Jonathan David Tisdall
Number of games in database: 259
Years covered: 1973 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2408
Highest rating achieved in database: 2492
Overall record: +65 -92 =102 (44.8%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
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?]
Hastings 1977/78 (1977)
Lone Pine (1975)
Lone Pine (1976)
Lone Pine (1977)
European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
European Club Cup (2011)
European Club Cup (2010)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Vestmannaeyjar 1985 by Tabanus
🏆 TCh-NOR Codanserien
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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|JONATHAN DAVID TISDALL
(born Aug-26-1958, 59 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. |
Wikipedia article: Jonathan Tisdall
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 259
|1. J D Tisdall vs E W Marchand
|| ||0-1||40||1973||Buffalo Open||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|2. J D Tisdall vs E Winslow
|| ||0-1||18||1973||US Open||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|3. J D Tisdall vs J A Grefe
||1-0||55||1975||Lone Pine||B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack|
|4. J D Tisdall vs M Damjanovic
|| ||0-1||31||1975||Lone Pine||B44 Sicilian|
|5. W Martz vs J D Tisdall
|| ||½-½||23||1975||Lone Pine||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|6. J D Tisdall vs L Day
||0-1||46||1975||Lone Pine||C48 Four Knights|
|7. Z Vranesic vs J D Tisdall
|| ||0-1||45||1975||Lone Pine||A10 English|
|8. Pilnik vs J D Tisdall
|| ||1-0||58||1975||Lone Pine||B06 Robatsch|
|9. J D Tisdall vs R Ervin
||½-½||13||1975||Lone Pine||C48 Four Knights|
|10. I Bilek vs J D Tisdall
|| ||1-0||37||1975||Lone Pine||A15 English|
|11. J D Tisdall vs D Parr
|| ||1-0||29||1975||Lone Pine||B89 Sicilian|
|12. C Barnes vs J D Tisdall
|| ||0-1||37||1975||Lone Pine||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|13. Seirawan vs J D Tisdall
||1-0||33||1976||USA-ch U18||A13 English|
|14. J D Tisdall vs DeFirmian
|| ||1-0||30||1976||US Junior Championship||E97 King's Indian|
|15. J D Tisdall vs Browne
|| ||0-1||39||1976||Ch USA||A57 Benko Gambit|
|16. J D Tisdall vs G Forintos
|| ||½-½||41||1976||Lone Pine||B06 Robatsch|
|17. T Weinberger vs J D Tisdall
|| ||0-1||40||1976||Lone Pine||A16 English|
|18. Miles vs J D Tisdall
|| ||1-0||33||1976||Lone Pine||A16 English|
|19. J D Tisdall vs Browne
|| ||0-1||64||1976||Lone Pine||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|20. D J Strauss vs J D Tisdall
||1-0||18||1976||Lone Pine||B06 Robatsch|
|21. J Loftsson vs J D Tisdall
||1-0||48||1976||Lone Pine||D74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O|
|22. J D Tisdall vs R Blumenfeld
|| ||1-0||35||1976||Lone Pine||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|23. J D Tisdall vs Gheorghiu
|| ||0-1||41||1977||Orense||E14 Queen's Indian|
|24. Keene vs J D Tisdall
|| ||1-0||30||1977||Orense||A28 English|
|25. Browne vs J D Tisdall
|| ||½-½||37||1977||Orense||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
| page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 259
|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.
|Aug-30-11|| ||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 http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonath... (see the info box on the right side of the page)|
|Aug-26-12|| ||talisman: happy birthday Jonathan.|
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