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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 M Emms7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nicholas Pert7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Chris 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]
Adam A Taylor6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Tim P Wall6/11(+6 -5 =0)[games]
David Bruce Graham6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
* (86 players total; 54 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. P Shaw vs Adams 0-1622016British ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. D Howell vs K Kalavannan  1-0462016British ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
3. P Crocker vs G Jones  0-1572016British ChampionshipA26 English
4. N Pert vs C Bicknell  1-0282016British ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. S N Longson vs M Hebden  0-1232016British ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
6. T Fodor Jr vs D Klingher  1-0352016British ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
7. J R Fallowfield vs D Gormally  0-1332016British ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. J Emms vs N Talbot  1-0362016British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
9. O Gill vs K Arkell  ½-½572016British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
10. R Pert vs R D de Coverly  1-0482016British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. B Hewson vs J Tan  0-1552016British ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. C Ward vs Roman C Mitra  1-0382016British ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
13. F Hand vs R Palliser  ½-½452016British ChampionshipB07 Pirc
14. P K Wells vs R Birkett  1-0342016British ChampionshipC00 French Defense
15. S Dilleigh vs J Houska  0-1742016British ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. D Eggleston vs J D Wager  1-0252016British ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
17. N Bridge vs P J Batchelor 0-1222016British ChampionshipE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
18. M R Harvey vs J Moreby  1-0452016British ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
19. M Payne vs D Kolbus  ½-½432016British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. W Claridge-Hansen vs A Pleasants  1-0212016British ChampionshipA20 English
21. J Menadue vs C Duncan  ½-½352016British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. A Kalaiyalahan vs S A Walker  1-0392016British ChampionshipD71 Neo-Grunfeld
23. M Waddington vs A Hill  1-0642016British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. C Storey vs I Lentzos  0-1442016British ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
25. M Simons vs M Brown  0-1212016British ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 471  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-06-16  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?
Aug-06-16  PhilFeeley: Justin Tan should get a GM norm.
Aug-08-16  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  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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