Gawain Jones Wins 2012 British Champs

Gawain Jones Wins 2012 British Champs

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The 99th edition of the British Chess Championships took place from 23 July - 4 August in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Despite the absence of Nigel Short, Michael Adams and Luke McShane, the 11-round Swiss event proved very competitive and fans were treated to a thrilling tie-break finish.

Gawain Jones won his last round game to equal Stephen Gordon's final score of 9/11 and then won both their tie-break games - despite losing his queen in the first game!  A truly amazing comeback!

The top standings in the championship:

# Title Name Elo Pts
1 GM Jones, Gawain 2655 9.0
2 GM Gordon, Stephen 2539 9.0
3 GM Howell, David 2620 8.5
4 GM Gormally, Daniel 2505 7.5
5 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 2499 7.5
6 GM Arkell, Keith 2441 7.5
7 GM Turner, Matthew 2508 7.0
8 GM Conquest, Stuart 2501 7.0
9 IM Palliser, Richard 2482 7.0
10 IM Hanley, Craig 2419 6.5
11 IM Houska, Jovanka 2406 6.5
12 FM Eggleston, David 2323 6.5
13 Roe, Simon 2275 6.5
14 Adair, James 2262 6.5
15 FM Ledger, Dave 2246 6.5
16 Osborne, Marcus 2245 6.5
17 Harvey, Marcus 2134 6.5
18 Foo, William 2009 6.5

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More games and information can be found here.

Game annotations by Andy Bak of the Yorkshire Chess Association.

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