Michael Adams Wins Bunratty Masters

Michael Adams Wins Bunratty Masters

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 24, 2012, 10:54 AM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

The 19th Bunratty Chess Festival took place from 17-19 February in Ireland and England's Michael Adams (pictured) won the Masters event.

Top seed Adams finished the 6-round Swiss competition with a score of 5 points, but needed to win a blitz playoff with rival Nigel Short to take the title.

Adams trailed both Short and defending champion Gawain Jones by half a point going into the final round but pulled out a win with the black pieces to catch them and force the playoff.

The top finishers in Bunratty:


Name Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts TPR
1  Short, Nigel 2641 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 5.0 2796
2  Adams, Michael 2709 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 5.0 2772
3  Jones, Gawain C. 2566 1 1 ½ 1 + ½ 5.0 2680
4  Arkell, Keith C. 2502 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.5 2560
5  Ionescu, Constantin 2453 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 4.5 2514
6  Istratescu, Andrei 2613 1 1 1 0 - 1 4.0 2665
7  Pein, Malcolm 2410 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 4.0 2494
8  Ansell, Simon 2417 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 4.0 2440
9  Hebden, Mark 2550 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 3.5 2472
10  Galego, Luis 2496 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 3.5 2458
11  Williams, Simon K. 2513 ½ 1 1 0 1 0 3.5 2448
12  Trent, Lawrence 2240 = 1 1 0 0 1 3.5 2420
13  Collins, Sam E. 2440 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 3.5 2388
14  Baburin, Alexander 2482 1 ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 3.5 2330
15  Lopez, Alex 2400 1 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 3.5 2395
16  Short, Philip 2218 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 3.5 2244
17  Rendle, Thomas 2369 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 3.5 2419
18  Fitzsimons, David 2265 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 3.5 2218
19  Griffiths, Ryan-Rhys 2326 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 3.0 2326
20  Orr, Mark 2192 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 3.0 2269

 

The time control was 90 minutes plus a 15 second increment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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