98th British Chess Championships

98th British Chess Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 25, 2011, 3:51 AM |
18 | Chess Event Coverage

Nigel Short.jpgThe 98th British Championships will take place in Sheffield from 25 July - 6 August.

This year's competition has attracted many of the top British players, including reigning champion Mickey Adams, former world title challenger Nigel Short (pictured), young talent and 2009 winner David Howell, and 2011 Commonwealth Champion Gawain Jones.

Among the women entrants, Jovanka Houska is hot favourite to take the title for the fourth year in succession.

The format is an 11 round Swiss with over 80 players taking part.

The top 30 entries:


 Name  Elo
1  GM Adams, Michael  2715
2  GM Short, Nigel D  2687
3  GM Howell, David W L  2625
4  GM Jones, Gawain C B  2606
5  GM Pert, Nicholas  2555
6  GM Gordon, Stephen J  2533
7  GM Hebden, Mark L  2533
8  GM Williams, Simon K  2528
9  GM Conquest, Stuart C  2519
10  GM Gormally, Daniel W  2519
11  GM Wells, Peter K  2489
12  IM Pert, Richard G  2459
13  IM Hawkins, Jonathan  2457
14  IM Palliser, Richard J D  2454
15  FM Zhou, Yang-Fan  2444
16  IM Hunt, Adam C  2436
17  IM Ledger, Andrew J  2435
18  IM Houska, Jovanka  2418
19  GM Summerscale, Aaron P  2415
20  IM Ansell, Simon T  2410
21  IM Rendle, Thomas E  2386
22  IM Buckley, Graeme N  2380
23  IM Bates, Richard A  2373
24  IM Kolbus, Dietmar  2335
25  FM Eggleston, David J  2318
26  IM Beaumont, Chris R  2313
27  FM Webb, Laurence E  2306
28  FM Griffiths, Ryan Rhys  2301
29  FM Constantinou, Peter  2292
30  IM Rudd, Jack  2278

 

Games start at 2:15 every day, and commentary is provided by IM Andrew Martin.  The only rest day is on 31 July.

Coverage and more information is available at the official website.

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