Sunday 11 October 2015

An overdose of chess

Sometimes there are no international chess events, then three all turn up at the same time (apologies for such an old joke). Currently running over this weekend is the World Blitz and Rapid, the Isle of Man International, and Millionaire Chess from Las Vegas. Each of these events has attracted a strong field, which is a little surprising as there was the potential for at least one event to suffer from the clash.
Each event is headlined by some big names with lots of the World's top 10 in action. Nakamura, Caruana and So have all headed to Las Vegas, while Carlsen and Anand are in Berlin for the Rapid. For the Isle of Man, a number of top English players are taking part, including Michael Adams, Nigel Short and Gawain Jones.
Adam's had a very quick win early in the tournament, when his opponent missed a couple of strong knight moves. Resignation as early has move 8 would have been justified but the game went on for a little longer.

Adams,Michael (2742) - Merry,Alan B (2335) [B01]
PokerStars IoM Masters Douglas ENG (5.12), 07.10.2015

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