British Championship: Ledger – Jones

For the sake of completeness, here’s that game that Gawain Jones won to get him into the play off. Playing the Sicilian Dragon is a complex issue; on the one hand there’s a lot of theory, on the other hand White’s attempts to gain an edge involve him in going through hell.

Actually I had a conversation about this back in 1981 with arch Dragonite Jonathan Mestel. He seemed to think that one did not need theoretical knowledge to play the Dragon, at least not to the level that is generally claimed. But then that was a long time ago…


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Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: