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Iolo Ceredig Jones
Number of games in database: 213
Years covered: 1970 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2128
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +51 -72 =90 (45.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 A41 A40 A46 E10
 King's Indian Attack (15) 
    A07 A08
 English (14) 
    A15 A10 A13 A14 A19
 King's Indian (10) 
    E63 E94 E92 E73 E67
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A05
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A25 A22
With the Black pieces:
 Petrov (38) 
    C42 C43
 Old Indian (26) 
    A54 A55 A53
 English (7) 
    A15 A16 A10
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 E00 A45
 King's Indian (5) 
    E73 E75 E63 E61 E67
 Vienna Opening (4) 
    C29 C28
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Jones vs A Gillen, 1992 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Welsh Championship (1984)
   Nice Olympiad qual-1 (1974)
   Skopje Olympiad qual-6 (1972)
   Skopje Olympiad Final-C (1972)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Haifa Olympiad (1976)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Manila Olympiad (1992)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Elista Olympiad (1998)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)

   🏆 World Senior Teams Championship (65+)
   N Birnboim vs I Jones (May-02-17) 1-0
   D Vucenovic vs I Jones (Apr-30-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Jones vs A Stebbings (Apr-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   N Renman vs I Jones (Apr-24-17) 1/2-1/2
   Colin Menzies vs I Jones (Nov-12-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Aug-02-1947, died Sep-06-2021, 74 years old) United Kingdom

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FIDE Master Iolo Ceredig Jones was born in Llandysel, Wales. He was joint Welsh champion in 1983. He competed for Wales at 16 Chess Olympiads, playing in 14 consecutive Olympiads between 1972 and 1998. He won a gold medal for his performance at the 1990 Olympiad at Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. In 2013, he was awarded the title of FIDE Master. He and his father T. Llew Jones co-authored <A chwaraei di wyddbwyll?>, the only Welsh-language chess manual.

Wikipedia article: Iolo Ceredig Jones

Last updated: 2021-09-18 08:40:31

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 219  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Cronick vs I Jones  0-1701970WLS-chC28 Vienna Game
2. Pang Kwok Leong vs I Jones  0-1401972Skopje Olympiad qual-6C44 King's Pawn Game
3. I Jones vs V Cilia Vincenti  ½-½251972Skopje Olympiad qual-6A07 King's Indian Attack
4. I Jones vs C Uzman  1-0301972Skopje Olympiad qual-6A25 English
5. I Jones vs D Uddenfeldt  0-1261972Skopje Olympiad qual-6E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. P Biyiasas vs I Jones  1-0521972Skopje Olympiad qual-6C42 Petrov Defense
7. I Jones vs F Benitez  ½-½421972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
8. I Jones vs B Denman  1-0541972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA07 King's Indian Attack
9. F Trois vs I Jones  ½-½501972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC42 Petrov Defense
10. M F Littleton vs I Jones  ½-½171972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE73 King's Indian
11. U Alvarez vs I Jones  ½-½541972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE61 King's Indian
12. I Jones vs A Flatow  ½-½411972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA05 Reti Opening
13. I Jones vs K Otami  1-0511972Skopje Olympiad Final-CE73 King's Indian
14. I Jones vs A Delgado Malagon  0-1451972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA58 Benko Gambit
15. J Durao vs I Jones  1-0391972Skopje Olympiad Final-CB07 Pirc
16. I Jones vs M Sawadkuhi  0-1261972Skopje Olympiad Final-CA04 Reti Opening
17. C Uzman vs I Jones  0-1341972Skopje Olympiad Final-CC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. I Jones vs W F Croes  1-0341974Nice Olympiad qual-1E87 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox
19. M Hamam vs I Jones  ½-½741974Nice Olympiad qual-1C42 Petrov Defense
20. J Kostro vs I Jones  ½-½311974Nice Olympiad qual-1C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
21. I Jones vs H van Riemsdijk  1-0601974Nice Olympiad qual-1A04 Reti Opening
22. D Levy vs I Jones  ½-½241974Nice Olympiad qual-1C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. I Jones vs P Poutiainen  ½-½291974Nice Olympiad Final-AE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. N Padevsky vs I Jones  1-0381974Nice Olympiad Final-AA15 English
25. I Jones vs R C Balinas  ½-½291974Nice Olympiad Final-AA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 219  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  TheAlchemist: Iolo? Cerredig? Are those common names in Wales?
Aug-11-05  offramp: Iolo is short for Iorwerth, which means 'handsome lord', and Cerredig is probably one of the many variants of Caractacus - the tribal chief who rebelled against the Romans.

Handsome Lord Caractacus Jones.

Aug-11-05  Anatooly Homedepotov: "Jones" kind of spoils the exotic beauty of the name for me.
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  TheAlchemist: <offramp> Thanks. I love Welsh names because of their uniqueness, like these geographical: Llandudn, Ffestiniog, Clwyd, Ystwyth, etc.
Jun-26-09  myschkin: . . .

Welsh Chess Union moto:

"Ymosodiad Dewr; Amddiffyniad Sicr"

(Bold in Attack; In Defence Secure)

Feb-18-10  whiteshark:

He is notable as the co-author of the only Welsh language chess manual, <A chwaraei di wyddbwyll?>, which he wrote with his father, T. Llew Jones.

Jones has competed at 14 consecutive Chess Olympiads between 1972 and 1998. He won a gold medal for his performance at the Olympiad Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in 1990


Oct-07-10  owenll: The proper spelling of his name is Iolo Ceredig Jones - it is misspelt on many online chess resources. Ceredig (5th century) was a son of Cunedda, and the county Ceredigion is named after him:
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  GrahamClayton: Jones made his comeback to the Welsh Olympiad team in 2010, and narrowly missed gaining his FM title. He worked hard - his average number of moves made for each game was 71.
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  perfidious: To see Jones' bio with the title 'Candidate Master' is something of a bad joke, for he was a player who may well have made IM in his best days.
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  Stonehenge: Obituary:

Sep-18-21  Brenin: A very sad loss to Welsh chess. Iolo will be greatly missed.
Sep-18-21  Whitehat1963: Once upon a time an excellent high hurdler!

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