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Gibraltar Round 7: Adams In Front

  • FM FM_Eric_Schiller
  • on 1/31/12, 8:49 AM.

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The results of the top games in round seven:

1 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 22
2 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 5 1 - 0 5 GM Howell David W L 2603 27
3 11 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Gopal G N 2566 35
4 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 5 ½ - ½ 5 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 41
5 4 GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 1 - 0 GM David Alberto 2598 28
6 5 GM Le Quang Liem 2714 1 - 0 GM Nabaty Tamir 2563 36
7 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 1 - 0 GM Polgar Judit 2710 6
8 33 GM Felgaer Ruben 2571 0 - 1 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 10
9 54 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce 2497 ½ - ½ GM Bologan Viktor 2680 14
10 51 GM Salem A R Saleh 2505 ½ - ½ GM Akobian Varuzhan 2617 24
11 1 GM Svidler Peter 2749 4 1 - 0 4 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2523 46
12 7 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 4 1 - 0 4 GM Baron Tal 2498 53

 

The standings after round seven:

1 GM Adams Michael ENG 2724 6.0 2879
2 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2605 5.5 2823
3 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2677 5.5 2810
4 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2714 5.5 2803
5 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2747 5.5 2795
6 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2700 5.5 2775
7 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2717 5.5 2768
8 GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2700 5.5 2759
9 GM Gopal G N IND 2566 5.5 2733
10 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2535 5.5 2708
11 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2641 5.5 2700
12 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2704 5.0 2688
13 GM Howell David W L ENG 2603 5.0 2679
14 GM Svidler Peter RUS 2749 5.0 2677
15 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian ROU 2650 5.0 2672
16 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2680 5.0 2662
17 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2497 5.0 2647
18 GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2710 5.0 2646

GM Koneru Humpy IND 2589 5.0 2646
20 GM Jussupow Artur GER 2569 5.0 2617
21 GM Akobian Varuzhan USA 2617 5.0 2609
22 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2643 5.0 2608
23 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2703 5.0 2599
24 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2472 5.0 2589
25 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2543 5.0 2582
26 GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2505 5.0 2563
27 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2603 5.0 2537
28 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G ESP 2531 5.0 2477

 

Mickey Adams beat David Howell in a marathon encounter (photo: © Ray Morris-Hill)

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The top pairings for round eight:

1 3 GM Adams Michael 2724 6 v
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 2
2 15 GM Short Nigel D 2677 v
GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 4
3 25 GM Hou Yifan 2605 v
GM Le Quang Liem 2714 5
4 10 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 v
GM Gopal G N 2566 35
5 22 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 v
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
6 41 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 v
5 GM Svidler Peter 2749 1
7 34 GM Jussupow Artur 2569 5 v
5 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 7
8 8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2704 5 v
5 GM Howell David W L 2603 27
9 59 GM Zhu Chen 2472 5 v
5 GM Sutovsky Emil 2703 9
10 14 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 5 v
5 GM Koneru Humpy 2589 29
11 18 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2650 5 v
5 GM Rapport Richard 2543 39
12 42 GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G 2531 5 v
5 GM Gustafsson Jan 2643 21

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  • 3 years ago

    enrique28

    I agree with you Valentin, from movement 107 till the end M.Adams show us how to win an apparently draw game. To understand what happen in the position, the problem for D.Howell was his bishop in f7 and his king in the corner.

    Some clues in the end:

    If 109...Kf5?, 110 Rf6+ wins the bishop.

    If 110...gxh3?; 111 Rh6+, kg8; 112 Rh8 #. 

    After a bad London Classic for him, he is doing really well now in Gibraltar.

    The same happens recently with Ivanchuk, really bad tournament in Reggio Emilia, and inmediatly a good tournament in Wijk and Zee. 

    Fantastic Hou Yifan, we will see what happens against Shirov.

  • 3 years ago

    FM gauranga

    Round 9 Pairings are (this is a 10 round tournament):

    1 4 GM Almasi Zoltan 2717 6
    GM Adams Michael 2724 3
    2 7 GM Shirov Alexei 2710 6
    GM Hou Yifan 2605 25
    3 1 GM Svidler Peter 2749 6
    6 GM Negi Parimarjan 2641 22
    4 2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2747 6
    6 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2617 24
    5 27 GM Howell David W L 2603 6
    6 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 10
    6 39 GM Rapport Richard 2543 6
    6 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2700 11
    7 35 GM Gopal G N 2566 6
    6 GM Bologan Viktor 2680 14
    8 51 GM Salem A R Saleh 2505 6
    6 GM Short Nigel D 2677

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  • 3 years ago

    _valentin_

    Michael Adams' final moves (after #107) were supreme: almost as in composition chess, every single move was purposeful and precise, and black was suddenly unable to hold off white's advance in an apparently (up to that moment!) drawn endgame.

  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222

    Mickey vs Hou...

  • 3 years ago

    joeybantog

    that game with Adams was a draw!  

  • 3 years ago

    kuchidee

    Wow! Adams is doing really well! Keep it up Michael Adams!

  • 3 years ago

    pawngenius

    Adams game should have been a draw.  The game took forever.

  • 3 years ago

    dracoms

    Hou wins against Le Quang Liem. :O

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