In 1966 it was England's finest moment when they conquered West Germany 4-2 at Wembley
to win the World Cup for the first and, so far, only time.

Michael Adams Report 2000


Okay, England didn't play that well in the Euro 2000. But on the bright side for chess fans at least, Britain's highest rated player Michael Adams is having a great year this year. This report illustrates some of his recent key wins in major tournaments.

Great tournament results

Note: If you have ChessBase on your machine, you can save yourself the hassle of playing through the moves on a chess board! Also if you have Chessbase or a pgn reader, you may just want to look at the pgn file of these games


Redbus 2000 knockout 21st-24th April


The Sarajevo tournament 2000 16th-29th May

Frankfurt Masters 22-25th June

Redbus 2000 knockout

John Emms seated next to Michael Adams top right
On the left corner Glenn Flear vs Turner
Tony Miles vs Jonathon Rowson


(8) King,D (2514) - Adams,M (2715) [A13]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (1.1), 21.04.2000

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Qa4+ c6 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qb3 Bb7 8.00 Nbd7 9.d4 a6 10.a4 c5 11.axb5 Bd5 12.Qc2 Be4 13.Qd1 axb5 14.Rxa8 Qxa8 15.Bg5 cxd4 16.Bxf6 Nxf6 17.Qxd4 Be7 18.Qb6 Qb7 19.Qxb7 Bxb7 20.Nd4 Bxg2 21.Kxg2 b4 22.Nd2 Kd7 23.Nc4 Rd8 24.Ra1 Ke8 25.Nc6 Rc8 26.N6e5 Bc5 27.Nd3 Be7 28.b3 Nd5 29.f4 Nc3 30.e3 Nb5 31.Ra6 Na3 32.Nd6+ Bxd6 33.Rxd6 Nc2 34.Kf3 Rc3 35.Ke2 Rxb3 36.Rb6 Ra3 37.Nxb4 Nxb4 38.Rxb4 Ra2+ 39.Kf3 Rxh2

40.Rb7 h5 41.Rb8+ Ke7 42.Rh8 Kf6 43.Rh7 Kg6 44.Rh8 Rh1 45.Kg2 Ra1 46.Kf3 Ra3 47.Kf2 f6 48.Kf3 Rb3 49.Ke4 e5 50.fxe5 Rb4+ 51.Kf3 fxe5 52.Re8 Kf6 53.Rf8+ Kg5 54.Re8 e4+

55.Rxe4 Rxe4 56.Kxe4 Kg4 57.Kd4 Kxg3 58.e4 h4 59.e5 h3 60.e6 h2 61.e7 h1Q 62.e8Q Qd1+ 63.Kc3 Qf3+ 64.Kb4 g5 65.Ka5 g4 66.Qe1+ Kh3 67.Qe6 Qf4 68.Qd7 Qe5+ 69.Ka6 Kh4 70.Qh7+ Kg5 71.Qg8+ Kf4 72.Qc4+ Qe4 73.Qc1+ Qe3 74.Qc4+ Kf3 75.Qd5+ Kf2 76.Qf5+ Qf3 77.Qc5+ Kg2 78.Qc2+ Kg1 79.Ka5 Qd5+ 80.Ka6 Qe6+ 81.Ka7 Qf7+ 82.Kb8 Qf4+ 83.Kc8 g3 84.Qd1+ Qf1 85.Qd4+ Kh2 86.Qe5 Qh3+ 87.Kb8 Qh6 88.Ka8 Qf8+ 89.Ka7 Kg2 90.Kb7 Qb4+ 91.Ka8 Kf3 92.Qf5+ Qf4 93.Qd3+ Qe3 94.Qf5+ Ke2 95.Qc2+ Kf1 96.Qf5+ Qf2 97.Qd3+ Kg2 98.Kb8 Qf8+ 99.Ka7 Kh2 100.Qe2+ Qf2+ 01

(9) Adams,M (2715) - King,D (2514) [B52]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (1.2), 21.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.00 Nf6 6.e5 dxe5 7.Nxe5 Qc8 8.d4 e6 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.Be3 Be7 11.Nxc6 Qxc6 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Bxc5 Qxc5 14.Qf3 Qb6 15.b3 00 16.Ne4 Nxe4

(20) Adams,M (2715) - Emms,J (2546) [B80]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (2.1), 22.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 Nf6 8.00 d6 9.Re1 Rb8 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.e5 dxe5 12.Rxe5


Bd6 13.Re1 00 14.b3 Bb7 15.Bb2 c5 16.Bxb7 Rxb7 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Rxe4 Rd8 19.Qe2 Qc6 20.Rg4 g6 21.Ra4 Qb5 22.Qf3 Be7 23.Rf4 Rf8 24.Re1 Qd7 25.h4 Qd5 26.Qe2 Rd7 27.Ra4 Rd6 28.Be5 Rb6 29.Rd1 Qc6 30.h5 Rd8 31.Re1 Rd7 32.hxg6 fxg6 33.Bc3 Bf8 34.Ba5

Rbb7 35.Qxe6+ Qxe6 36.Rxe6 Rd6 37.Re8 Rd1+ 38.Kg2 Rf7 39.Rc4 Rd5 40.Bc3 Rdf5 41.Re2 Bg7 42.Re8+ Bf8 43.f4 g5 44.Be5 h5 45.Rxc5 Kh7 46.Rc6 gxf4 47.gxf4 Bg7 48.Rxa6 Bxe5 49.Rxe5 Rxf4 50.Rxh5+ Kg7 51.Rg5+ Kh7 52.Kh3 Rf2 53.Ra4 R7f3+ 54.Rg3 Rxg3+ 55.Kxg3 Rxc2 56.Kf3 Kg7 57.Ke3 Kf7 58.Kd3 Rh2 59.Rf4+ Ke7 60.a4

Kd6 61.Kc4 Kc6 62.Kb4 Rh3 63.a5 Kb7 64.Ka4 Rh7 65.b4 Ka7 66.Rf6 Rg7 67.a6 Rg5 68.b5 Rh5 69.Rf7+ Kb8 70.b6 Rh8 71.Kb5 Rg8 72.Re7 Rh8 73.Kc5 Rg8 74.Rf7 Rh8 75.Kd5 Rg8 76.Ke6 Rg6+ 77.Rf6 Rg8 78.Ke7 Rg7+ 79.Rf7 10

(23) Emms,J (2546) - Adams,M (2715) [C47]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (2.2), 22.04.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.Bd3 00 8.00 d5 9.exd5 cxd5 10.Bg5 c6 11.Na4 Be6 12.c3 Be7 13.Re1 Re8 14.b4 h6 15.Bh4 Nd7 16.Bxe7 Qxe7 17.Bc2 Qg5 18.Re3 Bf5 19.Bxf5 Qxf5 20.Qd4 Qc2 21.Nc5 Rxe3 22.fxe3 Nxc5 23.Qxc5 Qa4 24.Rf1 Re8 25.h3 Re6 26.Rf2 Qa6 27.Rd2 Re4 28.Kh2

(25) Rowson,J (2499) - Adams,M (2715) [C64]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (3.1), 23.04.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5 4.00 Nd4 5.Nxd4 Bxd4 6.c3 Bb6 7.d4 c6 8.Ba4 d6 9.Na3 Nf6 10.Bg5 00 11.dxe5 dxe5 12.Qf3 h6 13.Rad1 Qe7 14.Bxf6 Qxf6 15.Qxf6 gxf6 16.Bb3 Bg4 17.Rd3 Kh7 18.Nc4 Rad8 19.Rxd8 Rxd8 20.Nxb6 axb6 21.f4 Be6 22.Bxe6 fxe6 23.fxe5 fxe5 24.g3 Kg6 25.Kg2 Rd3 26.Rf3 Rd1 27.Rf2 b5 28.Rf1

(27) Adams,M (2715) - Rowson,J (2499) [B80]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (3.2), 23.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be3 Nc6 7.f3 e6 8.Qd2 Be7 9.000 00 10.g4 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 12.g5 Nd7 13.h4 b4 14.Ne2 a5 15.Ng3 Qc7 16.Kb1 d5 17.f4 dxe4 18.Bg2 Rd8 19.Bxe4 Bb7 20.Qg2 Nc5 21.Bxc5 Bxe4 22.Nxe4

(29) Adams,M (2715) - Rowson,J (2499) [B50]

Redbus KO g/10 Southend ENG (3.3), 23.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Be2 Bd7 5.d3 Bc6 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.00 g6 8.Re1 Bg7 9.Bf1 Ne5 10.d4 Nxf3+ 11.Qxf3 cxd4 12.cxd4 00 13.Qd3 a6 14.a4 b5 15.axb5 Bxb5 16.Qf3 Rc8 17.Bxb5 axb5 18.Nf1 Qb6 19.Be3 Qb7 20.d5 Ra8 21.Bd4 Rxa1 22.Rxa1 Ra8 23.Rc1 Ra4 24.Rd1 Qc7 25.Qe2 Qc4 26.Qxc4 Rxc4 27.f3 Nd7 28.Bxg7 Kxg7 29.Ne3 Rb4 30.Rd2 Ne5 31.Kf1 h5 32.Ke2 h4 33.Rc2 Rb3 34.h3 Kf6 35.Nd1 Nc4 36.Rc3 Rxc3 37.Nxc3 Nxb2 38.Nxb5 Ke5 39.Ke3 Nc4+

(30) Lalic,B (2548) - Adams,M (2715) [E15]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (4.1), 24.04.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Nbd2 Bb4 6.Qc2 Bb7 7.Bg2 Be4 8.Qb3 Bxd2+ 9.Bxd2 00 10.00 d6 11.Rfd1 Nbd7 12.Rac1 Re8 13.Qe3 a5 14.Bc3 d5 15.Ne5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 Qc8 17.Qf3

(31) Adams,M (2715) - Lalic,B (2548) [B26]

Redbus KO Southend ENG (4.2), 24.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.Be3 e5 7.Nge2 Nd4 8.h3 Ne7 9.00 00 10.f4 Be6 11.Kh2 Qd7 12.Qd2 Rae8 13.Rae1 b6 14.g4 Nxe2 15.Nxe2 exf4 16.Nxf4 d5 17.Nxe6 Qxe6 18.exd5 Nxd5 19.Bf2 Qd7 20.c3 Nc7 21.Bg3 Rxe1 22.Rxe1 Rd8 23.c4 Bd4

(32) Adams,M (2715) - Lalic,B (2548) [B52]

Redbus KO g/10 Southend ENG (4.3), 24.04.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.00 Nf6 6.Re1 Nc6 7.b3 e6 8.Bb2 Be7 9.c4 00 10.d4 cxd4 11.Nxd4 a6 12.Nc3 Rfd8 13.a4 Ne8 14.Nc2 Nc7 15.Ne3 Bf6 16.Qh5 Bd4 17.Rad1 Rac8 18.Rd2 Qe8 19.Red1 Bxe3 20.fxe3 Qe7 21.Ba3 g6 22.Qg4 Ne8 23.Qf4 Qc7 24.Bxd6 Nxd6 25.Rxd6 Qb6 26.e5 Qxb3 27.Ne4 Rxd6 28.Rxd6 Qb1+ 29.Kf2 Qb2+ 30.Kg3 Qxe5 31.Rd7 Qxf4+ 32.Kxf4 Na5 33.c5 Nb3 34.Nd6 Rxc5 35.e4 g5+ 36.Kg4 Rc2 37.Nxf7 Rxg2+ 38.Kf3 Rxh2 39.Nxg5 Nc5 40.Rc7 h6 41.Rxc5 hxg5 42.Rxg5+ Kf7 43.Rc5 Ra2 44.Rc7+ Kf6 45.Rxb7 Rxa4 46.Kf4 e5+ 47.Ke3 Ra3+ 48.Kd2 a5 49.Ra7 Kg5 50.Rf7 Kg6 51.Rf5

(33) Lalic,B (2548) - Adams,M (2715) [E13]

Redbus KO g/10 Southend ENG (4.4), 24.04.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 Bb7 7.Qb3 Bxc3+ 8.Qxc3 d6 9.e3 g5 10.Bg3 Ne4 11.Qc2 Nd7 12.Bd3 f5 13.d5 exd5 14.cxd5 Bxd5 15.Nd4 Ndc5 16.Bb5+ Kf7 17.Nxf5 Qf6 18.Nd4 h5 19.f3 Nxg3 20.hxg3 Qe5 21.Kf2 Raf8 22.Qf5+ Qxf5 23.Nxf5 a5 24.e4 Be6 25.Nd4 Ke7 26.Ke3 h4 27.gxh4 gxh4 28.Rh2 Bc8 29.Rah1 Rfg8 30.Bf1 h3 31.g4 Bxg4 32.fxg4 Rxg4 33.Nf3 Rxe4+ 34.Kd2 Rb4 35.Kc2 Rf4 36.Rxh3 Rxh3 37.Rxh3 Kd7 38.b3 d5 39.Kd2 Rf6 40.Bd3

(34) Lalic,B (2548) - Adams,M (2715) [E53]

Redbus KO g/5 Southend ENG (4.5), 21.04.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 00 6.Nf3 d5 7.a3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Qa5 10.Bb2 cxd4 11.exd4 b6 12.a4 Ba6

13.Bxa6 Qxa6 14.Qe2 Rc8 15.Qxa6 Nxa6 16.Ke2 Nb8 17.Rhc1 Nc6 18.c4 Rc7 19.c5 Nd5 20.cxb6 axb6 21.Ne5 Rac8 22.Nxc6 Rxc6 23.Rxc6 Rxc6

Adams has a beautiful blockading knight on d5

24.Kd2 Kf8 25.a5 bxa5 26.Rxa5 g5 27.Ba3+ Kg7 28.Bc5 Rc8 29.g3 Rb8 30.Ra2 Kg6 31.Ke2

An unfortunate accident which can easily occur at speed chess

Nc3+ 01


The Sarajevo tournament 2000

(4) Shirov,A (2751) - Adams,M (2715) [C42]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (1), 17.05.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bd6 7.00 00 8.c4 c6 9.Qc2 Na6 10.a3 Bg4 11.Ne5 Bf5 12.b4 Qh4 13.Nc3 Nc7 14.Nf3 Qh5 15.Nxe4 dxe4 16.Bxe4 Bxe4 17.Qxe4 Rfe8 18.Qd3 Ne6 19.Be3 Rad8 20.Rfe1 a6 21.Rad1 h6 22.h3 b5 23.Qc2 bxc4 24.Qxc4 Qb5 25.Rc1 Rc8 26.Nd2 Nf4 27.Qxb5 axb5 28.Rc2 Nd5 29.Nb3 Ra8 30.Rxc6 Bf4 31.Na5 Nxe3 32.g3 Nf5 33.Rxe8+ Rxe8 34.gxf4 Nxd4 35.Rc5 Re1+ 36.Kg2 Ra1 37.Nc6 Ne6 38.Rxb5 Rxa3 39.Ne7+ Kh7 40.Nd5

(9) Adams,M (2715) - Kasparov,G (2851) [B84]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (2), 18.05.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.Be2 Qc7 8.a4 b6 9.f4 Bb7 10.Bf3 Nbd7 11.f5 e5 12.Nde2 h5 13.h4 Rc8 14.Ng3 Qc4 15.Bd2 g6 16.fxg6 fxg6 17.Qe2 Be7 18.Qxc4 Rxc4 19.000 00 20.b3 Rc7 21.Kb2 Rfc8 22.Rc1 Nc5 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.exd5 e4 25.Be2 Nxd5 26.Kb1 b5 27.axb5 axb5 28.Bxb5 e3 29.Bc4 exd2 30.Bxd5+ Kg7 31.Rcf1 Bf6 32.Rxf6 Kxf6 33.Rd1 Re7 34.Rxd2 Re1+ 35.Kb2 Rb8 36.Ka2 Rb6 37.Ne2 Rb4 38.g3 g5 39.hxg5+ Kxg5 40.Nd4 Kg4 41.Bf3+ Kxg3 42.Bxh5 Kf4 43.Rf2+ Ke4 44.c3 Rb6 45.Bg6+ Ke3 46.Rf3+ Kd2 47.b4 Re7

(17) Georgiev,K (2677) - Adams,M (2715) [E34]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (3), 19.05.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.e3 c5 7.Bd2 Bxc3 8.Bxc3 cxd4 9.Bxd4 Nc6 10.Bc3 00 11.Nf3 Qc5 12.Rc1 Nd5 13.Bd2 Qxc2 14.Rxc2 Rd8 15.a3 h6 16.b4 a6 17.Bc4 e5 18.00 Bf5 19.Rcc1 e4 20.Nd4 Nxd4 21.exd4 Rac8 22.Bxd5

(20) Adams,M (2715) - Movsesian,S (2668) [B47]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (4), 20.05.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qc7 5.Nc3 e6 6.g3 a6 7.Bg2 d6 8.00 Bd7 9.Re1 Be7 10.Nxc6 Bxc6 11.Qg4 h5 12.Qe2 h4 13.a4 hxg3 14.hxg3 Nf6 15.Bf4 Rc8 16.Rad1 e5 17.Bg5 Kf8 18.Bf3 g6 19.Bxf6 Bxf6 20.Bg4 Ra8 21.b4 Bg5 22.Qc4 Qe7 23.Kg2 Kg7 24.b5 axb5 25.axb5 Bd7 26.Nd5 Qd8 27.Bxd7 Qxd7 28.Rh1 Rxh1 29.Rxh1 Qg4 30.c3 Rc8 31.Qd3 Ra8 32.Qc4 Rc8 33.Qd3 Ra8 34.Nb6 Ra2 35.Nc4 Qe2 36.Qxe2 Rxe2 37.Nxd6 Rc2 38.Kh3 Rxf2 39.Nxb7 Rc2 40.Kg4 Be7 41.Na5

(30) Bacrot,E (2594) - Adams,M (2715) [E13]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (5), 21.05.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Nf3 b6 5.Bg5 Bb7 6.e3 h6 7.Bh4 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 d6 9.Nd2 g5 10.Bg3 Nc6 11.h4 Rg8 12.hxg5 hxg5 13.Rh6 Qe7 14.Qf3 Rg6

Accepting doubled pawns

15.Rxg6 fxg6 16.Bd3 000 17.Qe2 Rh8 18.000 Rh6 19.f3 Kb8 20.Bf2 e5 21.g4 d5 22.Kb2 Rh2 23.Qf1 dxc4 24.Bxg6 Nd5 25.Bg1

Leaving the rook enprise.

Hiarcs gives the following variation if the rook is taken:- [26.Bxh2 Nxe3 27.Qe2 dxc3+ 28.Kb1 Nd4 29.Qf2 Qb4+]

exd4 26.exd4 Re2 01

(31) Bareev,E (2709) - Adams,M (2715) [A34]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (6), 23.05.2000

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e4 Nc6 5.Be2 b6 6.00 Bb7 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qb8 9.Nc2 Nb4 10.Bf3 Nxc2 11.Qxc2 Bd6 12.g3 Be5 13.Bd2 00 14.Rac1 a6 15.a4 Qc7 16.b3 Rac8 17.Rfe1 Rfe8 18.Qb1 d6 19.Bg2 Nd7 20.Ne2 Qb8 21.Be3 h6 22.b4 Bc6 23.Qb3 a5 24.b5 Bb7 25.f4 Bf6 26.g4 Nc5 27.Qc2 Bh4 28.Ng3 d5 29.exd5 exd5 30.cxd5 Nxa4 31.Qxa4 Rxc1 32.Rxc1 Bxg3 33.hxg3 Rxe3 34.Kf2 Qe8 35.Qc4 Ra3 36.Re1 Qd7 37.Qe4 Ra2+ 38.Kg1 Kf8 39.Qe5 f6 40.Qd4 Qxg4 41.Qe3 Rxg2+ 42.Kxg2 Bxd5+ 43.Kf2 Kg8 44.Rc1 a4 45.Rc6 Qf5 46.Rxb6 Qc2+ 47.Qe2 Qc5+ 48.Qe3 Qc2+ 49.Qe2 Qc3 50.Rb8+ Kh7 51.Re8 Qc5+ 52.Re3 f5 53.Qb2 a3 54.Qxa3 Qxb5 55.Qd3 Qb2+ 56.Re2 Qb6+ 57.Qe3 Qb4 58.g4 Be4 59.gxf5 Bxf5 60.Qe5 Qb6+ 61.Re3 Qg6 62.Rg3 Qf7

(42) Adams,M (2715) - Gurevich,M (2694) [B30]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (7), 24.05.2000

1.e4 e6 2.d3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Nge7 5.Bg2 g6 6.h4 h6 7.00 Bg7 8.c3 d5 9.Qe2 b6 10.e5 Qc7 11.Re1 Bb7 12.Na3 a6 13.Nc2 d4 14.cxd4 cxd4 15.Ncxd4 Nxd4 16.Nxd4 Rd8 17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.Nf3 Rd7 19.Qe4 Qxe4 20.dxe4 Rd3 21.Be3 Nc6 22.Rad1 Rxd1 23.Rxd1 Nxe5 24.Nxe5 Bxe5 25.Bxb6 Bxb2 26.Be3 Bg7 27.Rd6

White has the edge as Rd6 shows.

00 28.Rxa6 Rc8 29.a4 Rc4 30.a5 Bd4 31.Bxh6 Rc2 32.Ra8+ Kh7 33.Be3 Bxe3 34.fxe3 Re2 35.a6 Rxe3 36.Kf2 Ra3 37.e5 Ra2+ 38.Kf3 Ra3+ 39.Kg4 Ra4+ 40.Kh3 Kg7 41.a7 10


(44) Topalov,V (2702) - Adams,M (2715) [C89]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (8), 25.05.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 00 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Re4 g5 16.Qf3 Bf5 17.Bc2

This topalov exchange sacrifice did not work out too well!

Bxe4 18.Bxe4 Qe6 19.Bxg5 f5 20.Bxd5 cxd5 21.Nd2 f4 22.Bxf4 Bxf4 23.gxf4 Ra7

A cute little move transferring the rook to the king side rapidly.


24.Kh1 Re7 25.Rg1+ Kh8 26.Nf1 Qe4 27.Kg2 Qxf3+ 28.Kxf3 Re1 29.Rh1 Re4 30.Nd2 Rexf4+ 31.Ke3 Rxf2 32.a4 Rg2 33.axb5 axb5 34.b3 Rff2 35.Nf3 Rb2 36.b4 Rgc2 37.Kd3 Rf2 38.Ke3 Rbe2+ 39.Kd3 Ra2 40.Ke3 Rae2+ 41.Kd3 Re4 42.Ne5 Rfe2 01

A cute finish with white being mated almost by force (Ng4 h5)


(53) Adams,M (2715) - Sokolov,I (2637) [C82]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (9), 26.05.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.00 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 Bg4 11.Bc2 Ne6 12.Re1 Bc5 13.Nf1 Ne7 14.Ng3 h5 15.h3 h4 16.Nf1 Bh5 17.a4 b4 18.a5 bxc3 19.bxc3 Qb8 20.Ra4 Qa7 21.Be3 g5 22.N1h2 Bxe3 23.Rxe3 Nf4 24.Qd2 Rg8 25.Re1 000

26.Nxg5 Ne2+ 27.Rxe2 Bxe2 28.Rxh4

An interesting exchange sacrifice for 2 pawns

Rg7 29.Qxe2 Rxg5 30.Rh7 Rdg8 31.Ng4 R5g7 32.Rxg7 Rxg7 33.Qf3 Qc5 34.Qf6 Rg8 35.Nh6 Rg3 36.Nf5 Nxf5 37.Bxf5+ Kb7 38.Qxf7 Rxc3 39.Be6 Ka7 40.Bxd5 Rc1+ 41.Kh2 Rd1 42.Bf3 Qxe5+ 43.g3 Rb1 44.h4 Qxa5 45.h5

The white passed pawn is extremely dangerous

Rb2 46.Kg2 Qc5 47.Be4 Rb4 48.f3 Rb6 49.Qg7 Qd6 50.Qc3 Qd8 51.Qc1 Kb8 52.h6 Qf6 53.h7 a5 54.Qf4 Qb2+ 55.Kh3 Qg7 56.Qd2 Rd6 57.Qc1 a4 58.Qb1+ Rb6 59.Qa2 Qh6+ 60.Kg2 Rb3 61.Qa1 Qd2+ 62.Kf1 Rxf3+ 63.Bxf3 Qd3+ 64.Kf2 Qc2+ 65.Kg1 10

(57) Short,N (2683) - Adams,M (2715) [C52]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (10), 27.05.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.00 Nge7 8.Ng5 d5 9.exd5 Ne5 10.Bb3 00 11.Nxh7 Kxh7 12.Qh5+ Kg8 13.Qxe5 Nf5 14.Bd2 c5 15.dxc6 bxc6 16.Re1 Bc7 17.Qe4 Qf6 18.Bf4

A final last round win against Morozevich guaranteed Adam's second place

(64) Adams,M (2715) - Morozevich,A (2748) [C03]

Bosna SuperGM Sarajevo BIH (11), 29.05.2000

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Bd3 c5 5.dxc5 Nf6 6.Qe2 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Nb4

An opening novelty but was shown not to be that great by Adams

8.Nb3 Nxd3+ 9.cxd3 a5 10.Bg5 a4 11.Nbd2 h6 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.e5 Be7 14.Rc1 Ra5 15.Qe3

Adams hangs onto the extra pawn

00 16.00 Bd7 17.Rc2 Qa8 18.Rfc1 Rc8 19.Nf1 Qa7 20.d4 Qa6 21.Ng3 b6 22.c6

c6 has the really cunning plan of using the c pawn as a kind of distractive decoy whilst the g file is ripped open against the black king!

Be8 23.Nh5 Qb5 24.g4

Go caveman Adams!

Ra7 25.g5 hxg5 26.Nxg5 Rac7 27.Kh1 Rxc6 28.Rxc6 Rxc6 29.Rg1 Qxb2 30.Nxg7

Qc3 31.Nxe8 10


Frankfurt Masters

(3) Bareev,E (2709) - Adams,M (2715) [E54]

Masters Frankfurt GER (1), 22.06.2000

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 d5 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 Bb4 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 00 9.00 b6 10.Bg5 Bb7 11.Rc1 Nc6 12.a3 Bxc3 13.Rxc3 Rc8 14.Ba2 Ne7 15.Rxc8 Qxc8 16.Ne5 Ng6 17.Bxf6 gxf6

Adams allows his pawns to be doubled

18.Ng4 Qd8 19.d5 f5 20.Ne3 f4

Squeezing with the doubled pawn!

21.Ng4 h5 22.Nh6+

An inpudent knight check!

Kg7 23.Qxh5 Rh8

What the hell is going on? (Reader exercise!)

24.Nxf7 Kxf7 25.dxe6+ Kf6 26.Qg4 Rh4 27.Qd1 Qxd1 28.Rxd1 Rh7 29.f3 Rc7 30.Re1 Bc8 31.Bb3 Re7 32.Kf2

Adams has navigated his way to clear waters a piece up

Bxe6 33.Bc2 Bf5 34.Rxe7 Nxe7 35.Bb3 Be6 36.Bc2 Nf5 37.g4 Nh4 38.Be4 Ke5 01


(7) Adams,M (2715) - Ivanchuk,V (2709) [B45]

Masters Frankfurt GER (2), 22.06.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Nf6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Nd5 8.Ne4 Qc7 9.f4 Qb6 10.c4 Bb4+ 11.Ke2 f5 12.Nf2 Ba6 13.Kf3 Ne7 14.Be3 Bc5 15.Bxc5 Qxc5 16.Qd6 Qb6 17.b3 c5 18.Be2 Kf7 19.Rhd1 Rhd8 20.Ke3 Bb7 21.Bh5+ Kf8 22.Bf3 Bxf3 23.gxf3 Rac8 24.Qxb6 axb6 25.Rd6 Rc6 26.Rd3 d5 27.exd6 Rcxd6 28.Rxd6 Rxd6 29.Rd1 Rxd1 30.Nxd1 Ke8 31.Nb2 Kd7 32.Nd3 Nc6 33.h4 Kd6 34.Kd2 g6 35.Ke3 Nb4 36.Nc1 h6 37.Kd2 Nc6 38.Nd3 Nb4 39.Nc1 Nc6 40.Nd3

(9) Rabiega,R (2477) - Adams,M (2715) [C50]

Masters Frankfurt GER (3), 22.06.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Nd5 Qd8 9.c3 a6 10.d4 exd4 11.cxd4 Ba7 12.h3 Ne7 13.00 00 14.Nf4 b5 15.Bb3 Bb7 16.Re1 c5 17.Qd2 Bb6 18.Re2 Rc8 19.Rd1 c4 20.Bc2 Ng6 21.Qe3 Ne5

22.Nd5 Bxd5 23.exd5 Nxf3+ 24.Qxf3 Re8 25.Rde1 Rxe2 26.Rxe2 Qg5 27.h4 Qf6 28.Qg4 Rf8 29.Re4 g6 30.Rf4 Qg7 31.a4 h5 32.Qd1 b4 33.g3 Rc8 34.Kg2 a5 35.g4 hxg4 36.Rxg4 Qh6 37.Qf3 Kg7 38.Rf4 Rf8 39.Qe3 Bd8 40.Qe4 Bf6

The white h pawn is a gonner

41.Bd1 Rh8 42.h5 gxh5 43.Kf1 Qg6 44.Rf5 h4 45.Bf3 h3 46.Rf4 Qxe4 47.Rxe4 Rh4 48.Rxh4 Bxh4 49.Ke2 h2 50.Ke3 Bg5+ 01

(15) Adams,M (2715) - Rublevsky,S (2662) [B42]

Even though Adams lost, this was a very exciting game

Masters Frankfurt GER (4), 22.06.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nf6 6.00 d6 7.c4 Bd7 8.Nc3 Nc6 9.Be3 Be7 10.h3 00 11.Qd2 Qb8 12.a4 Nb4 13.a5 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 Qc7 15.Rfd1 Rac8 16.b3 Bc6 17.Nxc6 Qxc6 18.Bd4 Rfd8 19.Qe2 Re8 20.Rd3 Nd7 21.Rg3 Bf6 22.Bxf6 Nxf6 23.e5 dxe5 24.Qxe5 Kh8 25.Rxg7

Kxg7 26.Qg5+ Kf8 27.Qxf6 Kg8 28.Rd1 Qc7 29.Rd3 Red8 30.Rg3+ Kf8 31.Qh6+ Ke8 32.Rg8+ Kd7 33.Rg7 Qe5 34.Rxf7+ Kc6 35.Nd5

Rd6 36.Qe3 Qxe3 37.Nxe3 Rc7 38.Rf6 Kc5 39.g4 Rcd7 40.Rf4 Kb4 41.c5+ Kxc5 42.Nc4 Rd4 43.Rf6 Kb4 44.Rxe6 Kxb3 45.Ne5 R7d5 46.Re7 Rxa5 47.Nf3 Rd1+ 48.Kg2 Rb5 49.Rxh7 a5 50.g5 a4 51.g6 Rd6 52.g7 Rg6+ 53.Kh2 a3 54.Nh4 Rxg7 55.Rxg7 a2 56.Rg1 Kb2 57.f4 Rc5 58.Kg3 a1Q 59.Rxa1 Kxa1 60.f5 b5 61.f6 Rc6 62.Kf4 Rxf6+ 63.Nf5 b4 64.Kg5 Rxf5+ 65.Kxf5 b3 66.h4 b2 67.h5 b1Q+ 68.Kg5 Qh7 69.h6 Kb2 01

(19) Jussupow,A (2628) - Adams,M (2715) [A47]

Masters Frankfurt GER (5), 23.06.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.b3 c5 6.00 cxd4 7.exd4 Be7 8.Bb2 00 9.c4 d6 10.Nc3 Nbd7 11.Re1 Re8 12.h3 Bf8 13.Qe2 g6 14.Rad1 a6 15.Qe3 Bg7 16.Bf1 Rc8 17.a4 Qc7 18.Ba3 d5 19.Ne5 dxc4 20.bxc4 Rcd8 21.f4 Nb8 22.Rd2 Nc6 23.Red1 Ne7 24.g4 h5 25.Bg2 Bxg2 26.Rxg2 Nc6 27.Ne2 h4 28.Rf1 Nd7 29.Qf2 Na5 30.Nxf7 Kxf7 31.f5 Kg8 32.fxg6 Rf8 33.Qxh4 Rxf1+ 34.Kxf1 Nf8 35.Bxf8 Rxf8+ 36.Kg1 Rf3 37.Rf2 Rxf2 38.Qxf2 Nxc4 39.h4 Qd7 40.h5 e5 41.Qf3 exd4 42.Ng3 Ne5 43.Qb3+ Kh8 44.Qxb6 Qc8 45.g5 Nf3+ 46.Kg2 Nxg5 47.h6 Qh3+ 48.Kf2 Qxh6 49.Qd8+ Bf8 50.Qxd4+ Qg7 51.Qh4+ Qh6 52.Qd4+ Qg7 53.Qh4+ Qh6

(21) Topalov,V (2702) - Adams,M (2715) [E15]

Masters Frankfurt GER (6), 23.06.2000

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.b3 Bb7 6.Bg2 Bb4+ 7.Bd2 a5 8.00 00 9.Qc2 d6 10.Nc3 Nbd7 11.Rfe1 Bxc3 12.Bxc3 Be4 13.Qb2 a4 14.Bf1 c5 15.Nd2 Bb7 16.b4 a3 17.Qb3 cxd4 18.Bxd4 e5 19.Be3 Qc7 20.Rac1 Qc6 21.f3 Qa4 22.Qb1 d5 23.Bf2 e4 24.Bd4 Rfe8 25.cxd5 Bxd5 26.f4 e3 27.Nc4 Be4 28.Qa1 Qxb4 29.Nxe3 b5 30.Bh3 Rad8 31.Red1 Ba8 32.Rb1 Qa4 33.Qc3 Nf8 34.Be5 Rxd1+ 35.Rxd1 Nd5

36.Rxd5 Bxd5 37.Bxg7 Rxe3 38.Qxe3 Qd1+ 39.Kf2 Kxg7 40.Qe5+ f6 41.Qe7+ Bf7 42.Qxa3 Qd4+ 43.Qe3 Qxe3+ 44.Kxe3 Bxa2 45.Kd4 Bc4 46.e3 Ne6+ 47.Kc3 Nc5 48.Bf5 h6 49.h4 Be6 50.Bc2 Na6 51.Bd3 b4+ 52.Kd4 Nc7 53.e4 b3 54.Kc3 Kf8 55.Be2 Ke7 56.g4 Kd6 57.g5 hxg5 58.fxg5 fxg5 59.hxg5 Kc5 60.Kb2 Kb4 61.g6 Nb5 62.g7 Nc3 63.Bg4 Na4+ 64.Kb1 Bg8 65.e5 Bh7+ 01

(28) Adams,M (2715) - Van Wely,L (2646) [B53]

Masters Frankfurt GER (7), 23.06.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.c4 Nf6 8.Nc3 e6 9.00 Be7 10.Re1 00 11.Bg5 Qa5 12.Qd2 Rfd8 13.Rad1 Rac8 14.Nd5 Qxd2 15.Nxe7+ Kf8 16.Nxd2 Kxe7 17.f3 h6 18.Be3 b6 19.b3 g5 20.Nb1 Nd7 21.Nc3 f6 22.Kf2 a6 23.Re2 b5 24.cxb5 axb5 25.Red2 Ne5 26.Bb6 Rd7 27.Ba5 Nf7 28.Bb4 Ra8 29.Ke3 Ra6 30.g3 e5 31.Rc2 Rda7 32.a3 Rb6 33.f4 Ba8 34.f5 h5 35.h3 Nd8 36.Rxd6

Winning a pawn tactically

Rxd6 37.Bxd6+ Kd7 38.Nxb5

And another pawn drops...

Rb7 39.Rc7+ Rxc7 40.Bxc7 Nb7 41.b4 10

(29) Adams,M (2715) - Bareev,E (2709) [C00]

Masters Frankfurt GER (8), 24.06.2000

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 5.c3 Be7 6.e5 Nfd7 7.d4 c5 8.Bb5 Ba6 9.a4 cxd4 10.cxd4 00 11.00 Qc8 12.Re1 Nc6 13.Re3 Bxb5 14.axb5 Nb4 15.Rc3 Qb7 16.Nf1 a6 17.bxa6 Rxa6 18.Rxa6 Nxa6 19.Ng5 Bxg5 20.Bxg5 f6 21.exf6 Nxf6 22.Bxf6 Rxf6 23.Ne3 Rf7 24.h3 Rc7 25.Qg4 Rc6 26.Qh5 Nc7 27.Ng4 Rxc3 28.bxc3 Qc8 29.Qg5 Qf8 30.Qe5 Qe7 31.g3 h6 32.h4 Kh7 33.Qf4 Nb5 34.Qe3 Nd6 35.Qd3+ Kg8 36.Ne5 Qf6 37.Nd7 Qf7 38.Ne5 Qf6 39.Kg2 b5 40.Qe2 Qf5 41.f3 h5 42.Nd3 Kf7 43.Ne5+ Kg8 44.Nd3 Kf7 45.Ne5+

(35) Ivanchuk,V (2709) - Adams,M (2715) [C45]

Masters Frankfurt GER (9), 24.06.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nd2 Bb7 10.b3 g6 11.Bb2 Bg7 12.000 000 13.f4 c5 14.Ne4 d6 15.Qg4+ Kb8 16.Qg5 Qf8 17.Nf6 dxe5 18.Be2 Rd6 19.Bxe5 h6 20.Qh4 Ka8

If White accepts the exchange sacrifice, the dark squares look perilously weak

21.Nd5 Nxd5 22.cxd5 g5 23.Qg3 Rg8 24.f5 Bxe5 25.Qxe5 Qe8 26.Qxe8+ Rxe8 27.Bh5 Re5 28.Bxf7 Rxf5 29.Rhf1 Rxf1 30.Rxf1 Bxd5 31.Bxd5+ Rxd5 32.Rf6 h5 33.g3 g4 34.Rf4 Kb7 35.h3 Rd4 36.Rf2 h4

37.hxg4 hxg3 38.Rg2 Rxg4 39.Kd2 Kc6 40.Ke3 Kb5 41.Kf3 Rg8 42.a3 a5 43.Kf4 a4 44.bxa4+ Kxa4 01

(38) Adams,M (2715) - Rabiega,R (2477) [B30]

Masters Frankfurt GER (10), 24.06.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Bc4 Be7 5.d3 Nf6 6.Nd2 d6 7.Nf1

Nice positional play, heading for e3 to eye the weak d5 square

00 8.Ne3 Nd4 9.00 Be6 10.a4 Rb8 11.Ncd5 Nxd5 12.Nxd5 Bg5 13.Be3 h6 14.Kh1 Kh8 15.c3 Nc6 16.Qh5 g6 17.Qe2 Kg7 18.g3 Bh3 19.Rg1 h5 20.f4 Bh6 21.f5

Kingside space squeeze


Bxe3 22.Qxe3 Kh7 23.Rad1 g5 24.f6 Rg8 25.Rd2 Qd7 26.Rf2 Rbe8 27.Bb3 Rg6 28.Bd1

Bg4 29.Bxg4 Qxg4 30.Rf5 h4 31.gxh4 Qxh4 32.Rgxg5

Rxg5 33.Rxg5 Rg8 34.Rxg8 Kxg8 35.Qg1+

Kf8 36.Qg7+ Ke8 37.Qg8+ Kd7 38.Qxf7+ Kd8 39.Qc7+ Ke8 40.Qc8+ Nd8 41.Nc7+

Kf7 42.Qd7+ Kg6 43.Qg7+ Kh5 44.Qh7+ Kg5 45.Qxh4+ Kxh4 46.Kg2 Kg5 47.Nd5 Nf7 48.Kg3 Kh5 49.h4 Kg6 50.a5 a6 51.b4 cxb4 52.cxb4 Nh6 53.Kf3 Kh5 54.Ne7 Kxh4 55.Nf5+ Kg5 56.Nxd6 Kxf6 57.Nxb7 10

(41) Rublevsky,S (2662) - Adams,M (2715) [C45]

Masters Frankfurt GER (11), 24.06.2000

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9.Nd2 Bb7 10.b3 g6 11.Bb2 Bg7 12.000 000 13.f4 c5 14.Nf3 Rhe8 15.g3 f6 16.Bg2 fxe5 17.Nxe5 d6 18.Bxb7+ Kxb7 19.Qf3+ Kc8 20.Nd3 Bxb2+ 21.Nxb2 Qe2 22.Qxe2 Rxe2 23.Rd2 Rde8 24.Nd3 R2e3 25.Rdd1 Nd7 26.Rhe1 Re2 27.Rxe2 Rxe2 28.Rd2 Re3 29.Kd1 Nf6 30.Nf2 Kd7 31.Re2 Rf3 32.Ke1 c6 33.Nd1 Rd3 34.Rd2 Rd4 35.Ke2 Re4+ 36.Kd3 d5 37.Ne3 Kd6 38.Re2 Rd4+ 39.Kc2 Re4 40.Kd3 Rd4+ 41.Kc2 Re4 42.Kd3 a5 43.Nc2 h5 44.Rxe4 Nxe4 45.Ne3 Ke6 46.Nd1 Nf6 47.h3 d4 48.Nf2 Kf5 49.a3 h4 50.gxh4 Kxf4 51.b4 cxb4 52.axb4 axb4 53.Kxd4 Kf3 54.Nd3 b3 55.Kc3 Kg3 56.Ne5 Ne4+ 57.Kxb3 Nd2+ 58.Kc3 Nxc4 59.Nxg6 Nd6 60.h5 Nf7 61.Kd4 Kxh3 62.Ne5 Nh6 63.Nxc6 Kh4 64.Ke4

(48) Adams,M (2715) - Jussupow,A (2628) [C00]

Masters Frankfurt GER (12), 25.06.2000

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 5.c3 a5 6.e5 Nfd7 7.d4 Be7 8.h4 Ba6 9.h5 h6 10.Bxa6 Nxa6 11.00 c5 12.Re1 b5 13.Nf1 Qb6 14.Be3 b4 15.Rb1 c4 16.N3h2 Nc7 17.Qg4 Bf8 18.f4 Rb8 19.Rbc1 Qc6 20.f5 bxc3 21.bxc3 Rb2 22.Ng3 Rxa2 23.fxe6 Qxe6 24.Nf5 Kd8 25.Ra1 Rxa1 26.Rxa1 g6 27.hxg6 fxg6 28.Nh4 g5 29.Qxe6 Nxe6 30.Ng6 Rg8 31.Nxf8 Rxf8 32.Rxa5 Nb6 33.Ng4 Kc7 34.Nxh6 Nf4 35.Bxf4 Rxf4 36.Nf7 g4 37.Ng5 Kc6 38.Ne6 Re4 39.Kf2 g3+ 40.Kf3 Re1 41.Nf4 Rc1 42.Rc5+ Kb7 43.Ne2 Re1 44.e6 Rf1+ 45.Kxg3 Rf8 46.Nf4 Na4 47.Rxd5 Nxc3 48.Rd7+ Kc6 49.d5+ Kc5 50.Rc7+ Kd4 51.e7 Re8 52.Ne6+ Ke3 53.Ng7 Ne4+ 54.Kg4 10

(52) Adams,M (2715) - Topalov,V (2702) [B51]

Masters Frankfurt GER (13), 25.06.2000

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nc6 4.00 Bd7 5.Re1 a6 6.Bxc6 Bxc6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nf6 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.Qf3 Qc7 11.e5 dxe5 12.Rxe5 e6 13.Re1 Bd6 14.g3 00 15.Nd2 Nd7 16.Qe2 Nb6 17.b3 a5 18.Bb2 a4 19.Qg4 e5 20.Nc4 Nxc4 21.Qxc4 Rfb8 22.Bc3 Qb6 23.Bxe5 Bxe5 24.Rxe5 Qa6 25.Qxa6 Rxa6 26.Rd1 g6 27.Rd6 axb3 28.axb3 Kf8 29.Kg2 h5 30.h3 Re8 31.Rc5 Rc8 32.Rd4 Ke7 33.b4 Rd8 34.Re4+ Kf6 35.Rec4 Rd6 36.g4 hxg4 37.hxg4 Re6 38.Kg3 Ra3+ 39.f3 Ra6 40.Kf4 Kg7 41.c3 Kf6 42.Re4 Rd6 43.Ke3 Ra1 44.Rec4 Re1+ 45.Kf4 Ree6 46.Re4 Rxe4+ 47.Kxe4 Ke6 48.Rc4 Ke7 49.Ke3 Kf8 50.Rd4 Rf6 51.f4 Re6+ 52.Kd3 Re1 53.g5 Rf1 54.Rc4 Ke7 55.Rxc6 Rxf4 56.Rc5 Kd6 57.Ra5 Rg4 58.Kc2 Kc6 59.Kb3 Rg3 60.Rc5+ Kb6 10

(53) Van Wely,L (2646) - Adams,M (2715) [E20]

Masters Frankfurt GER (14), 25.06.2000

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bb4 6.g3 Ne4 7.Qd3 Bxc3+ 8.bxc3 Nc5 9.Qe3 b6 10.Bg2 Bb7 11.Bxb7 Nxb7 12.Qe4 Nc6 13.Ba3 Rc8 14.00 Nc5 15.Bxc5 bxc5 16.Nf5 00 17.Nd6 Rb8 18.Rab1 Qa5 19.Rxb8 Rxb8 20.Qc2 Qa6 21.Rd1 Rf8 22.h4 h6 23.Rd2 f5 24.Qd3 Qb6 25.Qe3 a6 26.Kg2 Ne7 27.h5 Qc6+ 28.f3 Qb6 29.Qf4 Qb1 30.Qe5 Qc1 31.Rd3 Qb2 32.Kf2 Qb6 33.Rd1 Nc6 34.Qe3 Na5 35.Qf4 Nc6 36.Qe3 Ne7 37.Qd3 Rb8 38.Qe3 Rf8 39.Qf4 Qb2 40.Rd3 Qb6 41.g4 fxg4 42.Qxg4 Qc7 43.Kg2 Nf5 44.Nxf5

Well Done Adams on winning this tournament with 10.5/14 and qualifying for next years Giants !