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Gawain Jones
G Jones 
Number of games in database: 1,110
Years covered: 1991 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2675 (2655 rapid, 2702 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +417 -169 =348 (63.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 176 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (143) 
    B23 B51 B25 B30 B40
 French Defense (69) 
    C07 C05 C04 C10 C03
 French Tarrasch (52) 
    C07 C05 C04 C03 C09
 Scotch Game (50) 
 Caro-Kann (38) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B15
 English (26) 
    A14 A15 A13 A16 A10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (140) 
    E60 E94 E92 E62 E70
 Sicilian (137) 
    B76 B52 B22 B72 B50
 Sicilian Dragon (62) 
    B76 B72 B70 B78 B77
 Ruy Lopez (38) 
    C78 C91 C95 C85 C64
 Queen's Pawn Game (35) 
    A45 A46 A41 A40 D02
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A58 A70 A56 A62
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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
   G Jones vs Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0
   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

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

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

   🏆 Sharjah Masters
   G Jones vs S Gagare (Apr-19-18) 1/2-1/2
   S Mareco vs G Jones (Apr-18-18) 1-0
   G Jones vs P Maghsoodloo (Apr-17-18) 0-1
   M A Tabatabaei vs G Jones (Apr-16-18) 0-1
   G Jones vs M Chakravarthi Reddy (Apr-15-18) 1-0

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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 45; games 1-25 of 1,110  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  ½-½7820014NCLA07 King's Indian Attack
5. S Ledger vs G Jones  0-14020014NCLB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. G Jones vs R Palliser  ½-½2420014NCLB25 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  0-1692001SWYMC53 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-GBRA07 King's Indian Attack
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-GBRB25 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-GBRC00 French Defense
23. R Willmoth vs G Jones  ½-½342001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB50 Sicilian
24. D J Ledger vs G Jones  0-1402001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB25 Sicilian, Closed
25. G Jones vs I Snape  1-0272001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB40 Sicilian
 page 1 of 45; games 1-25 of 1,110  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.
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  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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