Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

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Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:18 pm

Hi does Michael Adams have an immortal game?
I like many of his but this is my favourite because he broke Kramnik's unbreaken streak:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1292637

But I know it isn't called immortal.

Has anyone ever chose one for him?
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Think I remember an early game of his when he crushed Ivanchuk on the Black side of a Marshall Attack in the Ruy?
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:Think I remember an early game of his when he crushed Ivanchuk on the Black side of a Marshall Attack in the Ruy?
I seem to remember him saying that he thought this was his best game.


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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Nick Burrows » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:43 pm

Another great Marshall game:

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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Nick Burrows wrote: I seem to remember him saying that he thought this was his best game.
After White's move 17




Famously in the position above, he forgot that the established theory of the time said you left the Queen on h3 until it was chased away with Qf1 and retreated anyway. This opened up an alternative main line.

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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:44 am

Nick Burrows wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Think I remember an early game of his when he crushed Ivanchuk on the Black side of a Marshall Attack in the Ruy?
I seem to remember him saying that he thought this was his best game.

thanks for replying... he says it was his most memorable game here http://www.kingpinchess.net/2015/12/mickey-adams/
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:45 am

Joshua Gibbs wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:
Matt Mackenzie wrote:Think I remember an early game of his when he crushed Ivanchuk on the Black side of a Marshall Attack in the Ruy?
I seem to remember him saying that he thought this was his best game.

thanks for replying... he says it was his most memorable game here http://www.kingpinchess.net/2015/12/mickey-adams/ and it shows the Zugzwang. Thanks for the replies everyone
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Andrew Bak » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:12 am

iirc Adams had an amazing game on the Black side of a Berlin, I think it was against Caruana?

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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:18 am

Andrew Bak wrote:iirc Adams had an amazing game on the Black side of a Berlin, I think it was against Caruana?
This one from Dortmund 2013 I expect

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1725051

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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:11 am

I remember this last round game that confirmed he won a medal at the 2011 European Team with a lot of pleasure: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1646992 Typically modest, his comment after the game was "I suppose that means I'll have to attend the prize giving" His overall performance can be viewed here: http://chess-results.com/tnr57856.aspx? ... 984&snr=33

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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:14 pm

Joshua Gibbs wrote: thanks for replying... he says it was his most memorable game here http://www.kingpinchess.net/2015/12/mickey-adams/
Though that interview was actually from 1998 - it might be interesting to get a more recent take from Mickey?
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:56 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm7EEpMsM6A

Daniel King seems to misquote him as saying it was his best game as opposed to most memorable.
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joshua Gibbs » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:26 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Andrew Bak wrote:iirc Adams had an amazing game on the Black side of a Berlin, I think it was against Caruana?
This one from Dortmund 2013 I expect

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1725051

A nice video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOwnn2Zl0s8
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Joey Stewart » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:38 am

He had a pretty good game against Topalov recently, but I think his style of play tends not to lead to the sort of weird hack attacks that make 'immortal' games - I imagine most of the very sharp positions he does play into have been calculated to get an advantage (or his opponent inflicts them on him).
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Re: Does Michael Adams Have an Immortal Game?

Post by Geoff Chandler » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:58 pm

Does it not depend on how we view the term 'Immortal'.

DId Anderssen consider his game v Kieseritzky in 1851 as his best game?

If it's 'Immortal' as in Sacrifices then I'd search the young Mickey Adams as it often
takes two to tango and one of them has to slip in a few slack moves.

This is Mickey when he was 17? A game I can understand.
These days 99% of the time I do not have a clue what he is up to.

Adams - Fabrego, Adelaide 1988

White to play/



White played 17.Qc1 letting the Knight on d4 go. 17...Qxd4 Nxe6. and the fun began.

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