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Michael Adams wins 5-th Staunton Memorial

As is only appropriate in a tournament dedicated to the memory one of England's greatest players, the 2007 Staunton Memorial tournament ended in a victory for another British chess all time great, Michael Adams. In the final round, he drew with Black against Ivan Sokolov, to reach an untouchable 8.5/11. Sokolov finished a point behind, where he was joined by Loek van Wely, who drew with Jon Speelman in the final round. Gawain Jones completed an outstanding tournament by capitalising on an opening blunder by Jan Timman, to finish on 6.5, in the company of Jan Smeets and Jan Werle, the two young Dutch GMs.

Final standings:

Michael Adams  	gm	ENG	2724	8.5
Ivan Sokolov gm NED 2666 7.5
Loek Van Wely gm NED 2679 7.5
Gawain Jones gm ENG 2526 6.5
Jan Werle gm NED 2552 6.5
Jan Smeets gm NED 2538 6.5
Erwin L'Ami gm NED 2598 5
Jan Timman gm NED 2560 5
Peter Wells gm ENG 2517 4
Jonathan Speelman gm ENG 2511 3.5
Colin McNab gm ENG 2416 3
Jovanka Houska wgm ENG 2401 2.5

Interesting links:
1st Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament 2003
2nd Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament 2004
3rd Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament 2005
4th Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament 2006

Official 5-th Staunton Memorial Tournament 2007 Web-Site
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