Number of games in database: 378
Years covered: 1980 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2404
Highest rating achieved in database: 2485
Overall record: +122 -102 =154 (52.6%)*
* 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 Tisdall, 1990 1-0
Velimirovic vs J Levitt, 1987 0-1
J Levitt vs A D Martin, 1989 1-0
J Levitt vs Anand, 1987 1/2-1/2
J Levitt vs S Williams, 2000 1/2-1/2
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
GLC Masters (1986)
Staunton Memorial (2005)
Dublin Zonal (1993)
British Championship (1995)
British Championship (1992)
British Championship (1989)
British Championship (1985)
17th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1993)
14th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1990)
British Championship (1986)
British Championship (1993)
Reykjavik Open (1990)
British Championship (1982)
18th Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1994)
British Championship (1998)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Staunton Memorial 2004 by Tabanus
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(born Jun-03-1963, 59 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 16; games 1-25 of 383
|1. J Levitt vs I Wells
|| ||1-0||42||1980||Lloyds Bank U21||A45 Queen's Pawn Game|
|2. J Levitt vs I Wells
|| ||½-½||36||1980||Jersey Lloyds Bank International||E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|3. J Levitt vs E Schiller
||½-½||28||1981||London||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|4. I Welch vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||33||1981||ARC Young Masters||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|5. J Levitt vs P Littlewood
|| ||0-1||30||1981||ARC Young Masters||E20 Nimzo-Indian|
|6. A Lewis vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||32||1981||ARC Young Masters||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|7. J Levitt vs Hodgson
|| ||0-1||40||1981||ARC Young Masters||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. G Kenworthy vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||58||1981||ARC Young Masters||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|9. J Levitt vs S Caldwell
|| ||1-0||25||1981||ARC Young Masters||A80 Dutch|
|10. Michel Aristegui vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||45||1981||5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open||A56 Benoni Defense|
|11. J Levitt vs Kosten
|| ||0-1||38||1981||5th Lloyds Bank Masters Open||A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8|
|12. J Levitt vs Miralles
|| ||0-1||20||1982||?||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. R Lancaster vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||54||1982||Kings Head International||C03 French, Tarrasch|
|14. J Levitt vs D Goodman
|| ||1-0||72||1982||Kings Head International||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. Tisdall vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||31||1982||Kings Head International||E17 Queen's Indian|
|16. A Whiteley vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||33||1982||Kings Head International||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|17. J Levitt vs C Laird
|| ||1-0||29||1982||Kings Head International||A53 Old Indian|
|18. M Basman vs J Levitt
|| ||½-½||18||1982||Kings Head International||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|19. J Levitt vs E Schiller
|| ||½-½||28||1982||Kings Head International||D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|20. E Formanek vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||31||1982||Kings Head International||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|21. J Levitt vs D E Rumens
|| ||0-1||26||1982||Kings Head International||A80 Dutch|
|22. J Levitt vs Speelman
||0-1||31||1982||British Championship||D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3|
|23. A Muir vs J Levitt
|| ||1-0||39||1982||British Championship||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|24. J Levitt vs I R Watson
||1-0||41||1982||British Championship||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|25. B A Jacobs vs J Levitt
|| ||0-1||48||1982||British Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
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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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