John Morrison (chess player)

John Stuart Morrison (7 December 1889 – 1 March 1975) was a Canadian chess Master, who was born and died in Toronto, Ontario.[1][2]

John Morrison
Born7 December 1889
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died1 March 1975(1975-03-01) (aged 85)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationChess master
Known forFive-time Canadian champion

He won the Canadian Chess Championship five times (1910, 1913, 1922, 1924, and 1926) and shared first place in 1931 (Maurice Fox won play-off).[3] He took twelfth place at New York City 1913 (José Raúl Capablanca won), took seventh place at New York 1918 (Capablanca won), and tied for 14-15th place at London 1922 (Capablanca won).[4]

Morrison played at first board (+5 –6 =4) for Canada in the 8th Chess Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 291, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
  2. ^ Passengers of the Piriápolis
  3. ^ Canadian Chess
  4. ^ Chessmetrics Archived 2006-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Olimpbase

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