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|Dec-11-11|| ||waustad: Have a happy. It seems that you have the same birthday as Anand.|
|Feb-20-12|| ||The17thPawn: I wonder if he has a matched scheduled with the Green Knight anytime soon?:)|
|Mar-22-12|| ||amaurobius: Gawain has made an excellent start in the Europeans - 3 out of 3 so far.|
Keep up the good work!
|Mar-23-12|| ||amaurobius: Make that 4 out of 4|
|Mar-24-12|| ||wordfunph: chess book author GM Gawain Jones (2635) as solo leader with perfect 4, he will try to crack the 2709 of GM Nikita Vitiugov tonight..|
|Mar-24-12|| ||Penguincw: Jones remains in the lead. However, he currently has to share it with 2 other players.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||Squares: Well done on your performance. Really intersting chessgames to watch. Along with Adams, McShane, Short, Sadler and Howell, we could have a strong team|
|Mar-31-12|| ||twinlark: Jones has been splendid in the last month, picking up 40 points here, at Reykjavik and in the Icelandic League. He'll be about 2675 in the next list and improving all the time. If it hadn't been for Queenstown, he'd be pushing 2700.|
|Mar-31-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<twinlark>
Indeed so. If he can keep up the good form and Nigel and Michael are in song (who will be the fourth and fifth?) England ought to do quite well at the forthcoming Olympiad.
|Mar-31-12|| ||twinlark: <SWT>
They and McShane and Sadler would be a dynamic team.
|Apr-01-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Oh yes! It is so nice to see Matthew playing again. Hopefully he will play a bit more before the OL team is selected and knock off all the rust. Hopefully Lukey will be allowed time off work to play.|
I imagine Sadler would be the 5th English team member. There's going to be a little competition between Gawain and McShane for 3rd board.
|May-28-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Gawain represented the club "Philidor" in the finals of the annual Danish Cup competition for 4 man club teams on 27 May 2012. The time controls were 20 minutes + 5 seconds increment from move 1 for the whole game.|
Philidor won the competition (Jones, GM Nils Grandelius, IM Jacob Vang Glud and IM Nikolaj Mikkelsen, Jan Andersen - reserve) although Gawain didn't come wholly unscathed through the event. He lost to Danish IM Nicolai V. Pedersen and Swedish IM Ahlander.
A link to the news side (in Danish) with a picture
|Jun-14-12|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck in London Mr.Jones|
|Jul-27-12|| ||Troller: Gawain Jones has 4/4 at the British Championships, defeating 2 2200-players and 2 GMs. In round 5 he strangely faces another 2200-player (James P Holland who has 3.5 after wins against 2 FMs & 1 IM plus a draw vs GM Gormally). Looks like Gawain is already halfway to the title.|
|Jul-27-12|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<Troller>
alas, I don't think there is any "strangely" about Gawain facing a 2200. This British is really weak compared to past events when you could see Rogers, Anand, Nunn, Speelman, Adams, Short, etc, etc!
Steve Giddins writes about this in a recent piece on his blog.
|Jul-27-12|| ||Troller: Well, by "strange" I am referring to the fact that a 2200 is clear second after 4 rounds ahead of 6 GMs and 6 IMs.|
True, a number of strong players are missing here, notably Adams, McShane and Short (although at least Short haven't played them for many years). Maybe Howell will be able to put a wedge in Jones' wheels, but I doubt it.
|Jul-27-12|| ||pawn to QB4: <by "strange" I am referring to the fact that a 2200 is clear second after 4 rounds ahead of 6 GMs and 6 IMs> normally I'd agree, but at the last 4NCL I played Holland. He's a junior, probably rapidly improving, bags of confidence, lots of theoretical knowledge, cool temperament. In the post match analysis he seemed particularly impressive. One for the future.|
|Jul-29-12|| ||pawn to QB4: ...and you read it here first, as the game between GM Jones and 2200 but one-for-the-future James Holland ends in a draw.|
|Aug-08-12|| ||fisayo123: Would be interesting to see the British Champ in LCC in December. Gawain definitely plays some very sharp openings.|
|Aug-09-12|| ||kellmano: <Troller: Well, by "strange" I am referring to the fact that a 2200 is clear second after 4 rounds ahead of 6 GMs and 6 IMs.
True, a number of strong players are missing here, notably Adams, McShane and Short (although at least Short haven't played them for many years).
Short won it last year.
|Aug-09-12|| ||kellmano: <fisayo123: Would be interesting to see the British Champ in LCC in December. Gawain definitely plays some very sharp openings.>|
And sharp chess in general. I agree it will be interesting to see how he fares against the big boys.
|Dec-03-12|| ||gezafan: Gawain Jones is a great name!
Does he handle knights well?
|Dec-13-12|| ||Troller: Gawain Jones is listed as a member of the new Copenhagen chess club "Philidor". This was founded last year as a very ambitious project, e.g. incorporating a local school and probably aiming for the Danish Championship in a matter of few years. The club has to work its way up the leagues, so at the moment they are playing "Mesterrękken" - where players ussually are ranked in the 1700-2200 area - and after 3 rounds they have scored 22½/24 pts:|
As can be seen by clicking the club name, the top 4 boards (Adams, Jones, Gustafsson & Curt Hansen) haven't been playing this season, but with titled players on at least half the boards the team is bulldozing the amateurs.
|Jan-07-13|| ||wordfunph: GM Gawain Jones --- 88th Hastings Masters Champion!|
|Feb-27-13|| ||chancho: Gawain Jones website:
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