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Arnason, Jon Loftur

Jon Loftur Arnason, born Nov 13, 1960, is an Icelandic grandmaster (1986).  He was winner of the first World Championship for juniors under 17, in 1977 (ahead of Jay Whitehead and Kasparov).  He won the championship of Iceland in 1977, at the age of 16, the youngest champion of Iceland.  He has won the Icelandic championship three times.  He represented Iceland in the chess Olympiads from 1978 to 1994.    He obtained a degree in Fiance and Accounting and became a successful businessman in a communications company.

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