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Jonathan Hawkins
Number of games in database: 305
Years covered: 2008 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2590 (2577 rapid, 2500 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2592

Overall record: +127 -28 =113 (68.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 37 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (21) 
    E32 E34 E44 E20 E55
 Grunfeld (15) 
    D97 D86 D75 D78 D94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D31 D38 D37 D39 D30
 King's Indian (13) 
    E62 E94 E81 E63 E73
 Slav (12) 
    D17 D15 D11
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D58 D56 D66 D55
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (26) 
    B17 B12 B14 B13 B10
 King's Indian (21) 
    E73 E77 E81 E67 E90
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C84 C77 C60 C95 C89
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D37 D38 D31 D35 D39
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C84 C91 C86 C95 C89
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D76 D97 D79 D78
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Williams vs J Hawkins, 2015 0-1
   J Hawkins vs M Galyas, 2015 1-0
   N R McDonald vs J Hawkins, 2011 1/2-1/2
   Gu Xiaobing vs J Hawkins, 2012 0-1
   J Hawkins vs Y Zhou, 2014 1/2-1/2
   J Hawkins vs J Brustkern, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   4NCL Div 1a 2018/19 (2018)
   British Championship (2015)
   British Championship (2014)
   British Championship (2011)
   Hastings 2012/13 (2012)
   British Championship (2012)
   Hastings 2014/15 (2014)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championship (2010)
   British Championship (2017)
   London Chess Classic (Open) (2014)
   Hastings 2009/10 (2009)
   London Chess Classic Open (2016)
   London Chess Classic Open (2013)
   British Championship (2013)

   🏆 4NCL Div 1a 2018/19
   Justin Tan vs J Hawkins (May-06-19) 0-1
   J Hawkins vs Fressinet (May-05-19) 1-0
   P K Wells vs J Hawkins (May-04-19) 0-1
   J Hawkins vs I Sanders (Mar-17-19) 1-0
   R Reimanis vs J Hawkins (Mar-16-19) 0-1

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(born May-01-1983, 36 years old) United Kingdom

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FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2010); Grandmaster (2014).

Master norms

<International Master> (1) Hawkins gained his IM norms at the British Championship (2008), the British Championship (2009) and at the Hastings tournament of 2009-10, the last mentioned finishing on 5 January 2010. He was therefore aged 26 years 8 months and 4 days when he became an IM.

<Grandmaster norms> (2) He gained his GM norms at the 4NCL of 2010-11, the British Championships (2011) and the PokerStars IoM Masters (2014), the last mentioned finishing on 12 October 2014. Hawkins was therefore aged 31 years 5 months and 11 days when he acquired the GM title as he had been rated above 2500 since August 2012.

National Championships

He was the co-winner, with David Howell, of the British Chess Championships (2014). Winner of the British Championships (2015) with 8.5/11, half a point clear of the joint runners-up David Howell, Nicholas Pert and Daniel Gormally.


Hawkins authored the book Amateur to IM. (3) He is now a full-time chess player and coach, based in London. (4)

References and sources

(3) Mongoose, ISBN 978-1-936277-40-7
(4) Wikipedia article: Jonathan Hawkins

Last updated: 2016-09-01 06:33:45

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hebden vs J Hawkins  1-0452008British ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
2. Flear vs J Hawkins  ½-½472008British ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
3. S Gordon vs J Hawkins  ½-½532008British ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. Arkell vs J Hawkins  ½-½782008British ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
5. J Hawkins vs S Knott 1-0302008British ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
6. J Hawkins vs G Jones  0-1292008British ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
7. D Eggleston vs J Hawkins  0-1362008British ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
8. J Hawkins vs D Gormally  ½-½1042008British ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
9. J Hawkins vs Arkell 1-0402009British ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. J Hawkins vs L Trent  ½-½162009British ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
11. D Kolbus vs J Hawkins  ½-½232009British ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
12. S Conquest vs J Hawkins  ½-½662009British ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
13. J Hawkins vs S Sen  1-0212009British ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
14. J Houska vs J Hawkins  ½-½322009British ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
15. J Hawkins vs R Palliser 0-1252009British ChampionshipA65 Benoni, 6.e4
16. F Ynojosa Aponte vs J Hawkins 0-1532009British ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
17. J Hawkins vs P Cumbers  1-0282009British ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. J Hawkins vs G Jones  0-1372009British ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
19. G Buckley vs J Hawkins 0-1382009British ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. C Maduekwe vs J Hawkins  0-1352009Hastings 2009/10E90 King's Indian
21. J Hawkins vs S Williams  1-0452009Hastings 2009/10B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. R Edouard vs J Hawkins ½-½502009Hastings 2009/10E81 King's Indian, Samisch
23. J Hawkins vs Arkell  ½-½122009Hastings 2009/10C10 French
24. D Gormally vs J Hawkins  ½-½192010Hastings 2009/10A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. J Hawkins vs E Demac  1-0522010Hastings 2009/10A81 Dutch
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 305  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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! :)
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  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.
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  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?
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  offramp: <offramp> did not.
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  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.

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  ketchuplover: He's a GM now apparently! Kudos!
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  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!!
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  ketchuplover: well done young man :)
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  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 ;)
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  HeMateMe: If only he had played Anthony Saidy, we could have a Saidy Hawkins day.
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  SteinitzLives: Whenever he plays someone named Jim, it will be Treasure Island day.
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