Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

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Matthew Turner
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Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:31 am

It is the Caplin Hastings All-Play-All this weekend. Play starts at 1pm each day, with 6 rounds on Saturday and 5 rounds on Sunday.
It is a great initiative and you can support it just by watching the games.

Simon Williams and Jovanka Houska will be doing a great commentary here https://www.twitch.tv/gingergm and as an added bonus you have the prospect of seeing us all suffering at home on our zoom links.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Leonard Barden » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:42 am


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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:52 am

The draw for this all play all takes place tonight.
The 12 players are:
Luke McShane
Michael Adams
David Howell
Gawain Jones
Nick Pert
Ameet Ghasi
Danny Gormally
Matthew Turner
Mark Hebden
Keith Arkell
Glenn Fleer
Matthew Wadsworth

Again thanks to Caplin for making this possible

The draw takes place this evening at 7pm. More details regarding pairings will be available thereafter. As Matt indicates, play starts at 1pm with rounds starting every hour.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John McKenna » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:30 am

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:52 am
The draw for this all play all takes place tonight.
The 12 players are:
Luke McShane
Michael Adams
David Howell
Gawain Jones
Nick Pert
Ameet Ghasi
Danny Gormally
Matthew Turner
Mark Hebden
Keith Arkell
Glenn Fleer
Matthew Wadsworth

Again thanks to Caplin for making this possible

The draw takes place this evening at 7pm. More details regarding pairings will be available thereafter. As Matt indicates, play starts at 1pm with rounds starting every hour.
The prize fund has been increased from £5,000 to £7,000. See below for more event details -

http://www.hastingschess.com/

Time control: 15' + 10" inc.

Results & pairings -

http://chess-results.com/tnr545595.aspx ... ES&flag=30
To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:10 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:52 am
The draw for this all play all takes place tonight.
The 12 players are:
Luke McShane
Michael Adams
David Howell
Gawain Jones
Nick Pert
Ameet Ghasi
Danny Gormally
Matthew Turner
Mark Hebden
Keith Arkell
Glenn Fleer
Matthew Wadsworth

Again thanks to Caplin for making this possible

The draw takes place this evening at 7pm. More details regarding pairings will be available thereafter. As Matt indicates, play starts at 1pm with rounds starting every hour.
There is already one piece of news from the tournament that is even more important than the Caplin sponsorship or the impressive field of players.

Alex has now recovered sufficiently to re-join the control team. :D

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:15 pm

"Glenn Fleer"?

Should be a great event. Good luck everybody, but especially the Somerset contingent!

And well done Caplin and organizers.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:22 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:15 pm
"Glenn Fleer"?
Oops! I F(l)ear I made a mistake. (Thanks David. My health may be improving but my humour isn't.)

Note that the Chess-Results link will not reflect the correct places in the draw until later tonight (which is why I didn't link to it).

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:55 pm

Further info.

The commentary will be provided by the entertaining team GM Simon Williams and IM and WGM several times British Women’s Chess Champion Jovanka Houska.
Access to the commentary via Twitch.tv/gingergm

All games will be broadcast live at Chess 24 (with the GingerGM commentary) or Chessbomb.

Ongoing results will be updated here. https://chess-results.com/tnr545595.aspx?lan=1

This promises to be an entertaining contest in the long tradition of Hastings Chess. The sponsor, Caplin Systems, is a fintech specialist in e-trading technology so this seems a very appropriate link between the sponsor and the event. Caplin has open positions in a number of departments and people seeking a career change are encouraged to look at www.caplin.com/business/careers.

Further information will appear on the Hastings website www.hastingschess.com

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Geoff Chandler » Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:53 pm

Caplin Systems expands Chess sponsorship

https://www.caplin.com/business/news-po ... ponsorship

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:22 pm

Numbers drawn
1 Glenn Flear
2 Michael Adams
3 Matthew Turner
4 Luke McShane
5 Danny Gormally
6 David Howell
7 Matthew Wadsworth
8 Gawain Jones
9 Mark Hebden
10 Keith Arkell
11 Ameet Ghasi
12 Nick Pert

Pairings: https://chess-results.com/tnr545595.asp ... =2&flag=30

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:49 am

Round 1 1pm
2334 GM Flear Glenn C GM Pert Nicholas 2600
2684 GM Adams Michael IM Ghasi Ameet K 2537
2500 GM Turner Matthew J GM Arkell Keith C 2391
2698 GM Mcshane Luke J GM Hebden Mark L 2458
2534 GM Gormally Daniel W GM Jones Gawain C B 2609
2624 GM Howell David W L IM Wadsworth Matthew J 2189

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:56 am

Round 1 1pm
2334 GM Flear Glenn C v GM Pert Nicholas 2600
2684 GM Adams Michael v IM Ghasi Ameet K 2537
2500 GM Turner Matthew J v GM Arkell Keith C 2391
2698 GM Mcshane Luke J v GM Hebden Mark L 2458
2534 GM Gormally Daniel W v GM Jones Gawain C B 2609
2624 GM Howell David W L v IM Wadsworth Matthew J 2189

Watch with Ginger GM commentary.

Also available on Tornelo and other platforms.

The new FIDE online laws will be used so an automatic draw if a position occurs 3 times or 50 moves without a capture or pawn move.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by John McKenna » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm

Alex McFarlane wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:56 am
Round 1 1pm
2334 GM Flear Glenn C v GM Pert Nicholas 2600
2684 GM Adams Michael v IM Ghasi Ameet K 2537
2500 GM Turner Matthew J v GM Arkell Keith C 2391
2698 GM Mcshane Luke J v GM Hebden Mark L 2458
2534 GM Gormally Daniel W v GM Jones Gawain C B 2609
2624 GM Howell David W L v IM Wadsworth Matthew J 2189

Watch with Ginger GM commentary.

Also available on Tornelo and other platforms.

The new FIDE online laws will be used so an automatic draw if a position occurs 3 times or 50 moves without a capture or pawn move.
The one below - from the rules of the tournament itself is a good one -

"1.8 All players agree to play 11 meaningful games of chess in order to achieve the best placing they can in the final results table, in the full spirit of the game and the FIDE laws of chess. Failure to do so may result in the Chief Arbiter deciding that all or part of the players fee or prize money be withheld. The Chief Arbiter’s decision will be final."

I see from the pairings above that Ghasi immediately gets another go at Adams!?
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Thomas Rendle
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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm

John McKenna wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:47 pm

"1.8 All players agree to play 11 meaningful games of chess in order to achieve the best placing they can in the final results table, in the full spirit of the game and the FIDE laws of chess. Failure to do so may result in the Chief Arbiter deciding that all or part of the players fee or prize money be withheld. The Chief Arbiter’s decision will be final."
An interesting rule. I hope some guidelines will have been given to the players as to what that entails. Does playing a line as White which forces a repetition count as a 'meaningful game'? Does it matter if this happens after 12 moves say or 25, if it's all theoretically known? Not seeking to cause trouble, I'm genuinely interested. It's a pretty common tactic for a lower-rated player to use the threat of a repetition to 'force' an inferior line.

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Re: Caplin Hastings All-Play-All

Post by Thomas Rendle » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:03 pm

Oh, and good luck to all the players involved. It's nice to see such a strong Hastings event again, even if only online.

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