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Jack Spence
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1947 to 1969
Overall record: +11 -10 =6 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Sep-20-1926, died Nov-12-1978, 52 years old) United States of America

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Jack Lee Spence won the Midwest Open in 1951 and 1959. He was Nebraska champion twice, as well as a chess author and organizer.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Saxton vs J Spence  0-1381947Nebraska State Champ.B32 Sicilian
2. J Spence vs H Ohman  ½-½6419492nd Nebraska OpenA90 Dutch
3. L T Magee vs J Spence  ½-½411950Swenson MemorialC18 French, Winawer
4. R McLellan vs J Spence  0-14119511st Midwest OpenA90 Dutch
5. D Ackerman vs J Spence  ½-½3119511st Midwest OpenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J Penquite vs J Spence  0-12419511st Midwest OpenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
7. J Spence vs P Johnson  1-02519511st Midwest OpenC26 Vienna
8. J Spence vs J Sobolevskis 1-0261956Midwest OpenC25 Vienna
9. J Spence vs R H Steinmeyer  0-1361958corrA07 King's Indian Attack
10. R H Steinmeyer vs J Spence 1-055196061st US OpenD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
11. J Spence vs J Irwin  1-026196061st US OpenB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
12. J Ragan vs J Spence  0-150196061st US OpenC18 French, Winawer
13. Koltanowski vs J Spence 1-0111960Simul blind 1/56C42 Petrov Defense
14. J Spence vs T Cohen  1-028196162nd US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. J Spence vs P Lapiken  0-137196162nd US OpenC23 Bishop's Opening
16. E McCormick vs J Spence  1-031196162nd US OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
17. R Hoppe vs J Spence  ½-½27196162nd US OpenA13 English
18. H A Buczko vs J Spence  1-051196162nd US OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
19. M Harrow vs J Spence  1-031196263rd US OpenE46 Nimzo-Indian
20. S Matzner vs J Spence  ½-½39196263rd US OpenE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. W Burgar vs J Spence  ½-½29196263rd US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
22. J Spence vs Peter Irwin  1-031196263rd US OpenB02 Alekhine's Defense
23. John B Payne vs J Spence  0-138196263rd US OpenC18 French, Winawer
24. J Spence vs K Smith  0-141196263rd US OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. Joe Mego vs J Spence  0-141196263rd US OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Sep-20-13  DoctorD: A better bio on Spence including a link to an article on him by John Tomas:

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  wordfunph: <DoctorD> thanks for the link.

i am fortunate to have one of Jack Spence's labor of love..

The Chess Career of Richard Teichmann 1892-1924

Sep-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Jack Spence.
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  OhioChessFan: My Ouija board told me Jack Spence thanks you for the well wishes.
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  GrahamClayton: An overview of some of the books published by Jack:

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  FSR: https://spencechessclub.files.wordp...
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  FSR: From John Tomas' bio of Spence (which I just linked to):

<During the 1959 US Open in Omaha, a number of the stronger players evinced a desire for paid female companionship, and Jack undertook to provide them with it. He succeeded to such an extent that at the end of the tournament, tournament director George Koltanowski groused that he didn't know whether he was directing "a chess tournament or a Roman orgy!">

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