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British Championships Tournament

Michael Adams10/11(+9 -0 =2)[view games]
David Howell8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Gawain Jones8/11(+6 -1 =4)[view games]
Justin Tan8/11(+6 -1 =4)[view games]
Daniel Gormally7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
John Emms7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
Mark Hebden7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Tamas Fodor Jr7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[view games]
Jovanka Houska7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Peter K Wells7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Nicholas Pert7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Christopher Duncan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Christopher Ward7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
William Claridge-Hansen7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Martin Brown7/11(+7 -4 =0)[view games]
Steven A Jones6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[view games]
James Moreby6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Dietmar Kolbus6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Charles H Storey6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[view games]
David J Eggleston6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Peter J Batchelor6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Richard J Palliser6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[view games]
Keith Arkell6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Pavel Asenov6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Tim Wall6/11(+6 -5 =0)[view games]
David Bruce Graham6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Marcus R Harvey6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Marcus E Osborne6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Adam A Taylor6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
(86 players total; 58 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
British Championships (2016)

Michael Adams won the British Chess Championships 2016 in Bournemouth to add to his 4 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 9 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 Championships (2015)

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

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 471  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Shyam Jagdish Modi vs D Mason  ½-½17 2016 British ChampionshipsB01 Scandinavian
2. J Golding vs P Brooks  ½-½29 2016 British ChampionshipsE16 Queen's Indian
3. J P Nelson vs A Elwin 1-041 2016 British ChampionshipsE77 King's Indian
4. M Lyell vs M Grigoryan 1-09 2016 British ChampionshipsC25 Vienna
5. Nigel Ralphs vs M E Osborne  ½-½62 2016 British ChampionshipsC02 French, Advance
6. Pavel Asenov vs Robert Starley  1-055 2016 British ChampionshipsA09 Reti Opening
7. M Simons vs M Brown  0-121 2016 British ChampionshipsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. C Storey vs I Lentzos  0-144 2016 British ChampionshipsA37 English, Symmetrical
9. M Waddington vs A Hill  1-064 2016 British ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. R Willmoth vs C Brewer  1-043 2016 British ChampionshipsE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
11. I Clark vs R Britton  ½-½21 2016 British ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. S A Jones vs A Golding  1-041 2016 British ChampionshipsB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
13. A P Smith vs Taran Jina  1-041 2016 British ChampionshipsC18 French, Winawer
14. D Miller vs A Zhang  0-158 2016 British ChampionshipsB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. D Graham vs Zoe Varney  1-055 2016 British ChampionshipsC52 Evans Gambit
16. Richard Zhu vs O Hackner  0-162 2016 British ChampionshipsE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. T Wall vs Joseph Dalton 1-019 2016 British ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
18. K M Shepherd vs A A Taylor  0-137 2016 British ChampionshipsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. D Coleman vs L Keely  ½-½61 2016 British ChampionshipsB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. L Davis vs A Oyama  0-141 2016 British ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Kalaiyalahan vs S A Walker  1-039 2016 British ChampionshipsD71 Neo-Grunfeld
22. J Menadue vs C Duncan  ½-½35 2016 British ChampionshipsD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Harry Grieve vs J Rudd 0-150 2016 British ChampionshipsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. O Gill vs Arkell  ½-½57 2016 British ChampionshipsB06 Robatsch
25. Emms vs N Talbot  1-036 2016 British ChampionshipsC05 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 471  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingfu: Whither Nigel?
Aug-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Justin Tan should get a GM norm.
Aug-08-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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