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Javier Gil
14-11-2007, 06:43 PM
A few weeks ago I read a post at my spanish site about a game between Cecil Purdy and John Purdy. It was the last round of an Australian Championship and Cecil needed a win to get the title and break the record of most national titles ever won.
Apparently it was hard fought struggle which John won.
I've been trying to find this game on several databases without luck. Does anyone know/have this game?

Cheers!

Bereaved
15-11-2007, 01:14 AM
Is one of these the right one Javier?

Event: AUS-ch
Site: Adelaide
Date: 1960.10.19
Round: 12
White: Purdy, Cecil John Seddon
Black: Purdy, John Spencer
Result: 0-1
ECO: E74
PlyCount: 78
EventDate: 1960.10.??
EventType: swiss
EventRounds: 15
EventCountry: AUS
Source: ChessBase
SourceDate: 2002.11.25

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Be2 c5 8. d5 Qa5
9. f3 e6 10. a4 Na6 11. g4 Re8 12. Kf1 exd5 13. cxd5 Nb4 14. Bg3 Rd8 15. h4 Ne8
16. Nh3 a6 17. Qc1 Bd7 18. Bf4 Kh7 19. h5 g5 20. Bxg5 hxg5 21. Nxg5+ Kg8 22. h6
Bh8 23. Qf4 f6 24. h7+ Kf8 25. Ne6+ Bxe6 26. Qh6+ Ke7 27. dxe6 Kxe6 28. Bc4+
Kd7 29. Rd1 Kc7 30. Qf8 Ng7 31. Qxf6 Rd7 32. e5 Re8 33. exd6+ Kb8 34. Qg6 Nc6
35. Bd5 Ne5 36. Qh6 Qb4 37. Be4 Qxb2 38. Nd5 Nxg4 39. Qf4 Qf2# 0-1

Event: AUS-ch
Site: Perth
Date: 1963.01.05
Round: 8
White: Purdy, John Spencer
Black: Purdy, Cecil John Seddon
Result: 1-0
ECO: B48
PlyCount: 123
EventDate: 1962.12.??
EventType: swiss
EventRounds: 13
EventCountry: AUS
Source: ChessBase
SourceDate: 2001.11.25

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bd3 d6 8. h3
Bd7 9. Qd2 Rc8 10. a3 Be7 11. f4 a6 12. O-O O-O 13. Qf2 b5 14. Nde2 Qb8 15. g4
Ne8 16. Ng3 Nc7 17. Nce2 a5 18. Nd4 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 e5 20. fxe5 Na6 21. exd6 Bxd6
22. Nf5 Bxf5 23. Qxf5 Bc5 24. Bxc5 Qg3+ 25. Kh1 Qxh3+ 26. Kg1 Qg3+ 27. Kh1 Qh3+
28. Kg1 Qg3+ 29. Kh1 Rxc5 30. Qf4 Qh4+ 31. Kg2 Rg5 32. Be2 Qh6 33. Rad1 f6 34.
Rd5 Nc5 35. Rxg5 Qxg5 36. Qxg5 fxg5 37. Rxf8+ Kxf8 38. Kf3 b4 39. axb4 axb4 40.
Ke3 b3 41. c3 Ke7 42. Kd4 Ne6+ 43. Kc4 Kd6 44. Kxb3 Nc5+ 45. Kc4 Nxe4 46. b4 g6
47. Kd4 Ng3 48. Bf3 h5 49. c4 h4 50. c5+ Kc7 51. b5 h3 52. b6+ Kc8 53. c6 Nf5+
54. gxf5 gxf5 55. Ke5 g4 56. Kd6 gxf3 57. b7+ Kb8 58. Kd7 f2 59. c7+ Kxb7 60.
c8=Q+ Kb6 61. Qc6+ Ka5 62. Qc5+ 1-0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Javier Gil
15-11-2007, 06:17 AM
I guess it must be the 1960 game from Adelaide, as that one was played in round 12. (The one in Perth was played in round 8).

Thanks a lot, Mcavity! ;)

Sutek
15-11-2007, 07:03 AM
There is only one person who has beaten all three Purdy's.
Cecil, John and Colin (John's son).

Denis_Jessop
15-11-2007, 12:21 PM
I guess it must be the 1960 game from Adelaide, as that one was played in round 12. (The one in Perth was played in round 8).

Thanks a lot, Mcavity! ;)

It may be the 1960 game but the story is wrong. There were 13 rounds in 1960 and Purdy's chance to win the title went with a loss to John Hanks in round 13. That was the tournament in which GMs Averbakh and Bagirov played and finished 1 and 2 but were not entitled to the title. It was won by Endzelins half a point in front of Koshnitsky and Cecil Purdy. Both K and P lost in rd 13 allowing E up to win. There is a full report of the event by Cecil in "Chess World" 1960 at pp 201 ff.

It isn't the 1963 game because John Purdy won the title in Perth 1963 with 9.5 while Cecil finished in an 8-way tie for third on 8. In between was Tan Lian An (Singapore) on 9.

DJ

Javier Gil
15-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Thanks Denis.
Ok, so Cecil's chances vanished when he lost to Hanks in round 13, so obviously the details about round 12 being the last one were wrong. However, and correct me if I'm wrong, had he defeated John in round 12 no other australian player would have been able to catch him, so he would have won the title regardless of what happened in round 13. Right?

Denis_Jessop
15-11-2007, 04:14 PM
Thanks Denis.
Ok, so Cecil's chances vanished when he lost to Hanks in round 13, so obviously the details about round 12 being the last one were wrong. However, and correct me if I'm wrong, had he defeated John in round 12 no other australian player would have been able to catch him, so he would have won the title regardless of what happened in round 13. Right?

Sorry, Javier - I just realised that I made a mistake in reading the report which casts more doubt on this being the game you had in mind. There were actually 15 rounds in the Championship, not 13, so that there was quite a lot to happen after CJSP lost to JP in round 12. But one thing is clear, Koshnitsky had been ahead of Cecil until round 11 but at the beginning of round 12 they were equal. Then Cecil lost and Kosh won to go a point up again. From then on, the two of them still had chances of winning the title but even had Cecil won in round 12 Kosh would still have been equal with him with 3 rounds to play.

DJ

themovingman
16-11-2007, 12:46 AM
Hi - sortof off-topic I know but.. would you happen to know (or know where I could look) how many entered the 1986-87 Adsteam Lidums Aus Open held in Adelaide ???

I have in mind a certain number and I used to boast of it "I was one of xyz there" but I am quite hazy of it now

thanks for any info