British Championship: Hawkins continues to win

7/25/2014 – Six rounds, six points - the British Championship started well for IM Jonathan Hawkins. After winning against GM Simon Williams in round six Hawkins now leads by 1.5 points. But he is not the only one who has fun in Aberystwyth. In round six Chris Ward won a fine game with Black against Marcus Harvey's 1.b3. IM Andrew Martin has the details in his Game of the Day.

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The 101st British Chess Championships are taking place 19th to 30th July 2014 in Aberystwyth in West Wales. The event is open only to exempted or qualified players. There are a number of sections: Senior Championships; Major Open; Under 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16; Rapidplay Open, Weekenders, etc.

IM Andrew Martin's Game of the Day

British Championship 2014 in Aberystwyth: Game of the Day round five

British Championship 2014 in Aberystwyth: Game of the Day round six

Rankings after six rounds of play

Rank Name Score Rating TPR W-We
1 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 6.0 2516 3106 +1.50
2 GM Howell, David W L 4.5 2650 2525 -0.64
3 GM Pert, Nicholas 4.5 2564 2531 -0.05
4 GM Hebden, Mark L 4.5 2554 2514 -0.12
5 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 4.5 2475 2380 -0.48
6 GM Williams, Simon K 4.5 2462 2517 +0.58
7 GM Emms, John M 4.5 2456 2481 +0.40
8 GM Ward, Chris G 4.5 2422 2463 +0.52
9 IM Fernandez, Daniel Howard 4.5 2396 2510 +1.04
10 GM Arkell, Keith C 4.0 2433 2380 -0.19
11 IM Pert, Richard G 4.0 2430 2424 +0.16
12 FM Storey, Charles H 4.0 2241 2244 +0.09
13 FM Tan, Justin 3.5 2375 2311 -0.22
14 Harvey, Marcus R 3.5 2287 2309 +0.21
15 FM Lewis, Andrew P 3.5 2286 2221 -0.35
16 IM Rudd, Jack 3.5 2278 2419 +1.07
17 Wadsworth, Matthew J 3.5 2221 2188 -0.23
18 McPhillips, Joseph 3.5 2200 2170 -0.19
19 Brown, Martin 3.5 2194 2324 +0.66
20 Willmoth, Robert F 3.5 2159 2191 +0.37
21 Fernandez, Michael 3.5 2029 2291 +2.03
22 Taylor, Adam A 3.5 2021 2300 +2.11

No Kings Gambit today: GM Simon Williams

Not all went well for defending champion David Howell.
With a draw in round 3 and a loss in round 4 he comes to 4.5/6.

Justin Tan

Amy Hoare

IM Yang Fan Zhou

Chess is fun: Matthew Wadsworth

Photos: John Upham by courtesy of the offical tournament site


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