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Jon Loftur Arnason
J L Arnason 
Photo courtesy of B. Jónsson           
Number of games in database: 347
Years covered: 1977 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2458 (2421 rapid, 2363 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555

Overall record: +85 -100 =161 (47.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (78) 
    B92 B83 B84 B93 B42
 Ruy Lopez (25) 
    C92 C91 C82 C78 C84
 Sicilian Najdorf (21) 
    B92 B93 B90 B99 B91
 Caro-Kann (18) 
    B17 B18 B16 B12 B14
 Sicilian Scheveningen (17) 
    B83 B84 B82
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C91 C92 C95 C84 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (48) 
    B90 B22 B83 B82 B45
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E13 E16
 Nimzo Indian (18) 
    E48 E20 E32 E52 E22
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B93 B92 B91
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A70 A60 A56 A65 A77
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A34 A36 A37 A30
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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
   Shirov vs J L Arnason, 1992 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

RECENT GAMES:
   J L Arnason vs A Jakubiec (Oct-02-16) 1/2-1/2
   H Olafsson vs J L Arnason (Oct-01-16) 1/2-1/2
   A Muir vs J L Arnason (Nov-22-15) 1/2-1/2
   J L Arnason vs H S Gretarsson (Nov-21-15) 0-1
   J L Arnason vs T Laurusas (Nov-20-15) 1-0

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JON LOFTUR ARNASON
(born Nov-13-1960, 56 years old) Iceland

[what is this?]
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.

Wikipedia article: J%C3%B3n Loftur %C3%81rnason


 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J L Arnason vs Kasparov 0-1401977Cagnes sur merB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
2. J L Arnason vs K Mokry  1-0411977EU-ch 7778 U20B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. Dolmatov vs J L Arnason  1-0441977EU-ch 7778 U20B40 Sicilian
4. J L Arnason vs E Raaste  ½-½511978Telechess ol1 7778C16 French, Winawer
5. J L Arnason vs K Mokry  ½-½311978BohemiansB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Lombardy vs J L Arnason  1-0371978ReykjavikB33 Sicilian
7. J L Arnason vs Miles 0-1501978ReykjavikB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. J L Arnason vs G Kuzmin  1-0231978Reykjavik Iceland chC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. J L Arnason vs Larsen 0-1271978ReykjavikC34 King's Gambit Accepted
10. J L Arnason vs Smejkal  ½-½521978ReykjavikB06 Robatsch
11. G Bordonada vs J L Arnason 1-0331978OlympiadB33 Sicilian
12. J L Arnason vs J Ambroz  ½-½391979Prague BohemiansC19 French, Winawer, Advance
13. Vasiukov vs J L Arnason  1-0741979Prague BohemiansC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
14. J L Arnason vs P Ostberg  ½-½331979Nordic-chC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
15. J L Arnason vs A Planinc 1-0171979Rubinstein Memorial 17thC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Jansa vs J L Arnason 1-0371979Rubinstein Memorial 17thC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
17. G Timoshchenko vs J L Arnason  ½-½411979Rubinstein Memorial 17thB41 Sicilian, Kan
18. J L Arnason vs Filip  ½-½411979Rubinstein Memorial 17thC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
19. Fedorowicz vs J L Arnason  ½-½241980New York MCCB32 Sicilian
20. J L Arnason vs Alburt  ½-½441980Manhattan CCB03 Alekhine's Defense
21. J L Arnason vs Petursson  0-1591980ReykjavikC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
22. Joel Benjamin vs J L Arnason  ½-½411980Manhattan CCD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. Dzindzichashvili vs J L Arnason  ½-½111980Manhattan CCD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
24. J L Arnason vs Robert E Byrne  0-1541980ReykjavikB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. J L Arnason vs Vasiukov  ½-½721980ReykjavikB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 347  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.
Dec-21-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Dec-21-04
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

ARNASON, Jon L.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/arnason_jon...
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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?

Nov-14-08
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

http://www.dv.is/blogg/skaklandid/2...

Oct-10-16  Howard: CL&R had a short article about his World-Under-16 title, back in late 1977.

It mentioned that Kasparov was in the tournament too, but it didn't state that Kasparov had beaten him.

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