Saturday is the 11th and final round of the European Chess Championship at Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from where the top games will be shown free online, starting 10am BST, as England’s Gawain Jones battles to qualify for next year’s $1.2m World Cup. With two rounds left, Jones was eighth, half a point behind the leaders and well inside the minimum 23 World Cup places. Jones, 24, the England No4, was seeded No60 but made a brilliant start as the only chess player to win his first four games. His technical ace was the Dragon Sicilian, a dynamic counter-attacking system for Black used by England’s first chess grandmaster Tony Miles and a UK speciality. Jones’s fourth-round opponent, Boris Savchenko of Russia, took on the Dragon but …

Source: GameKnot online chess news