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John MacPhail
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1970 to 2004
Last FIDE rating: 2299
Overall record: +7 -10 =2 (42.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-17-1954, 64 years old) Canada

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He is an FM who won the 1972 Canadian Junior.


 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J MacPhail vs L Day  0-1481970OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. L Day vs J MacPhail  1-0221970Ottawa openD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
3. J MacPhail vs L Day  0-1341971Ottawa OpenB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. J MacPhail vs Spassky  0-14719719th Canadian OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. A Zeidaks vs J MacPhail  0-14619719th Canadian OpenB50 Sicilian
6. J MacPhail vs K Spraggett  1-0411972Ch. junior, LondonB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. J MacPhail vs L Day  0-1451972CAN-ch / ZonalA75 Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4
8. J MacPhail vs L Day  0-1321973Labour Day OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. J MacPhail vs B Kernan  1-0241973W-ch J U20A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
10. J MacPhail vs L Day  0-1361975Labour Day OpenB33 Sicilian
11. J MacPhail vs S Thavandiran 0-127200477th Canadian ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
12. A Meng vs J MacPhail  0-160200477th Canadian ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
13. J MacPhail vs R Patterson  1-072200477th Canadian ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
14. M Cazelais vs J MacPhail  0-155200477th Canadian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. J MacPhail vs R Jiganchine  1-064200477th Canadian ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. D Tyomkin vs J MacPhail  ½-½50200477th Canadian ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. J MacPhail vs P Charbonneau 0-126200477th Canadian ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
18. D Feoktistov vs J MacPhail  ½-½38200477th Canadian ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. J MacPhail vs Igor Ivanov 0-157200477th Canadian ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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  PhilFeeley: The Canbase website ( has another 50 or so of his games. He seems to have had a career from '74-04, and came back to chess in retirement, like Leon David Piasetski, although the database from above does list a few from '80-'81.
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  MissScarlett: If there's a particularly long and exciting game in there - win or lose, I suppose - that could be an <Epic MacPhail>.
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