Gawain Jones wins Hastings International chess tournament

GM Gawain Jones, who was top seed, lived up to the expectations finishing sole first at the 88th Hastings Masters. The English grandmaster moved up half a point from the rest of the pack in the penultimate round, and a draw in the 10th and final round was enough to win the top prize. A group of eight players finished in shared second place with 7/10. The 88th edition of the oldest running tournament in the world, the Hastings International, took place 28th December – 5th January at the English coastal town.