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John Spencer Purdy
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1955 to 1995
Overall record: +9 -13 =3 (42.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-25-1935, died Aug-28-2011, 75 years old) Australia

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John Spencer Purdy was born on the 25th of September 1935 in Sydney, Australia. He won the Australilan Junior Championship in 1951, and the Australian Championship twice, 1954-55 and 1962-63. He was the son of Cecil John Seddon Purdy and grandson of Spencer Crakanthorp who have both been Australian Champions.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Horseman vs J S Purdy 1-0251955Training TournamentC29 Vienna Gambit
2. J S Purdy vs Spassky 0-1211955Wch U20 prel-AA03 Bird's Opening
3. K Lloyd vs J S Purdy 1-0411955Wch U20 final-BD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. M Haygarth vs J S Purdy  0-151195542nd British ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
5. Otto Weber vs J S Purdy  ½-½26195627th Australian chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. L Endzelins vs J S Purdy  1-032195627th Australian chC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
7. J S Purdy vs O Sarapu  0-136195727th Australian chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. C Purdy vs J S Purdy  0-131195727th Australian chC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. K Ozols vs J S Purdy  1-047195727th Australian chA05 Reti Opening
10. J S Purdy vs J Hanks  1-062195727th Australian chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Walter Bleicher vs J S Purdy  1-033195828th Australian chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J S Purdy vs Paul Foster  1-025195828th Australian chB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. Donald Pike vs J S Purdy  0-127195828th Australian chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Averbakh vs J S Purdy 1-0411960Australian ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
15. J S Purdy vs O Sarapu  ½-½241963Jakarta ZonalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
16. T I Shaw vs J S Purdy 1-0441966Doeberl CupC01 French, Exchange
17. D Kewley vs J S Purdy 0-1531968Australian ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
18. J S Purdy vs F J Rutland-Manners  ½-½531972?AUS-corr chA07 King's Indian Attack
19. P W Thompson vs J S Purdy  1-0321972AUS-corr chA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
20. J S Purdy vs Nievares 0-1311984corres CanadaC38 King's Gambit Accepted
21. A Dorofeev vs J S Purdy  0-1501992ICCF Olympiad XII preliminaryE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
22. J S Purdy vs E Bhend  0-1321992ICCF Olympiad XII preliminaryB33 Sicilian
23. G Wise vs J S Purdy  0-1401992ICCF Olympiad XII preliminaryC54 Giuoco Piano
24. A Prystenski vs J S Purdy  0-1561994?Pacific Area Team TournamentE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
25. H Bennett vs J S Purdy 1-0271995Correspondence PATT/3C35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
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  Benzol: John Spencer Purdy
Born 25th September 1935
Australian Champion 1954-55; 1962-63
His father CJS Purdy and grandfather Spencer Crackanthorp were both Australian champions.
Aug-28-11  twinlark: R.I.P. John Purdy. You were an ornament to the game.
Nov-05-16  optimal play: John Spencer Purdy finished in a three-way tie for 10th in the 1969 Australian Championship.

He was on 7 points after 11 rounds but faded badly to finish on 7½/15 [+05/=05/-05] although he did manage a draw with black against Walter Browne in round 6.

Here is a win he scored from round 2...

[Event "Australian Championship"]
[Site "Melbourne"]
[Date "1968.12.28"]
[Round "2.10"]
[White "Kewley, Douglas"]
[Black "Purdy, John Spencer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C68"]
[PlyCount "106"]
[EventDate "1968.12.27"]
[EventType "swiss"]
[EventRounds "15"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[SourceDate "2007.10.17"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. c3 Qf6 8. d4 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 exd4 10. cxd4 Qxf3 11. gxf3 c5 12. d5 Ne7 13. Be3 b6 14. Na3 O-O-O 15. Nc4 Ng6 16. Rfd1 Bd6 17. Rac1 Kd7 18. Kh1 Rhg8 19. Rg1 Ne5 20. Nxe5+ Bxe5 21. Rc2 g6 22. f4 Bd6 23. Rgc1 f6 24. Rg1 Rc8 25. f3 Ke7 26. Rcg2 Kf7 27. Rc2 c6 28. Rd2 cxd5 29. Rxd5 Rgd8 30. Rgd1 Bc7 31. f5 gxf5 32. exf5 Rxd5 33. Rxd5 Rd8 34. Rxd8 Bxd8 35. Bf4 b5 36. Kg2 Ba5 37. Bd6 c4 38. Kg3 Bd2 39. Kf2 Ke8 40. Ke2 Bh6 41. Bc5 Bf4 42. b3 cxb3 43. axb3 a5 44. Bb6 a4 45. bxa4 bxa4 46. Bc5 Kf7 47. Kd3 Kg7 48. Be7 Be5 49. Kc4 Bb2 50. Kb4 Kf7 51. Bd6 a3 52. Kb3 Ke8 53. Bc5 Kd7 0-1

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1st Walter Shawn Browne (13/15) [+11/=04/-00]

=2nd Douglas Gibson Hamilton (11/15) [+09/=04/-02]

=2nd Alfred Flatow (11/15) [+08/=06/-01]

4th Paul Dozsa (10/15) [+06/=08/-01]

=5th Otto Weber (8½/15) [+06/=05/-04]

=5th Karlis Alexander Ozols (8½/15) [+05/=07/-03]

=7th Emanuel Adolph Basta (8/15) [+06/=04/-05]

=7th Willem Johannes Geus (8/15) [+05/=06/-04]

=7th Peter Johnson (8/15) [+04/=08/-03]

=10th Gerd Niess (7½/15) [+06/=03/-06]

=10th John Spencer Purdy (7½/15) [+05/=05/-05]

=10th Michael V Woodhams (7½/15) [+05/=05/-05]

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