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Paignton Diamond Jubilee Congress

Sunday 5th – Saturday 11th September 2010. Michael Adams will be giving a simul on Tuesday September 7th at 19.00. More details at the event website.


Upcoming Events

Michael Adams will be appearing in the following events: Turkish League – Konya, Turkey: Jun 29th – Jul 8th 2010 British Championship – Canterbury: Jul 26th – Aug 7th 2010 Gibraltar Masters – Caleta Hotel: Jan 25th – Feb 3rd 2011


Number Crunching

Lets return as promised to Open Tournament number 2, the European Individual Championship in Rijeka.  Here things defaulted back to my traditional open routine, as despite starting with 3.5/4 I was out of the money even before the last round began. This was a ridiculously strong event in relation to the prize fund, perhaps as…

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Chess in the US of A

I’ll post something about the European individual in Rijeka in a bit but will try and get a little more current with the Chicago Open. This was my first open event in the US since the New York Open in 1996.  Not much had changed, as just as in that event Loek van Wely won…

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Take me out to the Ballgame

Our first live baseball game, the Florida Marlins vs Milwaukee Brewers on 3rd June (played at the Miami Dolphins stadium – I think they are building a new baseball stadium), was very enjoyable and not just for the hot dogs and beer. One thing that was striking was the extreme ease with which the catches…

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A Good Start to the Year

My blog seems to have been suffering from lethargy writer’s block but it is now up and running. I am recapping a few events going back to the start of the year, when by happy coincidence I managed to win a tournament. For a long time open tournaments were a rare feature in my schedule,…

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4NCL 2010 Final Standings

Team Placed Points Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher 1 1 13 Pride & Prejudice 2 11 Barbican 4ncl 1 3 10

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4NCL 2010 Final Weekend

Round 11 White Rose 1 2317 Pride & Prejudice 2521 (W) Richard Palliser 2435 0-1 Michael Adams 2704 (B) Colin McNab 2468 0 – 1 David Howell 2612 (W) Peter Wells 2492 1/2 – 1/2 John Emms 2484 (B) Simon Buckley 2348 0 – 1 Glenn Flear 2517 (W) Paul Townsend 2222 0- 1 Mark…

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Chicago Open

Michael Adams will be playing in the Chicago Open at the Westin Chicago North Shore Hotel between May 27th – 31st. Tournament homepage:  Chicago Open 2010

A Falcon Named Tal

A few weeks ago Mickey and I cashed in some airmiles that had been lying around for a Falconry session at a local Bird of Prey Centre. The centre, in Ipplepen in South Devon, has many birds of prey from across Europe and further, all captive bred, and it is a truly awe-inspiring experience to…

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