Caplin Hastings Online All-Play-All Chess Tournament 2021

Congratulations to GM David Howell, winner of the Caplin Hastings Online All-Play-All tournament 2021.

On the weekend of 9-10 January 2021, ten top English players and the winner and runner-up of the Caplin British Online Chess Championships battled it out in a 12-player single round robin. GM Simon Williams and WGM Jovanka Houska provided commentary, available now at The results and prizes are available on the Hastings Chess website, and a full report by Carlos Alberto Colodro is available on Chessbase.

Left: The winner of this year's tournament, GM David Howell, with John Ashworth, CEO of Caplin Systems, as he plays the ceremonial opening move of the 2020 Caplin Hastings tournament. Right: GM Simon Williams and WGM Jovanka Houska analyse the next move in GM David Howell's match against GM Luke McShane in the 2021 Caplin Hastings online tournament. GM David Howell and GM Luke McShane went on to win first and second place in the tournament respectively. For the full commentary, go to

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