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Bunratty Masters Champion!

Thank you in advance to everyone who reads my first blog for Chess.com!

To bring things up to date, and because for a change I won a chess tournament, I am writing about my most recent event and will wrap up the LCC, Baden-Baden, and Gibraltar soon. I garnered a lot of enjoyment and chess education in weekend tournaments, and it is sad to now see few interesting events of this type in England. Fortunately the scene is much more vibrant in Ireland and they are very welcoming to English players, so I was happy to make my second visit to Bunratty for their event.

Although the tournament has a big social side (one of my opponents almost fell off his chair during our game, and needless to say it wasn’t due to shock at my move) the chess is quite serious, and due to the magic of sensitive boards rather than trying to decipher my Guinness stained scoresheets evidence of my play remains. I have made a few comments to my first 5 games (round 6 was a bit brief!)

In round 1 I was happy to adjourn to the bar with a point on the board fairly quickly, admittedly more due to luck than judgement.

 

 

The next morning game with Mark Orr I have annotated in a little more detail, his rook ran into trouble in an unusual manner.



Round 3 I was lucky again as I gambled in an unpromising ending and got rewarded for it.




In the stamina sapping third game on Saturday I managed to avoid major errors, which is often good enough at that stage.



On Sunday I achieved a more promising moves played to drinks consumed ratio as I scored a swift victory in the morning and halved out in the afternoon.



Thanks to all involved with the event especially www.blackthornetransport.co.uk Gary O’Grady, and Gerry Graham for their great efforts.

If you have not visited before please check out my website www.michaeladamschess.co.uk where my previous blogs are posted.

Comments


  • 18 months ago

    CP6033

    You are very good

  • 20 months ago

    LetsReason

    Yeah.  Seeing that Mickey plays tournaments like these raises him even higher on my "Classy Players" list.  If these are rated, he takes big chances to hurt his rating with a some hot chick standing behind his opponent.  Even a draw against those opponents will drain his 2700+ status.

    Coolness.

  • 20 months ago

    Nuscas

    Thanks for sharing.

  • 20 months ago

    SuperCourgette

    Now it looks like you never lost to Anand! :)

  • 20 months ago

    SometimesReasonable

    @Pranjal588 he has!

     and again:

     

    And one more:





  • 20 months ago

    Chess4001

    Just wondering what if in the first game 7. ..e5 were to be played?

  • 20 months ago

    Pranjal588

    you should play with Vishvanathan Ananad sometime .

  • 20 months ago

    Pranjal588

    Thanks for posting !

    a very helpful blog 

  • 20 months ago

    Wappinschaw

    Mickey Adams = Living Legend

  • 20 months ago

    NM Petrosianic

    Great to see a blog from a SGM!  Smile  Thank you for the annotations.

  • 20 months ago

    SometimesReasonable

    Great games, and no doubt great Guinness. Thanks for blogging on here.

  • 20 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    So great to have you blogging on Chess.com! Welcome Mickey Laughing

  • 20 months ago

    kjuttaP

    Its very nice to see a SMG play such events, that is mainly for the fun.

  • 20 months ago

    mishrashubham

    Wow! Chess.com has an amazing staff but to have a Super-GM is just awesome!! It was fun to read the blog.

  • 20 months ago

    StevieBlues

    Excellent games. Thanks!!

  • 20 months ago

    diomed1

      Great post, thanks!

  • 20 months ago

    chessbobo

    優勝をおめでとうございます。Congratulations and thank you very much for your posting.  SmileLaughingSmileWinkSmileLaughingSmile

  • 20 months ago

    -waller-

    Great, informative blog. Guinness is my drink of choice so sounds like Bunratty would be the tournament for me!

  • 20 months ago

    repossession

    It is confirmed, I still would not be able to compete with Micheal Adams even when he has had a few drinks.

  • 20 months ago

    redfiredragon

    thanks man keep it up you are the best in world

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