British champion bounces back

Gawain Jones finished last against the world elite at the recent London Classic, but the 25-year-old British champion benefited from the experience and bounced back at Hastings to capture the £2,000 first prize unbeaten with 7.5/10.

He showed his quality especially in a bruising ninth-round game where both players attacked zestfully before Jones triumphed in a marathon 88-move ending with king and rook against king and pawn.

There were two significant results among the second-placed octet. Jonathan Hawkins, 29, who was self-taught from computers, lives in Durham far from major chess centres and was just an average club player as a teenager, continued his remorseless rise towards the top of UK chess and is on the verge of the grandmaster title.

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