Mickey Adams has won the British Championship sponsored by Darwin Strategic Limited after a dramatic tie-break playoff with Nigel Short. The 89th Championships took place at Ponds Forge, International Sports Centre in Sheffield.
Both Adams and Short finished the 11-round event with 8½/11 which then required a 2-game play-off to decide the title.
After a draw in the first rapid game, Adams won the second to successfully defend his title and claim the championship.
Jovanka Houska also defended her women's title after finishing the best placed woman on 7/11, making it her fourth British title.