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Michael Adams wins the award for the weirdest victory of 1995, with his last-round win at Groningen, played on 30 December. Playing the bizarre 5...Bd6??! - not the sort of move one should adopt in polite company - Adams achieved a perfectly dreadful position from the opening.

Apparently overcome by his huge advantage, Piket missed the powerful 21.Ra4, then missed either 22.Rxg7! or 22.Bh6! Once allowed back in the game, Adams polished matters off quickly.

White: Jeroen Piket

Black: Michael Adams

1 d4 e6 2 c4 Nf6 3 Nf3 c5 4 d5 exd5 5 cxd5 Bd6 6 Nc3 Bc7 7 g4 d6 8 g5 Nfd7 9 h4 a6 10 a4 Qe7 11 Bh3 0-0 12 Qd3 Ne5 13 Nxe5 Qxe5 14 a5 Qd4 15 Qg3 Qb4 16 h5 Nd7 17 g6 Nf6 18 gxh7+ Kh8 19 Rg1 Nxh5 20 Qf3 Bxh3 21 Qxh5 Bd7 22 Qg5 Qd4 23 Bf4 Bd8 24 Qg3 Bf6 25 Rd1 Qc4 26 Bg5 Be5 27 f4 Bd4 28 Rg2 Rae8 29 Rd3 Bf5 30 Rf3 Be4 White resigns.

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