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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.
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I couldnt help it, haha 👽
|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?>
|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|| ||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.|
|Dec-11-13|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Gawain Jones for winning the Dubai Open on tiebreaks with a score of 7.5/9.|
|Oct-15-16|| ||MissScarlett: The next James Bond?|
|Jan-29-17|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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!»
Enjoy the day. Fore everyone.
|Jul-29-17|| ||Willem Wallekers: Wanna see a mate position you never saw before? Check out https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/201...|
|Aug-06-17|| ||ketchuplover: All hail the newest British Champion!|
|Jan-23-18|| ||saffuna: Concerning Jones writing two books on the Dragon and then losing to Carlsen with it, he should put an advisory on the covers:|
"WARNING: The analysis contained in this book does not work against the world champion. So if you are playing the world champion, do not play this opening. If you are playing anybody else, it works just fine."
It would be like this great Volkswagen/Wilt Chamberlain ad from the 60s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5N...
|Apr-22-18|| ||rayoflight: <saffuna>
On 7th April 2018, 17-year-old Iranian genius talent,Parham Maghsoodloo, defeated Mr Jones in the Sicilian. Mr Parham attended the match at UAE on his own,without federation financial support. Link is:
G Jones vs P Maghsoodloo, 2018
|Apr-15-19|| ||sonia91: He crossed 2700 in the live ratings after beating Constantin Lupulescu at the Reykjavik Open today in round 8.|
|May-01-19|| ||diagonal: ... and is officially above the notorious 2700 Elo. GM Jones is now <the highest ranked chess player from England (and UK)>.|
<Five Players from England in the Top 100> in classical chess, as of May 2019 are within just 21 points, pretty close ...
Gawain Jones (*1987), Elo 2702
David Howell (*1990), Elo 2698
Michael Adams (*1971), Elo 2693
Matthew Sadler (*1974), Elo 2688
Luke McShane (*1984), Elo 2681
followed by Nigel Short (*1965), out of Top Hundred at Elo 2630.
Gawain Jones will play at the traditional Malmö TePe Sigeman & Co., starting this week:
|May-08-19|| ||sac 4 mate: Today he chalked up his third win at Sigeman, and will take a half-point lead into the final round game against Harikrishna, his closest pursuer.|
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