GM Michael Adams wins the 5th Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament 2007

Staunton Memorial 5th, London 2007
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Michael Adams
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Ivan Sokolov
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Loek Van Wely
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Gawain Jones
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Jan Werle
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Jan Smeets
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Erwin L'Ami
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Jan Timman
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Peter Wells
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Jonathan Speelman
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Colin McNab
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Jovanka Houska
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Final Team Score - Holland 38, U.K. 28

* NEWSFLASH* The only invitee to the 2007 Staunton Memorial who was not a Grandmaster has now earned the title in the 4NCL. Gawain Jones has not only become Englands latest GM , he has also shot ahead of rival junior David Howell in the international rating list!

The Fifth Annual Staunton Memorial will be even stronger than last years and is certainly the strongest event to be held in London if not the UK since 1986. The addition of Van Wely for Holland and the substitution of Jovanka Houska for Lawrence Day considerably strengthen the competition over the 2006 event. Venue will be Simpsons in the Strand with the opening round on August 7, one rest day August 14  and the final round and prize giving on August 18.

Play begins in the afternoons starting 14-00 hours. The last round will commence at noon.

Arbiters are Eric Schiller and Bob Wade OBE.

The Staunton society exists to perpetuate the name of Howard Staunton , Britain's only ever claimant to be world chess champion, and to promote uk chess and in particular give young british players the prospects for gm norms and titles. There is no charge for watching the games and we intend to have them displayed during play in the main upstairs bar at Simpsons. It is also hoped that the hotel housing all players The Staunton Hotel, 13 Gower Street, London WC1 will act as a social focus for interested chess enthusiasts during the event.

The sponsor as last year is Dutch chess maecenas Jan Mol.

The event is organised by Ray Keene OBE, Barry Martin and Clive and Sue Davey of the Staunton society. The programme has been complied by Eddie Penn, Steve Giddins as last year will be assisting with PR and IT and Alexander Meynell, the grandson of Lord Killearn, one time top board for the House of Lords chess team, is also on the assisting staff. The website will see regular updates and games from our webmistress Tinni.

* NEWSFLASH* Further good news for the Staunton Memorial is that the celebrated Sobkowski Chess set belonging to Morris Sobkowski, an original friend of chess, and survivor of no fewer than five Nazi concentration camps, has been redonated to the tournament by previous winner GM Jon Levitt. The famous chess set was given first to the tournament by the widow of Morris Sobkowski - Trudi Sobkowski. Morris and his love of chess survived the Nazi death camps at Auschwitz - Funfteichen - Kruppwerke Maerstadt - the Dora v2 rocket caverns and finally Belsen. A true miracle!