Adams moves into the WCC final

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Grandmaster Michael Adams of England made it to the finals of the World Chess Championship.

Adams moves into the WCC final

Tripoli:

Grandmaster Michael Adams of England made it to the finals of the World Chess Championship with a 2.5-1.5 win over Grandmaster Teimour Radjabov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals. Adams drew his fourth and final game of the semis against Radjabov last night, but the half-point was enough to assure him a berth in the summit clash where he will meet the winner of the match between GM Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria and Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan. Topalov and Kasimdzhanov will decide their fate in tie- breaker as all their four games have ended in draws. After winning the first game, the Englishman was sitting pretty for a place in the final. He drew his next three games quite easily to maintain his one point lead over his rival. In the fourth game, playing white, Adams was in for a surprise on the second move itself as Radjabov went for something completely unexplored. The middle game was fought on level terms though as Radjabov equalised easily with black. The peace was signed in 44 moves. The other game saw Topalov, playing with white, gaining too little from the opening and gradually Kasimdzhanov neutralised whatever white had hoped for in the middle game of the Bogo Indian defence. (PTI)



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