Originally posted by homedepotovYou can't critisise Jones for playing on, it was one of only two rapid games to decide the championship. Anything can happen at short time controls. I think White could have exchanged down into a winning ending a number of ways, but it was just a quirk of the position that his pieces where a little uncoordinated after he won blacks Queen. It was a devilish trap though, when white played Qd1 he had obviously anticipated the Nf6 moving, looking at the position i find it hard to see what black should have played, anyone got any ideas?
Lord I would be so furious if I was Stephen Jones.
Nothing makes me go more ballistic than having a big material advantage in a blitz game and losing it.
If my materially-deficient opponent keeps playing I feel increasingly duty-bound to make him pay for his blunder and his bad manners in playing a lost game out to the bitter end.
It's kind of a "bring him to justice" thing.
Originally posted by hedonistI've been impressed with his progress. There's going to be a serious argument in favour of including him in the Elite category of the London chess classic soon, i think he's destined to break 2700 pretty at some point, my guess would be within the year or pretty close to that. Can't wait for the Olympiad, the English team are spoilt for choice when it comes to good players. Hope Luke McShane plays, he's the best Brit atm by far.
I remember Gawain Jones from the ICC a few years ago when he was a strong junior.
No sense of ego from him, even though he was a teen and one of the best blitz and bullet tourney players on the site at the time.
I often think of the more obnoxious online players as being teens. But I think that being on the internet can make any age an idiot.