Jon Loftur Arnason
Number of games in database: 438
|Photo courtesy of B. Jónsson
Years covered: 1977 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2410 (2421 rapid, 2318 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2555
Overall record: +118 -116 =203 (50.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
J L Arnason vs A Dreev, 1990 1-0
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 1-0
J L Arnason vs Nunn, 1990 1-0
Korchnoi vs J L Arnason, 1987 0-1
Zsuzsa Polgar vs J L Arnason, 1989 0-1
Shirov vs J L Arnason, 1992 0-1
B Kristjansson vs J L Arnason, 1985 0-1
J L Arnason vs Larsen, 1992 1/2-1/2
Short vs J L Arnason, 1985 0-1
J L Arnason vs B Ivanovic, 1986 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
Lone Pine (1980)
Lone Pine (1981)
European Team Championship (2015)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Vestmannaeyjar 1985 by Tabanus
Reykjavik 1987 by Chessdreamer
🏆 TCh-ISL Div 1 -18
J L Arnason vs Leo Crevatin (Oct-22-17) 1-0
J L Arnason vs P Petursson (Oct-21-17) 1/2-1/2
S Arnalds vs J L Arnason (Oct-20-17) 0-1
J L Arnason vs A Jakubiec (Oct-02-16) 1/2-1/2
H Olafsson vs J L Arnason (Oct-01-16) 1/2-1/2
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Last updated: 2017-11-13 05:28:05
|JON LOFTUR ARNASON
(born Nov-13-1960, 60 years old) Iceland
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Jón Loftur Árnason was awarded the IM title in 1979 and became a GM in 1986.
He was World Under 16 Champion in 1977 and Icelandic champion in the same year. He won the national championship again in 1982 and 1988. He also won 1st prizes at Husavik 1985 and Plovdiv 1986 and tied for 1st at Helsinki 1986.
Wikipedia article: Jón Loftur Árnason
| page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439
|1. J L Arnason vs K Mokry
|| ||1-0||41||1977||EU-ch 7778 U20||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|2. Dolmatov vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||44||1977||EU-ch 7778 U20||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|3. J L Arnason vs Kasparov
||0-1||40||1977||Wch Cadets||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|4. J L Arnason vs E Raaste
|| ||½-½||51||1978||Telechess ol1 7778||C16 French, Winawer|
|5. J L Arnason vs K Mokry
|| ||½-½||31||1978||Bohemians||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|6. J L Arnason vs Miles
||0-1||50||1978||Reykjavik||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|7. Polugaevsky vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||30||1978||Reykjavik||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|8. J L Arnason vs Smejkal
|| ||½-½||52||1978||Reykjavik||B06 Robatsch|
|9. Petursson vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||100||1978||Reykjavik||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|10. J L Arnason vs G Kuzmin
|| ||1-0||23||1978||Reykjavik||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|11. F Olafsson vs J L Arnason
|| ||½-½||32||1978||Reykjavik||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|12. J L Arnason vs H Olafsson
|| ||½-½||18||1978||Reykjavik||B83 Sicilian|
|13. Lombardy vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||37||1978||Reykjavik||B33 Sicilian|
|14. J L Arnason vs Larsen
||0-1||27||1978||Reykjavik||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|15. Hort vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||30||1978||Reykjavik||A28 English|
|16. J L Arnason vs L Ogaard
|| ||½-½||51||1978||Reykjavik||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|17. Browne vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||42||1978||Reykjavik||A32 English, Symmetrical Variation|
|18. J L Arnason vs Gudmundur Sigurjonsson
|| ||½-½||16||1978||Reykjavik||B83 Sicilian|
|19. Liang Jinrong vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||45||1978||Olympiad||B33 Sicilian|
|20. J L Arnason vs A Bogda
|| ||½-½||16||1978||Olympiad||B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|21. G Bordonada vs J L Arnason
|22. J L Arnason vs R Grinberg
|| ||0-1||67||1978||Olympiad||B83 Sicilian|
|23. J L Arnason vs Ghitescu
|| ||½-½||20||1978||Olympiad||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|24. J Bielczyk vs J L Arnason
|| ||½-½||20||1979||Rubinstein mem||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|25. Vasiukov vs J L Arnason
|| ||1-0||74||1979||Prague Bohemians||C76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation|
| page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439
|Aug-03-04|| ||Helloween: A truly creative player. Many of his games contain interesting and unique ideas. Often, he likes to initiate wild tactical struggles. He has victories over former world championship challengers Korchnoi and Short, has drawn former world champions Petrosian and Karpov, and has many other impressive games against top GMs. He has over 30 years of tournament experience under his belt. |
|Dec-21-04|| ||Benzol: Jon Loftur Arnason
Born 13th November 1960
He became an IM in 1979 and was Icelandic champion and World under-16 champion in 1979.
|Dec-21-04|| ||WMD: <Icelandic champion and World under-16 champion in 1979> Should be 1977. |
|Dec-21-04|| ||Benzol: <WMD> Thanks, I should have picked up that one up myself. Please feel free to correct any mistakes in these biographical postings. |
|May-06-05|| ||PivotalAnorak: Did he also give up chess to become a lawyer, just like his colleagues Johann Hjartarson and Margeir Petursson ? Too bad for Icelandic chess, but hey it's their choice.|
|Dec-20-05|| ||karlth: He is a business graduate. Of the first 6 first Icelandic grandmasters 4 are laywers.|
|Nov-14-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Jon Loftur Arnason|
ARNASON, Jon L.
|Nov-14-08|| ||mikhs: <Jon Loftur Arnason born 1960 was awarded the IM title in 1979 and became a GM in 1986. He was also World Under 16 Champion in 1977>|
That makes him 17 years old at that time...How could he have won the "Under 16" world championship?
|Nov-14-08|| ||plang: <That makes him 17 years old at that time...How could he have won the "Under 16" world championship?>|
There was a special accomodation made as he was young for his age.
|Aug-12-10|| ||Xeroxx: Whats the deal with Iceland and chess?|
|Jun-24-11|| ||Dionysius1: <Xeroxx> Long knights perhaps?|
|Nov-04-11|| ||Xeroxx: How long is the knight?|
|Jan-24-12|| ||galdur: GMs Helgi Olafsson and Jon L. Arnason
|Oct-10-16|| ||Howard: CL&R had a short article about his World-Under-16 title, back in late 1977.|
It mentioned that Kasparov was in the tournament too, but it didn't state that Kasparov had beaten him.
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