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.
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 A D Martin, 1989 1-0
J Levitt vs Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2
Velimirovic vs J Levitt, 1987 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Staunton Memorial (2005)
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(born Jun-03-1963, 54 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
|1. J Levitt vs E Schiller
||½-½||28||1981||London||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|2. A Dunnington vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||45||1982||Lloyds Bank op 06th||A05 Reti Opening|
|3. J Levitt vs DeFirmian
|| ||½-½||46||1982||London (England)||A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5|
|4. J Levitt vs G Miralles
|| ||0-1||20||1982||?||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|5. J Levitt vs Speelman
||0-1||31||1982||BCF-ch||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|6. J Levitt vs I R Watson
||1-0||41||1982||BCF-ch||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. Nunn vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||30||1983||London||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|8. J Levitt vs J Gallagher
|| ||1-0||75||1984||BCF-ch||A61 Benoni|
|9. J Levitt vs Miles
|| ||½-½||48||1984||London LB||E12 Queen's Indian|
|10. Adams vs J Levitt
||½-½||28||1984||London||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|11. V Tukmakov vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||30||1986||Lugano op||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. Barbero vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||27||1986||Winterthur (Switzerland)||E12 Queen's Indian|
|13. J Levitt vs Anand
||½-½||19||1987||London||E12 Queen's Indian|
|14. J Levitt vs Adorjan
||1-0||42||1987||Geneva (Switzerland)||E12 Queen's Indian|
|15. A Kuligowski vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||35||1987||Bundesliga 8788||A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8|
|16. Velimirovic vs J Levitt
||0-1||41||1987||Pinerolo op||C18 French, Winawer|
|17. Anand vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||50||1987||Swansea||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|18. J Levitt vs P K Wells
|| ||0-1||37||1987||BCF-ch||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|19. B Ivanovic vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||71||1988||Saint John op-2||C02 French, Advance|
|20. Fedorowicz vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||51||1988||It (cat.8)||E12 Queen's Indian|
|21. Vaganian vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||31||1988||Copenhagen op||A14 English|
|22. J Levitt vs Razuvaev
|| ||½-½||17||1988||Moscow-A||E12 Queen's Indian|
|23. Eingorn vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||46||1988||World Chess Festival||E17 Queen's Indian|
|24. J Levitt vs J Lechtynsky
|| ||1-0||67||1988||Augsburg||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
|25. B Ivanovic vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||42||1988||Saint John op-1||C02 French, Advance|
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|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|
|Aug-12-07|| ||whiteshark: His nice homepage:
|Feb-06-08|| ||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|| ||whiteshark: Today a.m. quote is again <Quote of the Day>.|
|Jun-03-08|| ||whiteshark: Happy birthday, GM Levitt!|
|Jun-03-08|| ||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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