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Jonathan David Tisdall
Number of games in database: 257
Years covered: 1973 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2408
Highest rating achieved in database: 2492
Overall record: +65 -92 =100 (44.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B81 B87 B57 B22 B52
 King's Indian (18) 
    E92 E91 E97 E94 E90
 English (10) 
    A15 A14 A13 A10 A12
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E41 E48 E44 E38 E42
 Sicilian Scheveningen (7) 
    B81 B80 B82
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B21 B90 B84 B33
 English (11) 
    A16 A13 A10 A15 A17
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C61 C86 C68 C97 C73
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 E10 D02 D00 A46
 Orthodox Defense (7) 
    D63 D58 D60 D50 D56
 Dutch Defense (7) 
    A87 A89 A84 A85 A90
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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 (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   European Club Cup (2010)
   European Club Cup (2011)

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

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(born Aug-26-1958, 57 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 257  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. Pilnik vs J D Tisdall  1-058 1975 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
4. I Bilek vs J D Tisdall  1-037 1975 Lone PineA15 English
5. Z Vranesic vs J D Tisdall  0-145 1975 Lone PineA10 English
6. C Barnes vs J D Tisdall  0-137 1975 Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
7. W Martz vs J D Tisdall  ½-½23 1975 Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
8. J D Tisdall vs D Parr  1-029 1975 Lone PineB89 Sicilian
9. J D Tisdall vs M Damjanovic  0-131 1975 Lone PineB44 Sicilian
10. J D Tisdall vs R Ervin ½-½13 1975 Lone PineC48 Four Knights
11. J D Tisdall vs L Day 0-146 1975 Lone PineC48 Four Knights
12. J D Tisdall vs J A Grefe 1-055 1975 Lone PineB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. J D Tisdall vs G Forintos  ½-½41 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
14. J D Tisdall vs R Blumenfeld  1-035 1976 Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
15. Seirawan vs J D Tisdall 1-033 1976 USA-ch U18A13 English
16. J D Tisdall vs DeFirmian  1-030 1976 USAE97 King's Indian
17. J Loftsson vs J D Tisdall 1-048 1976 Lone PineD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
18. D J Strauss vs J D Tisdall 1-018 1976 Lone PineB06 Robatsch
19. Miles vs J D Tisdall  1-033 1976 Lone PineA16 English
20. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-139 1976 Ch USAA57 Benko Gambit
21. T Weinberger vs J D Tisdall  0-140 1976 Lone PineA16 English
22. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-164 1976 Lone PineB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
23. J D Tisdall vs Nickoloff  1-036 1977 Lone PineA57 Benko Gambit
24. J D Tisdall vs Petrosian  0-127 1977 Hastings 1977/78B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. J D Tisdall vs P Cleghorn 1-028 1977 Lone PineC06 French, Tarrasch
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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.

Sep-16-05  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.

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  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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