GM-Level Chess Calculation: Michael Adams – Peter Leko 1-0

Here is a slightly difficult chess puzzle from the game Michael Adams – Peter Leko played in Linares, 1999. Consider all the strategic concepts and calculate as far as you can. White to win. Read more…

Quick Checkmate: Michael Adams – Eric Lobron 1-0

A nice game from former British Chess Champion Michael Adams: White plays and win, or better still, checkmates in two! Figure it out. It’s easy. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 9: Michael Adams – Vladimir Kramnik 0-1

Vladimir Kramnik played the longest game of the last round to beat Michael Adams and conclude the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 with a 50% score. The Russian Grandmaster showed how rolling pawns can be devastating and decide the game against the strongest of opposition. Read a tournament report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R3: Boris Gelfand – Michael Adams 1-0

Only one game proved decisive in the third round of the Alekhine Ches Memorial 2013. It was Boris Gelfand grinding down Michael Adams after the latter’s perfect score in the first two rounds. Black’s Queen’s Gambit Declined structure was passive giving White a strong hold over the game. The error with 24… Kg7 eventually led the tournament leader to resign. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R2: Michael Adams – Peter Svidler 1-0

The Alekhine Chess Memorial had another set of very exciting games in the second round. Former British Chess Champion Michael Adams won his second game straight to take lead in the tournament. Read a full round report on Chess Blog. Here is the nice Michael Adams – Peter Svidler game in the Chess King applet. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Viswanathan Anand – Michael Adams 1-0

The Alekhine Chess Memorial has begun in Paris and there were exciting games in the first round as well. The event is being held in a special chess pavilion built specially for the Memorial on the premises of the Tuileries Garden (the Louvre Museum). One of the decisive games was World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand losing with White to multiple-time British Champion Michael Adams. A full report on the first round at the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 is posted at Chess Blog. Read more…

Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013: Nana Dzagnidze – Michael Adams 0-1

Here’s a nice game with tactical flourish and a solid finish by Michael Adams versus Nana Dzagnidze at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2013. “The annual Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival has established itself as the most prestigious open tournament in the world,” according to THE SUNDAY TIMES. The latest edition of the chess tournament runs from Jan 21-31, 2013. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R8: Levon Aronian – Michael Adams 1/2-1/2

Returning from an Olympiad gold in Istanbul, Levon Aronian took on British top-rated Grandmaster Michael Adams for a steady display of chess where neither could really force the other player down. An entertaining, but interesting game nevertheless… particularly if you want to learn how to move those Bishops! Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R7: Michael Adams – Luke McShane 1/2-1/2

Coming from a victory over World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in the previous round, Michael Adams was in a winning-mood against Luke McShane. However, luck was with Luke! McShane was losing all the way, and even got into a mating net, but Adams goofed up. The game ended in a surprising draw. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 6: Find Michael Adams’ Winning Move Against Viswanathan Anand

Round five of the London Chess Classic is going to be remembered for the unbelievable blunder by World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. Can you see how Black can win? Anand has just played 41.Bc4. What’s Black’s killer move? Michael Adams took his time and eventually played the winning move that forced resignation by the world champion. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R5: Michael Adams – Magnus Carlsen 0-1

World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is having a brilliant run at the 2012 London Chess Classic. British Grandmaster Michael Adams held steady for much of the game, but just that one inaccuracy and Carlsen pounced for his pound of flesh. An exciting game no doubt. Replay the game with Chess King – the super applet works on just about any device on the planet. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R4: Hikaru Nakamura – Michael Adams 1/2-1/2

Another quintessential chess game at the London Chess Classic 2012 that ended in a draw despite reigning US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura pushing his luck against Michael Adams. The British Grandmaster held his ground and no progress was possible. The game was a draw. Replay the game in the Chess King applet for some solid defensive ideas. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R3: Michael Adams – Judit Polgar 1-0

London Chess Classic 2012 Round 3: A pawn is dangerous. A rolling pawn is very dangerous. That’s the lesson British Grandmaster Michael Adams was ready with for Hungarian GM Judit Polgar Monday night. Playing White against Polgar’s pet Sicilian, Adams was in the saddle for a nice victory in the third round. Replay the game with Chess King in the extended post… and, keep those pawns rolling on the chess board! Read more…

London Chess Classic 2012 R1: Jones-Adams 0-1

The all-British encounter in the first round at the London Chess Classic 2012 was between Gawain Jones and Michael Adams. The endgame saw Adams stay patient and pick up extra pawns leaving White material down and forcing a resignation. Watch the game in the Chess King applet. Read more…

Attacking Chess Puzzle: Find the Win

A lonesome Chess King with very few defenders around is a clear signal to find a winning attack. Do you play chess like that? Here is such a position from the game Lars Bo Hansen-Adams, Wijk aan Zee, 1995. White has just played 31.Bc3 How did Black win this? Check the answer with Chess King + Houdini in the extended post. Read more…

London Chess Grand Prix: Assess this Endgame!

Here is a position from the London Chess Grand Prix Round 7 (Report on Chess Blog.) The game was between Michael Adams and Boris Gelfand. Black dilutes down to a won endgame, but how to win it? Look at the pawn situation and come up with a strategic idea for Black to win. Remember, you need to think of strategy first before the move pattern here. Read more…