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chess; William Hartston

Michael Adams continued his recovery in the Hoogovens tournament with a splendid 12th-round win over Robert Hubner. Black's opening play with 7...Bxf3 was very provocative, but Adams exploited his development lead in a most impressive way.

Playing 20.Rd5! and 22.Nh5! (when 22...gxh5 is met by 23.Rg1+) set up the combination with 24.Rxc6! and 25.Qxa6! forcing the coronation of the d-pawn. At the end, 31...Kg7 32.Be5+ f6 3.Qd7+ wins easily for White.

M Adams - R Hubner:

1 e4 c5 17 Rhe1 Be7

2 c3 d5 18 d6 Bf6

3 exd5 Qxd5 19 d7+ Kf8

4 d4 Nf6 20 Rd5 g6

5 Nf3 Bg4 21 Bd6+ Kg8

6 Nbd2 Nc6 22 Nh5 Bg7

7 Bc4 Bxf3 23 Rxc5 Nc6

8 gxf3 Qg5 24 Rxc6 bxc6

9 Ne4 Qf5 25 Qxa6 Bh6+

10 Qe2 e6 26 f4 Rd8

11 Ng3 Qh3 27 Qc8 Qh4

12 d5 Nd8 28 Bc7 Rf8

13 Bb5+ Nd7 29 d8(Q) Qxh5

14 Bf4 a6 30 Qxf8+ Bxf8

15 Bxd7 Kxd7 31 Bd6 resigns

16 0-0-0 Ke8