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Jonathan Levitt

Jonathan Levitt
  • Born: 3rd June
  • Studied mathematics, Magdalen Oxford, 1982 - 1985.
  • Divorced (2004)with one child, now remarried (2008) wih two stepchildren living in Suffolk.
  • Has no pet chihuahuas.

  • Chess Titles
  • International Master 1984
  • Grandmaster 1994

  • Writing
  • Chess columnist for Oxford Today

  • Books :
  • Bobby Fischer: The $5,000,000 Comeback, by Jonathan Levitt, Nigel Davies and Malcolm Pein, Cadogan, 1992. 136pp. ISBN 1 85744 0420. 7.99.
  • Secrets of Spectacular Chess, by Jonathan Levitt and David Friedgood, Batsford, 1995. 224 pp, 184 diagrams. ISBN 0-7134-7721-0.
  • Genius in Chess, by Jonathan Levitt, Batsford, July 1997. 128pp, 12.99.

  • Teaching and Composition
  • Taught (chess) at City of London School from 1988 to 2005.
  • Several now famous players were among my earlier pupils.
  • Has acted as a judge of endgame studies and composed several prize-winning problems.
  • Organised the inaugural 1996 and 1997 Batsford Schools Chess Problem Solving Championship.
  • Available for group or private tuition, simuls, lectures and commentary.
  • Teaching from 30 an hour. Other activities negotiable.


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