Number of games in database: 494
|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: +140 -124 =229 (51.6%)*
* 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 Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 1-0
J Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 1-0
J Arnason vs Nunn, 1990 1-0
Korchnoi vs J Arnason, 1987 0-1
Zsuzsa Polgar vs J Arnason, 1989 0-1
Shirov vs J Arnason, 1992 0-1
J Arnason vs Larsen, 1992 1/2-1/2
B Kristjansson vs J Arnason, 1985 0-1
Short vs J Arnason, 1985 0-1
Piket vs J Arnason, 1990 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
7th European Junior Championship 1977/78 (1977)
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
Dubai Olympiad (1986)
Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
Lone Pine (1980)
Lone Pine (1981)
Valletta Olympiad (1980)
Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
GMA Baleares op (1989)
Moscow Olympiad (1994)
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1988)
Manila Olympiad (1992)
European Team Championship (2015)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Vestmannaeyjar 1985 by Tabanus
Reykjavik 1987 by Chessdreamer
🏆 ISL-chT Div 1 2017/18
J Arnason vs Leo Crevatin (Oct-22-17) 1-0
J Arnason vs P Petursson (Oct-21-17) 1/2-1/2
S Arnalds vs J Arnason (Oct-20-17) 0-1
J Arnason vs A Jakubiec (Oct-02-16) 1/2-1/2
H Olafsson vs J Arnason (Oct-01-16) 1/2-1/2
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Last updated: 2021-04-18 06:04:57
(born Nov-13-1960, 61 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-17 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 24; games 1-25 of 584
|1. J Arnason vs Kasparov
||0-1||40||1977||Wch U17||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|2. W Tonoli vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||53||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|3. J Arnason vs L Roos
|| ||1-0||35||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||C16 French, Winawer|
|4. O Foisor vs J Arnason
|| ||½-½||42||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|5. G Franzoni vs J Arnason
|| ||0-1||40||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|6. J Arnason vs D Goodman
|| ||1-0||34||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|7. J Arnason vs Mokry
|| ||1-0||41||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|8. Dolmatov vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||44||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|9. K Georgiev vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||61||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B33 Sicilian|
|10. J Arnason vs H Janssen
|| ||1-0||41||1977||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|11. J Arnason vs Mokry
|| ||½-½||31||1978||Bohemians||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
|12. J Arnason vs E Raaste
|| ||½-½||51||1978||Telechess ol1 7778||C16 French, Winawer|
|13. J Arnason vs C Bjork
|| ||½-½||19||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||C19 French, Winawer, Advance|
|14. T Upton vs J Arnason
|| ||½-½||49||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|15. J Arnason vs E Pedersen
|| ||0-1||61||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|16. J Santos vs J Arnason
|| ||0-1||22||1978||7th European Junior Championship 1977/78||E00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|17. J Arnason vs Miles
||0-1||50||1978||Reykjavik||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|18. Polugaevsky vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||30||1978||Reykjavik||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|19. J Arnason vs Smejkal
|| ||½-½||52||1978||Reykjavik||B06 Robatsch|
|20. Petursson vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||100||1978||Reykjavik||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|21. J Arnason vs Kuzmin
|| ||1-0||23||1978||Reykjavik||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|22. F Olafsson vs J Arnason
|| ||½-½||32||1978||Reykjavik||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|23. J Arnason vs H Olafsson
|| ||½-½||18||1978||Reykjavik||B83 Sicilian|
|24. Lombardy vs J Arnason
|| ||1-0||37||1978||Reykjavik||B33 Sicilian|
|25. J Arnason vs Larsen
||0-1||27||1978||Reykjavik||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
| page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 584
|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.
|Apr-18-21|| ||MissScarlett: It was actually a World Under-17 title. As it took place in September, i.e., before his November birthday, he was qualified.|
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