Tag Archives: Hawkins

Hebden Takes Sixth Rapid Title

Hebden Takes Sixth Rapid Title

Posted on 24th November 2013

Leicester-based GM Mark Hebden won his sixth British Open Rapidplay Championship title with 9.5/11, half a point clear of runners-up IM Ameet Ghasi and Jonathan Hawkins. Winner in 1990 (shared), 1994, 2001, 2005, 2009(shared), Mark …

Books by JD Thornton

Books by JD Thornton

Posted on 24th October 2013

I know that computers and the internet can substitute for books these days as ways of acquiring knowledge and I rarely read books from start to finish – who does? – so why do I …

Andrew Martin’s Torquay game of the day: round 10

Andrew Martin’s Torquay game of the day: round 10

Posted on 10th August 2013

The round ten game of the day from Torquay chosen by the BCM’s Games Editor, Andrew Martin, features the Averbakh variation of the King’s Indian Defence. This game was played between GM Glenn Flear and …

Torquay 1

Torquay 1

Posted on 1st August 2013

The first round is traditionally a time for the first half of the draw trying to avoid drawing with the second half of the draw. On the top tables, something must have worked: G Jones …

Book Review: Amateur to IM

Book Review: Amateur to IM

Posted on 3rd June 2013

(Reproduced from the 02/2013 issue of BCM) Amateur to IM: Proven ideas and training methods – Jonathan Hawkins (Mongoose 2012). 372 pages. Paperback. Clearly Jonathan has ideas of writing a sequel, in that with just …