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British Championship Tournament

Michael Adams7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Luke McShane7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
David Howell6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Gawain Jones6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Nicholas Pert6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Tamas Fodor Jr6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ameet Ghasi6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Daniel Gormally6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Daniel Howard Fernandez6/9(+6 -3 =0)[games]
Keith Arkell6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
David J Eggleston6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Jonathan Hawkins5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Justin Tan5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Peter K Wells5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Richard J Palliser5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Lawrence Trent5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Joseph McPhillips5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Peter T Roberson5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
James R Adair5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Chris Ward5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Mark Hebden5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Paul Macklin5/9(+1 -0 =8)[games]
David Zakarian5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Koby Kalavannan5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Craig Pritchett5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
John M Emms4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Neil H Bradbury4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
David Fitzsimons4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Borna Derakhshani4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Laurence E Webb4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Dietmar Kolbus4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
* (66 players total; 34 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
British Championship (2018)

The 2018 British Chess Championship was a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place at Hull City Hall, Hull, England from 28 July to 5 August. In case of a tie for first, a rapid and blitz playoff would take place. The top prize was £10,000, with £1,000 for the British Women's Champion. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes to the end, with a 30-second increment from move 1. (1)

Michael Adams beat Luke McShane in the British Championship (Tiebreaks) (2018) and became British champion. Jovanka Houska in 22nd place was the best woman and became British women's champion.

Official site: https://www.britishchesschampionshi... TWIC: Crosstable:

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(1) Chess24: British Chess Championship 2018

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 287  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zapolskis vs Adams  0-1582018British ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
2. D Howell vs Murad Abdulla  1-0542018British ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
3. K Kalavannan vs G Jones  0-1582018British ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
4. McShane vs C Pritchett 1-0482018British ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. K Toma vs J Hawkins  0-1252018British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. N Pert vs R Britton 1-0362018British ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. R J McMichael vs T Fodor Jr  0-1572018British ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
8. A Ghasi vs J Rudd  0-1432018British ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
9. T Wall vs J R Adair  0-1242018British ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
10. J Emms vs Graham J Moore  ½-½402018British ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
11. P Tozer vs J Tan  0-1372018British ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
12. D Gormally vs A Kalaiyalahan  1-0372018British ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
13. S N Longson vs D H Fernandez  0-1392018British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
14. C Ward vs M Payne  ½-½582018British ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
15. M Waddington vs P K Wells  0-1442018British ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. M Hebden vs J Jarmany  1-0642018British ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. J N Sugden vs R Palliser ½-½702018British ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
18. K Arkell vs P Krzyzanowski  1-0622018British ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. G Price vs J Houska  1-0422018British ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. L Trent vs D Anderton  1-0362018British ChampionshipC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
21. A Verma vs J McPhillips  0-1352018British ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
22. P Roberson vs Ranesh Ratnesan  1-0232018British ChampionshipB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. S Jackson vs D Eggleston  0-1422018British ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. Paul Macklin vs O Pollack  ½-½282018British ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
25. W McDougall vs D Zakarian  0-1452018British ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 287  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sargon: 105th British Championship is now up, including the tiebreak.
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  Check It Out: Nice work!
Oct-19-18  JimNorCal: Very glad to see this!
I followed along on another site at the time but there are lots of games I missed.

Thanks, CG

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  Check It Out: Congrats to Michael Adams. I met him in person once; a short fellow, also very nice and unassuming. Unlike that other stalwart of British chess, Short.
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  perfidious: <CIO>, my impression the one time I met Short was the opposite: a father with his young son and I do not even recall us talking about chess at all, despite being at the New York Grand Prix (1994), with all sorts of high-powered names about.
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  HeMateMe: is Howell the fellow that works in the securities industry (trader?), is not a full time chess professional?
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  Troller: <HMM> That would be McShane. I believe Howell is full-time pro.
Oct-20-18  Gudrun: who was the women's champ?
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  HeMateMe: Adams used to own a condo in Florida, I think he sold it. Prescient on his part, get out ahead of the 21st century mega storms?
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  Check It Out: <Gudrun>:Jovanka Houska
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: Yes, <HMM>, Adams must be more comfortable in England where "snowfalls are just a thing of the past".
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  HeMateMe: well, you'd have to ask Mick why he sold his Florida property. I have no idea.
Oct-21-18  Cibator: Just curious ..... how does a Hungarian get to play in the British Championship?
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: In past years, there's been complaints by the English that all kinds of folks get to play: Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Indians.

I never heard of Hungarians though. Although some national championships let pretty much anyone play but reserve the title to the highest finishing person of that nationality.

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  MissScarlett: The expression you're looking for is <hors concours>.
Oct-21-18  JimNorCal: Well, maybe hors concours can be used as "not competing for a prize", but isn't it more frequently used to mean "unrivaled", iow no one competes with them because they are beyond compare, in another category altogther? In which case, a foreigner might take first prize and technically are hors concours for the national title but really, they are not THAT far above the other top finishers ... or they got lucky and won some sloppy games, etc.

Well, pardon me while I finish my "freedom fries".

Oct-22-18  Cibator: <JimNorCal>: Never heard "hors concours" (or horses' conkers, as some would have it) being used in the sense you mention. The usual French phrase/word for the latter is "sans pareil" or "nonpareil".

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