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Jonathan David Tisdall
Number of games in database: 259
Years covered: 1973 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2403
Highest rating achieved in database: 2492

Overall record: +65 -92 =102 (44.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B81 B87 B57 B76 B80
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E91 E94 E97 E70
 English (10) 
    A14 A15 A13 A12 A10
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B81 B82 B80
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A35 A34 A39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B90 B21 B33 B84
 English (11) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15 A14
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C61 C60 C97 C86 C91
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 E10 A46 D00 D02
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A89 A87 A85 A90 A84
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D58 D63 D56 D60 D50
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   J D Tisdall vs G Lee, 1981 1-0
   L Ogaard vs J D Tisdall, 1987 0-1
   Short vs J D Tisdall, 1985 1/2-1/2
   J D Tisdall vs D Parr, 1975 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vestmannaeyjar (1985)
   Hastings 1977/78 (1977)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)

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

   F Urkedal vs J D Tisdall (Jan-14-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Romanov vs J D Tisdall (Oct-29-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Rodshtein vs J D Tisdall (Sep-14-14) 1-0
   Harikrishna vs J D Tisdall (Oct-26-13) 1-0
   J D Tisdall vs J van de Griendt (Oct-25-13) 0-1

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(born Aug-26-1958, 58 years old) United States of America (federation/nationality Norway)

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Jonathan Tisdall (born in Buffalo, New York) is a grandmaster (title awarded in 1993) and works as a freelance journalist. An American citizen by origin, he became Irish and later Norwegian. He was Norwegian champion in 1987, 1991 and 1995.

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 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 259  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J D Tisdall vs E W Marchand  0-140 1973 Buffalo OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. J D Tisdall vs E Winslow  0-118 1973 US OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
3. J D Tisdall vs J A Grefe 1-055 1975 Lone PineB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. J D Tisdall vs M Damjanovic  0-131 1975 Lone PineB44 Sicilian
5. W Martz vs J D Tisdall  ½-½23 1975 Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
6. J D Tisdall vs L Day 0-146 1975 Lone PineC48 Four Knights
7. Z Vranesic vs J D Tisdall  0-145 1975 Lone PineA10 English
8. Pilnik vs J D Tisdall  1-058 1975 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
9. J D Tisdall vs R Ervin ½-½13 1975 Lone PineC48 Four Knights
10. I Bilek vs J D Tisdall  1-037 1975 Lone PineA15 English
11. J D Tisdall vs D Parr  1-029 1975 Lone PineB89 Sicilian
12. C Barnes vs J D Tisdall  0-137 1975 Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Seirawan vs J D Tisdall 1-033 1976 USA-ch U18A13 English
14. J D Tisdall vs DeFirmian  1-030 1976 USAE97 King's Indian
15. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-139 1976 Ch USAA57 Benko Gambit
16. J D Tisdall vs G Forintos  ½-½41 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
17. T Weinberger vs J D Tisdall  0-140 1976 Lone PineA16 English
18. Miles vs J D Tisdall  1-033 1976 Lone PineA16 English
19. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-164 1976 Lone PineB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. D J Strauss vs J D Tisdall 1-018 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
21. J Loftsson vs J D Tisdall 1-048 1976 Lone PineD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
22. J D Tisdall vs R Blumenfeld  1-035 1976 Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. J D Tisdall vs Gheorghiu  0-141 1977 OrenseE14 Queen's Indian
24. Browne vs J D Tisdall  ½-½37 1977 Orense (Spain)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. Keene vs J D Tisdall  1-030 1977 Orense (Spain)A28 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-01-04  MoonlitKnight: American-born Tisdall is the 7th highest rated Norwegian player as of today, although he is partly retired.
Apr-12-04  Phoenix: For anyone who seriously wants to get better, GM Jonathan Tisdall's book "Improve Your Chess Now" is a must. He suggests good ways to train yourself.
Apr-12-04  Bitzovich: Yep, i have that book, its really good, although the guy is a bit of eccentric..
Apr-13-04  TrueFiendish: All the better...
Jan-20-05  JamesKnight: Aren`t all chessplayers a bit ecentric?
Jun-12-05  aw1988: <JamesKnight> Yes.

Tisdall is a wonderful author in my opinion.

Premium Chessgames Member
  grasser: Anyone know how I can E-Mail or message Tisdall? Thank's George
Feb-24-06  fred lennox: Improve your chess now is an excellent book. I highly recommend it. As a guinea pig, it worked for me. not only did i become stronger as a player, i feel my rate of improvement is steadier. It is, in a way, a complement to Think like a grandmaster by Kotov. In my opinion, it is not a substitute for the book for the serious student but has the advantage of hindsight and latter games. The book is to Kotov's book what Keene's Reappraisal is to My System.
Aug-26-06  BIDMONFA: Jonathan D Tisdall

TISDALL, Jonathan D.

Oct-03-06  Chessbum1: I first met Tisdall back in '73 in Syracuse NY. He was just a teen, and I was truly impressed by his quick sight of the board, and blitz chess.
Aug-26-07  cheski: Happy Birthday!

What a checkered past! American, then Irish, then Norwegian. With Japanese ancestry mixed in.

Today's puzzle shows his amazing insight:
L Ogaard vs J D Tisdall, 1987

where finding move 32...Nxd5 was inspirational.

Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: "I heard Kasparov say something to the effect that an attack begins when you get a pawn near the (enemy) king. He should know..."

- GM Jonathan Tisdall (from his book Improve Your Chess Now)

Jan-02-12  acmilan03c1: Full name: Jonathan David Tisdall (see the info box on the right side of the page)
Aug-26-12  talisman: happy birthday Jonathan.
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