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Aleksander Mista and Jahongir Vakhidov top the Hastings Chess Masters 2015-2016

Hastings International Chess CongressGM Aleksander Mista from Poland and GM Jahongir Vakhidov from Uzbekistan are the winners of the 91st Hastings International Chess Congress. Both scored 7 points in 9 rounds and shared the first position.

Mista secured the win in the final round of the tournament with the black pieces versus Glenn Flear, granting him the crucial point. Despite being seeded only 5th in the tournament, GM Vakhidov tied his last match with second seed Igor Khenkin from Germany. The top rated Ferenc Berkes achieved 6.5 points – being ahead on tiebreakers among 4 other players landed him in 3rd place.

The Hastings Chess Masters 2015-2016 is an Open tournament took place from December 28, 2015 through January 5, 2016. It featured 88 players from 18 different countries.

Replay the games with analysis

Final Standings

Rank Name Score Fed. Rating
1 GM Mista, Aleksander 7 POL 2567
2 GM Vakhidov, Jahongir 7 UZB 2546
3 GM Berkes, Ferenc 6.5 HUN 2650
4 GM Khenkin, Igor 6.5 GER 2605
5 GM Sulskis, Sarunas 6.5 LTU 2535
6 GM Fodor, Tamas Jr. 6.5 HUN 2492
7 IM Sarkar, Justin 6.5 USA 2407
8 GM Flear, Glenn C 6 ENG 2459
9 IM Bagi, Mate 6 HUN 2440
10 IM Eggleston, David J 6 ENG 2396
11 IM Krishna C R G 6 IND 2367
12 FM Batchelor, Peter J 6 ENG 2307
13 GM Pap, Gyula 5.5 HUN 2551
14 GM Gormally, Daniel W 5.5 ENG 2506
15 GM Arkell, Keith C 5.5 ENG 2490
16 GM Hebden, Mark L 5.5 ENG 2469
17 GM Romanishin, Oleg M 5.5 UKR 2462
18 GM Williams, Simon K 5.5 ENG 2439
19 IM Nagy, Gabor 5.5 HUN 2403
20 IM Bates, Richard A 5.5 ENG 2331
21 FM Radovanovic, Jovica 5.5 SRB 2321
22 Wadsworth, Matthew J 5.5 ENG 2273
23 IM Prosviriakov, Vladimir 5.5 USA 2232
24 FM Karthik, V. AP 5 IND 2310
25 FM Ripari, Marcelo 5 ARG 2310
26 IM Rudd, Jack 5 ENG 2255
27 Anderson, John 5 ENG 2247
28 FM Lyell, Mark 5 ENG 2228
29 IM Gluckman, David 5 RSA 2219
30 FM Ledger, Dave J 5 ENG 2212
31 FM Cunningham, Robin 5 USA 2205
32 Golding, James 5 ENG 1882
33 FM Taylor, Adam C 4.5 ENG 2282
34 Rolvag, Mikael 4.5 NOR 2221
35 CM Roberts, Paul 4.5 SCO 2197
36 IM Singh, Vishnu 4.5 TTO 2180
37 Byron, Alan M 4.5 ENG 2175
38 Eggleston, Thomas A 4.5 ENG 2159
39 Norton, Craig 4.5 ENG 2146
40 Burrows, Martin P 4.5 ENG 2145
41 Tarhon, Brian 4.5 ENG 2139
42 Gaudeau, Valentin 4.5 FRA 2080
43 ter Steeg, Marcus, Dr. 4.5 GER 2036
44 Ramstad, Havard 4.5 NOR 2026
45 Hand, Freddie 4.5 ENG 1878
46 FM Longson, Alexander 4 ENG 2320
47 Kett, Tim 4 WLS 2192
48 Crocker, Philip J 4 ENG 2169
49 Snape, Ian L 4 ENG 2168
50 Helbig, Paul D 4 ENG 2122
51 FM Cafferty, Bernard 4 ENG 2096
52 Lochte, Thomas 4 GER 2082
53 Brown, Thomas 4 WLS 2066
54 Atako, Chino C 4 ENG 2050
55 WFM Norinkeviciute, Rasa 4 LTU 2036
56 Sikkel, Dirk 4 NED 1991
57 Pickersgill, Adrian O 4 ENG 1986
58 Rice, Chris B 4 ENG 1956
59 Golding, Alex 4 ENG 1955
60 Brewer, Callum D 4 ENG 1945
61 CM Goater, Kevin P 3.5 ENG 2141
62 Willson, Ollie 3.5 ENG 2033
63 Gallagher, Daniel GH 3.5 ENG 2010
64 Larsen, Andreas 3.5 NOR 1998
65 Young, Mel J 3.5 ENG 1901
66 Dennis, Nigel W 3.5 ENG 1820
67 Gibbs, Daniel C 3.5 ENG 1796
68 FM Gluckman, Paul 3.5 RSA 1742
69 Rayner, Francis 3 WLS 2106
70 FM Waddington, Mike P 3 ENG 2066
71 Oyama, Akito 3 ENG 2005
72 Spanton, Tim R 3 ENG 1936
73 Ruane, Brendan J 3 ENG 1794
74 Borland, Scott 3 ENG 1651
75 Stonehouse, Tom H 2.5 ENG 1778
76 Kearsley, Raymond J 2.5 ENG 1723
77 Macrae, James S 2.5 SCO 1693
78 Evans, Helen I 2.5 ENG 1577
79 Wilson, Matthew R 2 ENG 1877
80 Brooke, John 1.5 ENG 1770
81 Kane, Robert 1 ENG 1893
82 Heath, David R 1 ENG 1631
83 Elliston, Robert V 0.5 ENG 2097
84 Blewitt, Stephen 0.5 ENG 1966
85 O’Gorman, Brendan 0.5 ENG 1808
86 Dean, Michael J 0.5 ENG 1562
87 Foley, Phil T 0 ENG 1675
88 Robson, Caroline J 0 ENG 1570

 

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