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Gawain Jones
G Jones 
Number of games in database: 1,074
Years covered: 1991 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2646 (2655 rapid, 2702 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +408 -168 =334 (63.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 164 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (144) 
    B23 B40 B51 B20 B22
 French Defense (64) 
    C07 C05 C04 C03 C10
 French Tarrasch (50) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C06
 Scotch Game (48) 
 Caro-Kann (37) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B15
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E20 E54 E34 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (136) 
    B76 B22 B52 B50 B70
 King's Indian (130) 
    E94 E60 E92 E62 E70
 Sicilian Dragon (64) 
    B76 B70 B72 B78 B77
 Ruy Lopez (35) 
    C78 C95 C91 C85 C64
 Queen's Pawn Game (32) 
    A45 A46 A40 A41 D02
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A70 A58 A56 A61
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 1-0
   Anh Khoi Nguyen vs G Jones, 2016 0-1
   G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 1-0
   D J Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 0-1
   M Pesa vs G Jones, 2011 0-1
   Shabalov vs G Jones, 2016 0-1
   G Jones vs C Boikanyo, 2011 1-0
   K Bischoff vs G Jones, 2006 0-1
   G Jones vs G Meier, 2014 1-0
   K Rawicz vs G Jones, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Commonwealth and South African Open (2011)
   Tata Steel (Challengers) (2017)
   Dubai Open (2017)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   British Championships (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2014)
   World Junior Championship (2007)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   PokerStars IoM Masters (2014)
   British Championship (2006)
   British Championship (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2015)
   12th European Individual Championship (2011)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Chess Olympiad (2016)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Game's That Enriched My Opening Knowledge ... by Galaxy7
   A00 English. Reversed Dragon [White] ALPHA by chess.master
   Sicilian Grand Prix Attack by syuanjiang

   🏆 Pro Chess League
   L Cooper vs G Jones (Feb-14-18) 0-1, rapid
   J P Le Roux vs G Jones (Feb-14-18) 1-0, rapid
   G Jones vs Arslan Otchiyev (Feb-14-18) 1-0, rapid
   G Jones vs J R Adair (Feb-14-18) 1-0, rapid
   W Spoelman vs G Jones (Feb-07-18) 1-0, rapid

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(born Dec-11-1987, 30 years old) United Kingdom

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

Jones' website:

Wikipedia article: Gawain Jones

Last updated: 2016-09-09 09:49:52

 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,074  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dzindzichashvili vs G Jones 1-0251991Pennsylvania (USA)E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
2. Radjabov vs G Jones 1-0191997Wch U10A04 Reti Opening
3. Kasparov vs G Jones 1-0551998BT Wireplay challengeB50 Sicilian
4. S Lalic vs G Jones  ½-½7820014NCLB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
5. S Ledger vs G Jones  0-14020014NCLB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. G Jones vs R Palliser  ½-½2420014NCLB23 Sicilian, Closed
7. T Bromann vs G Jones  1-0322001SWYMB50 Sicilian
8. G Jones vs D Ippolito  0-1362001SWYMC50 Giuoco Piano
9. M Thiruchelvam vs G Jones  0-1302001SWYMB53 Sicilian
10. G Jones vs M Broomfield  0-1472001SWYMB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. M Erwich vs G Jones  1-0512001SWYMB72 Sicilian, Dragon
12. J Lappage vs G Jones  ½-½222001SWYMB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. G Jones vs J Bick  0-1692001SWYMC50 Giuoco Piano
14. L Trent vs G Jones 0-1522001SWYMB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. G Jones vs T Hinks-Edwards  0-1492001SWYMB06 Robatsch
16. G Jones vs C G Ward  0-1402001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
17. E Player vs G Jones 1-0412001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. G Jones vs D E Rumens  ½-½292001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRC55 Two Knights Defense
19. A Hunt vs G Jones  1-0272001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB50 Sicilian
20. G Jones vs J McDonnell  0-1602001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. M Steadman vs G Jones  ½-½712001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. G Jones vs N Frost  1-0372001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
23. R Willmoth vs G Jones  ½-½342001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB50 Sicilian
24. D J Ledger vs G Jones  0-1402001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. G Jones vs I Snape  1-0272001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,074  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Is this Gawain Jones?
Jan-04-05  quXa: Yes, but his rating now is around 2400 :P
Jan-15-05  Resignation Trap: Gawain Jones is now an IM and here is his website: .
Apr-12-06  themadhair: He has just recently won the Cork masters.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Game of the Day? Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
Premium Chessgames Member
  VerdeNotte: hi guys, I'm Gawain Jones btw, just saying hello. Would like to say my results are better than they appear here :)
Apr-26-06  GBKnight: Good to hear from you, Gawain. Congratulations on the IM title ! Can we assume you will be playing in the 'British' this year, and, if so, how do you rate your chances ?
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  VerdeNotte: Hi,
sorry tried to kib before but might not have worked. Thanks, next stop gm title :P I should be playing the British this year and I'll see how I can do. Rowson if he plays will be favourite again probably. I'd be happy with a top 5 finish.
Aug-16-06  Runemaster: <pedantry alert> Gawain's name on this site "VerdeNotte" translates from Italian as 'green night'. He could take instead the name "CavaliereVerde" which would be 'green knight'.
Aug-16-06  FICSwoodpusher: Congratulations on winning the SA open. Even though this tournament is unheard of internationally, a win is a win.
Aug-21-06  watergun7: Hey Gawain,
Well done at the British, even though u had to take the bye... Hope u become a GM soon.
Sep-13-06  BIDMONFA: Gawain C Jones

JONES, Gawain C.

May-24-07  protean: Gawain will become a grandmaster after earning his third GM norm at this season's 4NCL.

Congratulations User: VerdeNotte!

May-24-07  Knight13: Congratulations on getting your GM norm, man! :)
Aug-18-07  ALEXIN: Great sacrifices in his game against Van Wely: (G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007).
Jan-14-08  waustad: Is Dzindzichashvili vs G Jones really you at that age?
Jul-28-08  Ezzy: Will start favourite for the British championships which start today.
Nov-16-08  ketchuplover: BOO! :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Gawain Jones lost today to Victor Mikhalevski in Rd 8 of the Queenstown Classic. The most depressing thing is that the game was only 15 moves. See

Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Congratulations to Gawain Jones who has taken first place in the Waitakere Trust Open in Auckland with a 6-0 clean sweep.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Peligroso Patzer: <Benzol: Gawain Jones lost today [Jan-22-09] to Victor Mikhalevski in Rd 8 of the Queenstown Classic. The most depressing thing is that the game was only 15 moves. ***>

FWIW, here is a link to the CG page for the referenced game: V Mikhalevski vs G Jones, 2009.

Aug-17-09  Dredge Rivers: Where's Lancelot and Galahad?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Gawain has just taken first place in the 4th George Trundle NZ Masters Tt.

Congratulations Gawain.


Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Gawain played in the South African OPen in mid-2009 via Chesscube, playing his games in the early hours of the morning in Australia. Jones finished 2nd with 9/11, behind Zambian IM Amon Simutowe.
Dec-11-09  abscissa: Happy birthday Gawain!
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