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Mickey A wrote Fredthebear a letter
Compiled by fredthebear

This is a collection split.

* His book:
Game Collection: Chess in the Fast Lane by Michael Adams

* Chess Links:

* Alphabetical Glossary:

Never judge a book by it's cover.

"My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose." ― Bette Davis

"Chess is a sport. The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory." ― Max Euwe

"It is a profound mistake to imagine that the art of combination depends only on natural talent, and that it cannot be learned." ― Richard Reti

"The most powerful weapon in Chess is to have the next move." ― David Bronstein

Here's a link to some fabulous chess brilliancies:

* Online safety:

Bearly Thinking:

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Sports Clichés:

* Alphabetical Glossary:

Here's a poem a dad wrote:


Ten times I charged the grim, foreboding walls

and was pitched into the pit of defeat.

But, heedless of humiliating falls,

I clambered bravely back onto my feet

and charged again, again to be down thrust

onto the scrap heap of people who lose

onto the mound of mortifying dust

whilst my opponent sat without a bruise

upon his pedestal. We changed sides

and fought again, but I was defeated

whilst he with arrogant and haughty strides

took the throne upon which I had been seated.

Ha! Win or lose, it's how you play the game.

But I would like to beat him just the same.

* Wikipedia on Computer Chess: Wikipedia article: Computer chess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

Zhavaed Haemaed wrote:

My little game of Chess
That I played, with you
Making subtle moves
Hinting all too softly
Allowing impasses
Offering a pawn
Renouncing knights
Denouncing a bishop
Even giving up my Queen
That trying game of Chess
It appears, has come to a stale
Without one word spoken, without
An idea or intellect having being shared
My dear, I have not tried hard enough, and
I shall never be the wiser for not having made a move

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." ― Cesare Pavese

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley

There are distinct situations where a bishop is preferred (over a knight). For example, two bishops are better than two knights or one of each. Steven Mayer, the author of Bishop Versus Knight, contends, "A pair of bishops is usually considered to be worth six points, but common sense suggests that a pair of active bishops (that are very involved in the formation) must be accorded a value of almost nine under some circumstances." This is especially true if the player can plant the bishops in the center of the board, as two bishops working in tandem can span up to 26 squares and have the capacity to touch every square.

Bishops are also preferable to knights when queens have been exchanged because, Grandmaster Sergey Erenburg, who is ranked 11th in the U.S., explains, "Bishops and rooks complement each other, and when well-coordinated, act as a queen." Conversely, a knight is the preferred minor piece when the queen survives until the late-middlegame or the endgame. Mayer explains, "The queen and knight are able to work together smoothly and create a greater number of threats than the queen and bishop."

When forced to say one is better than the other, most anoint the bishop. Mayer concludes, "I think it's true that the bishops are better than the knights in a wider variety of positions than the knights are better than the bishops."

He continues, "Of course, I'm not sure this does us much good, as we only get to play one position at a time."

* Crafty Endgame Trainer:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, "Don Quixote"

* Jan-29-22 MissScarlett: There are no rules, only guidelines. Premium members such as User: chrisowen get extra leeway.

Anne Boleyn Thought She Caught the Prize in King Henry the 8th by PinkFaerie5

Anne Boleyn, you set your sights high, you deviously bold sly fox Your interest was the end of Catherine's head and locks Mary was declared a bastard, Henry the Eighth's wife slain. You were singing prettily through this torment, a refrain.

Anne Boleyn, you enticed a dangerous king, indeed. Henry the Eighth, who smashed wives like a mustard seed. You thought you would give him sons but alas, it did not happen. So now here you are in the tower, being visited by a chaplain.

Anne Boleyn, your three years as a queen was not a record. Although Henry's next wife Jane will not last assured Sir Rutherford. All of Catherine's sons died in infancy, and you were beheaded too. Your French fashions and pretty singing voice could not save the likes of you.

HeMateMe: greatest Brits ever:
1. Admiral Nelson. Defeated Napoleon at Trafalgar, stopped the invasion of England.

2. John Lennon. Gave rock and roll the most unique talent since Chuck Berry and Elvis

3. Maggie Thatcher. Responsible for preventing the collapse of modern England.

4. Charles Darwin. Brilliant naturalist.

5. Charlie Chaplin. Carved out one of the most unique niches in film history. His name is synonymous with black and white pantomime.

6. Roger Bannister. Was it THAT big a deal? No, but breaking the 4 minute mile shone a light on the evolution of the human species and gave a spark to what men and women could achieve, if they wanted it badly enough.

7. Newton. Brilliant scientist.

8. Alan Turing. might have saved England from a German invasion and/or starvation by the Uboat wolf packs.

9. Howard Staunton. Perhaps an unofficial world champion of chess? Perhaps. He organized the famous 1851 chess tournament of London that installed Adolf Andersson as the unofficial world champion of the royal game. He lives forever via the Staunton chess sets, his design.



People NOT on the list

1. Princess Di. If she hadn't pulled down her pants for a millionaire playboy she'd still be alive.

2. Shakespeare. Who really cares?

3. The other three Beatles. They were/are craftsman. Lennon was unique.

4. Any and all footballers.

5. Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. Living to be 100 and enslaving other human beings is really nothing to be proud of.

6. Cromwell. Really nothing to lose your head over.

7. Churchill. Mediocre military leader. Voted out of office the moment WWII ended. His position is really no different than that of Rudy Giuliani (NYC 2001) or Voldemar Zelenski (Ukraine/Russo war 2022-?) If you are leader of a city or state during a crisis people want to make a hero out of you, whether or not it is warranted.

8. Captain Cook. Went sailing and discovered islands. That's nice.

9. Bernard Law Montgomery. Lost every battle against Rommel in North Africa when the Germans were at least even in fuel, tanks and airplanes. Considered plodding, slow, in the march across Europe, 1944-45. Slowed down the Americans and Canadiens. Big ego, a difficult man to be around.

10. Sir Lawrence Olivier and/or Julie Andrews. On the wire here. Too close to call.

HeMateMe: greatest Brits ever|

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1-0 She pays for it
Andersson vs J Adamski, 1969 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Black's knight looks ahead to check and fork - white shakes!
J Lewi vs J Adamski, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Panov Attk crushes ...Be7 (B14) 1-0 No Black Ns
Anand vs Adams, 1987 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Classical Def. Nimzowitsch Var (A46) 0-1 Cornered
Denker vs Adams, 1989
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Chess in the Fast Lane by Michael Adams
Adams vs W N Watson, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Smooth play
Khalifman vs Adams, 1990 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-Heavy duty batteries
Kamsky vs Adams, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Cunningham Defense (C35) 0-1 Play d4 before castling
M N Anderton vs Adams, 1992 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 15 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 0-1 in 7 moves; watch those kNights!
M Wickert vs Adams, 1992 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 7 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical Hedgehog Defense (A30) 1-0 Rs in play
Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

Adams did not claim a draw by threefold repetition of position
Adams vs Anand, 1992 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 moves, 0-1

Adams' book "Chess in the Fast Lane"(co-authored by his father)
Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chess in the Fast Lane by Michael Adams
Adams vs Kotronias, 1993 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Impromptu blitz game
Adams vs Kasparov, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

90. b8=N gives White good drawing chances
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Karpov Modern Var. Kasparov Attack (B17) 1-0 Ps
Adams vs Karpov, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian Delayed e5 Adv (B02) 1-0 Instructive
Adams vs S Agdestein, 1994 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Nf3-Bg2-No f4 (B23) 1-0 Ne5xNg6 sac
Adams vs P Mellier, 1995
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1-0 Qside P roller
Adams vs Tkachiev, 1995 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 Castle opposite, P storm
Adams vs Leko, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 0-1 Good start cannot stop P roller
D King vs Adams, 1996
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn, page 55
Adams vs Van Wely, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

QP Game: Levitsky Attack (D00) Does White castle into it?
Adams vs Van Wely, 1997 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
Anand vs Adams, 1997 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Peter Wells, "Winning with the Trompowsky"
Adams vs J Xie, 1997 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Var (C89) 1/2-1/2
Polgar vs Adams, 1997
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def Hopton Attk Bf4 (A80) 1/2-Odd structure; Blitz blundr
Adams vs Topalov, 1998 
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Closed Variations (C84) 0-1 Greco Mate in 2
Nijboer vs Adams, 1998 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Modern (B06) 1-0 150 Attack Miniature
Adams vs D Robinson, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B26) 1-0 See 10th move notes
Adams vs Anand, 1998 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf03. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Sidelined K
Adams vs Svidler, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

Most active GM proponent of the Marshall Attack in the world
Polgar vs Adams, 1999 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0 Re-castle to safety
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance (C16) 0-1 Heavy pieces penetrate
Pocket Fritz vs Adams, 2001 
(C16) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

150A 8.f4 Modern Elongated Pirc Def (B06) 1-0 Central crossfire
Adams vs Hodgson, 2001 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

Fischer Random style. This game is rather sterile though.
Leko vs Adams, 2001 
(000) Chess variants, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rare pin along White's third row by Black
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein Kasparov Attack (C10) 1-0 Centralization
Adams vs V Akopian, 2004 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Kside P roller passer
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Keres Defense (C96) 1-0 Obstructed Rook
Leko vs Adams, 2005
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Chigorin Var (C42) 1-0Discovery
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Bogoljubow Var (C91) 1-0 38 pages kibitz
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Rook ending
Adams vs Hydra, 2005 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1-0 Pawn weakness
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Photo
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C88) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Adams vs Anand, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B85) 1-0 No Black pawns
Adams vs Topalov, 2006 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attk (B90) 1-0 Black turned down draw
Adams vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def Classical. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Qs ending
Adams vs Adianto, 2006 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

KGA. Bonsch-Osmolovsky Var (C34) 0-1 Is 7.0-0 or h5 better?
L Day vs Adams, 2006 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Adams creates pins along the e-file, 6th rank, and h5-e8!
Adams vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def. II (B25) 1/2-1/2 missed the win
Adams vs Topalov, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 R pair ending up 2 Pawns
Adams vs G Jones, 2007 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 1-0

150A 7.Nh3 Modern Elongated Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 open g-file pin
Adams vs C McNab, 2007 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 166 in Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn
Adams vs Koneru, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 0-1 Escort the passer
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 N+ fork coming
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bledow CG (C33) 0-1 Battery open g-file
R Eames vs Adams, 2010 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Black has weak pawns
Adams vs Summerscale, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Threat of discovered+
S Gordon vs Adams, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Norwegian Def/Gambit (B06) 1-0 R sac
Adams vs Carlsen, 2010 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit: Accepted. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 See FSR notes
Nakamura vs Adams, 2011 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Queenside passer
S Telljohann vs Adams, 2013 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 0-1 "The R of Gibraltar"
N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Zagreb (Fianchetto) (B91) 1-0 Dissolving Ps
Adams vs Giri, 2015 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

B07 1-0 33
Adams vs N Zhukova, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Canal Attk. Haag Gambit (B51) 1/2-1/2 One extra P
Adams vs Anand, 1997
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 1-0 Stockfi
Anand vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

KIA Na3 vs Sicilian Bg7, Bb7 (A07) 1-0 Outside Passer
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Jaenisch (C42) 1-0 Central furry
Adams vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Adams, 1992 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: General 5.QxQd8+ KxQ (B07) 1-0 Up the exchange
Adams vs Azmaiparashvili, 2003
(B07) Pirc, 55 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack Ps x Ns (B07) 1-0 Up the exchanges
Adams vs D Anagnostopoulos, 1991 
(B07) Pirc, 39 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def. General (B07) 1-0 It's a Philidor Def., Exchange Var
Adams vs Azmaiparashvili, 1993
(B07) Pirc, 75 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 Pawn Storm
Adams vs D Reizniece-Ozola, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening vs Bb7 Delayed Stonewall (E00) 0-1Outside passr
D Harika vs Adams, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Epishin, 1992 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Van Wely vs Adams, 2000
(A17) English, 76 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Timman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Adams, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed Nc3, Nge2, Bg3, Be3 (B25) 1/2-1/2 OCB
Adams vs Topalov, 1999
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA/Closed Sicilian vs Reversed Botvinnik System (A07) 1/2-1/2
Adams vs Kramnik, 1999
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

London turned Stonewall, 000 vs 00 (D02) 0-1 Heavy penetration
Karjakin vs Adams, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 235 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston
Adams vs Huebner, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 0-1 Remove the Def
U Bonnaire vs Adams, 2001
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 1/2-1/2 Mystery move
Adams vs Z Almasi, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 Discovered+
Adams vs A Easton, 1998 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Smeets vs Adams, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

French Defense/e6 Owen's Def (C00) 1-0 Threat of N fork
Adams vs S Vanderwaeren, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 3 in Modern Chess: Move by Move by Colin Crouch
Adams vs Yusupov, 2005 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted (A58) 0-1 Aggressive K is caught!
M Rivas Pastor vs Adams, 1993
(A58) Benko Gambit, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern Var (B50) 1-0 Round Eight, Game #43
Adams vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk 3.BxNf6 exBf6 (A45) 1-0Black missed draw, & win
Adams vs R Hurn, 1998 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

John Emms' book The Scandinavian, Game 70, p. 125
Chandler vs Adams, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 0-1

QGD. General (D30) · 1-0
Adams vs B Thee, 2013 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Nxe6 sacrifice!
Adams vs Wan Yunguo, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 1-0Resembles French Adv
Adams vs A Zhigalko, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Gunderam Defense: General (C40) 1/2-1/2 Adams reaches finals
Adams vs Radjabov, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams vs M Santo-Roman, 2004
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, ed (E35) 1/2-1/2
D Howell vs Adams, 2019 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Sally reports
Adams vs S Gordon, 2019 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed 6.Be3 (B26) 0-1 Fine Defense!
Adams vs Kasparov, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto (E15) 1-0 Mate sequence in Rook pairs ending
Beliavsky vs Adams, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian. Anti-Sveshnikov Var Kharlov-Kramnik Line (B30)
Adams vs Smirin, 1995 
(B30) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: St. Petersburg Variation (E43) · 0-1
Lautier vs Adams, 1991 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Adams vs C Ward, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Adams vs T Lanchava, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Leko, 1999 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0
Adams vs J Levitt, 1993 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

English vs AID: Zviagintsev-Krasenkov Attack (A18) 0-1
Zvjaginsev vs Adams, 2001 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 34 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Adams vs Short, 2011 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

What possibly is gained by resigning if one has draw chances?
Adams vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 117 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Four Knts. Exchange Var (B45) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Adams vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0 pins
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 115 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Topalov vs Adams, 1996 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 59 moves, 0-1

Giri vs Adams, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0 17.?
Adams vs M Maki Uuro, 2004 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 18 moves, 1-0

Adam's 31. Rxb4! simplifies (for him) to a won ending
Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 0-1 Exch Sac
J Rowson vs Adams, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def(C07) 1-0R sac, B+ & fork LPDO R
Adams vs Bareev, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

G89 inWinning With the Hypermodern by Ray Keene & Eric Schiller
Adams vs P Wolff, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 R ending
Adams vs Topalov, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Zaitsev System (C92) 1-0
Adams vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 76 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Zukertort Gambit (C64) 1-0 22.?
Adams vs P Dezan, 1989 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B30) 0-1 Stockfish
Adams vs Kasimdzhanov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 60 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 a bit surprised
Topalov vs Adams, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ruy Lopez Chess Festival (2008), Merida ESP, rd 3, Apr-07
Y Hou vs Adams, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 12 in Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn
Adams vs Onischuk, 1997 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Bernstein Variation (C80) · 1-0
Adams vs S Danailov, 1990 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Not a duplicate
Adams vs E Torre, 2002 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicil Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Novosibirsk (B33) 1/2-1/2
Adams vs Kramnik, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Czech Defense: General 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B07) 0-1 back rank issue
S Polgar vs Adams, 1990 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD: Harrwitz Attk. Two Knts Def Blockade Line (D37) 0-1
M Rodshtein vs Adams, 2016 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 133 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Adams vs S Conquest, 1997 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Kan Sicilian Defense: Kan. Wing Attack (B43) 1-0
Adams vs Topalov, 1998
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 25 in My Best Games of Chess by Vishy Anand w/John Nunn
Adams vs Anand, 1993 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Bg7 Fio (B31) 1-0 Q+ &fork B
Adams vs N Studer, 2020 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal Var (C69) 0-1
Naiditsch vs Adams, 2020 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack: General (A06) 0-1 blitz
D Anton Guijarro vs Adams, 2020 
(A06) Reti Opening, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Offramp explains
Adams vs R Edouard, 2020 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: General (B10) 1-0 blitz
Adams vs V Keymer, 2020 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 78 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Levitsky Attack (D00) 1-0 blitz
Adams vs Kharlov, 2004 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Levitsky Attack (D00) 1-0 blitz
Adams vs A Riazantsev, 2005
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attk 2...Ne4 (A45) 1-0 central struggle, P thrusts
Adams vs Smirin, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0
Adams vs B Amin, 2020 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Open System Main Line (C09) 1-0
Adams vs C Adrian, 1989 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 70 moves, 1-0

Michael Adams Simul (2012) (exhibition), Downers Grove, IL USA,
Adams vs T Palmer, 2012  
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

One of Adams' Best Games
Adams vs Lautier, 2003 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

Nov-04-20 kingscrusher: Great exploitation of a "Backward pawn"
Adams vs S Conquest, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Video of Michael Adams great backward pawn torturing games
Adams vs D Eggleston, 2016 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Chess in the Fast Lane by Michael Adams
Adams vs O Renet, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Closed Var (B23) 1/2-1/2
Adams vs Lautier, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) · 0-1
Adams vs Khalifman, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 0-1

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) · 0-1
Adams vs Smirin, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Page 106 from Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Q trap
Adams vs N Pert, 2021 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 1/2-1/2 Photo
Adams vs Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1-0 Ne5 vs f6
Adams vs X Zhao, 2009 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 0-1 Stockfish
Flear vs Adams, 2021 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf English Attack (B90) 0-1 Flawless
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1-0 N fork or N sac
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2006 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Main Line (C89) 0-1 tpstar notes
de Firmian vs Adams, 1996 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 33 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Pile on the pinned pawn
Adams vs Zvjaginsev, 2001
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0Up the exchange
Adams vs M Voyska, 1989 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 1-0
Adams vs Van Wely, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1-0 Stockfish
Adams vs Short, 1999 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov Var. Modern Main Line (B17) 1/2-1/2
Adams vs Seirawan, 1999 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. General (B30) · 1/2-1/2
Adams vs A Volzhin, 1997 
(B30) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Modern Variation. Main Line (B05) 1-0 blitz
Adams vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0
Adams vs Z Almasi, 1999 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1-0 Stockfish
Adams vs Korchnoi, 1999 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1-0

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Stockf
Adams vs H Wang, 2013 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Open System Euwe-Keres Line (C07) 1-0Stoc
Adams vs Korchnoi, 1993 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0
Adams vs S Martinovic, 2010 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C74) 0-1MA notes
T Rendle vs Adams, 2013 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0
Adams vs Z Zhang, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Reti Opening: Reversed Blumenfeld Gambit (A09) 0-1 Discovery
M Lagarde vs Adams, 2021 
(A09) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

"Slip Him a Mickey Pin" (game of the day Mar-16-2022)
Adams vs D Bisby, 1995 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1/2-1/2
W N Watson vs Adams, 1991 
(C45) Scotch Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

the Sokolov Prize for the Best Game of round 2
Movsesian vs Adams, 2009 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Heavy Pieces Battle
Adams vs A R Saleh Salem, 2022 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Bogoljubow Variation (C91) · 1/2-1/2
Kasimdzhanov vs Adams, 2004 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29) · 1/2-1/2
Adams vs J Xie, 1994 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto Lines (A29) 0-1 31...?
L B Hansen vs Adams, 1995 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 Scary Garry strikes again
Kasparov vs Adams, 1999 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B90) 1-0
Adams vs D H Fernandez, 2023 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1-0

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