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John Stuart Morrison
J S Morrison  

Number of games in database: 104
Years covered: 1913 to 1947
Overall record: +41 -45 =16 (48.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    D05 D04 A46 A45 D00
 Ruy Lopez (11) 
    C62 C80 C65 C77 C89
 Caro-Kann (5) 
    B15 B13 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C62 C99 C78 C66 C82
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    D02 A46
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D37 D38 D30
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Znosko-Borovsky vs J S Morrison, 1922 1/2-1/2
   J S Morrison vs Euwe, 1922 1-0
   Tartakower vs J S Morrison, 1922 1/2-1/2
   J S Morrison vs Maroczy, 1922 1-0
   J S Morrison vs L B Zapoleon, 1913 1-0
   J S Morrison vs L Isaacs, 1918 1-0
   H E Atkins vs J S Morrison, 1922 1/2-1/2
   J S Morrison vs D Marotti, 1922 1-0
   Lasker vs J S Morrison, 1926 1/2-1/2
   J S Morrison vs Janowski, 1918 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Championship (1924)
   Canadian Championship (1936)
   9th American Chess Congress (1923)
   American National (1913)
   London (1922)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-B (1939)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Open 1918, Chicago = 19th Western Champ. by Phony Benoni

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(born Dec-07-1889, died Mar-01-1975, 85 years old) Canada

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John Stuart Morrison was born in Toronto. He was Canadian Champion in 1910 (7/9 at Montreal), 1913 (tied for 6/7, but won after play-off with Brandon's Charles W Blake in Winnipeg), 1922 (8.5/10 in Montreal), 1924 (14/15 at Hamilton), 1926 (10.5/12 at Montreal) and 1931 (scored 10.5/13 with Maurice Fox and George Eastman at Hamilton). He represented Canada at 1st board at the 1939 Olympiad, accumulating 7 points in 15 team games. He passed away in Toronto in 1975.


Wikipedia article: John Morrison (chess player)

Last updated: 2016-12-07 08:39:27

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 104  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J S Morrison vs E Askwith  1-0361913CAN-chB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. J S Morrison vs S E Gale  1-0321913CAN-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J S Morrison vs C W Blake  0-1251913CAN-chD04 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J S Morrison vs O Chajes  ½-½391913American NationalD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J S Morrison vs E Tenenwurzel  0-1381913American NationalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. S Rubinstein vs J S Morrison  1-0341913American NationalC50 Giuoco Piano
7. J S Morrison vs Capablanca 0-1241913American NationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Kupchik vs J S Morrison 1-0261913American NationalC22 Center Game
9. J S Morrison vs L B Zapoleon  1-0251913American NationalD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. H Liebenstein vs J S Morrison  0-1491913American NationalC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. C Jaffe vs J S Morrison  ½-½641913American NationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Marshall vs J S Morrison  1-0751913American NationalD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. J S Morrison vs N Whitaker  0-1441913American NationalD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. J Winter vs J S Morrison  1-035191314th Western ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. J S Morrison vs B Jefferson  1-034191314th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
16. J S Morrison vs J T Beckner  0-147191415th Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
17. J S Morrison vs B Jefferson  1-042191415th Western ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
18. J S Morrison vs W G Hine  1-064191415th Western ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
19. H H Hahlbohm vs J S Morrison  1-038191415th Western ChampionshipD66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
20. J S Morrison vs J McClure  0-154191415th Western ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
21. L L Labatt vs J S Morrison 1-034191415th Western ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. W Moorman vs J S Morrison  0-142191415th Western ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
23. M Sim vs J S Morrison 1-0381918TorontoC39 King's Gambit Accepted
24. G Gessner vs J S Morrison  0-139191819th Western ChampionshipC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
25. J S Morrison vs Ed. Lasker 1-041191819th Western ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-07-05  Jamesbowman: Very interesting he played six years post-mortem, I was always impressed with Korchnoi's tenasity but clearly this is a topper.
Nov-07-05  sneaky pete: He's a baby compared to Alexander MacDonnell.
Jun-10-06  BIDMONFA: John Stuart Morrison


Dec-07-08  jinga: Wait... When Morrison died in 1975, how he could play his last game in 1981???
Dec-08-08  whiteshark: For two consecutive days <Player of the Day>
Dec-07-11  brankat: <POTD> again :-)

He did win 6 Canadian championships. Had some good results against well known masters of 1910s and '20s: Maroczy, Tartakower, Janowski, Ed Lasker, Euwe.

R.I.P. master J.S.Morrison.

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  Penguincw: Happy 112nd birthday!
Dec-07-11  Petrosianic: What do you think he's going to do to have a happy 112nd birthday? Go out on the town?
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  Penguincw: < Petrosianic: What do you think he's going to do to have a happy 112nd birthday? Go out on the town? >

No. Let's just say it's more like a milestone or something.

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  monopole2313: Any relation to Robert Morrison, another fine Canadian player?
Dec-07-11  Eastfrisian: Another player, I have never heard from.
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  Phony Benoni: Actually, it was his 122nd birthday. Even more cause for celebration!
Dec-08-11  brankat: This is the second time in 3 years J.S.Morrison has been POTD for two consecutive days! Why such a preferential treatment?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Hmm. In my less than one year experience on, have never saw a player being Player of the Day in back to back days. Maybe they havn't fixed it yet.
Dec-08-11  whiteshark: The whole thing looks fishy.
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  Phony Benoni: In this picture from the 1913 Western Championship Morrison is seated in the center, looking every bit the rugged, Hollywood prototype. Oh, those sexy Canadians:

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