British Championship: Three lead after round three

7/22/2014 – GM Chris Ward (photo), British Champion 1996, "From Amateur to IM" Jonathan Hawkins, and young talent FM Justin Tan had the best start at the British Championship. After three rounds they are the only players with a 100% score. In round three Ward won a fine game against GM Mark Hebden. IM Andrew Martin has the highlights 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.

Since the late 19th century Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre, with the establishment of a university college there in 1872. The town's population is 16,000, with an influx of over 10,000 students during nine months of the year.

The entry fee for the Championship is £200 (£150 U-21), which is free to GMs, IMs, WGMs, WIMs, and half price to FMs and WFMs. This 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 3

Rankings after three rounds of play

Rank Name Score Rating TPR W-We
1 IM Hawkins, Jonathan 3.0 2516 2937 +0.43
2 GM Ward, Chris G 3.0 2422 2934 +0.84
3 FM Tan, Justin 3.0 2375 2908 +0.86
4 GM Howell, David W L 2.5 2650 2606 -0.08
5 GM Pert, Nicholas 2.5 2564 2552 +0.02
6 GM Williams, Simon K 2.5 2462 2407 -0.12
7 GM Emms, John M 2.5 2456 2378 -0.16
8 IM Pert, Richard G 2.5 2430 2529 +0.48
9 IM Fernandez, Daniel Howard 2.5 2396 2484 +0.43
10 Batchelor, Peter J 2.5 2177 2420 +0.85
11 GM Hebden, Mark L 2.0 2554 2382 -0.50
12 IM Zhou, Yang-Fan 2.0 2475 2310 -0.46
13 GM Arkell, Keith C 2.0 2433 2794 +0.19
14 FM Jackson, James P 2.0 2320 2367 +0.20
15 Harvey, Marcus R 2.0 2287 2368 +0.32
16 FM Lewis, Andrew P 2.0 2286 2811 +0.46
17 IM Rudd, Jack 2.0 2278 2347 +0.27
18 Kett, Tim 2.0 2270 2094 -0.55
19 FM Storey, Charles H 2.0 2241 2149 -0.32
20 Brown, Martin 2.0 2194 2253 +0.10

IM Jonathan Hawkins, author of the book "Amateur to IM" (Photo: John Upham, Archive)

Chris Ward - Grandmaster and popular commentator (Photo: Archive)

FM Justin Tan is from Australia but visits school in England (Photo: Sabrina Chevannes, Archive)


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