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Original articles written by numerous Grandmasters and International Masters
A Decisive Encounter In The British Championship
GM Michael Adams won the British Championship for the 5th time at the 103rd British Chess Championship held in July-August 2016. Adams finished with the sensational score of 10/11. Having been the youngest ever British Champion at 17 years of age, this performance equalled his friend Julian Hodgson’s previous all time record from Plymouth 1992. Adams finished a full 1.5 points clear of David Howell in second place, and 2 points clear of Gawain Jones and Justin Tan in joint 3rd place. Michael analyses what is probably the decisive encounter of the whole tournament, his tough 77 move win against David Howell in round 7 with the Berlin Defence in which he coolly defended White’s attack and then exploited White’s weakened pawn structure. Adams is one of the best chess writers around, and you can read his signature column in every CHESS INFORMANT.
A Hat Trick For Carlsen At Bilbao Masters!
The super strong Bilbao Masters event held in July is featured in a detailed report by GM Bassem Amin. The Spanish city of Bilbao has a long tradition of hosting one of the strongest super-tournaments of the year, in which six elite grandmasters play a double-round all-play-all and score 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw so as to encourage fighting chess. Won impressively by World Champion Magnus Carlsen, we feature his last game with the white pieces against Candidates winner Sergey Karjakin before their forthcoming world title match in November, as well as Carlsen’s first win at classical chess against Anish Giri which ensured him first prize with a round to spare. Carlsen's win against Karjakin could be particularly significant, giving him a psychological edge for the forthcoming world title match.
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