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Hastings Premier PGN Game Downloads

Last Updated: Saturday January 16, 2016 0:04 AM

The following is a collection of all games played in the Hastings Premier tournament (during the Hastings Xmas Congress) from its beginning in 1920/1 to the final all-play-all Premier in 2003/4 (games from subsequent knock-out/swiss events appear in the main body of Britbase). Because of the large number of games, they have been divided up into separate files for downloading purposes, corresponding to a decade.


Hastings 1: 1920/31 to 1929/30 -  414 games - download zip
Hastings 2: 1930/31 to 1939/40 -  433 games - download zip
Hastings 3: 1945/46 to 1949/50 -  246 games - download zip
Hastings 4: 1950/51 to 1959/60 -  450 games - download zip
Hastings 5: 1960/61 to 1969/70 -  471 games - download zip
Hastings 6: 1970/71 to 1979/80 - 1080 games - download zip
Hastings 7: 1980/81 to 1989/90 -  834 games - download zip
Hastings 8: 1990/91 to 1999/00 -  483 games - download zip
Hastings 9: 2000/01 to 2003/04 -  180 games - download zip

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No.
Year Viewer
Winner
Extant / Complete Games
Venue
Link to PGN
1
F Yates
10 /12
Hastings CC
2
B Kostich
Hastings Town Hall
3
A Rubinstein
Hastings Town Hall
4
M Euwe
Hastings Town Hall
5
G Maroczy, S Tartakower
Hastings Town Hall
6
A Alekhine, M Vidmar
Hastings Town Hall
7
S Tartakower
Hastings Town Hall
8
S Tartakower
Hastings Town Hall
9
E Colle, F Marshall, A Takacs
Hastings Town Hall
10
J Capablanca
Hastings Town Hall
11
M Euwe
Waverley Hotel
12
S Flohr
White Rock Pavilion
13
S Flohr
White Rock Pavilion
14
S Flohr
White Rock Pavilion
15
G Thomas, M Euwe, S Flohr
White Rock Pavilion
16
R Fine
White Rock Pavilion
17
1936/37
A Alekhine
White Rock Pavilion
18
1937/38
S Reshevsky
White Rock Pavilion
19
1938/39
L Szabo
White Rock Pavilion
20
1939/40
F Parr
White Rock Pavilion
21
1945/46
S Tartakower
White Rock Pavilion
22
1946/47
CHO'D Alexander
White Rock Pavilion
23
1947/48
L Szabo
White Rock Pavilion
24
1948/49
N Rossolimo
White Rock Pavilion
25
1949/50
L Szabo
White Rock Pavilion
26
1950/51
W Unzicker
White Rock Pavilion
27
1951/52
S Gligoric
White Rock Pavilion
28
1952/53
H Golombek, A Medina, J Penrose, DA Yanofsky
White Rock Pavilion
29
1953/54
CHO'D Alexander, D Bronstein
White Rock Pavilion
30
1954/55
P Keres, V Smyslov
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
31
1955/56
V Korchnoi, F Olafsson
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
32
1956/57
S Gligoric, B Larsen
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
33
1957/58
P Keres
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
34
1958/59
W Uhlmann
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
35
1959/60
S Gligoric
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
36
1960/61
S Gligoric
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
37
1961/62
M Botvinnik
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
38
1962/63
S Gligoric, A Kotov
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
39
1963/64
M Tal
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
40
1964/65
P Keres
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
41
1965/66
B Spassky, W Uhlmann
Sun Lounge, St Leonards
42
1966/67
M Botvinnik
Falaise Hall
43
1967/68
F Gheorghiu, V Hort, L Stein, A Suetin
Falaise Hall
44
1968/69
V Smyslov
Falaise Hall
45
1969/70
L Portisch
Falaise Hall
46
1970/71
L Portisch
Falaise Hall
47
1971/72
A Karpov, V Korchnoi
Falaise Hall
48
1972/73
B Larsen
Falaise Hall
49
1973/74
G Kuzmin, L Szabo, M Tal, J Timman
Falaise Hall
50
1974/75
V Hort
Falaise Hall
51
1975/76
D Bronstein, V Hort, W Uhlmann
White Rock Pavilion
52
1976/77
O Romanischin
White Rock Pavilion
53
1977/78
R Dzindzhihasvili
White Rock Pavilion
54
1978/79
U Andersson
White Rock Pavilion
55
1979/80
U Andersson, J Nunn
White Rock Pavilion
56
1980/81
U Andersson
White Rock Pavilion
57
1981/82
V Kupreychik
White Rock Pavilion
58
1982/83
R Vaganian
White Rock Pavilion
59
1983/84
L Karlsson, J Speelman
White Rock Pavilion
60
1984/85
E Sveshnikov
White Rock Pavilion
61
1985/86
M Petursson
White Rock Pavilion
62
1986/87
M Chandler, B Larsen, S Lputian, J Speelman
White Rock Pavilion
63
1987/88
N Short
White Rock Pavilion
64
1988/89
N Short
White Rock Pavilion
65
1989/90
S Dolmatov
Cinque Ports Hotel
66
1990/91
E Bareev
Cinque Ports Hotel
67
1991/92
E Bareev
Cinque Ports Hotel
68
1992/93
J Polgar, E Bareev
Cinque Ports Hotel
69
1993/94
J Nunn
Cinque Ports Hotel
70
1994/95
T Luther
Cinque Ports Hotel
71
1995/96
S Conquest, A Khalifman, B Lalic
Cinque Ports Hotel
72
1996/97
M Hebden, J Nunn, E Rozentalis
Cinque Ports Hotel
73
1997/98
M Sadler
Cinque Ports Hotel
74
1998/99
I Sokolov
Cinque Ports Hotel
75
1999/00
E Sutovsky
Cinque Ports Hotel
76
2000/01
S Conquest, K Sasikiran
Horntye Park
77
2001/02
A Barsov, P Harikrishna, K Sasikiran
Horntye Park
78
2002/03
P H Nielsen
Horntye Park
79
2003/04
V Kotronias, J Rowson
Horntye Park
80
2004/05
V Belov
Horntye Park
81
2005/06
Y Neverov
Horntye Park
82
2006/07
M Gagunashvili, Y Neverov
Horntye Park
83
2007/08
V Malakhatko, N Mamedov, V Neverov
Horntye Park
84
2008/09
I Kurnosov
Horntye Park
85
2009/10
A Istratescu, D Howell, R Edouard, M Hebden
Horntye Park
86
2010/11
A Das, D Sengupta
Horntye Park
87
2011/12
Wang Yue
Horntye Park
88
2012/13
G Jones
Horntye Park
89
2013/14
Qun Ma, M Mchedlishvili, I Khenkin, J Vakhidov, J Sarkar, M Hebden, J Radovanovic
Horntye Park
90
2014/15
Zhao Jun
Horntye Park
91
Jahongir Vakhidov, Aleksander Mista  
Horntye Park

Note that this does not include the famous Hastings tournament of 1895 which is not considered to be part of this series, nor one or two other competitions which have been played in Hastings from time to time. Note also that there were no tournaments played between 1940/1 and 1944/5 inclusively. There were 20 pre-war Hastings Congresses from 1920/1 to 1939/40 inclusive, and 59 congresses between 1945/6 and 2003/04, making 79 premier tournaments in all. The congress still continues, but without an all-play-all Premier, and not all games are recorded. Official Hastings Congress website: www.hastingschess.com and prior to that www.hastingschess.org.uk

Unfortunately, though the files contain a game entry and result for every game played in the competition, there are still many missing and incomplete game scores. Player names and game results have been thoroughly cross-checked against printed sources and a great many corrections and additions made to results and scores as published in ChessBase's Mega Database. This will enable you to compile accurate crosstables and statistics via standard ChessBase functions. Any chess writers or historians making use of this source are asked to show the courtesy of acknowledging Britbase as the source of their information and should if possible quote the web address.

Missing/Incomplete Hastings Premier Games

Year
Round
Player 1
Result
Player 2
No. Moves
Opening
1920/21
2
R Griffith
½-½
HE Atkins
?
QGD
1920/21
5
HE Atkins
1-0
RC Griffith
?
1 e4 e5
             

2003/04 was the last all-play-all Hastings Premier for which all games were recorded. For subsequent knock-out/swiss events, see the main body of Britbase.


Venues of Hastings Congresses*

1920 - Hastings Chess Club
1921-29 -  Hastings Town Hall
1930 - Waverley Hotel
1931-53 - White Rock Pavilion
1954-65 - Sun Lounge, St Leonards-on-Sea
1966-74 - Falaise Hall, White Rock Gardens
1975-89 - White Rock Pavilion
1989-2000 - Cinque Ports Hotel
2000-present - Horntye Park


Update (26 Oct 2013): java viewers have been removed as these are incompatible with modern browsers. These will be eventually be replaced with more modern game viewers.
Update (4 Dec 2007): DGT viewer added, files divided into decades. The game Smejkal-Clarke (1968/69) corrected to show Smejkal winning with White (some sources have him winning with Black). My thanks to John Blackstone for pointing this out.
Update (23 July 2006): Updated to show round numbers for the 1988/89 tournament.

Update (11 May 2004): many thanks to Andy Ansel who has found four of the missing 1947/8 games. I've added another from the same tournament which appeared in BCM in 1948.

Update (19 April 2004): many thanks to Bernard Cafferty who has loaned me the published bulletin of Hastings 1952/3 which had all the games of the Premier. This was one of three missing post-war Hastings Premiers, so that only leaves 1947/48 and 1958/59 still to find (can anyone help?). As well as the 29 missing games from 1952/3, I discovered a number of discrepancies in the other 26 games, so you would be well advised to overwrite your database with the new file.

Amendments (16 Nov 03): Winser-Horne Hastings Premier 1949/50 Black's 14...Rb8 amended to 14..Re8 as suggested by Brian Denman. Also, Winser-Barda, Hastings Premier 1949/50 - Black lost on time. My thanks to Brian Denman.

Game added (19 Sept 2003): Mackenzie-Morry (1939/40): many thanks to Brian Denman for suppyling the score;

Amendments (10/10/2003) to 1948/9 games to show W Arthur Winser rather than William Winter / name change passim to Victor Buerger / also notes added to Norman/Tartakower from the 1924-25 Hastings, and Michell/Menchik from Hastings 1931-32.

Missing and Incomplete Game Scores

Tournaments from 1959/60 onwards are complete. However there are significant gaps before this time. Numbers of missing/incomplete games scores are shown in brackets: 1920/1 (2), 1922/3 (12), 1922/3 (16), 1924/5 (1 from section games and some unidentified play-off games), 1925/6 (16), 1927/8 (18), 1929/30 (19), 1930/1 (13), 1931/2 (10), 1933/4 (1), 1939/40 (21), 1947/8 (35), 1958/9 (32). Anyone who can help with finding these missing scores, or who identify any inaccuracies in the downloads, should contact John Saunders via email.

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