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Leonard Barden on Chess

The 29-year-old from Yorkshire won in a speed play-off at Llandudno after finishing in a four-way tie for first place on a score of 7/9

Gawain Jones won his second British title last weekend when the 29-year-old Yorkshireman defeated Luke McShane, 33, the grandmaster who works full time as a financial trader, in a speed play-off final. The pair finished in a four-way tie on 7/9 in the main event at Llandudno.

McShane missed his chance when he beat the No1 seed, David Howell, in round six and went a point clear of Howell and Jones with only three rounds left but …read more

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