Adams Wins Gibtelecom Masters

Adams Wins Gibtelecom Masters

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Feb 5, 2010, 1:05 PM |
5 | Chess Event Coverage

Michael_Adams3.JPGEngland's Mickey Adams (pictured) won the Gibtelecom Masters after an exciting 4-way playoff. 

Adams rode his luck after losing the first rapid game of his semi-final playoff with Germany's Jan Gustafsson, but he recovered to level the scores in the second game and then win the armageddon decider.

Paco Vallejo Pons won the other semi-final against Chanda Sandipan to make the final an England v Spain affair - rather appropriate for Gibraltar!

In the end it was a convincing victory for Adams, winning the first game and offering a draw in a winning position in the second.  His prize was a cheque for £15,000.

Natalia Zhukova won the £8,000 prize for the best placed woman.

All Adams' playoff games can be found below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture and video from the official site, courtesy of John Saunders.

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