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British Championship Tournament

Michael Adams10/11(+9 -0 =2)[games]
David Howell8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Justin Tan8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Mark Hebden7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Tamas Fodor Jr7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Daniel Gormally7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
John Emms7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nicholas Pert7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Christopher G Ward7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Peter K Wells7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
William Claridge-Hansen7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Christopher Duncan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Martin Brown7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Keith Arkell6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Richard J Palliser6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
David J Eggleston6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Peter J Batchelor6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Dietmar Kolbus6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Charles H Storey6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Steven A Jones6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
James Moreby6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Marcus R Harvey6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Alistair Hill6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Pavel Asenov6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Marcus E Osborne6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Robert Willmoth6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
Akito Oyama6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
* (86 players total; 57 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
British Championship (2016)

Michael Adams won the British Chess Championships 2016 in Bournemouth (25 July - 5 August) to add to his four previous British titles. His score of 10/11 equals the record set by Julian Michael Hodgson in 1992 and, given that future championships are planned to be run over nine rounds, this was probably the last opportunity for the record to be equalled or exceeded. (1) Jovanka Houska won the British Women's title with a score of 7/11. She defeated Lentzos in the final round but already had the Championships in the bag with a round in hand. (1)


Previous edition: British Championship (2015). Next: British Championship (2017)

(1) Official site: http://www.britishchesschampionship...

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 471  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Shyam Jagdish Modi vs D Mason  ½-½172016British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
2. J Golding vs P Brooks  ½-½292016British ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
3. J P Nelson vs A Elwin 1-0412016British ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
4. M Lyell vs M Grigoryan 1-092016British ChampionshipC25 Vienna
5. Nigel Ralphs vs M E Osborne  ½-½622016British ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
6. Pavel Asenov vs Robert Starley  1-0552016British ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
7. M Simons vs M Brown  0-1212016British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Storey vs I Lentzos  0-1442016British ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
9. M Waddington vs A Hill  1-0642016British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. R Willmoth vs C Brewer  1-0432016British ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. I Clark vs R Britton  ½-½212016British ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. S A Jones vs A Golding  1-0412016British ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A P Smith vs Taran Jina  1-0412016British ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
14. D Miller vs A Zhang  0-1582016British ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. D B Graham vs Zoe Varney  1-0552016British ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
16. Richard Zhu vs O Hackner  0-1622016British ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. T Wall vs Joseph Dalton 1-0192016British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
18. K M Shepherd vs A A Taylor  0-1372016British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Coleman vs L Keely  ½-½612016British ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. L Davis vs A Oyama  0-1412016British ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Kalaiyalahan vs S A Walker  1-0392016British ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
22. J Menadue vs C Duncan  ½-½352016British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Harry Grieve vs J Rudd 0-1502016British ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. O Gill vs Arkell  ½-½572016British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
25. Emms vs N Talbot  1-0362016British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 471  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  jith1207: Looks like by the time this tournament has been added, alas, everybody is commenting on Sinquefield cup.

Wonderful cameo by Adams, is he still assisting Carlsen for matches?

Aug-06-16  kingfu: Whither Nigel?
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  PhilFeeley: Justin Tan should get a GM norm.
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  Sokrates: <jith1207: ... Wonderful cameo by Adams ...>

Very true. Although Adams's star is fading on the international stage (# 22 for the moment), he has once more demonstrated his supremacy on the British Isles. No losses and a clear win says it all, well done!

Aug-09-16  Mr. V: <Sokrates> I wouldn't say fading, he's been pretty consistent for a couple of years now. Of course, it's inevitable he'll be on a downward trajectory, but evidently he has slowed that trend down quite a bit.
Aug-10-16  Chessinfinite: A very Karpov like performance by Mickey.. 10/11 is Fischeresque, nice.. All the best to Adams.
Aug-10-16  starry2013: Adams highest rating was September 2013, and for the last 3 years he's been been in the top 20 most of the time, a couple of times he got to 12.
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  Sokrates: <Mr. V>, <starry2013> - I don't disagree with you. Adams is, as demonstrated here, still a very very strong player. What I meant was: but not in the top 10 elite, not among those who could strive for the throne.
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  HeMateMe: <Whither Nigel?>

Still suffering a Brexit hangover?

Aug-13-16  morfishine: Terrific tournament by Adams! I really thought Howell would win this
Sep-01-16  starry2013: Sokrates <not among those who could strive for the throne>

In reality most aren't really striving for the throne. I think his main aim is to just try and do his personal best, that's always a target to improve on.

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