Kevin Spraggett

International Grandmaster (1985)

Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2000

Highest rated Canadian ever on FIDE Rating List (2633 in 2007.01, ranked 80th)

First Canadian to have published FIDE rating of at least 2600 (2610 in 2006.10)

Seven times Canadian Champion (1984, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002)

Represented Canada at Olympiads (1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002)

2000 Silver medal, Board 2, Olympiad

Record eight times Canadian Open Champion (1983, 1987, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)

Represented Canada at World Championship (Knockout) Tournament (1997, 1999)

1996 Canadian Closed Blitz Champion

Represented Canada at World Championship Candidates Matches (1988-1989)

Represented Canada at World Championship Candidates Tournament, 1985

Represented Canada at World Championship Interzonal Tournament (1985, 1990)

1985 47th Hoogovens, Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands =10th 5.5/13

Commonwealth Champion (1984, 1985)

1984 New York Open Champion

1983 World Open Champion

1982-3 Winner, 1st Eastern Ontario Chess Association Grand Prix

Top rated Canadian at Year-end 26 times (1980, 1982-90, 1992-2000, 2002-8)

Canadian Chess Player of the Year (1979, 2006)

1974 Tied first place, Canadian Junior Championship

Here are three of Kevin Spraggett's favourite games:

Akiba Rubinstein - Esteban Canal, Rogatska Slatina, Slovenia, 1929

Mikhail Tal - Efim Geller, URS Ch, Riga, Latvia, 1958

Mikhail Tal - Hans-Joachim Hecht, Olympiad, Varna, Bulgaria 1962

 

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