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Las Vegas World Championship,
British Chess Player perspective

 

Caesar's palace in Las Vegas

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Index

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Introduction

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Relevant links

Introduction

This coverage focuses on the five British players playing at Las Vegas. These are Adams, Miles, Sadler, Short and Speelman. Note that Barnet chess club has previous coverage of the 1997 FIDE world championship from the British perspective 

Round 1 - 31/7/1999

(Speelman and Miles are not seeded, and therefore play in this round, whilst Adams, Short and Sadler settle in)

Speelman played the Alekhine defence against Ricardi.

[Event "World Chess Championship"]
[Site "Las Vegas USA"]
[Date "1999.07.31"]
[Round "1"]
[White "P. Ricardi"]
[Black "J. Speelman"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 g6 6. Nd2 Nd7 7. Nxd7 Qxd7 8. Nf3 Bg7 9. Be2 Qd6 10. O-O O-O 11. Re1 c5 12. dxc5 Qxc5 13. c4 Nb4 14. a3 Nc6 15. b4 Qb6 16. Be3 Qc7 17. Rc1 Bb2 18. Rb1 Bc3 19. Rf1 Be6 20. Qc1 Bf6 21. Bf4 Qc8 22. Bg5 Re8 23. Bxf6 exf6 24. Qc3 Ne5 25. Rbc1 a5 26. Rfe1 axb4 27. axb4 Nxf3+ 28. Bxf3 Qxc4 29. Qxc4 Bxc4 30. Rxe8+ Rxe8 31. Bxb7 Re2 32. h3 Be6 33. Rb1 Ba2 34. Bf3 Rc2 35. Rd1 Kf8 36. b5 Rb2 37. Rd8+ Ke7 38. Rb8 f5 39. b6 Bb1 40. b7 Be4 41. Bxe4 fxe4 42. Kf1 h5 43. g4 hxg4 44. hxg4 Kf6 45. Re8 Rxb7 46. Rxe4 Kg5 47. Kg2 Kh4 48. Rf4# 1/2-1/2

Miles unfortunately was defeated by Akesson

[Event "World Chess Championship"]
[Site "Las Vegas USA"]
[Date "1999.07.31"]
[Round "1"]
[White "R. Akesson"]
[Black "A. Miles"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. e4 Bb7 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. f3 e5 6. dxe5 Qh4+ 7. g3 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Qe7 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Ne2 Nxe5 11. Nd4 O-O-O 12. Be2 g6 13. Kf2 f5 14. exf5 Nf6 15. Re1 gxf5 16. Qa4 c5 17. Qxa7 cxd4 18. cxd4 Rdf8 19. Bf4 Nc6 20. Qxb6 Qd8 21. Qb2 d6 22. Rab1 Rf7 23. Bd3 Nh5 24. Bxf5+ Kb8 25. Bd2 Rhf8 26. Be4 Qc8 27. Kg1 Nf6 28. Bf4 Nxe4 29. Rxe4 Ka8 30. Bxd6 Rd8 31. Bf4 Na7 32. d5 Rg8 33. Qa3 Qh3 34. Rbe1 Rff8 35. Re7 Rxf4 36. Re8+ Rxe8 37. Rxe8+ Bc8 38. gxf4 Qf5 39. Qe3 Qb1+ 40. Kf2 Qxa2+ 41. Qe2 Qa1 42. Qe5 Qa2+ 43. Qe2 Qa1 44. Qe5 Qa2+ 45. Kg3 Qxc4 46. d6 Qf7 47. f5 Qh5 48. Qe4+ Kb8 49. Qb4+ Ka8 50. d7# 1-0

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Round 2

Adams, Sadler, Short join the competition for the straight knockout.

Adams

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams,Mi"]
[Black "*Kobalija,M"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Kan, 5.Bd3"]
[ECO "B42"]
[NIC "SI.42"]
[Time "08:19:23"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nf6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Qe2 d6 8.
c4 g6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Nf3 Nbd7 11. Bf4 O-O 12. Rfd1 Nh5 13. Be3 Bxc3 14. bxc3
e5 15. Bh6 Re8 16. Qe3 Nc5 17. h3 Be6 18. Be2 Nf6 19. Nd2 Kh8 20. Bg5 Ng8
21. Qg3 Qc6 22. Be3 Rad8 23. Rab1 Rd7 24. Rb4 f6 25. f3 Qc8 26. Qf2 Ne7 27.
Nb3 Nxb3 28. axb3 b5 29. cxb5 a5 30. Rc4 Bxc4 31. Bxc4 d5 32. exd5 a4 33.
Bc5 axb3 34. Bxb3 Nf5 35. b6 Qa6 36. g4 Qb5 37. Rb1 Nd6 38. Bc2 Qa6 39. Rb4
Nb7 40. Ba4 Rxd5 41. Bxe8 Rxc5 42. Ra4 Qd3 43. Ra8 Qb1+ 44. Kg2 Qxb6 45.
Bxg6+ Kg7 46. Bxh7 Rb5 47. Qxb6 Rxb6 48. Be4 Rb2+ 49. Kg3 Nd6 50. Ra7+ Kf8
51. Bd5 Rc2 52. Rd7 {Black resigns} 1-0

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Kobalija,M"]
[Black "*Adams,Mi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez: classical (Cordel) defense"]
[ECO "C64"]
[NIC "RL.01"]
[Time "08:19:01"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Nd4 5. Nxd4 Bxd4 6. c3 Bb6 7. d4 c6 8.
Bc4 d6 9. Qb3 Qe7 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. a4 Nf6 12. a5 Bc5 13. Qc2 Be6 14. Nd2
Rd8 15. Be2 a6 16. Nc4 Ng4 17. Bxg4 Bxc4 18. Rd1 O-O 19. b3 Qh4 20. bxc4
Qxg4 21. Be3 Bxe3 22. fxe3 Qg5 23. Qe2 Qe7 24. Rxd8 Rxd8 25. Rd1 g6 26. Rb1
Rd7 27. h3 h5 28. Kh2 Qa3 29. Rd1 Rxd1 30. Qxd1 Qxa5 31. Qb3 b6 32. Qb1 Kg7
33. Qd3 Qc5 34. Qc2 Qe7 35. Qb1 a5 36. Qxb6 Qh4 37. Kg1 Qxe4 {White resigns}
0-1

Miles

[Event "ICC 25 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.06"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Krasenkow,M"]
[Black "*Miles,A"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Queen's pawn"]
[ECO "A40"]
[NIC "QO.17"]
[Time "12:47:44"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. d4 e6 2. Nf3 c5 3. c4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. e3 Qc7 7. Be2 b6 8.
O-O Bb7 9. Bf3 Bb4 10. Bxb7 Qxb7 11. Bd2 Be7 12. Qf3 Ra7 13. Qxb7 Rxb7 14.
Rfd1 O-O 15. Be1 Rc8 16. b3 d6 17. Rac1 Kf8 18. Kf1 Rbc7 19. f3 Nbd7 20. e4
Ne8 21. Nde2 Bg5 22. Bd2 Bf6 23. Be1 Ke7 24. Bd2 g5 25. h3 h6 26. Be1 Be5
27. Bd2 Nf8 28. Be3 Nd7 29. Na4 Rb7 30. Nac3 Nef6 31. Bd4 Rbc7 32. Bxe5 Nxe5
33. Na4 Nfd7 34. Nb2 Nc5 35. Rc2 h5 36. Rcd2 Rd7 37. Nc3 Nc6 38. Re1 Rb8 39.
Ne2 Rc7 40. Red1 Rd8 41. Nd4 Ne5 42. Kf2 g4 43. hxg4 hxg4 44. Rh1 Rg8 45.
Ke3 gxf3 46. gxf3 Rcc8 47. Rdd1 Rg2 48. Ne2 Rcg8 49. Rdg1 Nc6 50. Rxg2 Rxg2
51. Nd1 Nb4 52. Ndc3 Rg8 53. Nd4 Rg2 54. Nde2 b5 55. cxb5 axb5 56. Nxb5 Nxa2
57. Rd1 Nxb3 58. Rxd6 Nb4 59. Rb6 Nc2+ 60. Kd3 Nc5+ 61. Kxc2 Rxe2+ 62. Kc3
Rf2 63. Kd4 Nd7 64. Ke3 Rxf3+ 65. Kxf3 Nxb6 66. e5 Kf8 67. Nd6 Kg7 68. Kf4
Kg6 69. Ke4 Nd5 70. Kd4 Ne7 71. Ke4 Kg7 72. Ne8+ Kh6 73. Nd6 Kg6 74. Kf4 Nf5
75. Ne4 Kg7 76. Ng5 Ne7 77. Nf3 Kg6 78. Kg4 Nc6 79. Nh4+ Kg7 80. Nf3 Kh6 81.
Kh4 Nb4 82. Nd4 Nd3 83. Nc6 Kg7 84. Kg4 Kf8 85. Kf3 Ke8 86. Ke3 Kd7 87. Kxd3
Kxc6 88. Kc4 Kd7 89. Kd3 Ke7 90. Ke3 Ke8 91. Ke4 Kd7 92. Kd3 Kd8 93. Kd4 Ke8
94. Ke4 Kf8 95. Kf4 Kg8 96. Kg4 Kh8 97. Kh4 Kh7 98. Kh5 Kg7 99. Kg5 Kf8 100.
Kf4 Ke7 101. Ke3 f6 102. exf6+ Kxf6 103. Kf4 e5+ 104. Ke4 Ke6 105. Ke3 Kd5
106. Kd3 e4+ 107. Ke3 Ke5 108. Ke2 Kf4 109. Kf2 e3+ 110. Ke2 Ke4 111. Ke1
Kf3 112. Kf1 Kf4 113. Ke2 Ke4 114. Ke1 Ke5 115. Ke2 Kd4 116. Ke1 Kd3 117.
Kd1 e2+ 118. Ke1 Ke3 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Krasenkow,M"]
[Black "*Miles,A"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "QGD Slav defense"]
[ECO "D10"]
[NIC "SL.01"]
[Time "08:19:04"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 a6 5. Qc2 Bg4 6. h3 Bh5 7. Qb3 Ra7 8.
cxd5 cxd5 9. g4 Bg6 10. g5 Ne4 11. Qxd5 Qxd5 12. Nxd5 Nxg5 13. Nc3 Nc6 14.
h4 Ne4 15. h5 Bf5 16. Bg2 Nxc3 17. bxc3 e5 18. Ne2 Bd6 19. e4 Bd7 20. f4 f6
21. Be3 Ra8 22. dxe5 fxe5 23. f5 h6 24. Rd1 Be7 25. Rd5 Bf6 26. Kf2 Ne7 27.
Rd6 Bb5 28. Rhd1 O-O 29. Bc5 Bh4+ 30. Kf3 Rac8 31. Bb6 Kh7 32. Bf1 Bc6 33.
Rxc6 Rxc6 34. Ba5 Ng8 35. Rd7 b6 36. Bb4 Rd8 37. Rd5 a5 38. Ba3 Rxd5 39.
exd5 Rc4 40. Bb2 Nf6 41. Nd4 Rc8 42. Ne6 e4+ 43. Kg2 Nxd5 44. Ba6 Rb8 45.
Ba3 Be7 46. Kf2 Bh4+ 47. Kg2 {White resigns} 0-1

 

Speelman

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Speelman,J"]
[Black "*Gelfand,B"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "R\\'eti opening"]
[ECO "A05"]
[NIC "QP.11"]
[Time "08:20:09"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Bg7 4. g3 d6 5. Bg2 O-O 6. O-O e5 7. c4 Nc6 8. d3
Bf5 9. Nbd2 Qd7 10. a3 Bh3 11. b4 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Rae8 13. b5 Nd8 14. Qc2 Nh5
15. a4 Ne6 16. e3 f5 17. d4 e4 18. Ng1 c5 19. dxc5 dxc5 20. Bxg7 Qxg7 21.
Rad1 Nf6 22. Nb1 Ng4 23. Nc3 Ne5 24. Nd5 Nd3 25. Ne2 Rd8 26. a5 Qb2 27. Rd2
Qxc2 28. Rxc2 Rd6 29. Nef4 Nexf4+ 30. exf4 Kf7 31. Rb1 Ke6 32. Kf1 Rxd5 33.
cxd5+ Kxd5 34. Ke2 Kd4 35. f3 c4 36. fxe4 fxe4 37. b6 a6 38. Ra1 Rc8 39. Ra4
Rc5 40. Kd2 Rc8 41. Ke2 Rc5 42. Kd2 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Gelfand,B"]
[Black "*Speelman,J"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian: classical, Noa variation"]
[ECO "E34"]
[NIC "NI.23"]
[Time "08:18:05"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

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 e5 11. Nf3 Bg4 12. Be2 O-O 13. O-O e4 14. Nd4
Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Rfc8 16. Bc3 Qe6 17. Bxg4 Nxg4 18. Rfd1 Qe5 19. Rd8+ Rxd8 20.
Bxe5 Nxe5 21. Qxe4 Nc6 22. Qc2 Rac8 23. Rd1 Nb4 24. Rxd8+ Rxd8 25. Qe2 h6
26. h4 Nc6 27. Qb5 Rd7 28. h5 a6 29. Qf5 Rd8 30. a3 Kf8 31. Kf1 f6 32. Qc5+
Ke8 33. b4 Rd7 34. Qc4 Kd8 35. a4 Ne7 36. Qc5 Rc7 37. Qd6+ Rd7 38. Qb8+ Nc8
39. b5 axb5 40. axb5 b6 41. e4 Re7 42. Qg3 Kd7 43. Qb8 Kd8 44. Qa8 Re5 45.
Qb7 Re7 46. Qd5+ Rd7 47. Qg8+ Kc7 48. f4 Nd6 49. Qe6 Nc8 50. e5 fxe5 51.
Qxe5+ Nd6 52. g4 Kd8 53. g5 hxg5 {Black resigns} 1-0

 

Sadler

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Sadler,M"]
[Black "*Asrian,K"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "QGD: exchange, positional line"]
[ECO "D35"]
[NIC "QO.16"]
[Time "08:20:11"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 O-O 7. Bd3 Nbd7
8. Nge2 Re8 9. O-O c6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. f3 Be6 12. Kh1 Rc8 13. Rad1 Ng6 14. e4
dxe4 15. fxe4 Ng4 16. Bc1 c5 17. e5 cxd4 18. Nxd4 Qxd4 19. Bxg6 Qxe5 20. Bf4
Qc5 21. Bxh7+ Kh8 22. Be4 Rcd8 23. Rc1 Bd6 24. Qd2 Bxf4 25. Qxf4 Qe5 26. h3
Qxf4 27. Rxf4 Ne5 28. Rh4+ Kg8 29. Nb5 Ng6 30. Bxg6 fxg6 31. b3 Bf5 32. Rd4
Rxd4 33. Nxd4 Re7 34. Kg1 a6 35. h4 Bg4 36. Rc2 Rd7 37. Rd2 Rd5 38. Kf2 g5
39. hxg5 Rxg5 40. Ke3 Rd5 41. Ke4 Rc5 42. Kf4 Bd7 43. Nf3 g5+ 44. Ke3 Bc6
45. Rd8+ Kf7 46. Rd2 Kf6 47. Rf2 Bxf3 48. Rxf3+ Ke5 49. Rf7 Rc3+ 50. Ke2 b5
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Asrian,K"]
[Black "*Sadler,M"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, Opo\\v censky variation"]
[ECO "B92"]
[NIC "SI.11"]
[Time "08:18:34"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8.
O-O Be6 9. f4 Qc7 10. f5 Bc4 11. Bg5 Nbd7 12. a4 O-O 13. Bxc4 Qxc4 14. a5 h6
15. Bh4 Rfc8 16. Ra4 Qc6 17. Qd3 b5 18. axb6 Nxb6 19. Rxa6 Rxa6 20. Qxa6 Nc4
21. Qxc6 Rxc6 22. Rb1 Rc8 23. Bxf6 Bxf6 24. Nd5 Ra8 25. Kf2 Ra2 26. Ke2 Bg5
27. g3 h5 28. h4 Bh6 29. f6 g6 30. Nc3 Rxb2 31. Rxb2 Nxb2 32. Na5 g5 33. Nb5
gxh4 34. gxh4 Bf8 35. Nc6 Kh7 36. Ne7 Nc4 37. Kd3 Nb6 38. Nxd6 Nd7 39. Nxf7
Nxf6 40. Nc6 Kg7 41. Nfxe5 Bd6 42. Nf3 Bg3 43. e5 Ng4 44. Ke4 Kf7 45. c4 Ke8
46. Ncd4 Nxe5 47. Nxe5 Bxh4 48. Nf5 Bf6 49. Nf3 Kd7 50. Kd5 Bd8 51. c5
{Black resigns}
1-0

Short

[Event "ICC 120 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.05"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Short,N"]
[Black "*Fridman,D"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Two knights defense (Modern bishop's opening)"]
[ECO "C24"]
[NIC "IG.04"]
[Time "08:18:16"]
[TimeControl "7200+0"]

1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 h6 5. c3 d6 6. O-O g6 7. d4 Qe7 8. dxe5
Nxe5 9. Nxe5 Qxe5 10. Nd2 Be6 11. Qa4+ Nd7 12. Nf3 Qf6 13. Be3 c5 14. Bd5
Bxd5 15. exd5 a6 16. Rfe1 O-O-O 17. c4 Bg7 18. Rab1 Rhe8 19. b4 Qc3 20. Rec1
Rxe3 21. Rxc3 Rxc3 22. Nd2 Nb6 23. Qd1 cxb4 24. Rxb4 Kc7 25. Qb1 Bd4 26. Ne4
Re8 27. Rxb6 Rxe4 28. Rxb7+ Kd8 29. Rb8+ {Black resigns} 1-0

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Round 3

Miles

[Event "ICC 25 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.06"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Miles,A"]
[Black "*Krasenkow,M"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "R\\'eti opening"]
[ECO "A04"]
[NIC "QP.10"]
[Time "12:46:10"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 Nc6 3. Bb2 d5 4. e3 Nf6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O e6 7. c4 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Bd6 9. d4 O-O 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Nbd2 Be7 12. Rc1 Qa5 13. a3 Rfd8 14. b4
Qb6 15. Qb3 a5 16. b5 a4 17. Qa2 Na5 18. Rb1 Nxc4 19. Nxc4 Qc5 20. Bd4 Qd5
21. Rfd1 Bxb5 22. Nfe5 Bxc4 23. Qxc4 Bxa3 24. Qc7 Rf8 25. Rxb7 Bd6 26. Qc6
Bxe5 27. Qxd5 Bxh2+ 28. Kxh2 Nxd5 29. Ra1 Ra6 30. e4 Nf4 31. Ra3 Rfa8 32.
Rf3 e5 33. Bxe5 Rh6+ 34. Kg1 Rd8 35. Rb8 Rxb8 36. Bxb8 Ne2+ 37. Kf1 Nd4 38.
Rh3 Rb6 {White resigns} 0-1

Short

[Event "ICC 100 30"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Beliavsky,A"]
[Black "*Short,N"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian: classical, Noa variation"]
[ECO "E34"]
[NIC "NI.23"]
[Time "16:45:04"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qb3 Nc6
8. a3 Ba5 9. e3 O-O 10. Qb5 e5 11. Bd3 Qg4 12. O-O a6 13. Qb3 Bxc3 14. Qxc3
e4 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nd5 17. Qd4 exd3 18. Qxd5 Be6 19. Qxd3 Bc4 20. Qd1
Be2 21. f3 Bxd1 22. fxg4 Bxg4 23. Bd2 Rfd8 24. Bc3 c5 25. Rac1 Rd3 26. Kf2
Rad8 27. Ba5 R8d5 28. Bb6 Rb3 29. Bxc5 Rxb2+ 30. Kg3 Be6 31. Rcd1 h5 32. Bd4
h4+ 33. Kf3 Rb3 34. a4 Ra5 35. Ra1 Bd7 36. Rfc1 Bc6+ 37. Kg4 Rb4 38. Kxh4
Rxe5 39. g4 Rd5 40. a5 Rbb5 41. Bc3 Rd3 42. Bd4 Rd2 43. Kg3 Rg2+ 44. Kh3 Rf2
45. Rg1 f6 46. Bc3 Rb3 47. Rac1 g5 48. Bd4 Kf7 49. Rc5 Ra3 50. Ra1 Rf3+ 51.
Kg2 Rfxe3+ 52. Kf2 Rf3+ 53. Kg1 Rad3 54. Bf2 Rd2 55. Bg3 Rb3 56. Rf5 Rg2+
57. Kf1 Rbb2 58. Rf2 Rbxf2+ 59. Bxf2 Rxg4 60. Ra3 Kg6 61. Bb6 Rf4+ 62. Kg1
Rc4 63. Ra2 f5 64. Bd8 Rc1+ 65. Kf2 Rh1 66. Ke3 f4+ 67. Kd3 Kf5 68. Rd2 g4
69. Bc7 Be4+ 70. Kd4 Rc1 71. Bd6 Rc6 72. Bb8 Rc8 73. Bd6 Rd8 74. Kc3 Bf3 75.
Rd4 Rxd6 76. Rxd6 g3 77. Kd4 {White resigns} 0-1

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Short"]
[Black "*Beliavsky"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Pirc defense"]
[ECO "B00"]
[NIC "PU.07"]
[Time "17:18:39"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 d6 2. Nc3 g6 3. d4 Nf6 4. Be3 c6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. a4 Bg7 7. Be2 O-O 8.
O-O b6 9. Re1 Bb7 10. h3 Qc7 11. a5 Rad8 12. axb6 axb6 13. Bf1 b5 14. b4 Ra8
15. Qd2 Rfd8 16. Bh6 Bxh6 17. Qxh6 e5 18. Rad1 Ra3 19. Re3 Rda8 20. Qh4 Ra1
21. Ree1 Rxd1 22. Rxd1 Kg7 23. Bd3 Re8 24. Qg5 Nf8 25. dxe5 dxe5 26. Ne2 h6
27. Qe3 Ne6 28. Nd2 Rd8 29. Rb1 Qd6 30. Qb6 Bc8 31. Nf3 Bd7 32. Qa6 Be8 33.
Qa1 Nd7 34. h4 h5 35. g3 f6 36. Qa7 Bf7 37. Qe3 Ra8 38. c3 Nb6 39. Ne1 Qc7
40. f4 exf4 41. gxf4 Ra2 42. Ng2 Na4 43. f5 Nf8 44. fxg6 Bxg6 45. Ngf4 Qe5
46. Rc1 Nb2 47. Bb1 Nc4 48. Qg3 Ra1 49. Nd4 Qe8 50. e5 Nxe5 51. Nxh5+ Kh8
52. Nxf6 Qe7 53. Rf1 Qg7 54. Bxg6 Rxf1+ 55. Kxf1 Qxf6+ 56. Bf5 Ne6 57. Qf2
Nxd4 58. cxd4 Nc4 59. Kg1 Qe7 60. Qf4 Qe1+ {Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

 

Adams

[Event "ICC 100 0"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Almasi,Z"]
[Black "*Adams,Mi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Queen's Indian: 4.Nc3"]
[ECO "E12"]
[NIC "NI.26"]
[Time "16:46:18"]
[TimeControl "6000+0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 d6 9. Nd2 Nbd7 10. f3 Qe7 11. Qa4 e5 12. e4 O-O 13. Bd3 Qe6 14. O-O Nh5
15. Rfe1 Nf4 16. Bc2 a6 17. Bg3 Rfb8 18. Rad1 Qe7 19. Qa3 Qg5 20. Nf1 Nh5
21. Ba4 b5 22. Bb3 bxc4 23. Bxc4 Nb6 24. Bd3 Nxg3 25. hxg3 Bc6 26. Kf2 Ba4
27. Rd2 Bb5 28. Ne3 h5 29. dxe5 Bxd3 30. Rxd3 Qxe5 31. Re2 g6 32. Rd4 Qe8
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.07"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Almasi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez: Berlin defense, open variation"]
[ECO "C67"]
[NIC "RL.07"]
[Time "17:14:46"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5
Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 Ke8 10. h3 Ne7 11. Ne4 Ng6 12. Re1 c5 13. a4 h6 14.
a5 Bf5 15. h4 Be7 16. Nd6+ cxd6 17. exd6 Be6 18. dxe7 Nxe7 19. Ne5 Nf5 20.
Ra4 Ke7 21. Rf4 Rac8 22. b4 b6 23. bxc5 bxc5 24. Ba3 g5 25. Rfe4 Nxh4 26.
Nxf7 Kxf7 27. Rxe6 Rhe8 28. Rxe8 Rxe8 29. Rxe8 Kxe8 30. a6 Kd7 31. Bxc5 Kc6
32. Bxa7 Kb5 33. Bc5 Kxa6 34. Bf8 g4 35. Bxh6 Nf5 36. Bg5 Kb5 37. Bf6 Kc4
38. Kf1 Kd5 39. Ke2 Kc4 40. f3 gxf3+ 41. Kxf3 Kd5 42. g4 Nd6 43. Kf4 Ke6 44.
Bd4 {Black resigns} 1-0

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Round 4

Short got knocked out by Shirov unfortunately

[Event "ICC 100 30"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Shirov,A"]
[Black "*Short,N"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "French: Burn variation"]
[ECO "C11"]
[NIC "FR.05"]
[Time "14:51:16"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 gxf6 7. Nf3 Nd7
8. Bc4 c5 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 Nb6 11. Bf1 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Kh8 13. c3 e5 14. Qh5
Nd5 15. Rad1 exd4 16. Rxd4 f5 17. Ng3 Bc5 18. Rd2 Qb6 19. Qe2 Nf6 20. Qe5
Kg8 21. h3 Re8 22. Qxe8+ Nxe8 23. Rxe8+ Kg7 24. b4 Qc6 25. Rdd8 Bb6 26. Rg8+
Kf6 27. Nh5+ Ke5 28. Rd3 Qh6 29. Be2 Qc1+ 30. Rd1 Qxc3 31. Bf3 Be6 32. Rxa8
Qxb4 33. Re8 Bd4 34. Rd8 Bb6 35. a3 Qa5 36. R8d2 f4 37. Bg4 Bc4 38. Re1+ Be3
39. Rdd1 Bb3 40. Rb1 Bc2 41. Rb4 f5 42. Bf3 Be4 43. fxe3 Bxf3 44. gxf3 Qxa3
45. Nxf4 b6 46. Rd4 {Black resigns} 1-0

[Event "ICC 100 30"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Short,N"]
[Black "*Shirov,A"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "KGA: Kieseritsky, Kolisch defense"]
[ECO "C39"]
[NIC "KG.01"]
[Time "14:51:54"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ne5 d6 6. Nxg4 Nf6 7. Nxf6+ Qxf6
8. Nc3 Nc6 9. Bb5 a6 10. Bxc6+ bxc6 11. Qf3 Rg8 12. d3 Bh6 13. Qf2 Rb8 14.
Ne2 Rxb2 15. Bxb2 Qxb2 16. O-O Qxc2 17. Rac1 Qxa2 18. Nd4 Qxf2+ 19. Kxf2 f3
20. Rxc6 fxg2 21. Rg1 Kd8 22. Nf5 Bxf5 23. exf5 Rg4 24. Rc4 Rxc4 25. dxc4
Ke7 26. Kf3 Kf6 27. Kg4 Bd2 28. Rxg2 Bb4 29. Kf4 a5 30. Rg8 a4 31. Rc8 d5
32. cxd5 h5 33. Ke4 Bd6 34. Ra8 a3 35. Re8 Be5 36. Ra8 Bd6
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

Adams knocked out Dreev!

[Event "ICC 25 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Dreev,A"]
[Black "*Adams,Mi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian: classical, Noa variation"]
[ECO "E34"]
[NIC "NI.23"]
[Time "14:52:21"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

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 Qc5 11. Rc1 O-O 12. Nf3 Nd5 13. Bd2 Qxc2 14.
Rxc2 Rd8 15. a3 h6 16. Bb5 Bd7 17. Bc4 Nb6 18. Bb3 Ne7 19. O-O Rac8 20. Rxc8
Nbxc8 21. Rc1 Bc6 22. Ba5 b6 23. Be1 Nd6 24. Nd4 Bd5 25. Rc7 Bxb3 26. Nxb3
Nd5 27. Rc2 Rc8 28. Rxc8+ Nxc8 29. Nd4 e5 30. Nc6 f6 31. Kf1 Kf7 32. e4 Nde7
33. Nb4 Ke6 34. Ke2 Nd6 35. Kd3 h5 36. Nc2 Nc6 37. f3 g6 38. a4 f5 39. b4
fxe4+ 40. fxe4 a6 41. Ne3 b5 42. a5 Kd7 43. Bc3 Nf7 44. Nd5 Nfd8 45. h3 Ne6
46. Bd2 Nc7 47. Ne3 Ne6 48. Nd5 Nc7 49. Ne3 Ne6 50. Nd5 Nc7 51. Ne3
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 100 30"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams,Mi"]
[Black "*Dreev,A"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann: Panov-Botvinnik, normal variation"]
[ECO "B14"]
[NIC "CK.03"]
[Time "14:51:05"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Nf3 dxc4 8.
Bxc4 Be7 9. O-O O-O 10. Re1 a6 11. Rc1 b5 12. Bd3 Bb7 13. Bb1 Rc8 14. h4 g6
15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Bxg5 17. hxg5 Qd6 18. d5 exd5 19. Bxd5 Nd8 20. Rxc8
Bxc8 21. Re3 Ne6 22. Rd3 Qc7 23. g3 Bb7 {Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 25 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams,Mi"]
[Black "*Dreev,A"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann: classical, 6.h4"]
[ECO "B18"]
[NIC "CK.11"]
[Time "14:53:32"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 e6 8.
Ne5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 Nf6 11. Bd2 Nbd7 12. f4 Bd6 13. O-O-O Qc7 14.
Rhe1 O-O 15. Qf3 Rad8 16. Nc4 Rfe8 17. Ne4 Nxe4 18. Qxe4 f5 19. Qf3 Nf6 20.
Kb1 Qf7 21. Bc1 Bc7 22. Ne5 Qh5 23. Qxh5 Nxh5 24. c3 Nf6 25. Nd3 Ne4 26. g4
Kf7 27. Rg1 g6 28. h5 gxh5 29. gxf5 exf5 30. Rh1 Nf6 31. Ne5+ Kg7 32. Bd2
Kh7 33. Be1 Rc8 34. c4 Bd6 35. Bh4 Ne4 36. Be1 Nf6 37. Bh4 Ng4 38. Rh3 Rc7
39. c5 Bf8 40. Rdh1 b6 41. cxb6 axb6 42. Be1 Nf6 43. Bh4 Nd5 44. Bf2 Nxf4
45. Rf3 Ne6 46. Rxf5 Ng7 47. Rf6 Be7 48. Rxc6 Rxc6 49. Nxc6 Bf6 50. d5 Re2
51. Bd4 Bxd4 52. Nxd4 Re5 53. Kc2 Rxd5 54. Kc3 Kg6 55. a4 Ne8 56. Ne2 Rf5
57. b4 Nf6 58. Nd4 Rg5 59. Ra1 h4 60. a5 Nd5+ 61. Kc4 bxa5 62. bxa5 Nc7 63.
Nf3 Rh5 64. a6 h3 65. a7 Na8 66. Kd4 h2 67. Rh1 Ra5 68. Rxh2 Rxa7 69. Ne5+
Kh7 70. Ke4 Rg7 71. Kf3 Nc7 72. Ng4 Rg6 73. Rxh6+ Rxh6 74. Nxh6 Kxh6 75. Ke4
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 15 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams,Mi"]
[Black "*Dreev,A"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Caro-Kann: closed (Breyer) variation"]
[ECO "B10"]
[NIC "CK.01"]
[Time "14:54:43"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]

1. e4 c6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 e5 4. Ngf3 Bd6 5. g3 Nf6 6. Bg2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8.
b3 a5 9. a4 Na6 10. Bb2 Nb4 11. Re1 Qc7 12. h3 dxe4 13. dxe4 b5 14. Nf1 Bc5
15. Qe2 Ba6 16. axb5 cxb5 17. c3 Nc6 18. Ne3 b4 19. c4 Bxe3 20. Qxe3 Red8
21. Red1 Rxd1+ 22. Rxd1 Nd7 23. h4 Bc8 24. h5 h6 25. Nh4 a4 26. bxa4 Nb6 27.
Qc5 Nxa4 28. Bxe5 Nxc5 29. Bxc7 b3 30. Rb1 Nd4 31. Be5 Nc2 32. Bf1 Bd7 33.
Nf3 Ba4 34. Nd2 Rd8 35. Bc3 Na3 36. Rb2 Nc2 37. Rb1 f6 38. f3 Na3 39. Rb2
Nd3 40. Rxb3 Bxb3 41. Nxb3 Nxc4 42. Nd4 Ncb2 43. Nf5 Ra8 44. Bxb2 Nxb2 45.
Kg2 Kf8 46. g4 Ra1 47. Be2 Rc1 48. Kg3 Rc2 49. Bb5 Rc5 50. Be2 Na4 51. Nd4
Nc3 52. Ne6+ Ke7 53. Nxc5 Nxe2+ 54. Kf2 Nf4 55. Nb3 Kf7 56. Nd4 Nd3+ 57. Ke3
Ne5 58. Nf5 Nc4+ 59. Kf4 Ne5 60. Ke3 Nc4+ 61. Kd4 Ne5 62. Ke3 Nc4+ 63. Kf2
Ne5 64. Kg3 Nc4 65. Nd4 Ke7 66. Kf4 Kf7 67. Nc6 Ke6 68. Nd4+ Ke7 69. Kg3 Kf8
70. Kf2 Kf7 71. Ne2 Ne5 72. Nf4 Nc4 73. Ng6 Ke6 74. Ke2 Nd6 75. Kd3 Nf7 76.
f4 Nd6 77. Nh4 Kf7 78. Nf5 Nb5 79. Kc4 Nc7 80. Nd4 Ke7 81. Kc5 Na6+ 82. Kb5
Nc7+ 83. Kc6 Ne8 84. e5 fxe5 85. fxe5 Nf6 86. Nf5+ Ke6 87. exf6 Kxf6 88. Kd6
g6 89. Ng3 Kg5 90. Ke6 gxh5 91. gxh5 Kg4 92. Kf6 Kxg3 93. Kg6 {Black
resigns} 1-0

[Event "ICC 15 10"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Dreev,A"]
[Black "*Adams,Mi"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian: classical, Noa variation"]
[ECO "E34"]
[NIC "NI.23"]
[Time "14:55:20"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Qf5 7. Qd1 e5 8.
e3 exd4 9. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 Qa5 11. Qc2 O-O 12. Be2 c5 13. Nb3 Qc7 14. c4
b6 15. Bb2 Nbd7 16. O-O Bb7 17. Qc3 Rfe8 18. f4 Re7 19. Rae1 Ne8 20. Nd2
Ndf6 21. f5 Rd8 22. Bf3 Red7 23. Rf2 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Rd3 25. Qc2 Qd7 26. Nf1
Qxf5 27. Ng3 Qd7 28. Bd4 Ra3 29. Qb2 Rd3 30. Qb1 Ra3 31. Bb2 Rd3 32. Bd4 Ra3
33. Qb2 Rd3 34. Qe2 Ra3 35. Be5 Rd3 36. Bd4 Ra3 37. Ba1 Rd3 38. e4 Rd2 39.
Qe3 Rxf2 40. Qxf2 Qh3 41. Qe3 h6 42. Nf5 Kh7 43. Qc3 Nh5 44. Qe3 Nd6 45.
Nxd6 Rxd6 {White resigns} 0-1

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Round 5

Adams knocks out Kramnik :-)

[Event "ICC 15 10 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.14"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Kramnik"]
[Black "*Adams"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "English: four knights, Marini variation"]
[ECO "A28"]
[NIC "EO.09"]
[Time "21:19:14"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. a3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. d3 Be7 7. e3 Be6 8.
Be2 O-O 9. O-O a5 10. Qc2 Kh8 11. Rb1 f5 12. Rd1 Qe8 13. Bd2 Qg6 14. Be1
Rad8 15. Nb5 e4 16. Nfd4 Nxd4 17. Nxd4 Bc8 18. b4 axb4 19. axb4 c6 20. Bf1
Bf6 21. dxe4 fxe4 22. Nb3 Bg4 23. Rdc1 Bg5 24. Qc5 h6 25. Nd2 Rf6 26. Nc4
Re8 27. b5 Rfe6 28. bxc6 bxc6 29. Na5 Be7 30. Qc4 Bg5 31. Qb3 Rf6 32. Nc4
Qf7 33. Qb7 Qg6 34. Qb2 Qf5 35. Qa3 Ref8 36. Rc2 Bh5 37. Rbc1 Be8 38. Nd6
Qg6 39. Nxe8 Qxe8 40. Bc4 Qg6 41. Re2 Rf5 42. Bd2 Be7 43. Qa2 Rg5 44. g3 Rh5
45. Ree1 Qf5 46. Ba5 Qh3 47. f4 exf3 48. Qf2 Nf6 49. Bf1 Qe6 50. Qxf3 Rxa5
{White resigns}
0-1

[Event "ICC 15 10 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.14"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Kramnik"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"]
[ECO "B30"]
[NIC "SI.31"]
[Time "20:23:28"]
[TimeControl "900+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Nc3 Nc7 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. h3 g6 8.
O-O Bg7 9. Re1 O-O 10. d3 Ne6 11. Ne4 f5 12. exf6 exf6 13. Rb1 b6 14. b3 a5
15. a4 Ra7 16. Bb2 Re7 17. Qd2 Nd4 18. Nxd4 cxd4 19. Ng3 c5 20. Rxe7 Qxe7
21. Re1 Qd6 22. Bc1 f5 23. Qf4 Qd7 24. Nf1 Bb7 25. f3 Bf6 26. Qg3 Qd8 27.
Re6 Be7 28. Bh6 Rf6 29. Re2 Bd5 30. Bg5 Kf7 31. Bxf6 Bxf6 32. Nd2 Bh4 33.
Qh2 Bg5 34. f4 Bf6 35. g3 h5 36. Nc4 Bb7 37. Kf2 Qd5 38. Ke1 Qd8 39. Kd2 Bd5
40. Ne5+ Kg7 41. Qg1 g5 42. Kc1 Qd6 43. Qe1 g4 44. hxg4 fxg4 45. Rh2 Bxe5
46. fxe5 Qh6+ 47. Kb2 Kf7 48. e6+ Bxe6 49. Qe5 Qe3 50. Qxh5+ Ke7 51. Qg6 Kd6
52. Rh6 Qe1 53. Qxg4 Qc3+ 54. Kb1 Qe1+ 55. Ka2 Kd7 56. Qg7+ Kd6 57. Qb7 Qb4
58. Qb8+ Kd7 59. Rh7+ Kc6 60. Qc7+ {Black resigns} 1-0

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.13"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Kramnik"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (with ...g6, without ...d6)"]
[ECO "B31"]
[NIC "SI.31"]
[Time "17:21:22"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. d3 Bg7 6. h3 b6 7. Nc3 e5 8.
Be3 Ne7 9. Qd2 h6 10. Nh2 Be6 11. O-O-O Qd7 12. Kb1 O-O-O 13. Qe2 f5 14.
exf5 gxf5 15. f4 Rhe8 16. Qd2 Qb7 17. fxe5 Bxe5 {Game drawn by mutual
agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.12"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Kramnik"]
[Black "*Adams"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Nimzo-Indian: classical, Noa variation, main line, 7.Qc2"]
[ECO "E37"]
[NIC "NI.23"]
[Time "17:04:50"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 e5 8.
cxd5 Qxd5 9. e3 exd4 10. Nf3 Nd6 11. Nxd4 Bd7 12. b3 Nc6 13. Bb2 Nxd4 14.
Bxd4 O-O 15. O-O-O Bf5 16. Bxg7 Bxc2 17. Rxd5 Bxb3 18. Rg5 Ne4 19. Bxf8+
Nxg5 20. Be7 Ne4 21. f3 Re8 22. Bh4 Nd6 23. e4 f5 24. exf5 Nxf5 25. Bf2 Rd8
26. Be2 a5 27. g4 Nd4 28. Bd1 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

[Event "ICC 25 10 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.14"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Kramnik"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Opening "Sicilian: closed, 6.Be3"]
[ECO "B26"]
[NIC "SI.45"]
[Time "17:12:28"]
[TimeControl "1500+10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. g3 g6 4. Bg2 Bg7 5. d3 d6 6. Be3 e5 7. Qd2 Nge7 8. f4
Nd4 9. Nf3 O-O 10. O-O exf4 11. Bxf4 Nxf3+ 12. Rxf3 Qb6 13. Rb1 Be6 14. Bh6
Rae8 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. Kh1 f6 17. a3 d5 18. b4 cxb4 19. Rxb4 Qc7 20. Nb5 Qd7
21. Nd4 Bg8 22. Re3 Nc6 23. Nxc6 Qxc6 24. h4 b6 25. Kh2 Qc5 26. d4 Qd6 27.
exd5 Bxd5 28. Bxd5 Qxd5 29. c4 Qf7 30. d5 Rxe3 31. Qxe3 Re8 32. Qd3 Qe7 33.
Rb2 Qe1 34. Qd2 Qxd2+ 35. Rxd2 Kf7 36. a4 Re4 37. a5 Rxc4 38. axb6 axb6 39.
Rb2 Rd4 40. Rxb6 Rxd5 41. Rb7+ Kg8 42. Kg2 h5 43. Kf3 Re5 44. Ra7 Kf8 45.
Rb7 Re7 46. Rb6 Kf7 47. Ra6 Rd7 48. Rb6 Ke7 49. Ra6 Rd6 50. Ra5 Ke6 51. Ra3
Ke5 52. Re3+ Kf5 53. Ra3 Rd5 54. Re3 g5 55. hxg5 fxg5 56. Ra3 g4+ 57. Ke3
Re5+ 58. Kf2 Rc5 59. Ra4 Rc2+ 60. Kg1 Re2 61. Kf1 Rd2 62. Kg1 Ke5 63. Ra5+
Rd5 64. Ra4 Rd1+ 65. Kf2 Rd2+ 66. Kg1 Kf5 67. Rf4+ Ke5 68. Ra4 Rd4 69. Ra5+
Ke4 70. Rxh5 Kf3 71. Ra5 Rd1+ 72. Kh2 Rd2+ 73. Kg1 Rg2+ 74. Kh1 Re2 75. Kg1
Kxg3 76. Ra3+ Kf4 77. Rb3 g3 78. Rb8 {Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

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Round 6

Adams unfortunately lost to Akopian in the 1st game of the 4 long games.

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.15"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Akopian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "Robatsch (modern) defense"]
[ECO "B00"]
[NIC "VO.17"]
[Time "17:44:48"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 c6 5. Qd2 b5 6. Bd3 Nd7 7. Nf3 Nb6 8. h3
a5 9. e5 d5 10. b3 a4 11. O-O h5 12. Ne2 Nh6 13. Nf4 e6 14. Nxg6 fxg6 15.
Bg5 Qc7 16. Bxg6+ Kd7 17. Bf6 Bxf6 18. exf6 Qd6 19. Rfe1 Kc7 20. Qg5 Bb7 21.
Ne5 Nd7 22. c4 dxc4 23. bxc4 Nxe5 24. dxe5 Qa3 25. Be4 Nf7 26. Qg7 Raf8 27.
Bg6 Rhg8 28. Bxf7 Rxg7 29. fxg7 Ra8 30. Bxe6 Qe7 31. g8=Q Rxg8 32. Bxg8 Qg7
33. e6 c5 34. g3 Qxg8 35. e7 Bc6 36. cxb5 Bxb5 37. Rad1 Qf7 38. Rd8 Be8 39.
h4 c4 40. Re3 Kb7 41. a3 c3 42. Rxc3 Qxe7 43. Rd1 Qf6 44. Rb1+ Ka6 45. Rbc1
Bd7 46. R1c2 Qd4 47. Rc1 Bb5 48. Kg2 Bd3 49. Kg1 Bb5 50. Kg2 Kb6 51. Kg1 Qe4
52. Re3 Qf5 53. Rec3 Qe4 54. Re3 Qg6 55. Rec3 Ba6 56. R3c2 Qd6 57. Rb1+ Ka7
58. Rc3 Bb7 59. Rbc1 Qd5 60. Kf1 Qg2+ 61. Ke2 Ba6+ 62. Ke3 Qd5 63. R1c2 Bb7
64. Ke2 Ba6+ 65. Ke3 Qd1 66. Rc7+ Kb8 67. R7c3 Bb7 68. Re2 Ka8 69. Rd3 Qc1+
70. Red2 Qc6 71. Rb2 Qf3+ 72. Kd2 Qxf2+ 73. Kc3 Qf6+ 74. Rd4 Qe5 75. Rb4
Qxg3+ 76. Kb2 Qf2+ 77. Ka1 Bc6 78. Rdc4 Qe1+ 79. Kb2 Qe5+ 80. Rc3 Bb5 81.
Kc2 Ka7 82. Kb2 Ka6 83. Kc2 Ka5 84. Kb2 Bd3 85. Ka2 Qxc3 86. Rxa4+ Kb5
{White resigns}
0-1

Adams drew with Akopian in Game 2

(2381) Akopian - Adams [E05]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.00 00 6.d4 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Qxc4 Bc6 10.Bg5 Bd5 11.Qd3 c5 12.dxc5 Bxc5 13.Nc3 Bc6 14.Qc4 Be7 15.b4 Nbd7 16.b5 Bd5 1/2-1/2

Unfortunately, Adams lost the 3rd game of the 4 game match, and therefore was knocked out.

[Event "ICC 100 30 u"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "1999.08.17"]
[Round "-"]
[White "*Adams"]
[Black "*Akopian"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Opening "French: Tarrasch, open variation"]
[ECO "C07"]
[NIC "FR.18"]
[Time "17:16:09"]
[TimeControl "6000+30"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. Ngf3 cxd4 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Bc4 Qd6 7. O-O Nf6
8. Nb3 Nc6 9. Nbxd4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 a6 11. Re1 Qc7 12. Bb3 Bd7 13. Qf3 Bd6 14.
h3 O-O-O 15. c3 h6 16. a4 Kb8 17. Qe2 g5 18. Be3 Bh2+ 19. Kh1 Bf4 20. Bxf4
gxf4 21. Qe5 Qxe5 22. Rxe5 Bc6 23. Rd1 Rhg8 24. f3 Bd5 25. Bc2 Kc7 26. h4
Kd6 27. Ree1 Kc7 28. a5 Nh5 29. Kh2 Ng3 30. Ba4 Bc6 31. Bb3 Bd5 32. Ba4 Bc6
33. Nxc6 bxc6 34. Bc2 Rd5 35. Rxd5 cxd5 36. Bd3 Rb8 37. b4 Kb7 38. c4 dxc4
39. Bxc4 Ka7 40. Rb1 Rc8 41. Bb3 Rc3 42. Ba4 e5 43. Be8 f5 44. h5 e4 45.
fxe4 fxe4 46. Bg6 e3 47. Kh3 e2 48. Kg4 Nf1 49. Kxf4 Ne3 50. Kf3 e1=Q 51.
Rxe1 Nc2+ 52. Kf2 Nxe1 53. Kxe1 Rc4 54. Kf2 Rxb4 55. Kf3 Ra4 56. g4 Rxa5 57.
Bf5 Rb5 58. Kf4 a5 59. g5 Rb4+ 60. Be4 hxg5+ 61. Kf5 g4 62. h6 g3 63. h7 Rb8
64. Kf4 a4 65. Kxg3 a3 {White resigns} 0-1

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