02 August, 2011

British Championship

Finally, after 7 rounds Nigel Short and Michael Adams will meet in round 8 today, after they both won their 7th round games to place joint first in the 2011 Championship

Short has White, and I hope he pulls out one of his less mainstream openings to give us an interesting match tomorrow, just as he did in round 1, with a Caro-Kann as Black.

David Howell is keeping up with them ( he also won today ) but is half a point behind.

Among the peleton following them is Jovanka Houska, known for her excellent book on the Caro-Kann and also Nick Pert, who redeemed himself today, after a shameless 9-move draw with his brother in the previous round.

The live commentary has not worked for me so far : no sound, or very poor. However, the game of the day videos are well worth watching ( although again, the sound isn't perfect :)