Chess: Michael Adams knocked out in first round of World Cup in Siberia

The 47-year-old British champion lost an eight-game marathon while Gawain Jones and Luke McShane advanced to the last 64

The seven-times British champion Michael Adams was eliminated 4.5-3.5 after an eight-game marathon in the first round of the $1.6m World Cup on Thursday as the Cornishman, 47, was gradually worn down after seven consecutive draws by 19-year-old Chithambaram Aravindh, one of the many emerging talents from India.

It was a bitter defeat for the longtime England No 1, who in his peak years had some of his best results in this prestigious knockout event and even reached the final in 2005 when it counted as the global body Fide’s official world championship.

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