Gawain Jones Wins 2012 British Champs
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:
More games and information can be found here.
Game annotations by Andy Bak of the Yorkshire Chess Association.