Michael Adams Wins 2011 British Champs

Michael Adams Wins 2011 British Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Aug 6, 2011, 6:28 AM |
19 | Chess Event Coverage

Michael Adams won the 98th British Chess Championships in Sheffield after a dramatic tie-break playoff with his rival Nigel Short.

Both Adams and Short finished the 11-round Swiss event with scores of 8½/11 to set up the tie-break over 2 rapid games and an Armageddon game if necessary.

After a draw in the first rapid game, Adams broke the deadlock in the second to successfully defend his title and claim the championship.

Jovanka Houska also defended her women's title after finishing the best placed woman on 7/11, making it her fourth British title.

The top placings at the 2011 British Championships:

1  Adams, Michael GM 2715 8.5
2  Short, Nigel D GM 2687 8.5
3
 Jones, Gawain C B GM 2606 8.0
4  Hawkins, Jonathan IM 2457 8.0
5  Howell, David W L GM 2625 7.5
6  Pert, Nicholas GM 2555 7.5
7  Gormally, Daniel W GM 2519 7.5
8  Gordon, Stephen J GM 2533 7.0
9  Hebden, Mark L GM 2533 7.0
10  Conquest, Stuart C GM 2519 7.0
11  Wells, Peter K GM 2489 7.0
12  Palliser, Richard J D IM 2454 7.0
13  Zhou, Yang-Fan IM 2444 7.0
14  Houska, Jovanka IM 2418 7.0
15  Buckley, Graeme N IM 2380 7.0
16  Bates, Richard A IM 2373 7.0

 

Adams (left) and Short also met in the 8th round of event, which ended drawn

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Picture from the official website

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