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Jonathan David Tisdall
Number of games in database: 259
Years covered: 1973 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2400
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 B57 B87 B44 B89
 King's Indian (19) 
    E92 E91 E97 E94 E90
 English (10) 
    A15 A14 A13 A12 A10
 Reti System (9) 
    A04 A06
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E41 E42 E48 E32 E44
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E14 E16 E15 E17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B22 B84 B21 B90 B33
 English (10) 
    A16 A10 A13 A15 A17
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C61 C73 C99 C60 C68
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A90 A89 A87 A85
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 E10 A46 D02 D00
 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
   J D Tisdall vs E Berg, 1995 1-0
   J D Tisdall vs Martinovsky, 1977 1-0
   J D Tisdall vs J A Grefe, 1975 1-0

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

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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(born Aug-26-1958, 60 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J D Tisdall vs E W Marchand  0-1401973Buffalo OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. J D Tisdall vs E Winslow  0-118197374th US OpenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
3. J D Tisdall vs J A Grefe 1-0551975Lone PineB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. J D Tisdall vs M Damjanovic  0-1311975Lone PineB44 Sicilian
5. W Martz vs J D Tisdall  ½-½231975Lone PineB08 Pirc, Classical
6. J D Tisdall vs L Day 0-1461975Lone PineC48 Four Knights
7. Z Vranesic vs J D Tisdall  0-1451975Lone PineA10 English
8. Pilnik vs J D Tisdall  1-0581975Lone PineB06 Robatsch
9. J D Tisdall vs R Ervin ½-½131975Lone PineC48 Four Knights
10. I Bilek vs J D Tisdall  1-0371975Lone PineA15 English
11. J D Tisdall vs D Parr  1-0291975Lone PineB89 Sicilian
12. C N Barnes vs J D Tisdall  0-1371975Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
13. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-1391976Ch USAA57 Benko Gambit
14. J D Tisdall vs de Firmian  1-0301976US Junior ChampionshipE97 King's Indian
15. Seirawan vs J D Tisdall 1-0331976USA-ch U18D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. J D Tisdall vs G Forintos  ½-½411976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
17. T Weinberger vs J D Tisdall  0-1401976Lone PineA16 English
18. Miles vs J D Tisdall  1-0331976Lone PineA16 English
19. J D Tisdall vs Browne  0-1641976Lone PineB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
20. D J Strauss vs J D Tisdall 1-0181976Lone PineB06 Robatsch
21. J Loftsson vs J D Tisdall 1-0481976Lone PineD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
22. J D Tisdall vs R Blumenfeld  1-0351976Lone PineB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. J D Tisdall vs Gheorghiu  0-1411977OrenseE14 Queen's Indian
24. Keene vs J D Tisdall  1-0301977OrenseA28 English
25. Browne vs J D Tisdall  ½-½371977OrenseD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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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.
Nov-23-18  alfamikewhiskey: A peak rating of 2515 (July 1996) for this eloquent and skilful writer.

(His lucid musings about the ongoing 2018 WCC: <> and <>

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