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J L Arnason 
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Jon Loftur Arnason
Number of games in database: 345
Years covered: 1977 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2490 (2356 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +85 -99 =160 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (77) 
    B92 B83 B84 B93 B42
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C91 C92 C82 C78 C67
 Sicilian Najdorf (21) 
    B92 B93 B90 B91 B99
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B17 B18 B16 B14 B12
 Sicilian Scheveningen (17) 
    B83 B84 B82
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C91 C92 C84 C95 C93
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B90 B22 B45 B82 B83
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E13 E17 E16
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E48 E20 E52 E32 E22
 Sicilian Najdorf (15) 
    B90 B92 B93
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A60 A77 A63 A56
 English, 1 c4 e5 (9) 
    A20 A22 A29 A21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J L Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 1-0
   J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 1-0
   J L Arnason vs Nunn, 1990 1-0
   Zsuzsa Polgar vs J L Arnason, 1989 0-1
   Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987 0-1
   Short vs J L Arnason, 1985 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vestmannaeyjar (1985)
   Lone Pine (1980)
   Lone Pine (1981)
   European Team Championship (2015)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vestmannaeyjar 1985 by Tabanus

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(born Nov-13-1960, 55 years old) Iceland

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Jón Loftur Árnason was awarded the IM title in 1979 and became a GM in 1986. He was World Under 16 Champion in 1977 and Icelandic champion in the same year. He won the national championship again in 1982 and 1988. He also won 1st prizes at Husavik 1985 and Plovdiv 1986 and tied for 1st at Helsinki 1986.

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 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 345  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J L Arnason vs Kasparov 0-140 1977 Cagnes sur merB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. Dolmatov vs J L Arnason  1-044 1977 EU-ch 7778 U20B40 Sicilian
3. J L Arnason vs K Mokry  1-041 1977 EU-ch 7778 U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. J L Arnason vs Miles 0-150 1978 ReykjavikB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. J L Arnason vs Smejkal  ½-½52 1978 ReykjavikB06 Robatsch
6. Lombardy vs J L Arnason  1-037 1978 It (open)B33 Sicilian
7. J L Arnason vs K Mokry  ½-½31 1978 BohemiansB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
8. J L Arnason vs G Kuzmin  1-023 1978 Reykjavik Iceland chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. J L Arnason vs E Raaste  ½-½51 1978 Telechess ol1 7778C16 French, Winawer
10. J L Arnason vs Larsen 0-127 1978 ReykjavikC34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. G Bordonada vs J L Arnason 1-033 1978 Buenos Aires ol (Men)B33 Sicilian
12. G Timoshchenko vs J L Arnason  ½-½41 1979 Rubinstein memB41 Sicilian, Kan
13. Jansa vs J L Arnason 1-037 1979 Polanica ZdrojC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
14. J L Arnason vs P Ostberg  ½-½33 1979 Nordic-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. J L Arnason vs Filip  ½-½41 1979 Rubinstein MemC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
16. Vasiukov vs J L Arnason  1-074 1979 Prague BohemiansC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
17. J L Arnason vs A Planinc 1-017 1979 Rubinstein memC78 Ruy Lopez
18. J L Arnason vs J Ambroz  ½-½39 1979 Prague BohemiansC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. Qi Jingxuan vs J L Arnason  ½-½44 1980 Malta ol (Men)A22 English
20. J Peters vs J L Arnason  0-134 1980 Lone PineA22 English
21. Larsen vs J L Arnason 1-046 1980 Lone PineA20 English
22. J L Arnason vs Suetin  0-139 1980 SochiB42 Sicilian, Kan
23. Adianto vs J L Arnason  1-036 1980 Wch U20B83 Sicilian
24. Ivkov vs J L Arnason  ½-½56 1980 SochiA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
25. J L Arnason vs Vasiukov  ½-½72 1980 ReykjavikB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 345  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-03-04  Helloween: A truly creative player. Many of his games contain interesting and unique ideas. Often, he likes to initiate wild tactical struggles. He has victories over former world championship challengers Korchnoi and Short, has drawn former world champions Petrosian and Karpov, and has many other impressive games against top GMs. He has over 30 years of tournament experience under his belt.
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  Benzol: Jon Loftur Arnason
Born 13th November 1960
He became an IM in 1979 and was Icelandic champion and World under-16 champion in 1979.
Dec-21-04  WMD: <Icelandic champion and World under-16 champion in 1979> Should be 1977.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <WMD> Thanks, I should have picked up that one up myself. Please feel free to correct any mistakes in these biographical postings.
May-06-05  PivotalAnorak: Did he also give up chess to become a lawyer, just like his colleagues Johann Hjartarson and Margeir Petursson ? Too bad for Icelandic chess, but hey it's their choice.
Dec-20-05  karlth: He is a business graduate. Of the first 6 first Icelandic grandmasters 4 are laywers.
Nov-14-08  BIDMONFA: Jon Loftur Arnason


Nov-14-08  mikhs: <Jon Loftur Arnason born 1960 was awarded the IM title in 1979 and became a GM in 1986. He was also World Under 16 Champion in 1977>

That makes him 17 years old at that time...How could he have won the "Under 16" world championship?

Premium Chessgames Member
  plang: <That makes him 17 years old at that time...How could he have won the "Under 16" world championship?>

There was a special accomodation made as he was young for his age.

Aug-12-10  Xeroxx: Whats the deal with Iceland and chess?
Jun-24-11  Dionysius1: <Xeroxx> Long knights perhaps?
Nov-04-11  Xeroxx: How long is the knight?
Jan-24-12  galdur: GMs Helgi Olafsson and Jon L. Arnason

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