Rupert Jones

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Rupert Jones
Rupert Jones 2013.jpg
Rupert Jones at the Oceania Chess Championship in May 2013.
Country  Papua New Guinea
Born (1961-06-10) June 10, 1961 (age 55)
Title FIDE Master
FIDE rating 1910 (Sept 2013)
Peak rating 1969 (July 2006)

Rupert William Jones (born June 10, 1961) is a Papua New Guinean chess FIDE Master (FM) and FIDE International Arbiter (IA).[1][2]

Chess career[edit]

Jones represented Botswana in three Chess Olympiads in 1986, 1988 and 1990, and PNG in five Chess Olympiads from 2004 to 2012.[3] His best result was scoring 10/13, and finishing 6th on the reserve board, at the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvia 2004.[3] Jones was awarded the FIDE Master title for this result.[1]

Jones competed in the Oceania Zonal Chess Championships on the Gold Coast, Queensland in 2009.[4]

He was awarded the FIDE International Arbiter title in 1990.[1] He is the secretary of the FIDE Development Commission.[5]

Notable games[edit]

  • Rupert Jones - Jasvindar Singh, 28th Chess Olympiad Thessaloniki (1988), King's Gambit: Accepted, (C34), 1-0

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Be6 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.0-0 Qd7 7.Bb5 a6 8.Ba4 Bg4 9.c3 b5 10.Bc2 Ne5 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Qe1 Nf6 13.d4 exd4 14.Bxf4 dxc3 15.Nxc3 Bb4 16.Be3 0-0 17.Qh4 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Be2 19.Rxf6 gxf6 20.e5 h5 21.Qxf6 Qg4 22.Bg5 Qe6 23.Qf4 Qg4 24.Qd2 Bc4 25.Bf6 Bd5 26.Qxd5 Qc4 1-0


  1. ^ a b c Rupert Jones FIDE player profile,
  2. ^ Rupert Jones player profile,
  3. ^ a b Rupert Jones Chess Olympiad Statistics,
  4. ^ 2009 Oceania Zonal Championship FIDE Tournament Report,
  5. ^ FIDE Development Commission directory,