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G Jones 
Gawain Jones
Number of games in database: 837
Years covered: 1997 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2650 (2631 rapid, 2711 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2665
Overall record: +332 -141 =279 (62.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      85 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (114) 
    B23 B40 B20 B51 B31
 French Defense (55) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C10
 French Tarrasch (44) 
    C07 C05 C03 C04 C06
 Scotch Game (33) 
 Caro-Kann (33) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B15
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E20 E46 E42 E34
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (112) 
    B76 B52 B22 B72 B50
 King's Indian (101) 
    E94 E60 E92 E67 E62
 Sicilian Dragon (54) 
    B76 B72 B78 B70 B77
 Modern Benoni (26) 
    A57 A58 A70 A56 A62
 Ruy Lopez (24) 
    C95 C91 C78 C85 C64
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A45 A46 A40 D02 E10
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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)
   British Championships (2011)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   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 837  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. G Jones vs Wen Yang  ½-½39 2001 WYB14B23 Sicilian, Closed
4. G Jones vs J Bick  0-169 2001 SWYMC50 Giuoco Piano
5. G Jones vs N Frost  1-037 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
6. A Brkic vs G Jones  ½-½28 2001 WYB14A46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. S Lalic vs G Jones  ½-½78 2001 4NCLB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
8. G Jones vs D Ippolito  0-136 2001 SWYMC50 Giuoco Piano
9. E Player vs G Jones 1-041 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. M Walker vs G Jones  ½-½16 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. T Gareev vs G Jones  0-149 2001 WYB14A57 Benko Gambit
12. J Lappage vs G Jones  ½-½22 2001 SWYMB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. M Steadman vs G Jones  ½-½71 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. F Pancevski vs G Jones  0-143 2001 WYB14C14 French, Classical
15. R Granat vs G Jones  ½-½64 2001 4NCLB72 Sicilian, Dragon
16. T Bromann vs G Jones  1-032 2001 SWYMB50 Sicilian
17. G Jones vs C Ward  0-140 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. G Jones vs I Snape  1-027 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
19. G Quparadze vs G Jones  1-028 2001 WYB14A07 King's Indian Attack
20. M Erwich vs G Jones  1-051 2001 SWYMB72 Sicilian, Dragon
21. G Jones vs J McDonnell  0-160 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
22. G Jones vs D W Anderton 1-034 2001 4NCLA07 King's Indian Attack
23. G Jones vs R Palliser  ½-½24 2001 4NCLB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. G Jones vs T Hinks-Edwards  0-149 2001 SWYMB06 Robatsch
25. D Ledger vs G Jones  0-140 2001 Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB23 Sicilian, Closed
 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 837  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.
Apr-12-06  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 ?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Premium Chessgames Member
  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).
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.


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  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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