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Jonathan Levitt
J Levitt 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1981 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2404
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485

Overall record: +31 -56 =74 (42.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E49 E45 E44 E42 E53
 King's Indian (13) 
    E81 E87 E84 E61 E62
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 A41 E00 E10 D02
 Modern Benoni (7) 
    A57 A61 A67 A70 A56
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D84 D70 D85 D82
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E12
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (31) 
    C07 C02 C01 C19 C18
 French Tarrasch (12) 
    C07
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A45 A46 D04 E00
 Nimzo Indian (7) 
    E32 E45 E54 E30
 French Winawer (7) 
    C18 C19 C17
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E17 E12
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Howell vs J Levitt, 2005 0-1
   J Levitt vs J D Tisdall, 1990 1-0
   J Levitt vs Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2
   J Levitt vs A D Martin, 1989 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Staunton Memorial (2005)

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JONATHAN LEVITT
(born Jun-03-1963, 53 years old) United Kingdom

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Jonathan Paul Levitt was born in Southwark (London), England. Awarded the IM title in 1984, he is now a GM (1991) and a composer of problems. Winner of the Staunton Memorial in 2005. His notable works as an author include "Secrets of Spectacular Chess" and "Genius in Chess".


 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Levitt vs E Schiller ½-½281981LondonD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. J Levitt vs G Miralles  0-1201982?E00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Dunnington vs J Levitt  0-1451982Lloyds Bank op 06thA05 Reti Opening
4. J Levitt vs DeFirmian  ½-½461982London (England)A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
5. J Levitt vs Speelman 0-1311982Torquay (England)D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
6. J Levitt vs I R Watson 1-0411982BCF-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Nunn vs J Levitt  1-0301983LondonC07 French, Tarrasch
8. J Levitt vs J Gallagher  1-0751984BCF-chA61 Benoni
9. J Levitt vs Miles  ½-½481984London LBE12 Queen's Indian
10. Adams vs J Levitt ½-½281984LondonB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
11. V Tukmakov vs J Levitt  1-0301986Lugano opE00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Barbero vs J Levitt  1-0271986Winterthur (Switzerland)E12 Queen's Indian
13. J Levitt vs Anand ½-½191987LondonE12 Queen's Indian
14. A Kuligowski vs J Levitt  0-1351987Bundesliga 8788A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
15. J Levitt vs Adorjan 1-0421987Geneva (Switzerland)E12 Queen's Indian
16. Velimirovic vs J Levitt 0-1411987Pinerolo opC18 French, Winawer
17. Anand vs J Levitt  ½-½501987SwanseaC19 French, Winawer, Advance
18. J Levitt vs P K Wells  0-1371987BCF-chE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
19. J Levitt vs Vyzmanavin  0-1271988It (cat.11)E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
20. J Levitt vs J Lechtynsky  1-0671988AugsburgD84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted
21. B Ivanovic vs J Levitt  ½-½711988Saint John op-2C02 French, Advance
22. J Levitt vs Psakhis  0-1271988Moscow-AE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
23. Fedorowicz vs J Levitt  ½-½511988It (cat.8)E12 Queen's Indian
24. L Christiansen vs J Levitt  0-1651988St John Open (1)E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
25. J Levitt vs Dlugy  ½-½401988World Chess FestivalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-09-04  mack: I had the good fortune of meeting Mr. Levitt a few nights ago. We did play one game of blitz, which I lost, of course, very thoroughly. What a very nice chap he was too.
Apr-28-05  WorldChampeen: I would assume this would be some of Mr. Levitt's games as well at http://www.howardstaunton.com/hsmt2... participating in this Staunton Memorial Tournament of 2004.
Jul-15-05  mack: You would assume correct.
Aug-30-05  aw1988: Levitt has won the Staunton Memorial.
Jun-03-06  BIDMONFA: Jonathan Levitt

LEVITT, Jonathan
http://www.bidmonfa.com/levitt_jona...
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Aug-12-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: His nice homepage:
http://www.jlevitt.dircon.co.uk/

:D

Feb-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

" If it were just a question of winning or losing, if it were not possible to play a brilliant game, to make an incredible queen sacrifice, to play the occasional shocking or outrageous move, then I suspect many people would not play chess. It simply would not be worth it; such a difficult game and with so few rewards. "

-- Jonathan Levitt

Feb-06-08  MichAdams: "Chess can be compared with no other board game, because of a basic distinction which stamps it as an art; not that this implies any disparagement of other board games, each of which has its rightful place. This distinction lies in the fact that chess alone, in contrast to all these other games, has an aim other than mere capture or gain of territory, namely the conception of mate. Admittedly one must strive for gain of material or space to begin with. But as soon as mate, the idea of encircling the principal enemy piece, enters the scene, no sacrifice of time, space or material is too great to achieve it. This is why chess is necessary, this is why it is so attractive; because it calls forth in us - often only subconsciously, maybe - humanity's striving after an ideal; the joy of dedicating one's self for an idea. And this is why chess awakes in us aesthetic feeling, this is why conception of the beautiful is awakened in chess too; because its inner spirit corresponds in every way to the virtue of self-sacrifice in us."

-- Alexander Alekhine (attributed)

May-29-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Today a.m. quote is again <Quote of the Day>.
Jun-03-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Happy birthday, GM Levitt!
Jun-03-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: New link to his notable homepage: http://www.jlevitt.dircon.co.uk/ind...
Jun-03-09  WhiteRook48: Happy birthday!
Jun-03-12  Llawdogg: Wow! That is a fine quote from Alekhine.
Jul-01-12  RMKvdS: <Llawdogg> Indeed, worth bumping in my opinion.
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