Adams Eases To 2010 British Title

Adams Eases To 2010 British Title

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 8, 2010, 12:09 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

Michael Adams cruised to an expected victory in the 97th British Chess Championships in Canterbury.

Adams started with five straight wins and never looked like being caught, finishing with an undefeated score of 9.5/11.

Although securing Adams' participation was a coup for the organisers, it diminished the tournament as a contest since he out-rated the field by around 150 Elo points.

There is better news for next year's event, with the announcement by the president of the English Chess Federation, C J De Mooi, of the promised participation of the top four rated British players - Adams, Short, McShane and Howell.

The women's title was secured by Jovanka Houska for the third year in succession, finishing on 6.5/11.

The top finishers were:

1  Adams, Michael GM 2706 9.5
2  Pert, Nicholas GM 2551 8.0
3  Conquest, Stuart C GM 2523 7.5
4  Greet, Andrew N IM 2451 7.5
5  Hawkins, Jonathan FM 2423 7.5
6  Hunt, Adam C IM 2408 7.5
7  Pert, Richard G IM 2460 7.5
8  Slavin, Alexei FM 2417 7.5
9  Arkell, Keith C GM 2465 7.0
10  Gordon, Stephen J GM 2534 7.0
11  Mason, Donald J
2219 7.0
12  Rendle, Thomas E IM 2391 7.0
13  Summerscale, Aaron P GM 2428 7.0
14  Wells, Peter K GM 2488 7.0
15  Bates, Richard A IM 2382 6.5
16  Dorrington, Chris J
2255 6.5
17  Eames, Robert S FM 2287 6.5
18  Griffiths, Ryan Rhys
2249 6.5
19  Houska, Jovanka IM 2433 6.5
20  Littlewood, Paul E IM 2361 6.5
21  Williams, Simon K GM 2511 6.5

 

 

 

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