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Perfect score Adams after five rounds British Championship

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Perfect score Adams after five rounds British ChFive rounds have been played at the British Championship, and top seeded player Michael Adams is the only one left with a perfect score. Nicholas Pert, Daniel Gormally, Jovanka Houska and Adam Hunt are trailing by a full point.

The event's full name is the "97th British Championships of the British Isles", and it takes place 25 July to 7 August at the Sports Centre of the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.

The main event is an 11-round Swiss with a possible play-off in the case of a tie for first place. There are several side events, such as senior and junior championships, rapidplay and a weekender.

The rate of play in the main event is 100 minutes for 40 moves, then 50 minutes for 20 moves and then 15 minutes for the remaining moves with 30 seconds increment from move 1. The first prize is £5,000 (6,013 Euros). The games start at 14.15 local time, 15.15 CET. The games are transmitted live with a five-minute delay and can be followed with expert commentary. Here are the links:



Top seed and absolute favourite Michael Adams is still on a perfect score after five rounds, but will meet tougher competition in the remaining six rounds. Thus far the Englishman defeated FM Robert Eames (2287), GM Aaron Summerscale (2428), IM Richard Pert (2460), IM Jack Rudd (2236) and FM Alexei Slavin (2417) relatively easily.

British Ch 2010 | Round 5 standings
British Ch 2010 | Round 5 standings


Selection of games rounds 1-5



Game viewer by ChessTempo


Adams-Slavin

Adams-Slavin in round 5 of the British Championship



Commentary

Commentary with IM Andrew Martin, followed by many fans off and on line through Livestream



Photos © British Championship



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