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James R Adair
J R Adair 
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Number of games in database: 186
Years covered: 2007 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2450 (2307 rapid, 2412 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2492

Overall record: +68 -45 =40 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 33 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B90 B42 B32 B27 B30
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C60 C86 C78 C97 C95
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
 French Defense (11) 
    C11 C10 C05 C09 C14
 Scandinavian (6) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C86 C95 C84 C97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B90 B51 B20 B50 B21
 Queen's Pawn Game (13) 
    A45 A46 D02 E00 E10
 Sicilian Najdorf (11) 
    B90 B91 B92 B94 B95
 Reti System (7) 
    A04 A06
 Queen's Indian (7) 
    E15 E17 E14
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E32 E30 E48 E46
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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
   J R Adair vs R Palliser, 2011 1-0
   D Yu vs J R Adair, 2014 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   4NCL 2012/13 (2012)
   British Championship (2017)
   British Championship (2011)
   British Championship (2012)
   British Championship (2018)
   Hastings 2008/09 (2009)
   British Championship (2010)
   European Club Cup (2015)
   Hastings 2007/08 (2008)
   4NCL 2011/12 (2012)
   British Championship (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2014)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   European Club Cup (2016)

   🏆 Four Nations Chess League
   J R Adair vs D J Ledger (Oct-23-22) 1-0
   T Wills vs J R Adair (Oct-22-22) 0-1
   J R Adair vs J P Le Roux (May-06-19) 1-0
   S T Ansell vs J R Adair (May-05-19) 1/2-1/2
   J R Adair vs Arkell (May-04-19) 1-0

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(born Nov-09-1992, 30 years old) United Kingdom

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International Master

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J R Adair vs J Quinn  1-0312007Hastings 2007/08C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. S Abu Sufian vs J R Adair  1-0492007Hastings 2007/08B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
3. J R Adair vs A G Grant  0-1542007Hastings 2007/08A07 King's Indian Attack
4. I Thompson vs J R Adair  ½-½492007Hastings 2007/08A37 English, Symmetrical
5. J R Adair vs M Huizer  0-1372008Hastings 2007/08B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. E Auckland vs J R Adair  ½-½332008Hastings 2007/08E15 Queen's Indian
7. J R Adair vs J Lee  1-0372008Hastings 2007/08C14 French, Classical
8. I Snape vs J R Adair  ½-½422008Hastings 2007/08A37 English, Symmetrical
9. J R Adair vs D Fryer  0-1662008Hastings 2007/08C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. R Cohen vs J R Adair  ½-½322008Hastings 2007/08A07 King's Indian Attack
11. J R Adair vs M Rolvag  1-0282008Hastings 2008/09B30 Sicilian
12. K McPhillips vs J R Adair 1-0212008Hastings 2008/09E14 Queen's Indian
13. J R Adair vs O Aikhoje  ½-½442008Hastings 2008/09B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. G Lock vs J R Adair  1-0342008Hastings 2008/09A04 Reti Opening
15. J R Adair vs E Kakkanas  1-0492009Hastings 2008/09B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
16. D J Ledger vs J R Adair  0-1442009Hastings 2008/09B20 Sicilian
17. J R Adair vs L Bergez  0-1522009Hastings 2008/09B01 Scandinavian
18. A G Grant vs J R Adair  1-0312009Hastings 2008/09B51 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
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 189  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-26-16  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!

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

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