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Gawain Jones
G Jones 
 
Number of games in database: 1,023
Years covered: 1991 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2660 (2632 rapid, 2679 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2676

Overall record: +398 -161 =320 (63.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 144 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (138) 
    B23 B40 B51 B20 B30
 French Defense (62) 
    C07 C05 C04 C03 C10
 French Tarrasch (48) 
    C07 C05 C04 C03 C06
 Scotch Game (44) 
    C45
 Caro-Kann (36) 
    B12 B11 B10 B18 B15
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E20 E34 E46 E42
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (132) 
    B76 B22 B52 B50 B70
 King's Indian (123) 
    E94 E92 E60 E62 E70
 Sicilian Dragon (62) 
    B76 B70 B72 B78 B77
 Ruy Lopez (34) 
    C78 C95 C91 C64 C85
 Modern Benoni (30) 
    A57 A58 A70 A56 A61
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A45 A40 A46 D02 A41
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   G Jones vs Van Wely, 2007 1-0
   Anh Khoi Nguyen vs G Jones, 2016 0-1
   D Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 0-1
   G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 1-0
   M Pesa vs G Jones, 2011 0-1
   Shabalov vs G Jones, 2016 0-1
   G Jones vs G Meier, 2014 1-0
   G Jones vs Mamedyarov, 2015 1-0
   K Bischoff vs G Jones, 2006 0-1
   G Jones vs A Goryachkina, 2016 1-0

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

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

RECENT GAMES:
   C Hanley vs G Jones (Aug-06-17) 0-1, rapid
   G Jones vs C Hanley (Aug-06-17) 1-0, rapid
   G Jones vs McShane (Aug-06-17) 1-0, rapid
   McShane vs G Jones (Aug-06-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   G Jones vs N Pert (Aug-05-17) 1-0

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GAWAIN JONES
(born Dec-11-1987, 29 years old) United Kingdom

[what is this?]

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: http://gawainjones.co.uk/

Wikipedia article: Gawain Jones

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

 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  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 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 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 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  PGN Download
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Sep-13-13  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>.
Sep-18-13  MarkFinan: I forgot all about that darn checklist, haha :-)
Sep-18-13  JoergWalter: <Mark> have no fear Joerg is here :-)
Sep-25-13  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! (https://twitter.com/MarkTWIC/status...)

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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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Sep-25-13  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. (https://twitter.com/lifemasteraj/st...)

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I couldnt help it, haha 👽

#GoGoldfish 🐠🐳🐬

Sep-25-13  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. ;)
Sep-25-13  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!
Sep-25-13  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 ;)

Sep-26-13  MarkFinan: That was a joke btw Joerg, I didnt really get released in 07. 02, and i havent and hopefully wont be going back.
Dec-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy 27th birthday to GM Gawain Jones. Good luck in LCC!
Dec-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Marmot PFL: Boris just gave Gawain his present - a lesson in knight endings.
Dec-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Dec-11-13  waustad: This is a tough day to be POTD, sharing a birthday with Anand. Best of luck in the London rapids.
Feb-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  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?

Jan-09-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

:)

Apr-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Congrats to Gawain Jones for winning the Dubai Open on tiebreaks with a score of 7.5/9.

http://chess-results.com/tnr215792....

Oct-15-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The next James Bond?
Jan-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: <Jones, Gawain Jones> emerges winner at the Tata Steel - B 2017, co-winner is <Markus Ragger> from Austria. Jones defeated Ragger in their direct encounter in the tournament and qualifies for the 2018 Masters. Congrats!

Promotion rules: The winner of the Tata Steel Challengers will receive an invitation for the Tata Steel Masters of next year. In case of an equal score, the winner will be determined according to the following tie-break rules respectively: <a. The Mutual Result>, b. The Sonneborn-Berger Score c. The Player with more Number of Games with Black, d. Drawing of Lots

Jan-30-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: All his opponents should have to sing "Me and Mr.Jones" before playing him.
Feb-02-17  Nezhmetdinov: I love this guy
Feb-03-17  Troller: <Promotion rules: The winner of the Tata Steel Challengers will receive an invitation for the Tata Steel Masters of next year. In case of an equal score, the winner will be determined according to the following tie-break rules respectively: <a. The Mutual Result>, b. The Sonneborn-Berger Score c. The Player with more Number of Games with Black, d. Drawing of Lots>

Historically, co-winners in the B-group (or "Challengers") have sometimes been invited both for next year's top group. E.g. Carlsen & Motylev 2006-07 and Naiditsch & Rapport 2013-14. Still some hope for Markus, especially if he maintains a high rating.

Jul-04-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  diagonal: <Still some hope for Markus, especially if he maintains a high rating> It would be good for Markus Ragger, and boosting Austrian chess, Markus is the clear number one of his country, but has to fight to be a stable member of the top-100 worldwide, there are so many strong players in the Elo-crowd of 2600 something.

Back to Gawain Jones, I've found these wonderful words:

«My name is Sue and I’m Gawain’s wife. I was born in Auckland, New Zealand and lived there with my family which consists of me, my parents and my younger brother Andrew.

I met Gawain in 2008 and my life has been better for it since!»

http://gawainjones.co.uk/about/abou...

Enjoy the day. Fore everyone.

Jul-29-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Willem Wallekers: Wanna see a mate position you never saw before? Check out https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/201...
Aug-06-17
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  ketchuplover: All hail the newest British Champion!
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