Number of games in database: 69
Years covered: 1973 to 1997
Highest rating achieved in database: 2445
Overall record: +11 -27 =27 (37.7%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
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J Eslon vs G Clarke, 1973 1-0
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(born Mar-04-1952, died Sep-24-2000, 48 years old) Sweden (federation/nationality Spain)
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Born in Falkoping, Sweden, of Estonian descent. Awarded the IM title in 1977. Moved to Spain in 1982, living there until his death, becoming the first winner of the Linares International Chess Tournament in 1978.
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 69
|1. J Eslon vs G Clarke
|| ||1-0||10||1973||Islington||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Timman vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||49||1973||GRE Islington Open||C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer|
|3. M Albano vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||20||1974||Imperia||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|4. K Janetschek vs J Eslon
|| ||½-½||40||1975||Barcelona Zonal||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|5. J Eslon vs Keene
|| ||½-½||26||1975||Barcelona Zonal||E13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line|
|6. O Jakobsen vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||68||1975||Barcelona Zonal||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|7. J Eslon vs Sosonko
|| ||0-1||40||1975||Barcelona Zonal||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|8. J Eslon vs Filip
|| ||1-0||41||1975||EU-chT sf||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
|9. Filip vs J Eslon
|| ||½-½||40||1975||EU-chT sf||E14 Queen's Indian|
|10. J Eslon vs M Czerniak
|| ||½-½||47||1976||Biel SUI||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|11. J Eslon vs Keene
|| ||0-1||60||1977||Alicante||A04 Reti Opening|
|12. J Eslon vs R Jamieson
|| ||½-½||30||1977||Hoogovens-B||A04 Reti Opening|
|13. Kupreichik vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||43||1977||Hoogovens-B||C45 Scotch Game|
|14. J Eslon vs J Szmetan
|| ||0-1||39||1977||Hoogovens-B||C45 Scotch Game|
|15. F van der Vliet vs J Eslon
|| ||½-½||72||1977||Hoogovens-B||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|16. J Eslon vs R Hartoch
|| ||½-½||14||1977||Hoogovens-B||B06 Robatsch|
|17. P Van der Sterren vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||41||1977||Hoogovens-B||C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|18. J Eslon vs L Popov
|| ||½-½||73||1977||Hoogovens-B||A04 Reti Opening|
|19. R Witt vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||35||1977||Hoogovens-B||A16 English|
|20. J Eslon vs J M Bellon Lopez
||1-0||25||1977||Hoogovens-B||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|21. L Christiansen vs J Eslon
|| ||1-0||41||1977||Hoogovens-B||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|22. J Eslon vs Z Krnic
|| ||½-½||71||1977||Hoogovens-B||B44 Sicilian|
|23. F J Ochoa De Echaguen vs J Eslon
|| ||½-½||73||1978||Linares||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|24. Korchnoi vs J Eslon
||1-0||37||1979||Linares||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|25. Keene vs J Eslon
|| ||½-½||47||1982||Madrid||A56 Benoni Defense|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 69
|Mar-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Jaan Eslon
|Feb-21-07|| ||Thrajin: This guy won the first-ever Linares tournament in 1978.|
|May-11-07|| ||Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.|
|May-13-07|| ||Thrajin: Still, it's a distinction he holds, and it's good chess trivia.
By the way, saying a 2400 player "sucks" seems a bit exaggerated...|
|May-14-07|| ||Knight13: <By the way, saying a 2400 player "sucks" seems a bit exaggerated...> Just saying that 2400 winning a supposed-to-be-a-super-strong tournament shouldn't deserve that much credit. He won't stand a chance against those 2700 rated players that walked in later on.|
|May-15-07|| ||Thrajin: No argument there. Trivia, my friend, it's all about chess trivia.|
|May-15-07|| ||Legend: He was from Estonia.|
|Mar-31-11|| ||perfidious: <Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.>|
The original Linares event in no way resembled the lineups to come in the early 1980s, much less the superstar-studded events which followed.
Have a go at the link below for more information:
<CG.com> Eslon died 24.9.2000 in Las Palmas.
In the mid 1980s, he was involved in the tournament bulletins during another of the Linares events, and when two players agreed a short draw, he referred to them as 'cabrones', believing this meant 'weak-willed individuals', but received a rude awakening when informed as to its correct definition ('cabron' is the Spanish word for cuckold).
|Dec-07-11|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of Eslon receiving the trophy for his victory at Linares in 1978:|
Eslon died from injuries received in a car accident.
|Feb-04-12|| ||King Death: < Knight13: So what he sucks. Every Linares is supposed to be filled with like 2700 rated players and this guy's like 2400.>|
One more thing to add to the reply by <perfidious>, back in 1978 you couldn't have filled the Linares tournament with 2700 players because Karpov was the only player that was over 2700 on the FIDE list. On Chessmetrics, well that's another story.
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