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Michael Adams is British Champion

The clash (official site)
Adams beat Nigel Short in their play-off match this morning and thus won the 98th British Championship in Pond's Forge, near Sheffield. After a comfortable draw in their first rapid game, Adams seized the advantage on the queenside and created decisive threats against Short's king, in the second and final rapidplay decider.

Here is a summary of the play-off match:

White Rating Result Black Rating Moves Opening
Nigel Short 2687 ½-½ Michael Adams 2715 50 Queens Indian with Bf4
Michael Adams 2715 1-0 Nigel Short 2687 34 Caro Kann with 4...Nf6

The final standings in the main tournament (after 11 rounds):

Rank Name Score Fed. M/F Rating ELo +/- (mostly x10) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 GM Adams, Michael 8.5 ENG M 2715 +0.19 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½
2 GM Short, Nigel D 8.5 ENG M 2687 +0.64 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½
3 GM Jones, Gawain C B 8.0 ENG M 2606 +0.85 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½
4 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 8.0 ENG M 2457 +2.28 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½
5 GM Howell, David W L 7.5 ENG M 2625 +0.08 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 1
6 GM Pert, Nicholas 7.5 ENG M 2555 +0.17 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½
7 GM Gormally, Daniel W 7.5 ENG M 2519 -0.68 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1
8 GM Gordon, Stephen J 7.0 ENG M 2533 +0.14 1 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½
9 GM Hebden, Mark L 7.0 ENG M 2533 -1.73 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1
10 GM Conquest, Stuart C 7.0 ENG M 2519 -0.39 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 1
11 GM Wells, Peter K 7.0 ENG M 2489 +0.05 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 0 ½
12 IM Palliser, Richard J D 7.0 ENG M 2454 -0.96 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½
13 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 7.0 ENG M 2444 -0.83 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½
14 IM Houska, Jovanka 7.0 ENG F 2418 +0.60 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1
15 IM Buckley, Graeme N 7.0 ENG M 2380 +0.29 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 1
16 IM Bates, Richard A 7.0 ENG M 2373 +1.33 1 0 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
17 GM Williams, Simon K 6.5 ENG M 2528 -1.76 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½
18 GM Summerscale, Aaron P 6.5 ENG M 2415 +0.67 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½
19 IM Rendle, Thomas E 6.5 ENG M 2386 +0.29 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0
20 FM Eggleston, David J 6.5 ENG M 2318 -0.38 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

The highest placed female player, Jovanka Houska, was declared British Women's Champion.

For more information go to the official site:

http://www.britishchess2011.com/events_championship_2011.htm


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