Michael Adams scored his first win

in the sixth round at Madrid after organisers had admonished the players for their peaceful approach when all the games in rounds four and five ended in draws.

Adams's victory came after an interesting pawns sacrifice in the opening by the Peruvian grandmaster Granda Zuniga. Black's play was enough to win his pawn back, but after 22.Rc4 he was in trouble. After 22...Qc6 23.Rec1, or 22...Qd7 23.Rd1, or 23...Qxa2 24.Bb4 he had problems untangling his minor pieces. Any of those, however, would have been better than 22...Rfe8??

White: Michael Adams

Black: Julio Granda Zuniga

1 e4 c6 13 Nbc3 Nxc3

2 d4 d5 14 bxc3 Rad8

3 exd5 cxd5 15 0-0 Bc4

4 c4 Nf6 16 Bd2 e5

5 Nc3 g6 17 Re1 Bxe2

6 Qb3 Bg7 18 Qxe2 exd4

7 cxd5 0-0 19 cxd4 Qa4

8 Nge2 Na6 20 Rac1 Bxd4

9 g3 b5 21 Bf1 Nc5

10 Nxb5 Nxd5 22 Rc4 Rfe8

11 Bg2 Be6 23 Qxe8+ Rxe8

12 Qd1 Qa5+ 24 Rxa4 resigns