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James R Adair
Number of games in database: 144
Years covered: 2007 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2479 (2307 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2488

Overall record: +52 -38 =31 (55.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 23 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B90 B42 B32 B31 B27
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C86 C60 C78 C84 C80
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
 French Defense (6) 
    C10 C07 C05 C09 C14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C86 C95 C84 C97
 Robatsch (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B90 B51 B20 B23 B94
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 A46 E00 D02 E10
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B94 B91 B95 B92
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E17 E14
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E32 E48 E30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J R Adair vs A D Green, 2009 1-0
   J R Adair vs A Harakis, 2012 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   4NCL 2012/13 (2012)
   British Championships (2017)
   British Championships (2012)
   British Championships (2011)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (2010)
   83rd Hastings Chess Congress (2008)
   Hastings Chess Congress (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   European Club Cup (2016)
   European Club Cup (2015)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)

   🏆 British Championships
   J R Adair vs K Toma (Aug-05-17) 1-0
   J Jackson vs J R Adair (Aug-05-17) 0-1
   J R Adair vs D Gormally (Aug-03-17) 0-1
   C Hanley vs J R Adair (Aug-03-17) 1-0
   D Kolbus vs J R Adair (Aug-02-17) 0-1

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(born Nov-09-1992, 25 years old) United Kingdom

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 144  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J R Adair vs J Quinn  1-031200783rd Hastings Chess CongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. S Abu Sufian vs J R Adair  1-049200783rd Hastings Chess CongressB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. J R Adair vs A G Grant  0-154200783rd Hastings Chess CongressB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
4. I Thompson vs J R Adair  ½-½49200783rd Hastings Chess CongressA37 English, Symmetrical
5. J R Adair vs M Huizer  0-137200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. E Auckland vs J R Adair  ½-½33200883rd Hastings Chess CongressE15 Queen's Indian
7. J R Adair vs J Lee  1-037200883rd Hastings Chess CongressC14 French, Classical
8. I Snape vs J R Adair  ½-½42200883rd Hastings Chess CongressA37 English, Symmetrical
9. J R Adair vs D Fryer  0-166200883rd Hastings Chess CongressC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. R Cohen vs J R Adair  ½-½32200883rd Hastings Chess CongressB24 Sicilian, Closed
11. J R Adair vs M Rolvag  1-0282008Hastings Chess CongressB30 Sicilian
12. K McPhillips vs J R Adair 1-0212008Hastings Chess CongressE14 Queen's Indian
13. J R Adair vs O Aikhoje  ½-½442008Hastings Chess CongressB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. G Lock vs J R Adair  1-0342008Hastings Chess CongressA04 Reti Opening
15. J R Adair vs E Kakkanas  1-0492009Hastings Chess CongressB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. D Ledger vs J R Adair  0-1442009Hastings Chess CongressB20 Sicilian
17. J R Adair vs L Bergez  0-1522009Hastings Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
18. A G Grant vs J R Adair  1-0312009Hastings Chess CongressB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. A McClement vs J R Adair  ½-½652009British ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
20. J R Adair vs P Constantinou ½-½162009British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
21. Y Zhou vs J R Adair  1-0652009British ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
22. J R Adair vs A D Green  1-0432009British ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
23. J R Adair vs P J Sowray  0-1752009British ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
24. J Anderson vs J R Adair  0-1492009British ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
25. C Storey vs J R Adair  1-0732009British ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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  PhilFeeley: Kevin Spraggett this week comments on the following game, not yet here (just played - I don't know how he gets the pgn so soon), an amazing tactical slugfest:

4NCL team championship. 23-01-2016 IM Adair, James (2461)–IM Roberson,Peter (2399)

Position before Black’s 15th move:

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15… Naxb2!? 16. Bxb2 Nxb2 17. Kxb2 17…Ba3+! 18. Kxa3 Qc3+ 19. Nb3 b4+ 20. Ka4 Qb2?! 21.Ka5! Qa3+ 22. Kb6! Bd7!? 23.Qc5! Rc8+ 24. Qa5 Qb2!? 25. Nc5!? Rb8+ 26. Ka7 Ke7 27. Nxd7 Kxd7 28.Rxd5+! exd5 29. Qxd5+ Ke8 30. Qc6+ Kd8 31. Qd6+ Ke8 32. Qxb8+ Ke7 33. Qd6+ Ke8 34. Bxa6 [1:0]

He shows some amazing variations from this game, making it already a favourite of 2016!

Jan-26-16  Troller: James R Adair - going a bit under the radar it seems, judging by the amount of kibitzing here.
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  perfidious: The game fragment above calls to mind a classic king march in Nunn vs G Anthony, 1981; remarkable stuff.
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