British Chess Championship 2012: Gawain Jones Plays on After Loss of Queen, Wins!

Black Queen trapped!

The British Chess Championships took place in North Shields, a town on the banks of River Tyne. The newly-crowned champion is GM Gawain Jones who pulled off a victory in the play-offs by playing on even when he lost his Queen in the first game. Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to resign. He went on to win the second game with White and the title. Jones has become the 99th British Chess Champion. Here is the first playoff game. Bad luck for Stephen Gordon.




Gordon, Stephen – Jones, Gawain

Result: 0-1
Site: North Shields
Date: 2012.08.04

[…] 1.d4 ¤f6 2.c4 g6 3.¤c3 ¥g7 4.e4 d6 5.¤f3 O-O 6.¥e2 e5 7.¥e3 ¤bd7 8.O-O c6 9.d5 c5 10.¤e1 ¢h8 11.¢h1 £e7 12.£d2 ¤g8 13.g3 f5 14.exf5 gxf5 15.¤g2 ¤df6 16.¦ae1 ¥d7 17.¥g5 £f7 18.f4 e4 19.¤d1 b5 20.¤de3 ¦ab8 21.b3 b4 22.£d1 ¤e8 23.¥h5 ¥c3 24.¥xf7 ¦xf7 25.¦e2 ¤g7 26.¦c2 ¥d4 27.h3 ¤f6 28.g4 fxg4 29.hxg4 ¦g8 30.f5 ¤gh5 31.¥xf6+ ¤xf6 32.¦f4 ¦fg7 33.¦d2 ¥e5 34.¦df2 ¦g5 35.¢g1 ¥e8 36.¢f1 ¦8g7 37.£c2 h5 38.¦xe4 ¤xe4 39.£xe4 hxg4 40.f6 ¦h7 41.¢e2 ¥g6 42.f7 ¦xf7 43.¤f5 ¦fxf5 44.¦xf5 ¥xf5 45.£e3 ¦h5 46.¤f4 ¦h2+ 47.¢f1 ¢h7 48.¤e6 ¦h1+ 49.¢g2 ¦h2+ 50.¢g1 ¦h5 51.¢g2 g3 52.¤g5+ ¢g7 53.¤f3 ¥h3+ 54.¢g1 ¦f5 55.£e4 ¦f4 56.£d3 ¦xf3

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