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The results of the top games in round seven:
The standings after round seven:
Mickey Adams beat David Howell in a marathon encounter (photo: © Ray Morris-Hill)
The top pairings for round eight:
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.
Round 9 Pairings are (this is a 10 round tournament):
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.
Mickey vs Hou...
that game with Adams was a draw!
Wow! Adams is doing really well! Keep it up Michael Adams!
Adams game should have been a draw. The game took forever.
Hou wins against Le Quang Liem. :O
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