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Michael Adams vs Nigel Short
Sarajevo (1999), Sarajevo BIH, rd 1, May-17
French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03)  ·  1-0

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Aug-25-05  Brown: 29.Rxd5 is a nice shot
Dec-08-05  notyetagm: Yes, 29 ♖xd5! is a wicked tactical shot based on two themes:

1) <One defender cannot keep out two attackers.> The Black e6-pawn, defending the d5-square, cannot keep out both the White d3-rook and f6-knight. The Black e6-pawn defends the square one time so it can keep only one of these two White pieces out. Adams sacrifices the rook on d5 (29 ♖xd5!) so that he can occupy the square next move with his knight (29 ... exd5 30 ♘xd5+) and create a triple fork.

2) <A lateral discovered pin: use the masking piece to take what the newly pinned piece no longer defends>. Here the standard alignment for a discovered pin is to be found along the sixth rank, with the White f6-knight as the masking piece and the Black e6-pawn the pinned piece. Adams uses the masking piece (f6-knight) to take what the newly pinned piece (e6-pawn) no longer defends (d5-square/pawn).

Dec-09-05  notyetagm: Just love this <discovered pin> tactic. If Short had played 28 ... ♔c8 or 28 ... ♔c6, Adams would have played the discovered pin 29 ♘xd5!. With 28 ... ♔c8, 29 ♘xd5! is a discovered pin against the undefended Black b6-bishop. With 28 ... ♔c6, 29 ♘xd5! is an absolute discovered pin against the Black monarch.
Dec-09-05  notyetagm: Adams' brilliant 29 ♖xd5!, threating the knight fork 29 ... exd5 30 ♘xd5+, is very similar to the 32nd move played by Sutovsky in Sutovsky vs Sakaev, 2001:


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White To Play And Win: 32 ?

Solution: 32 ♖xe5! fxe5 33 ♘xe5+ ♔e6 34 ♘xd7 ♔xd7 35 ♖xd5+ and White has won a pawn and duly won the resulting rook and pawn endgame.

Sep-03-12
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  plang: 4 e5 is not the most popular line against 3..Be7 (4 Ngf3 and 4 Bd3 are played the most) but it is logical and used by Adams on several occasions. 5..g6!? was a new move; 5..Kf8 seems more solid. 6..f5?! looks anti-positional; Adams recommended 6..Nc6 or 6..Qc7. 27..Kc8 would have avoided Adams combination though White would have maintained his positional advantage.
Sep-17-21  WNRRRWN: COURTESY POST OF CHESS CHAMP:

A 10 game match between Mickey Adams and Yasser Seirawan was drawn. The event took place 21st January to 1st February in Bermuda. Michael Adams won the first game with black after Seirawan lost his rook in a winning position games two and three were drawn before Seirawan equalised the match by winning the fourth. Seirawan won game 6 and Adams levelled by winning game 8. The final two games were drawn.

Seirawan, Yasser - Adams, Michael 0-1 41 E12 Nimzo indian Adams, Michael - Seirawan, Yasser 1/2 23 B17 Caro-Kann Seirawan, Yasser - Adams, Michael 1/2 25 E12 Nimzo indian Adams, Michael - Seirawan, Yasser 0-1 42 B17 Caro-Kann Seirawan, Yasser - Adams, Michael 1/2 21 E12 Nimzo indian Adams, Michael - Seirawan, Yasser 0-1 41 B12 Caro-Kann Seirawan, Yasser - Adams, Michael 1/2 47 B07 Pirc Adams, Michael - Seirawan, Yasser 1-0 28 B12 Caro-Kann Seirawan, Yasser - Adams, Michael 1/2 28 E12 Nimzo indian Adams, Michael - Seirawan, Yasser 1/2 68 B17 Caro-Kann

Bermuda (), I-II 1999
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ---
Adams, Michael
g ENG 2716
1 = = 0 = 0 = 1 = = 5.0 2643
Seirawan, Yasser
g USA 2643
0 = = 1 = 1 = 0 = = 5.0 2716
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