Sunday 7 August 2016

Adams wins British Champs - GM Norm for Justin Tan

GM Michael Adams has won the 2016 British Championships with a record equalling score of 10/11. He drew with GM Peter Wells and GM Nicholas Pert, and won the other 9 games. This included wins over fellow Olympiad team members Gawain Jones and David Howell, as well as Australian IM Justin Tan.
However for Tan, that was his only loss of the event, and he finished equal third with 8/11. His last round victory not only got him to 8 points, but was also enough for his 2nd GM norm. He scored 3/6 against the GM's he played, and 5/5 against the rest of the field. Tan scored his first GM norm earlier this year, and given his current form, a third and final norm may not be far away.

Tan,Justin Hy (2438) - Hebden,Mark L (2509) [A00]
2016 British Chess Championships Bournemouth Pavilions, Bournem (7.5), 01.08.2016

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