Saturday, 6 February 2010

Adams wins Gibtelecom

I kind of suggested last week that Michael Adams was moving down the chess pecking order, as evidenced by his participation in the Gibtelecom tournament in Gibraltar. Of ocurse given such a comment he went and won the event, defeating Vellejo Pons in a playoff for the title.
In fact 9 players tied for first in the tournament, with the top 4 on tie-break then playing off in a knockout event for the title. Adams defeated Gustafsson 2-1 in the semi-final before winning the final 1.5-0.5

Adams,Michael (2694) - Vallejo Pons,F (2705) [C06]
8th Gibtelecom Masters Playoff Caleta ENG (2.1), 04.02.2010

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 Nc6 7.Bd3 Qb6 8.0-0 a5 9.a4 Be7 10.dxc5 Qc7 11.Nb3 Ndxe5 12.Nxe5 Qxe5 13.f4 Qc7 14.Be3 g6 15.Qe1 Bd7 16.Kh1 h5 17.Nd4 Nxd4 18.Bxd4 0-0 19.f5 Bxc5 20.Bxc5 Qxc5 21.fxg6 Qe7 22.Qe5 f5 23.Bxf5 Qf6 24.Qc7 Qg7 25.Bd3 Bc6 26.Qd6 Rae8 27.h3 e5 28.Bb5 Qe7 29.Rxf8+ Qxf8 30.Qc7 Qg7 31.Qxa5 Qxg6 32.Bxc6 Qxc6 33.Rd1 Kh8 34.Rxd5 Rg8 35.Qb5 Qh6 36.Qe2 Qc1+ 37.Rd1 Qg5 38.a5 h4 39.Qe4 Rf8 40.Qxb7 Qf4 41.Qd5 e4 42.Re1 e3 43.Qd4+ 1-0


Paul said...

I am a big fan of Mickey Adams. He can play with the big boys !

MachoM said...

@ Paul

Adams gave a very fine lecture during the tournament, showing one of his earlier games in the tournament. It lasted appr. 45 minutes. Later that evening Kostennouk was on. Her game was bad, but she was very funny!

Anonymous said...

Brim over I assent to but I think the collection should acquire more info then it has.