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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Adams is new British Chess Champion

GM Michael Adams

Hello Everyone,

Grandmaster Michael Adams has won the 2010 British Championship in Canterbury finishing with a nice score of 9.5/11. He is 1.5 points ahead of the field with Nicholas Pert coming in second.

The 97th British Championships of the British Isles took place 25 July to 7 August at the Sports Centre of the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. There were several side events, such as senior and junior championships, rapidplay and a weekender. The main event was an 11-round Swiss with a time control of 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment from move 1.

You can read the official website here.

Meanwhile, here is a nice game from the championship. You can run it in pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

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