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Irving Spero
Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1921 to 1951
Overall record: +2 -8 =1 (22.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-15-1892, died Aug-17-1955, 63 years old) Poland (federation/nationality United States of America)

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 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Neimark vs I Spero 1-0571921Casual gameC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Reshevsky vs I Spero 1-0331921Simul, 20bA22 English
3. I Spero vs Factor 1-072192223rd Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. I Spero vs Showalter ½-½33192223rd Western ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
5. Ed. Lasker vs I Spero  1-045192223rd Western ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
6. Capablanca vs I Spero 1-0521922Simul, 43bD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. I Spero vs Carlos Torre 0-143192425th Western ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
8. N Banks vs I Spero  1-035192425th Western ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
9. I Spero vs Factor  1-0581925Western ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. H Steiner vs I Spero  1-037192627th Western Championship. Prelim AD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J B Gee vs I Spero  1-0181951NorCal-SoCalC53 Giuoco Piano
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  GrahamClayton: 1921 Cleveland City and Ohio State Champion. Here is an unlucky loss by Spero against JR Capablanca in a simultaneous exhibition:

[Event "Simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Cleveland"]
[Date "1921.12.12"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Capablanca, Jose Raoul"]
[Black "Spero, Irving"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nbd2 Bb4 7. a3 Bxd2+ 8. Nxd2 O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. Be2 Nf8 11. f4 h6 12. Bh4 Ng6 13. Bf2 Qc7 14. c5 Kh8 15. Bd3 Ne7 16. h3 Nf5 17. g4 Nxd4 18. exd4 Qxf4 19. Be2 e5 20. Qd3 exd4 21. Bxd4 Nxg4 22. hxg4 Bxg4 23. O-O-O Bxe2 24. Qc3 f6 25. Rde1 Re6 26. Kb1 Rae8 27. Nb3 Bf3 28. Ka2 Bxh1 29. Rxh1 Re2 30. Qh3 a6 31. Rf1 Qg5 32. Rg1 Qf4 33. Rf1 Qg5 34. Bc3 R8e7 35. Nd4 R2e5 36. Nf5 Re3 37. Nxe3 Rxe3 38. Qc8+ Kh7 39. Bd2 Rxa3+ 40. Kxa3 Qxd2 41. Qf5+ Kh8 42. Ka2 Qb4 43. Kb1 a5 44. Qg6 a4 45. Rg1 Qe4+ 46. Qxe4 dxe4 47. Kc2 Kg8 48. Kc3 Kf7 49. Kd4 f5 50. Ke3 g6 51. Ra1 h5 52. Rxa4 1-0


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