.5
ENG
2170
FM Webb, Laurence E

4.5
ENG
2321
1-0
18
Sreeves, Clement

4.5
SCO
2061
IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir

4.5
USA
2311
½-½
19
Getz, Nicolai

4.5
NOR
2270
FM Furman, Boris

4.5
RUS
2223
½-½
20
IM Marusenko, Petr

4.5
UKR
2264
Williams, Peter A

4.5
ENG
2012
0-1
21
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys

4.5
IRL
2148
Addison, Bret C

4.5
ENG
2258
1-0
22
Foord, Dominic

4.5
ENG
2051
CM Kwiatkowski, Feliks J

4.5
ENG
2248
½-½
23
Sugden, John N

4.0
ENG
2219
Jackson, James P

4.5
ENG
2067
½-½
24
GM Williams, Simon K
i
4.0
ENG
2550
Green, Andrew D

4.0
SCO
2151
1-0
25
Goodger, Martyn

4.0
ENG
2147
IM Knott, Simon J B

4.0
ENG
2348
0-1
26
Hansen, Victor

4.0
NOR
2113
IM Rudd, Jack

4.0
ENG
2296
0-1
27
FM Druckenthaner, Andreas

4.0
AUT
2296
De Coverly, Roger D

4.0
ENG
2109
½-½
28
Pickersgill, Adrian O

4.0
ENG
2014
Martinsen, Stig K

4.0
NOR
2240
0-1
29
Nilsen, Joachim Birger

3.5
NOR
2126
Rayner, Francis

4.0
WLS
2153
½-½
30
IM Collins, Sam E.

3.5
IRL
2431
Tozer, Philip

3.5
ENG
2106
1-0
31
Mason, Donald J

3.5
ENG
2255
Horn, Stefan

3.5
GER
2074
½-½
32
Gibson, Christopher A

3.5
ENG
1964
Almond, Richard J

3.5
ENG
2174
0-1
33
McKenna, Jason P

3.5
ENG
2147
WFM Wilson, Alexandra
w
3.5
SUI
2089
½-½
34
FM Cafferty, Bernard

3.5
ENG
2141
Nomat, Emil-Lion

3.5
IRQ
1809
1-0
35
Kirk, Ezra

3.5
FRA
1919
Brechin, Hugh R

3.0
SCO
2025
1-0
36
Gregory, Stephen J

3.5
ENG
2126
Malhotra, Tarun

3.5
IND
1735
½-½
37
Kirk, Jason

3.5
FRA
1994
WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa

w
3.0
LTU
2027
½-½
To see all of the results for the ninth round of play in the Premier section click on the following link:

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

Final Standings Hastings Chess Congress:Premier Section
==========================================

Here are the final standings for the top players for the Premier tournament at the 2009-2010 Hastings Chess Congress: According to a chessbase article on this tournament (which you can view at the following website:http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6039, the top four players in the event will share first place.Congratulations to Mark Hebden of England, British Champion David Howell, Andrei Istratescu of Roumania, and Romain Edouard of France.

Final Standings


Rank
Name
Flags
Score
Fed.
M/F
Rating
TPR
W-We
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
GM Istratescu, Andrei

7.0
ROU
M
2624
2698
+0.86
1
1
½
1
1
½
½
1
½
2
GM Edouard, Romain

7.0
FRA
M
2620
2666
+0.64
1
1
½
1
½
½
1
½
1
3
GM Howell, David W L

7.0
ENG
M
2597
2645
+0.68
1
1
1
½
0
1
1
½
1
4
GM Hebden, Mark L

7.0
ENG
M
2522
2612
+1.09
1
1
½
1
½
½
1
1
½
5
GM Drozdovskij, Yuri

6.5
UKR
M
2625
2594
-0.14
1
½
1
1
½
1
½
½
½
6
GM Gormally, Daniel W

6.5
ENG
M
2479
2501
+0.41
1
½
½
1
½
½
1
1
½
7
IM Breder, Dennis

6.5
GER
M
2427
2481
+0.77
1
½
1
0
½
½
1
1
1
8
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
6.5
UKR
F
2408
2339
-0.58
½
½
1
½
½
1
1
½
1
9
GM Hracek, Zbynek

6.0
CZE
M
2624
2566
-0.44
½
1
½
1
1
1
½
½
0
10
GM Arkell, Keith C

6.0
ENG
M
2464
2533
+0.82
1
1
½
½
1
0
1
½
½
11
IM Greet, Andrew N

6.0
ENG
M
2423
2462
+0.63
1
0
1
1
1
½
½
0
1
12
IM Martin, Andrew D

6.0
ENG
M
2423
2299
-1.20
0
½
1
½
1
1
½
½
1
13
FM Strunski, Andreas

6.0
GER
M
2386
2344
-0.28
0
½
1
1
1
1
0
1
½
14
FM Hawkins, Jonathan

6.0
ENG
M
2383
2529
+1.77
1
1
½
½
½
1
0
½
1
15
FM Eggleston, David J

6.0
ENG
M
2367
2303
-0.67
½
1
½
½
½
0
1
1
1
16
Snape, Ian L

6.0
ENG
M
2176
2344
+1.91
½
½
0
1
1
0
1
1
1
17
IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur

5.5
ISL
M
2391
2310
-0.79
½
1
½
1
½
1
0
0
1
18
IM Ansell, Simon T

5.5
ENG
M
2387
2412
+0.44
½
1
½
1
½
1
1
0
0
19
IM Bates, Richard A

5.5
ENG
M
2383
2334
-0.39
1
0
1
½
½
1
1
½
0
20
IM Giffard, Nicolas

5.5
FRA
M
2351
2321
-0.19
1
0
1
½
1
½
0
1
½
21
FM Eames, Robert S

5.5
ENG
M
2276
2387
+1.28
½
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
22
Grant, Alan G

5.5
SCO
M
2236
2192
-0.47
½
½
½
1
½
½
0
1
1
23
Mitchell, Martin

5.5
SCO
M
2195
2434
+2.76
1
1
0
0
1
½
1
1
0
24
Lock, Gavin R

5.5
ENG
M
2170
2200
+0.45
0
½
½
0
1
1
1
½
1
25
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys

5.5
IRL
M
2148
2350
+2.38
1
0
½
½
1
½
½
½
1
26
Grant, David J

5.5
ENG
M
2020
2329
+3.05
+
½
1
0
½
1
0
1
½
27
Williams, Peter A

5.5
ENG
M
2012
2353
+3.80
1
1
0
1
½
0
½
½
1
28
GM Williams, Simon K
i
5.0
ENG
M
2550
2271
-2.79
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
29
IM Philippe, Christophe

5.0
FRA
M
2430
2387
-0.43
½
1
1
½
1
0
1
0
0
30
IM Kolbus, Dietmar

5.0
GER
M
2355
2312
-0.49
½
1
½
1
0
1
0
½
½
31
IM Knott, Simon J B

5.0
ENG
M
2348
2294
-0.59
1
½
½
1
0
½
½
0
1
32
FM Lorscheid, Gerhard

5.0
GER
M
2348
2259
-0.78
½
1
0
1
½
1
½
=
0
33
IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir

5.0
USA
M
2311
2206
-1.03
½
1
½
=
0
1
½
½
½
34
IM Rudd, Jack

5.0
ENG
M
2296
2185
-1.28
0
1
0
1
½
½
0
1
1
35
Getz, Nicolai

5.0
NOR
M
2270
2207
-0.81
0
1
1
0
1
0
½
1
½
36
Talsma, Paul

5.0
NED
M
2252
2213
-0.39
0
1
1
1
0
½
½
1
0
37
CM Kwiatkowski, Feliks J

5.0
ENG
M
2248
2217
-0.39
½
1
½
0
0
½
1
1
½
38
Martinsen, Stig K

5.0
NOR
M
2240
2089
-1.65
0
1
0
0
½
1
½
1
1
39
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
5.0
POL
F
2226
2204
-0.28
1
0
½
½
1
0
1
½
½
40
FM Furman, Boris

5.0
RUS
M
2223
2279
+0.65
½
½
½
1
1
0
0
1
½
41
Maduekwe, Chiedu
i
5.0
NGR
M
2182
2204
+0.32
0
0
1
1
1
0
1
1
0
42
Demac, Elias

5.0
NOR
M
2084
2348
+2.83
1
½
1
0
1
0
1
½
0
43
Jackson, James P

5.0
ENG
M
2067
2275
+2.33
½
1
½
½
½
½
1
0
½
44
Sreeves, Clement

5.0
SCO
M
2061
2283
+2.48
1
0
1
0
1
½
1
0
½
45
Foord, Dominic

5.0
ENG
M
2051
2167
+1.33
1
0
½
0
½
1
½
1
½

To see the final standings for all the players click on the following link:

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

These are the final rankings of the female participants in the Masters tournament:

Ranking after round 9 - Females

Rank
Name
Flags
Score
Fed.
M/F
Rating
TPR
W-We
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
8
WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia
w
6.5
UKR
F
2408
2339
-0.58
½
½
1
½
½
1
1
½
1
39
WIM Worek, Joanna
w
5.0
POL
F
2226
2204
-0.28
1
0
½
½
1
0
1
½
½
68
WFM Wilson, Alexandra
w
4.0
SUI
F
2089
2023
-0.69
1
0
0
1
½
0
½
½
½
81
WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa
w
3.5
LTU
F
2027
2019
-0.11
1
0
½
0
1
½
0
0
½
93
WFM Yurenok, Maria S
w
3.0
ENG
F
1968
1913
-0.67
=
0
0
½
0
0
1
1
0
95
Hoare, Amy
w
3.0
ENG
F
1797
2013
+1.84
½
½
0
½
½
½
½
0
-
104
Moore, Gillian A
w
1.5
ENG
F
1902
1667
-2.61
0
½
0
0
½
½
0
0
0

Natalia Zdebskaja is a 23-year-old WGM from Ukraine. She is married to the tournament top seed, Yuri Drozdovskij. They got married in July 2009. Natalia was a member of the silver-medal winning Ukraine women's team at the 2008 Dresden Olympiad.

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