|Nov-30-08|| ||GreenArrow: FM Jonathan Hawkins just finished 2nd at the British rapidplay in a very strong field comprising many GMs and Ims. Add this to the strong performance at the British championship in August and it is clear he is massively underrated and maybe even a future GM. There cant be many people who have reached fidemaster level with the fide 'k-factor' still being 25 (less than 30 fide games played).|
|Aug-04-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: I prefer his sister, Sadie! :)|
|Oct-05-12|| ||wordfunph: 372-page Amateur to IM by Jonathan Hawkins..
<The result of his hard work was a meteoric rise through the ranks, as he became firmly established as a prominent GM killer on the English tournament circuit.>
|Oct-08-12|| ||maelith: jonathan Hawkins , who made a remarkable improvement in his early Twenties from good club player to 2500 with 2 GM norms has,ascribes his remarkable increase to mainly endgame study.|
|Dec-05-12|| ||waustad: He's now at 3.5/4 in the Open section of the London Chess Classic, playing Jovanka Houska. Perhaps he'll gain his third norm very soon.|
|Aug-21-13|| ||Lingfield Grove: Vienna is his big chance. With 4/5 he has made a good start.|
|Jul-26-14|| ||offramp: He is playing well in the current British Championships and I think I'll buy his book!|
|Sep-05-14|| ||siegbert: did offramp buy his book?|
|Sep-13-14|| ||offramp: <offramp> did not.|
|Sep-13-14|| ||SteinitzLives: I can recommend his book, as it is comprehensive coverage of the most common endgame principles and shows well how to apply them. |
It's a bit hard to agree that one can go "from amateur to IM" simply by mastering these endgame principles and applications of them, I know there is more to it than that!
Still it's a catchy title, and he is a good writer, and let's face it: knowing a particular common endgame better than your FM, IM, or GM opponent (and he shows notable gaffes from them in common endgame positions) can only help.
|Oct-13-14|| ||ketchuplover: He's a GM now apparently! Kudos!|
|Oct-17-14|| ||cro777: Congratulations to Jonathan Hawkins on becoming a Grandmaster!|
At the 2014 edition of the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess tournament, Hawkins secured his third GM norm before the last round. (2011 had brought him two Grandmaster norms). His title should be confirmed at the next FIDE Congress.
(Johnathan Hawkins, GM norm achieved)
|Nov-07-14|| ||siegbert: will he officially became a gm at the next fide congress?|
|Nov-12-14|| ||CountryGirl: Congratulations on the final GM norm, Jonathan. You really deserve it. In the process you seem to have become insanely difficult to defeat, even by other grandmasters. Those openings you play, you know very well. You rarely get into doubtful situations. And your opponents must figure that, the longer the game goes on, the stronger you become, thanks to your hard-won endgame ability. I am looking forward to a follow-up book, 'Amateur to GM', relating the extra ingredients that you found you needed to progress from IM to GM. Well done!!|
|Mar-15-15|| ||ketchuplover: well done young man :)|
|Aug-07-15|| ||Check It Out: Congratulations on winning the 2015 British Championship!|
|Aug-08-15|| ||maelith: Indeed, Hawkins has meteoric rise.Congrats for winning the British Championship tournament. And now a new GM.|
|Aug-09-15|| ||cruiseyleemorph: Congrats to my Hastings Chess partner ;)|
|Sep-12-15|| ||HeMateMe: If only he had played Anthony Saidy, we could have a Saidy Hawkins day.|
|Sep-12-15|| ||SteinitzLives: Whenever he plays someone named Jim, it will be Treasure Island day.|