Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

register now - it's free!
Michael Adams vs David Howell
Tradewise Gibraltar (2012)  ·  Spanish Game: Schliemann Defense (C63)  ·  1-0
To move:
Last move:

explore this opening
find similar games 8 more Adams/D Howell games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can step through the moves by clicking the and buttons, but it's much easier to simply use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with the default chess viewer, please see the Pgn4web Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  luzhin: Adams is known for his ability to squeeze wins out of the tiniest advantage, but here he excels himself.
Jan-30-12  bronkenstein: Ah, the way he milked full point from the tiniest tiny miny microplus , by perfectly timing the last cheep trick to sleepy Howell somewhere deep into 6th hour...

PS I just checked some numbers, Mickey the Spider lost <2.1> Elo by <drawing> Gopal , and won only <3.4> for this <victory> (!), no wonder he was trying so hard , just the difference between draw and victory against Howell is more than 5 Elo to him , god forbid he loses to some rabbit o,O

Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: Right, and for another game in the same opening with an entirely different dynamic, see P Ricardi vs R Perez Wertheim, 2005.
Jan-30-12  fetonzio: holy crap, an actual mating net there
Jan-31-12  HolyAvatar: 110. ...Bb3??
What a blunder.

I was worth the wait I guess.

Jan-31-12  goodevans: I was one of the few people it seemed that were actually following this game to the bitter end. Mickey was coming in for a bit of stick for playing on when everyone (and some of their pets too, apparently) <knew> it was a dead draw.

Adams had two advantages: An extra pawn and an opponent in time trouble when he wasn't. With only one of these advantages I'm sure he'd have agreed a draw. It was the combination of the two that finally proved fatal for Howell.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Two Englishmen fight. Adams goes victorious.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
g4 decision
from iking's endgames favz by iking
SeamusD's favorite games
by SeamusD

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC