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G Jones 
Gawain Jones
Number of games in database: 848
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2650 (2631 rapid, 2711 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665
Overall record: +335 -141 =286 (62.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      86 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (116) 
    B23 B40 B20 B51 B31
 French Defense (56) 
    C07 C05 C03 C10 C04
 French Tarrasch (44) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C06
 Scotch Game (34) 
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B15
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E20 E34 E46 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (115) 
    B76 B52 B22 B72 B50
 King's Indian (101) 
    E94 E60 E92 E62 E67
 Sicilian Dragon (56) 
    B76 B72 B70 B78 B77
 Modern Benoni (27) 
    A57 A70 A58 A56 A62
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C91 C95 C78 C64 C85
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 A40 A46 D02 A50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 1-0
   D Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 0-1
   G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 1-0
   G Jones vs G Meier, 2014 1-0
   G Jones vs A Goryachkina, 2016 1-0
   G Jones vs Ju Wenjun, 2016 1-0
   Yu Yangyi vs G Jones, 2016 0-1
   Short vs G Jones, 2012 1/2-1/2
   K Bischoff vs G Jones, 2006 0-1
   Qun Ma vs G Jones, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   New Zealand Open (2016)
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   British Championships (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   British Championships (2011)
   Reykjavik Open (2012)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
   British Championship (2006)
   British Championship (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Game's That Enriched My Opening Knowledge ... by Galaxy7
   Sicilian Grand Prix Attack by syuanjiang

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(born Dec-11-1987, 28 years old) United Kingdom

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Grandmaster (2007). A catalogue of his achievements, starting with winning the U7 London Championship in 1994, can be found at his web site (see below). Jones' recent achievements include 2nd in the European Union Individual Championships (2006), =1st in the Sydney International Open in March 2008, =2nd at the Reykjavik Open (2012) and 7.5/11 at the 13th European Individual Championship (2012). The last mentioned qualified him to play in the World Cup (2013), however, he lost in the tiebreaker of the first round match to Russian GM Aleksandr Shimanov. He is married to Sue Maroroa. He also played for the Guildford 1 team that won the 2013-14 4NCL.

Jones's website:

Wikipedia article: Gawain Jones

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 848  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Radjabov vs G Jones 1-019 1997 Wch U10A04 Reti Opening
2. Kasparov vs G Jones 1-055 1998 BT Wireplay challengeB50 Sicilian
3. J Lappage vs G Jones  ½-½22 2001 SWYMB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. M Steadman vs G Jones  ½-½71 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB22 Sicilian, Alapin
5. F Pancevski vs G Jones  0-143 2001 WYB14C14 French, Classical
6. T Bromann vs G Jones  1-032 2001 SWYMB50 Sicilian
7. R Granat vs G Jones  ½-½64 2001 4NCLB72 Sicilian, Dragon
8. G Jones vs C Ward  0-140 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. G Jones vs I Snape  1-027 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
10. G Quparadze vs G Jones  1-028 2001 WYB14A07 King's Indian Attack
11. M Erwich vs G Jones  1-051 2001 SWYMB72 Sicilian, Dragon
12. G Jones vs J McDonnell  0-160 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. G Jones vs R Palliser  ½-½24 2001 4NCLB23 Sicilian, Closed
14. G Jones vs D W Anderton 1-034 2001 4NCLA07 King's Indian Attack
15. G Jones vs T Hinks-Edwards  0-149 2001 SWYMB06 Robatsch
16. D Ledger vs G Jones  0-140 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. G Jones vs B Predojevic  0-127 2001 WYB14A57 Benko Gambit
18. G Jones vs M Broomfield  0-147 2001 SWYMB03 Alekhine's Defense
19. A Hunt vs G Jones  1-027 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB50 Sicilian
20. S Ledger vs G Jones  0-140 2001 4NCLB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. D Sengupta vs G Jones  ½-½40 2001 WYB14C00 French Defense
22. L Trent vs G Jones 0-152 2001 SWYMB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. R Willmoth vs G Jones  ½-½34 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB50 Sicilian
24. G Jones vs R Mamedov ½-½24 2001 WYB14E77 King's Indian
25. M Thiruchelvam vs G Jones  0-130 2001 SWYMB53 Sicilian
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 848  PGN Download
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  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.
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  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.

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  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.

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  wordfunph: GM Gawain Jones --- 88th Hastings Masters Champion!
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  chancho: Gawain Jones website:

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  MarkFinan: I recieved a tweet (behave people lol) from Mark Crowther earlier to ask me if im playing in the 125th anniversary of the Bradford tournament that i think this players arranging, and maybe playing a simul. Hell, ive not played a competition in 25yr, im a bit scared of being humiliated. I dont mind losing, I mind losing badly though, lol
Sep-13-13  JoergWalter: <Mark> bring the <checklist> and give proper acknowledgement to your idol <AJ>.
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  MarkFinan: I forgot all about that darn checklist, haha :-)
Sep-18-13  JoergWalter: <Mark> have no fear Joerg is here :-)
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  MarkFinan: Mark Crowther (@MarkTWIC) tweeted at 11:53 PM on Thu, Sep 12, 2013: You should certainly come if you can. Don't you play in the Bradford League? I've played there for a lot of years! (

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Wish id have gone now, apparently a good day.

Btw.. If AJ can answer fantasy emails here, im gonna get a few fans and students, and talk to them here too, ;)

#GoGoldfish 🐠🐳🐬✌


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  MarkFinan: A.J. Goldsby I (@lifemasteraj) tweeted at 5:04 AM on Sat, Apr 23, 2011: One follower sent me an e-mail ... why the link on the girl?

I used to be a cop - still have that mentailty, I guess. (

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I couldnt help it, haha 👽

#GoGoldfish 🐠🐳🐬

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  MarkFinan: Only god knows what he does with that baton haha..
Have you read my tweets Joerg? I never realised how much stopping drinking affected my sense of humour. ;)
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  MarkFinan: Well i dont really do twitter but i do have that account above, ive only got about 75 followers lol.. In fact, the first time i used the internet was 2008!
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  MarkFinan: <JoergWalter: <MarkFinan: Well i dont really do twitter but i do have that account above, ive only got about 75 followers lol.. In fact, the first time i used the internet was 2008!> Were you born in 2007?>

Released ;)

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  MarkFinan: That was a joke btw Joerg, I didnt really get released in 07. 02, and i havent and hopefully wont be going back.
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  Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday to GM Gawain Jones. Good luck in LCC!
Dec-11-13  Marmot PFL: Boris just gave Gawain his present - a lesson in knight endings.
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  gawain: Just noticed that this is Gawain's day! Guess I'd better check in to honor my namesake. (Those who kibitz on the easier of the daily puzzles may recognize my avatar.)

I hope the real Gawain forgives me my use of his name, which I borrowed only for the chessic association evoked by a green knight.

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  waustad: This is a tough day to be POTD, sharing a birthday with Anand. Best of luck in the London rapids.
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  Penguincw: Although this way days ago,

Congratulations to Gawain Jones for winning the Bunratty Masters (2014) by an impressive score of 5.5/6 (+5,-0,=1). His only draw was against Jiri Stocek (G Jones vs J Stocek, 2014). He finished a clear point ahead of the 3 2nd place finishers (beating 2 of them, and not facing the other one).

Though not confirmed, his performance should bump his live rating by 18 (2654 to 2672). This will be a career high, but can he hit 2700?

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  Benzol: He's playing white against Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier today in the 9th Round of the New Zealand Open. If he wins or draws he'll take 1st or equal 1st depending on the result in the Daulyte - Ju game. Ju is the only other player with chances at 1st place. It will be interesting to follow what happens.


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  Penguincw: Congrats to Gawain Jones for winning the Dubai Open on tiebreaks with a score of 7.5/9.

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