chess

Share
Michael Adams scored a fine win over Gata Kamsky, in Groningen two weeks ago. With 9.a3!? he took his well-prepared opponent out of the books and it paid quick dividends. Black's 12...a5 was over-optimistic and led to his Q-side pawns becoming blocked and an endgame liability after 13.a4!

Kamsky's exchanges on d4 were neatly exploited with 22.Bg3! delaying Qxd4 until it carried a threat to the d-pawn. Changing the guard on b2 with 37.Rd6! and 38.Bc3, Adams gradually moved on to the offensive. Kamsky could have resigned 15 moves earlier.

White: Michael Adams

Black: Gata Kamsky

1 e4 e5 34 Rbd1 Kh7

2 Nf3 Nc6 35 h4 Rb4

3 Bb5 a6 36 g3 Ne6

4 Ba4 Nf6 37 Rd6 Rd4

5 0-0 Be7 38 Bc3 Rxd1+

6 Re1 b5 39 Rxd1 Nd4

7 Bb3 0-0 40 Rd3 Rc1+

8 d3 d6 41 Kf2 Ra1

9 a3 Na5 42 Bxa5 Rxa4

10 Ba2 c5 43 Bc3 Rc4

11 Nc3 Nc6 44 Ke3 Nc2+

12 Nd5 a5 45 Ke2 Nd4+

13 a4 b4 46 Bxd4 exd4

14 c3 Rb8 47 Rxb3 Rc1

15 h3 Bd7 48 h5 Kg8

16 Nxe7 Qxe7 49 g4 Kf7

17 Bg5 h6 50 Kd3 Rd1+

18 Bh4 Rfc8 51 Kc4 Ke6

19 d4 cxd4 52 Rd3 Rb1

20 cxd4 Nxd4 53 b4 Ke5

21 Nxd4 exd4 54 b5 Rc1+

22 Bg3 Be6 55 Kb4 Rb1+

23 Bxe6 Qxe6 56 Rb3 Rc1

24 Qxd4 Rc4 57 b6 Kd6

25 Qxd6 Rbc8 58 Ka3 Rc8

26 Qxe6 fxe6 59 b7 Rb8

27 f3 Rc2 60 Kb2 Kc5

28 Rab1 Rd8 61 Kc2 Kc4

29 Rec1 b3 62 Rb1 d3+

30 Be1 Nh5 63 Kd2 Kd4

31 Kf1 Rb8 64 Rb2 Kc4

32 Rd1 Nf4 65 e5 resigns

33 Rd2 e5

React Now

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs General

BI Manager - £50,000

£49000 - £55000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: My client is...

BI Project Manager - £48,000 - £54,000 - Midlands

£48000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits package: Progressive Recruitment: My clie...

VB.Net Developer

£35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: If you're pa...

SAP Business Consultant (SD, MM and FICO), £55,000, Wakefield

£45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: SAP Business...

Day In a Page

Read Next
 

The law is too hard on sexting teenagers

Memphis Barker
 

Obama must speak out – Americans are worried no one is listening to them

David Usborne
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game