6 Jan 2009

HASTINGS top game

The oldest tournament in the world in Hastings, is still going strong.

Since its inception in 1885, it has seen all chess world champions participate, bar Kasparov and Fischer.

The game between the top two contestants, GM Neverov and GM Kurnesov turned into a D75 Fianchetto Grunfeld:

After Move 11.Rb1 all games in my db are 1-0, but after 11.Qb3, as in the text, there is a variety of results.

After Move 15.Qxe3 Rd8 the game has a very hollow centre. Now 16.Rfc1 Qd7 0.46 and 32 mins for White, 49 mins for Black.

and by Move 22 it looks just as lifeless, so a draw is inevitable. This means Kurnosov has won the Masters.

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