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Grant Spraggett
Number of games in database: 22
Years covered: 1974 to 1998
Last FIDE rating: 2335
Overall record: +7 -8 =7 (47.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1957) Canada

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He is a brother of Kevin Spraggett and a FIDE master. He won the Newfoundland and Labrador Open 5 times between 2003-7.


 page 1 of 1; 22 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Spraggett vs L Day  0-1321974Quebec OpenA10 English
2. G Spraggett vs P MacKean  1-0441974Ch CanadaA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. K Spraggett vs G Spraggett 1-0261976Ch. Ouvert MontrealC41 Philidor Defense
4. K Spraggett vs G Spraggett  1-0241986Ch. InvitationA16 English
5. I McGarrett vs G Spraggett  0-1261992Labor Day op2A31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
6. Barsov vs G Spraggett  ½-½291992Labor Day opA58 Benko Gambit
7. G Spraggett vs L Day  ½-½251993London CAN opA10 English
8. G Spraggett vs L Day  0-1441994Casa Loma rapidA10 English
9. Lorne Yee vs G Spraggett  ½-½691994Simcoe Day Open, TorontoA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
10. G Spraggett vs K Spraggett  ½-½261994CAN-ch / ZonalA20 English
11. G Spraggett vs T Koliada  0-1641994CAN-ch / ZonalA10 English
12. G Spraggett vs L Day  1-0711994CAN-ch / ZonalA10 English
13. G Spraggett vs D Hergott  0-1651994CAN-ch / ZonalA13 English
14. F Leveille vs G Spraggett  0-1561994CAN-ch / ZonalA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
15. Nickoloff vs G Spraggett  ½-½441994CAN-ch / ZonalA57 Benko Gambit
16. G Spraggett vs R Livshits  1-0401994CAN-ch / ZonalA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
17. J Berry vs G Spraggett  ½-½151994CAN-ch / ZonalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. G Spraggett vs F Baragar  1-0871994CAN-ch / ZonalA20 English
19. R Hamilton vs G Spraggett  1-0401994CAN-ch / ZonalA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
20. R Gardner vs G Spraggett  0-1401994CAN-ch / ZonalB12 Caro-Kann Defense
21. D Norwood vs G Spraggett  1-0411995Toronto OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
22. G Spraggett vs I Nikolayev  ½-½341998120th New York State ChampionshipA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-24-06  mack: Any relation to Kevin?
Oct-24-06  Resignation Trap: <mack> Yes, they are brothers.
Oct-24-06  mack: Any more info on the lad?
Oct-24-06  Resignation Trap: Grant has a FIDE rating of 2335 and is a FIDE master. Not as strong or as well-known as Kevin, but not to be taken for granted, either.

About 60 years ago, Daniel Yanofsky sometimes had games listed under his name that were actually played by his younger brother, Harry Yanofsky. Harry was also a player of note.

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  IMlday: Grant moved from Montreal to Toronto for many years and then to Newfoundland. He was/is a very solid positional player. For some weird chaos theory reason he always had White against me when we met in tournaments. He would play hypermodern Reti/English systems and I would try to freak him. Here's a Great Snake not in the CG database:

Spraggett,G - Day,L [A10]
Quebec Open Montreal 1974

1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.e3 Bd7 6.Nge2 Qc8 7.Nf4 g5 8.Nh5 Bxc3 9.dxc3 Ne5 10.h3 Nxc4 11.f4 gxf4 12.exf4 Nb6 13.Qd4 f6 14.g4 Nh6 15.Nxf6+ exf6 16.Qxf6 Nf7 17.Qg7 Bc6 18.Kf2 Rf8 19.Bxc6+ bxc6 20.Re1+ Kd7 21.Qxh7 c5 22.Qe4 Qd8 23.Qe6+ Kc6 24.Kg3 Rh8 25.g5 Qg8 26.g6 Nh6 27.Qe4+ Qd5 28.Qxd5+ Nxd5 29.Kh4 Raf8 30.Rh1 Ne7 31.Rg1 Nhf5+ 32.Kg5 Rh6 0-1

Jan-31-14  PhilFeeley: <Lawrence> What a crazy game! Were all your games with Grant like this?

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