Monday, 29 April 2013

Playing your namesake's opening

The Alekhine Memorial has moved from Paris to Moscow, meaning the games are starting 2 hours earlier from my point of view. So while I am supervising the final game of the 2013 ANU Masters, I'm also able to check in on what is happening in Moscow.
Although the games are still in the opening stages I was amused by Michael Adams choice against Vachier-Lagrave. After 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 Adams chose 6.h3, which is appropriately named 'The Adams Attack'. In this case it wasn't the English GM who gave his name to this variation, but the American Weaver Adams who donated his surname to it.
If you are quick, you can see the rest of the game here.

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