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Wang Yue dominates Hastings

The winner with local dignitaries (chessanytime)
The traditional Hastings tournament was won by the Chinese star Wang Yue. He finished ahead of the field after never being in danger throughout the nine rounds of the tournament. The Indian contingent impressed and took four of the top seven places, with Babu Lalith and Sundar Shyam both obtaining GM norms.

Andrei Istratescu came up to equal second by winning his last three rounds. Babu Lalith achieved 2650+ and had his norm even before his last round draw, whereas Sundar Shyam managed a 2600+ performance despite losing his first round game.

Rank Name Score Fed. Rating TPR W-We 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 GM Wang, Yue 7.5 CHN 2697 2774 +0.81 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½
2 GM Istratescu, Andrei 7.0 FRA 2627 2672 +0.54 1 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1
3 IM Lalith, Babu M.R. 7.0 IND 2484 2657 +2.01 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½
4 IM Shyam, Sundar M. 7.0 IND 2462 2604 +1.73 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½
5 GM Vovk, Yuri 6.5 UKR 2571 2511 -0.39 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 ½
6 GM Sengupta, Deep 6.5 IND 2562 2616 +0.72 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1
7 IM Das, Arghyadip 6.5 IND 2470 2568 +1.31 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1
8 GM Howell, David W L 6.0 ENG 2633 2547 -0.70 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1
9 GM Edouard, Romain 6.0 FRA 2621 2528 -0.93 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½
10 GM Pert, Nicholas 6.0 ENG 2563 2518 -0.32 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ ½
11 GM Hebden, Mark L 6.0 ENG 2515 2490 -0.17 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1
12 GM Williams, Simon K 6.0 ENG 2513 2516 +0.15 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1
13 GM Holzke, Frank 6.0 GER 2506 2514 +0.21 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½
14 IM Shyam, Nikil P. 6.0 IND 2482 2412 -0.63 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
15 GM Flear, Glenn C 6.0 ENG 2472 2372 -0.89 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 0 1
16 IM Simacek, Pavel 6.0 CZE 2448 2445 +0.08 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½
17 IM Anwesh, Upadhyaya 6.0 IND 2413 2394 -0.09 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1
18 IM Roy Chowdhury, Saptarshi 6.0 IND 2411 2360 -0.37 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
19 WGM Padmini, Rout 6.0 IND 2392 2356 -0.22 = ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1
20 IM Kjartansson, Gudmundur 6.0 ISL 2326 2499 +1.96 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

However it was no surprise who won the tournament.

Wang Yue in Hastings (chessanytime)

The official site gives more details:

http://www.hastingschess.com/


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