12/03/2008 20:27

MICHAEL ADAMS AT MTEL

Michael Adams is currently involved in one of the strongest tournaments scheduled for 2005.  This is being played in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.  His opponents are Anand, Kramnik, Judit Polgar, Topalov amd Ponamariov.  This is a double round round robin and has the unusual feature that no agreed draws are allowed.  Each game is played until it's inevitable conclusion or until an undeniably drawn position is reached.  

The final positions are :-

 

 
1 Topalov,V 2778 +69
&;
1 01 1 1 6
2 Anand,V 2785 -11 0
&;
1 1 5
3 Polgar,Ju 2732 +17
&;
0 1 5
4 Ponomariov,R 2695 +62 10
&;
01 5
5 Kramnik,V 2753 -78 0 0 1 10
&;
0 4
6 Adams,Mi 2737 -58 0 0 0 1
&;
4
Average Elo: 2746 <=> Cat: 20 gm = 3.30 m = 1.30

 

(1549) Adams,Mi (2737) - Polgar,Ju (2732) [B47]
Mtel Masters Sofia BUL (1), 12.05.2005



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 Nf6 8.0-0 Nxd4 9.Qxd4 Bc5 10.Qd3 Ng4 11.Qe2 Ne5 12.Kh1 d6 13.f4 Nc6 14.Be3 b6 15.f5 Ne5 16.Rad1 Bb7 17.Bg5 0-0 18.f6 g6 19.Na4 b5 20.Nxc5 Qxc5 21.b3 Rac8 22.Bh6 Rfe8 23.Rd2 d5 24.Be3 Qb4 25.Bf4 Nd7 26.e5 Nc5 27.h4 Ne4 28.Bxe4 dxe4 29.Kh2 Red8 30.Rfd1 Rd5 31.Be3 Rxd2 32.Qxd2 Qxd2+ 33.Rxd2 Bd5 34.Bd4 h5 35.Kg1 Kh7 36.c3 g5 37.hxg5 Kg6 38.Kf2 Kxg5 39.Ke3 Kg4 40.Rh2 Rh8 41.Kf2 h4 42.Rxh4+ Rxh4 43.gxh4 Kxh4 44.Ke3 a5 45.Kf4 a4 46.bxa4 bxa4 47.a3 Bb7 48.Be3 Bd5 49.Bd2 Bb7 50.Be1+ Kh5 51.Bf2 Kg6 52.Bc5 Bd5 53.Be3 Bb7 54.Bd2 Bd5 55.Ke3 Kf5 56.Kd4 Bb7 57.c4 Ba6 58.Bc3 Kf4 59.Kc5 e3 60.Kd6 Bxc4 61.Ke7 Kf5 62.Kxf7 Be2 63.Ke7 Bh5 64.f7 Bxf7 65.Kxf7 e2 66.Ke7 e1Q 67.Bxe1 Kxe5 68.Kd7 Kd5 69.Kc7 e5 70.Kb6 Kc4 71.Ka6 Kb3 72.Bb4 e4 73.Bc5 e3 74.Bxe3 Kxa3 1/2-1/2