Excellent game by B team captain-Brendan Ashmore

Round 4

And in Round 5 . . .

Round 3

Everybody seems to want to play the Grunfeld against Andrew at Hastings. Again, he was unlucky not to win: I think this chap had better look out!

Round 2

Andrew was very unlucky not to beat GM Mark Hebden yesterday. The Grandmaster manoeuvred for most of the game to very little advantage, until the position suddenly became tactical, round about move 30: ‘he’d missed the tactic completely and thought he was being clever with Qb3 – but then I missed that he can play f4 instead of Bf4. I was in time trouble, but still . . .’ Sometimes chess can be a very frustrating game! I’m sure that we all wish Andrew better luck this afternoon.

Here’s the game from yesterday:

Hastings Round 1

Woodseats star at Hastings tournament!

One of the entrants for Hastings historic Christmas / New Year Chess tournament is Woodseats’ star and board one of many years standing, IM Andrew Ledger. This is his game for the first round which starts today. Andrew may well appear on the Live Games’ schedule at some stage or possibly here: Until we can catch sight of his games, here’s one of the most famous games ever played at the tournament

The longest (and strangest game) I’ve ever played.