Games of John Hurt (1915-1993)
"Push that Pawn" said John Hurt with special emphasis on puuuussssshhh!
John F. Hurt came to Memphis in 1960 from West Viginia.  From that point on he became the "Godfather of Chess" by becoming President of the club, setting up a high school league through the Optimist Club,  and creating large weekend touraments like the Mid-South Open.  He was a great student of the game by publishing at least 3 books:  "Center Gambits", "Sicilian Wing Gambit", and "The Games of John Hurt".  In the first 20 moves or opening, John was extremely deadly.  Many of the club players believed if they could get by the opening with John that they may have a chance, but this hardly ever happened.  His opening repertoire included the Scotch Goring Gambit, Danish Gambit, and of course the Sicilian Wing Gambit (sometimes 1. e4 c5 2. a3!?).  As Black he always played the French Defence: 1. e4 e6.  "Schwartz Franzosisch" or "Schwartz French" was his main bible for the French.  "The Blue Book of Charts to Winning Chess" (1969) by Arthur Stevens was John's main opeining book.  He claimed that Goring Gambit was a win per the winning percentage given White (somewhere in the 70% range!).  See copy of "Chess Games of John Hurt".
Hurt-Middleton, Unknown event and date  
Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5
8. Na3 Nf6 9. Bc4 Qe4+ 10. Be2 O-O 11. Nb5 Nc6 12. Ra4 Qf5 13. O-O Nd5 14.
d4 exd4 15. Bd3 Qh5 16. cxd4 Be7 17. Re1 Bg4 18. Be4 a6 19. Bxd5 axb5 20.
Rxa8 Rxa8 21. Bxc6 1-0


Hurt - H. Smith, Unknown event and date 
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 e6 3. bxc5 Bxc5 4. d4 Bb6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. Bd3 O-O 7. c3 f5 8.
O-O Nbc6 9. Nbd2 a6 10. Nc4 fxe4 11. Bxe4 d5 12. Bxh7+ Kxh7 13. Ng5+ Kg6 14.
Nxb6 Qxb6 15. Qd3+ Nf5 16. g4 e5 17. gxf5+ Bxf5 18. Qg3 Kf6 19. Be3 Qc7 20.
dxe5+ Ke7 21. Bc5+ Kd7 22. e6+ 1-0

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Qxc3 Nf5 14.
Rb1 d4 15. Qb3 b5 16. g3 Na5 17. Qd3 Rc8 18. Bg2 a6 19. Nxd4 Nxd4 20. Qxd4
Qxc2 21. Be4 Qxb1 0-1

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Bd7 12. Nd4 Nbc6 13. Nb5 Qb6 14.
Nd6+ Kd8 15. Nxf7+ Kc7 16. Nd6 Nd4 17. Kd1 Nef5 18. Nxf5 Nxf5 19. Qh3 d4 20.
Bd3 Rh8 21. Bxf5 exf5 22. Qd3 Rag8 23. Qc4+ Kb8 24. Qb4 Qc6 25. Qxd4 Qxg2 0-1

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Nbc6 12. Qd3 Bd7 13. Nxc3 a6 14. h4
Nf5 15. Rh3 O-O-O 16. Rb1 Na5 17. Be3 Nc4 18. Bf2 Nxa3 19. Bb6 Qc6 20. Bxd8
Nxb1 21. Nxb1 Kxd8 22. Qb3 Nd4 23. Qb2 Qxc2 24. Qb6+ Ke8 25. Qxb7 Rxg2 0-1

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 Nbc6 13. Nxc3 a6 14.
Rb1 Nf5 15. Bd2 Rc8 16. Ne2 b5 17. h4 Nce7 18. Kd1 d4 19. Rh3 Nd5 20. Rc1
Qc5 21. Ke1 Nfe3 22. Nxd4 Nxg2+ 23. Bxg2 Rxg2 24. Rh1 Ke7 25. Be3 Nxe3 26.
Qxe3 Qd5 27. Rf1 Rc4 28. Rd1 Qc5 29. Rf2 Rg1+ 30. Rf1 Rg4 31. Qd2 Kf8 32.
Rh1 Bc6 33. Nxc6 Re4+ 34. Kf1 Rexf4+ 35. Ke1 Rg1+ 36. Rxg1 Qxg1+ 37. Ke2
Rf2+ 38. Kd3 Rxd2+ 39. Rxd2 Qc5 40. Nb4 Qxe5 0-1

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 Na6 13. Nxc3 Nc5 14.
Qf3 a6 15. h4 Rc8 16. Rh3 Bc6 17. Qf2 d4 18. Qxd4 Bxg2 19. Bxg2 Rxg2 20. Ne2
Nf5 21. Qb4 Qc6 22. Rb1 Rxe2+ 0-1

Wright - Hurt
Unknown date 
French: Winawer, advance, positional main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Nf3 Nbc6 8.
a4 Bd7 9. Bd3 c4 10. Be2 O-O 11. Ng5 f6 12. exf6 gxf6 13. Nh3 e5 14. Bh6 Rf7
15. Bh5 Ng6 16. dxe5 Bxh3 17. gxh3 fxe5 18. Rg1 Qf6 19. f3 Qh4+ 0-1

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, positional main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Nf3 Qa5 8.
Qd2 Bd7 9. a4 Bxa4 10. dxc5 Nbc6 11. Nd4 a6 12. Nb3 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Nxc3 a6 14.
h4 Nf5 15. Rh3 Rc8 16. h5 Na5 17. h6 d4 18. h7 Rh8 19. Ne4 Bb5 20. Nf6+ Ke7
21. Nd5+ exd5 22. Qxf5 Qc6 23. Bd2 Nc4 24. Bb4+ Kd8 25. a4 Bxa4 26. Rxa4
Qxa4 27. Qf6+ Kc7 28. Bd6+ Kb6 29. Rb3+ Ka7 30. Bxc4 dxc4 31. Bc5+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Euwe-Gligoric variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Kd1 Nbc6 11. Nf3 Nxe5 12. Bf4 Qxc3 13. Nxe5 Qxa1+
14. Bc1 d3 15. Qxf7+ Kd8 16. Qf6 dxc2+ 17. Kd2 Qd4+ 18. Bd3 Qc5 19. Ke2 d4
20. Bf4 Bd7 21. Nf7+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Euwe-Gligoric variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Kd1 dxc3 11. Nf3 Nbc6 12. Ng5 Nxe5 13. f4 Rxg5 14.
fxg5 N5g6 15. h4 e5 16. h5 Bg4+ 17. Ke1 Nf8 18. Bb5+ Nc6 19. Qd3 d4 20. g6
fxg6 21. hxg6 O-O-O 22. Bg5 Re8 23. Bxc6 Qxc6 24. Qg3 Bf5 25. g7 Ne6 26. Bf6
Qe4+ 27. Kf1 Rg8 28. Rh8 Bh7 29. Qxe5 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Euwe-Gligoric variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Kd1 Nbc6 11. Nf3 Nxe5 12. Bf4 Qxc3 13. Nxe5 Qxa1+
14. Bc1 d3 15. Qxf7+ Kd8 16. Qf6 dxc2+ 17. Kd2 d4 18. Bd3 Qc3+ 19. Ke2 Bd7
20. Bg5 Qc5 21. Rc1 Bb5 22. Qxe7+ Qxe7 23. Bxe7+ Kxe7 24. Bxb5 Rac8 25. Bd3
Rxg2 26. Nf3 e5 27. Rxc2 Rxc2+ 28. Bxc2 Ke6 29. Be4 Rg7 30. h4 b5 31. h5 Re7
32. h6 Kf6 33. h7 Kg7 34. Kd3 a5 35. Nh4 Re8 36. Nf5+ Kh8 37. Nd6 Rf8 38. f3
b4 39. axb4 axb4 40. Kc4 Rf6 41. Kd5 d3 42. Kxe5 Rf8 43. f4 d2 44. Bc2 d1=Q
45. Bxd1 Kxh7 46. f5 Kg7 47. f6+ Kg6 48. Bc2+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, 5.a3

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Nb5 Bc7 8. f4
Ne7 9. Nf3 Nbc6 10. Bd3 Bb8 11. Nbxd4 a6 12. O-O Ba7 13. Be3 Bd7 14. c3 Nxd4
15. cxd4 b5 16. Rc1 h6 17. Qe1 O-O 18. g4 Rc8 19. Qg3 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 f5 21.
exf6 Rxf6 22. Ne5 Bb8 23. g5 hxg5 24. fxg5 Nf5 25. Qh3 Bxe5 26. dxe5 Rg6 27.
Kh1 d4 28. Bf4 Rxg5 29. Bxg5 Qxg5 30. Rc7 Qd8 31. Rc2 Qe8 32. Kg1 Qg6+ 33.
Rg2 Qf7 34. Rf2 g6 35. Bxf5 exf5 36. Qh4 Bc6 37. Qxd4 Be4 38. Rd2 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, 5.a3

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxd4 7. Nb5 Bc7 8. f4
Nc6 9. Nf3 Bb8 10. Bd3 Nge7 11. O-O Nf5 12. Bxf5 exf5 13. Nbxd4 Be6 14. Nxc6
bxc6 15. Be3 Bc7 16. Nd4 Qd7 17. c3 Rc8 18. a4 a5 19. Rc1 O-O 20. Qe2 Bb6
21. Nxf5 Bxe3+ 22. Nxe3 d4 23. Rcd1 c5 24. bxc5 Qxa4 25. cxd4 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Unknown date  
French: Winawer, advance, 5.a3

1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Ne7
8. Bd3 Nbc6 9. Qg4 Kf8 10. c3 Bd7 11. Ne2 Rc8 12. O-O Na5 13. f4 Nf5 14. Qh3
Nb3 15. Rb1 Nxc1 16. Rfxc1 Rc7 17. g4 Nh6 18. Ng3 f6 19. exf6 1-0

Hurt - Snyder West Virginia Championship 1946
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Bb4 6. Bc4 h6 7. O-O Bxc3
8. bxc3 f6 9. Nh4 Ne5 10. Qh5+ g6 11. Nxg6 1-0

Liggett-Hurt   West Virginia Championship 1946
French: Winawer, Alekhine (Maróczy) gambit

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Ne2 dxe4 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 Bb6 7. Nxe4 a5 8.
b5 Nd7 9. c4 Ngf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Nxf6+ Nxf6 12. Be3 a4 13. f3 O-O 14. Nc3
Ba5 15. Qc2 Qe7 16. Bd3 e5 17. O-O exd4 18. Bxd4 Rd8 19. Bxf6 Qxf6 20. Nd5
Qd4+ 21. Kh1 Be6 22. Rad1 Kh8 23. Bf5 Bxf5 24. Qxf5 Qxc4 25. Qxf7 c6 0-1

Hurt-Foy,  West Virginia Championship 1946
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 d5 5. Bxd5 Nc6 6. Bxc6+ bxc6 7. Qxd8+
Kxd8 8. Nxc3 Bb4 9. Ne2 Nf6 10. Bg5 h6 11. Bxf6+ 1-0

Horowitz - Hurt, West Virginia 1947
French: Winawer, Alekhine gambit

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Ne2 dxe4 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Nxc3 Nf6 7. Bg5 Nbd7
8. Nxe4 h6 9. Bh4 Qe7 10. Bd3 c6 11. O-O b6 12. Bg3 Nxe4 13. Bxe4 Bb7 14.
Qf3 Rc8 15. Rfe1 Nf6 16. Bd3 O-O 17. Be5 Rfd8 18. Qg3 c5 19. dxc5 Rxc5 20.
Rad1 Rcd5 21. Rc1 Nh5 22. Qe3 Qg5 1/2-1/2

John Hurt - Werthammer  West Virginia Championship, 1948
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Nc3 Qa5
8. Be2 O-O-O 9. Qb3 Nf6 10. Be3 Bb4 11. O-O Rhe8 12. Rfd1 Nd5 13. Nxd5 Rxd5
14. a3 Bd6 15. Bd2 Qb6 16. Qxd5 Rxe2 17. Bc3 Be6 18. Qh5 g6 19. Qxh7 Kd8 20.
Re1 Qb5 21. Rxe2 1-0

John Hurt - Liggett  West Virginia Championship, 1948
Scotch gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. Nxc3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3
Nge7 8. Ng5 Ne5 9. Bb3 O-O 10. O-O N7g6 11. Qh5 h6 12. Nxf7 Rxf7 13. Bxf7+
Kxf7 14. f4 1-0

Hurt - Branner West Virginia Championship,  February 25, 1948
Sicilian Wing Gambit Deferred

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. b4 cxb4 4. d4 d5 5. Nbd2 Nc6 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Bc4 Qd8 8.
d5 Na5 9. Bb5+ Bd7 10. Qe2 a6 11. Bd3 Nf6 12. Ne5 Nxd5 13. Nxf7 Kxf7 14. Qh5+
Kg8 15. Qxd5+ e6 16. Qe4 Qf6 17. Rb1 Bc6 18. Qe2 Bc5 19. Bb2 Qf7 20. O-O Rf8
21. Rbe1 Bd5 22. Ne4 Be7 23. c4 bxc3 24. Bxc3 Nc6 25. f4 h6 26. Rf3 b5 27. Bxg7
Qxg7 28. Rg3 Bg5 29. fxg5 Qd4+ 30. Kh1 hxg5 31. Nxg5 Qg7 32. Bh7+ 1-0

Hurt - Faust West Virginia Championship,  March 10, 1948
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 d6 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. Qb3 Qe7
8. O-O Ne5 9. Nxe5 dxe5 10. Bg5 c6 11. Rad1 g6 12. f4 Qc5+ 13. Kh1 Bg7 14.
Bxf7+ Ke7 15. fxe5 Qxe5 16. Bf4 1-0

John Hurt - Werthammer  West Virginia Championship 1959
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 d6 5. Qb3 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Bc4 Qe7
8. Ng5 Ne5 9. Bb5+ c6 10. f4 cxb5 11. fxe5 dxe5 12. Be3 a6 13. Rd1 Qc7 14.
Nxf7 Bg4 15. Nxh8 Bxd1 16. Qxd1 Bb4 17. O-O Bxc3 18. bxc3 Ke7 19. Rxf6 gxf6
20. Qd5 Rxh8 21. Bc5+ Ke8 22. Qe6+ Kd8 23. Bb6 1-0

Sorensen-Hurt  Pittsburgh Open, 1960
QGD: 4.Bg5 Be7

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Qc2 c6 8.
e3 h6 9. Bh4 Ne4 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. Bd3 Bf5 12. O-O Nd7 13. Rab1 g5 14. Ne2
c5 15. Ng3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Bxd3 17. Qxd3 c4 18. Qf5 Qe6 19. Qxe6 fxe6 20. Nd2
b5 21. f4 Kg7 22. Nf3 g4 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. fxe5 Kg6 25. Rf2 Rxf2 26. Kxf2 a5
27. Ke2 b4 0-1

Hurt - Chressanthis  ???, 1960 
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Nf6 7. Nc3 Bb4
8. Be2 Ne4 9. Bd2 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 O-O 12. O-O Qd6 13. Rab1 b6
14. Bd3 Bg4 15. Ng5 h6 16. Ne4 Qd5 17. Rb5 Qd8 18. f3 Bd7 19. Rh5 1-0

Hurt - Aydelott - Tennessee Open, 1961 
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Nc6 6. Bc4 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3
Qe7 8. O-O d6 9. Qb3 Na5 10. Qa4+ Nc6 11. e5 Be6 12. Bb5 Bd7 13. exd6 Qxd6
14. Ba3 Qd5 15. Rad1 Qf5 16. Rfe1+ Nge7 17. Rxe7+ Kd8 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. Qxc6 1-0

Hurt-Middleton, Memphis CC Rating Ladder 1961
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5 8.
Na3 Nf6 9. Bc4 Qe4+ 10. Be2 Nc6 11. Nb5 Kd8 12. Ra4 Qd5 13. d4 exd4 14. Nfxd4
Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Bd7 16. O-O Bxa4 17. Qxa4 Re8 18. Rd1 Ke7 19. Bf3 Qe5 20. Bf4
Bxd4 21. Bxe5 Bxe5 22. Qb4+ Ke6 23. Qxb7 Rab8 24. Qc6+ Ke7 25. Qc5+ Ke6 26. Re1
Nd7 27. Qd5+ Kf6 28. Qxd7 Bxc3 29. Qc6+ Kg5 30. Qxc3 f6 31. Qc5+ Kg6 32. Qh5#
1-0

Hurt - Berry, Arkansas Open 1961
Sicilian: wing gambit, Carlsbad variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Nb5 Qd8
8. d4 Bf5 9. d5 Nb4 10. Nfd4 Bd7 11. Bc4 a6 12. Qe2 axb5 13. Nxb5 Rxa1 14.
Nd6# 1-0

Hurt - Wright, Delta Invitational 1961
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 Nc6 4. axb4 d5 5. exd5 Nxb4 6. Nf3 Qc7 7. Bb5+ Bd7
8. Bxd7+ Qxd7 9. c4 Nd3+ 10. Kf1 Nxc1 11. Ne5 Qc7 12. Qa4+ Kd8 13. Nxf7+ Kc8
14. Qe8+ Qd8 15. Qxd8# 1-0

Hurt-Middleton Memphis Club Ladder Game 1962 
Polish (Sokolsky) opening

1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 d6 3. e4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Nf3 g6 6. d4 Bg7 7. dxe5 dxe5 8.
Bc4 O-O 9. O-O Qe7 10. a3 a5 11. b5 Nb6 12. Bd3 Rd8 13. Qe2 Qc5 14. Nd1 Ne8 15.
a4 Be6 16. Ba3 1-0

Hurt-Murphy, Tennessee Open, 1962
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Qe2 O-O 6. h3 c5 7. e5 Ne8 8. e6
d5 9. exf7+ Rxf7 10. Bb3 Nc6 11. dxc5 Qa5+ 12. c3 Qxc5 13. Be3 Qd6 14. Nbd2
e5 15. O-O-O Be6 16. Ng5 Rd7 17. Nxe6 Qxe6 18. Ne4 Nf6 19. Nc5 Qd6 20. Nxd7
Qxd7 21. g4 Na5 22. Bc2 Nc4 23. Bg5 Qc6 24. Bxf6 Bxf6 25. h4 e4 26. Bb3 Nb6
27. f4 Kh8 28. Kb1 Rd8 1-0

Hurt - Churchill  - Ladder game 1962 
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. a3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. c4 Nb6 5. d4 cxd4 6. c5 Nd5 7. Bc4 Qa5+ 8.
b4 Nxb4 9. axb4 Qxa1 10. Qb3 e6 11. Nf3 a5 12. O-O axb4 13. Bb2 Qa5 14. Nbd2
Qxc5 15. Ne4 Qc7 16. Nxd4 Nc6 17. Nb5 Qd8 18. Qf3 Be7 1-0

Hurt-Long, Nashville-Memphis Match, 1962
Sicilian: wing gambit 

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5 8. 
Na3 Nf6 9. Bc4 Qe4+ 10. Be2 Nc6 11. Nb5 O-O 12. Ra4 Qf5 13. O-O Rd8 14. Nh4 
Qb1 15. d4 Be6 16. Be3 Qxd1 17. Bxd1 exd4 18. cxd4 Bb6 19. Bf3 Bb3 20. Ra3 Bc4
21. Rb1 Bd5 22. h3 h6 23. g4 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Nd5 25. Kg2 Rac8 26. h4 Ba5 27. 
Nxa7 Ra8 28. Nxc6 bxc6 29. Rba1 Nxe3+ 30. fxe3 Rd5 31. Ne5 1-0

Weaks - Hurt - Ladder Game, 1962
Queen Pawn Opening

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bg3 Qe7 6. c3 Nbd7 7. Nbd2 O-O 8. Bd3
e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Bxe5 11. Nf3 Bxg3 12. hxg3 Ne4 13. Qc2 f5 14. O-O-O a5
15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. Nd4 c5 17. Ne2 Be6 18. Nf4 a4 19. Nxe6 Qxe6 20. a3 b5 21. Qd2
b4 22. Qd5 Qxd5 23. Rxd5 bxa3 24. bxa3 Rab8 25. Rxc5 Rb3 26. Rc4 Rfb8 27. Rb4
Rxc3+ 28. Kb2 Rxb4+ 29. axb4 Rb3+ 30. Ka2 Rxb4 31. Rc1 Rb3 32. g4 fxg4 33. Rc4
g3 34. Rxe4 gxf2 35. Rf4 Rxe3 36. Rxf2 g5 37. Rc2 h5 38. g4 hxg4 39. Rc5 g3
40. Rxg5+ Kf7 41. Rg4 a3 0-1

Mark Gilley - John Hurt  City Championship 1963
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O c5 5. c4 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxc4 Bc6
8. Nc3 Nbd7 9. d3 Be7 10. Bf4 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qc3 Bf6 13. Ne5 Bxg2 0-1

Hurt-Repass, Mid-South Open 1963 
French: Classical System

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3
c5 9. Be2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Qd2 Bd7 12. a3 Na7 13. f5 Ne4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15.
fxe6 Bxe6 16. Ng5 O-O 17. Nxe4 Bf5 18. Ng3 Qxe5 19. Nxf5 Qxf5 20. O-O-O Nc6 21.
Bd3 Qe6 22. Kb1 Rad8 23. Rhe1 Qf6 24. Rf1 Qe7 25. Rde1 Qc7 26. Qe3 g6 27. Qh6
Rfe8 28. Rxe8+ Rxe8 29. Rf3 Re1+ 30. Ka2 Ne5 31. Rh3 f5 32. Qd2 Nxd3 33. Rxd3
Qc4+ 34. b3 Qe4 35. Rd8+ Kg7 36. Rd7+ Kf6 37. Rxh7 Qe8 38. Rxb7 Re2 39. Qd4+
1-0

Hurt-Wright, City Championship, 1963
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. h4 h5 7. Nh3 Nbd7 8.
Qd2 c5 9. Ng5 a6 10. a4 b6 11. Bc4 cxd4 12. Bxd4 Qc7 13. Bb3 Bb7 14. g4 hxg4
15. fxg4 e5 16. Bg1 Nc5 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Qe2 Rad8 19. h5 gxh5 20. Nxf7 Rxf7
21. g5 Nxe4 22. Nxe4 Bd5 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Qxh5 Qd7 25. Nf6+ Bxf6 26. gxf6
Rh7 27. Qg6+ Kh8 28. Rxh7+ Qxh7 29. Qe8+ 1-0

Momic(2290) - Hurt  Southern Open 1963  
French Defence

1. e4 e6 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. g3 dxe4 5. dxe4 e5 6. c3 c6 7. Bg2 Qd3 8.
Qe2 Qxe2+ 9. Nxe2 Be6 10. Nb3 Nbd7 11. f4 Bxb3 12. axb3 Nc5 13. Be3 Nd3+ 14.
Kd2 O-O-O 15. Kc2 Ng4 16. Bh3 h5 17. Bxa7 Kc7 18. Bxg4 hxg4 19. Be3 Bc5 20.
Rad1 Nb4+ 21. cxb4 Bxe3 22. Rd3 exf4 23. Nxf4 Bxf4 24. Rxd8 Kxd8 25. gxf4
Ke7 26. Rg1 Rxh2+ 27. Kc3 Re2 28. Kd3 Rxb2 29. Rxg4 Rxb3+ 30. Kc4 Re3 31.
Kd4 Rb3 32. Kc4 Rf3 33. Kc5 g6 34. Rh4 Kd7 35. Kb6 Rb3 36. Kc5 b6+ 37. Kc4
Rf3 38. Kd4 Ke6 39. Kc4 b5+ 40. Kd4 Rb3 41. Kc5 Rc3+ 42. Kb6 Rc4 43. f5+
gxf5 44. exf5+ Kxf5 0-1

Armstrong-Hurt, City Championship, 1963
French: Winawer, advance, 6...Ne7

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. h4 Nbc6 8.
Nf3 Bd7 9. h5 h6 10. g4 Qa5 11. Bd2 Qa4 12. Qb1 c4 13. g5 O-O-O 14. gxh6
gxh6 15. Nh2 Rdg8 16. Be2 Nf5 17. Ng4 Ncxd4 18. cxd4 Nxd4 19. Ne3 Nxe2 20.
Kxe2 d4 21. Nf1 c3 22. Be1 Qc4+ 23. Kd1 Bc6 24. Qb4 Qxb4 25. axb4 Bf3+ 26.
Kc1 Bxh1 27. Ng3 a6 28. Ne2 Rg5 29. Nxd4 Rg1 0-1

Mark Gilley - John Hurt  City Championship 1963
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O c5 5. c4 dxc4 6. Qa4+ Bd7 7. Qxc4 Bc6
8. Nc3 Nbd7 9. d3 Be7 10. Bf4 Nd5 11. Nxd5 Bxd5 12. Qc3 Bf6 13. Ne5 Bxg2 0-1

Wright-Hurt, City Championship 1963 
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 e6 4. O-O Be7 5. d3 O-O 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. e4 dxe4 8.
dxe4 e5 9. h3 Be6 10. Qe2 h6 11. b3 Nd4 12. Nxd4 Qxd4 13. Rb1 Rfd8 14. Rd1
Qc3 15. Nf1 Rxd1 16. Qxd1 Rd8 17. Qe2 Qa5 18. c4 Bc5 19. Ne3 c6 20. Nf5 Rd7
21. g4 Qd8 22. Kh2 Nh7 23. b4 Bd4 24. Bb2 Qg5 25. Bc1 Qf6 26. c5 Bxf5 27.
gxf5 Qh4 28. Be3 Nf6 29. Qf3 Bxe3 30. Qxe3 Ng4+ 0-1


Mercer-Hurt Tennessee Open 1964
Queen's Gambit Declined

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 8. Bxe7
Qxe7 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. Nd2 f5 11. Qh5+ Qf7 12. Qxf7+ Kxf7 13. c5 Nd7 14. Nc4 Kf6
15. Rd1 b6 16. b4 a5 17. a3 axb4 18. axb4 Ba6 19. Nd6 Bxf1 20. Rxf1 bxc5 21.
bxc5 Ra2 22. Rd2 Rha8 23. Nc4 R8a4 24. Ke2 Rxd2+ 25. Nxd2 e5 26. dxe5+ Kxe5 27.
Rc1 Kd5 28. Nb3 Ra2+ 29. Ke1 Ne5 0-1

Hurt-Coveyou, Tennessee Open, 1964
Scotch Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Be2 O-O-O
8. Be3 Nf6 9. Nc3 Qh5 10. Qa4 Nd5 11. h3 Nb6 12. Qd1 Bd6 13. O-O Bxh3 14. Ng5
Qh4 15. Nxh3 h6 16. Rc1 f5 17. Nb5 g5 18. Nxd6+ Rxd6 19. f3 Nd5 20. Bf2 Qh5 21.
Qd2 Rg8 22. Rc5 Nce7 23. Rfc1 Qg6 24. Qa5 b6 25. Qa6+ Kb8 26. R5c4 c6 27. Ra4
Nc8 28. Kf1 Qf6 29. Bg3 f4 30. Bf2 Rg7 31. Qd3 h5 32. g3 Re6 33. Ke1 Rge7 34.
Ng1 b5 35. Ra5 Kb7 36. a4 g4 37. axb5 fxg3 38. Bxg3 gxf3 39. bxc6+ Rxc6 40.
Qb5+ Ndb6 41. Qxc6+ Qxc6 42. Rxc6 Kxc6 43. Nxf3 1-0

Williamson-Hurt, Mid-South Open, 1964
French: Advance Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Qg4 cxd4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Qc7 7. Qg3 f6 8.
exf6 Qxg3 9. f7+ Kxf7 10. hxg3 e5 11. Ng5+ Ke7 12. Rxh7 Rxh7 13. Nxh7 e4 14.
Bb5 Be6 15. Bg5+ Nf6 16. Nxf8 Rxf8 17. Nd2 Nb4 18. Ba4 Rc8 19. Kd1 Rh8 20.
Nf1 Bg4+ 21. Kd2 Rh1 22. a3 Na6 23. b4 Rg1 24. Bb3 Ke6 25. Bxf6 gxf6 26. Rc1
Rxg2 27. Ke1 Rg1 28. c4 Bh3 29. cxd5+ Ke5 0-1

Armstrong-Hurt, Mid-South Open, 1964
French: Winawer, fingerslip variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 dxe4 5. Qg4 Qxd4 6. O-O-O h5 7. Qg3 Bd6
8. Bf4 h4 9. Qg5 Qf6 10. Qxf6 Nxf6 11. Bxd6 cxd6 12. Nb5 Na6 13. Nxd6+ Ke7
14. Nh3 Rd8 15. Nb5 Rxd1+ 16. Kxd1 Bd7 17. Nc3 Bc6 18. Bxa6 bxa6 19. Re1
Rd8+ 20. Kc1 Rd4 21. Ng5 a5 22. a3 a6 23. Re2 Nd5 24. Nxd5+ Bxd5 25. c3 Rc4
26. Kc2 a4 27. f3 exf3 28. gxf3 f6 29. Ne4 f5 30. Nd2 Rf4 31. Re3 Kf6 32.
Kd3 e5 33. c4 Bxf3 0-1

Hurt-Fischbarg, Mid-South Open, 1964
Sicilian: wing gambit, Carlsbad variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 bxa3 4. Nxa3 Nc6 5. d4 d5 6. exd5 Qxd5 7. Nb5 Kd8
8. Be3 e5 9. dxe5 Qxd1+ 10. Rxd1+ Bd7 11. Nf3 a6 12. Bb6+ Kc8 13. Nd6+ Bxd6
14. Rxd6 Nh6 15. Bd3 Re8 16. O-O Re6 17. Rxe6 Bxe6 18. Rd1 a5 19. Bb5 a4 20.
Ng5 a3 21. Nxe6 fxe6 22. Bc4 Ra4 23. Bxe6+ Kb8 24. Bb3 Re4 25. e6 Nf5 26. f3
Re2 27. Kf1 Re5 28. Kf2 Rb5 29. g4 Rxb6 30. gxf5 Rb5 31. Ra1 Ra5 32. Ke3 b5
33. Bd5 Kc7 34. Bxc6 Kxc6 35. c3 a2 36. Kd3 Kd6 37. Kc2 Ra7 38. Kb3 Ke5 39.
Rxa2 Re7 40. Ra6 Kxf5 41. Kb4 Kf4 42. Kxb5 Kxf3 43. Kc5 Rc7+ 44. Rc6 1-0

Momic-Hurt, Mid-South Open 1964 
English: Anglo-Grünfeld defense

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 Nxc3 5. bxc3 e5 6. Bg2 Bc5 7. Nf3 Nc6
8. d3 e4 9. Ng5 exd3 10. exd3 Qe7+ 11. Qe2 Qxe2+ 12. Kxe2 O-O 13. Be3 Bxe3
14. fxe3 Nd8 15. Rab1 Rb8 16. Rb4 h6 17. Ne4 b6 18. Rf1 Re8 19. c4 f5 20.
Nc3 Bd7 21. Bh3 Nc6 22. Rb2 Re5 23. Kd2 Na5 24. Nb5 Bxb5 25. Rxb5 Rxb5 26.
cxb5 g6 27. Rc1 Rd8 28. Rxc7 Rd5 29. a4 Nb3+ 30. Kc3 Rc5+ 31. Rxc5 Nxc5 32.
a5 bxa5 33. g4 fxg4 34. Bxg4 Kf7 35. Bf3 Ke6 36. d4 Nd7 37. e4 Nb6 38. Bg4+
Ke7 39. Bd1 a4 40. Kb4 h5 41. Bf3 Ke6 42. h4 Kf6 43. Ka3 g5 44. e5+ Kf5 45.
hxg5 Kxg5 46. e6 Kf6 47. Bxh5 Kxe6 48. Bf3 Kd6 49. Kb4 Kc7 50. Bg2 Kd6 51.
Be4 Nd5+ 52. Kc4 a3 53. Bb1 Ne3+ 54. Kd3 Nd5 55. Kc4 Nb6+ 56. Kd3 Nd5 57.
Kc4 Nb6+ 58. Kc3 Nd5+ 59. Kb3 Nc7 1/2-1/2

Coveyou - Hurt, Match 1964
Réti accepted

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. d4 Be7 6. Nc3 Nbd7 7. O-O c5 8.
dxc5 Bxc5 9. a3 O-O 10. b4 Be7 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Bb2 Nb6 13. Bd3 Bd7 14. Rac1
Rfc8 15. Nd5 Qd8 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Ne5 Rxc1 18. Rxc1 Be8 19. Qf3 Rc8 20.
Rxc8 Nxc8 21. Qh3 h6 22. Bd4 Nd7 23. Qf3 Nxe5 24. Bxe5 Bc6 25. Be4 Bxe4 26.
Qxe4 f6 27. Bd4 Qd7 28. g3 e5 29. Bb2 Qd1+ 30. Kg2 Nd6 31. Qg6 Qd5+ 32. Kg1
Qb3 0-1

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1964  
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 e5 4. dxe5 Bxe5 5. f4 Bg7 6. Nf3 d6 7. Bd3 b6 8.
O-O Bb7 9. Be3 Nf6 10. h3 O-O 11. g4 Qd7 12. e5 Nxg4 13. hxg4 Qxg4+ 14. Kf2
Bxf3 15. Qxf3 Qxf3+ 16. Kxf3 dxe5 17. fxe5 Nd7 18. Bf4 Nxe5+ 19. Bxe5 Bxe5
20. Rae1 f6 21. Nd1 Kg7 22. Re4 Rad8 23. Ke2 c5 24. c3 g5 25. Ne3 Bf4 26.
Nf5+ Kf7 27. Re7+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1964  
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. f3 O-O 6. h4 h5 7. Nh3 Nbd7 8.
Qd2 c5 9. Ng5 a6 10. a4 b6 11. Bc4 cxd4 12. Bxd4 Qc7 13. Bb3 Bb7 14. g4 hxg4
15. fxg4 e5 16. Bg1 Nc5 17. Bxc5 dxc5 18. Qe2 Rad8 19. h5 gxh5 20. Nxf7 Rxf7
21. g5 Nxe4 22. Nxe4 Bd5 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Qxh5 Qd7 25. Nf6+ Bxf6 26. gxf6
Rh7 27. Qg6+ Kh8 28. Rxh7+ Qxh7 29. Qe8+ 1-0

Wright - Hurt       Ladder game, 1964  
QGD: Ragozin variation

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Bb4 5. Qc2 O-O 6. Bg5 c6 7. e3 Nbd7 8.
cxd5 exd5 9. Ne5 Qa5 10. Bd3 Ne4 11. Bxe4 dxe4 12. Bf4 Nxe5 13. Bxe5 Re8 14.
Bf4 g5 15. Bg3 f5 16. Be5 Be6 17. a3 Bc4 18. O-O-O Bxc3 19. Qxc3 Qxc3+ 20.
bxc3 Rad8 21. Bf6 Rd5 22. Bxg5 Rb5 23. Kd2 Rb2+ 24. Ke1 Re2+ 25. Kf1 Rxe3+
26. Kg1 Rxc3 27. h4 Rxa3 28. Kh2 b5 29. Ra1 b4 30. Bf4 Rd8 31. Be5 Rd5 0-1

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1964  
French: Albin-Alekhine-Châtard attack, Breyer variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 c5 7. Bxe7 Qxe7 8.
Nb5 O-O 9. Nc7 cxd4 10. Nxa8 Nxe5 11. Qxd4 Nbc6 12. Qd2 Qd8 13. f4 Ng4 14.
Nf3 Bd7 15. Bd3 Qxa8 16. h5 h6 17. O-O-O Qd8 18. Kb1 Qb6 19. Rh4 Nf2 20. Rf1
Nxd3 21. cxd3 d4 22. Ne5 Be8 23. Nc4 Qc7 24. Qe2 Ne7 25. g4 b5 26. Qe5 Qc6
27. Nd6 Qg2 28. Rhh1 Nc6 29. Qxb5 Bd7 30. Rhg1 Qe2 31. g5 Rb8 32. gxh6 g6
33. hxg6 fxg6 34. Rxg6+ Kf8 35. Rg8+ Ke7 36. Nc8+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1964  
Alekhine's defense: four pawns attack, 7.Be3

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nc6 7. Be3 Bf5 8.
Nc3 e6 9. Nf3 Be7 10. d5 exd5 11. cxd5 Nb4 12. Bb5+ c6 13. dxc6 bxc6 14. Nd4
cxb5 15. Nxf5 Qxd1+ 16. Rxd1 Nc2+ 17. Ke2 Nxe3 18. Kxe3 Nc4+ 19. Ke4 a6 20.
Nd5 Bd8 21. b3 Nb6 22. Nd6+ Kf8 23. Rhf1 Ra7 24. Nxb6 Bxb6 25. Nc8 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1964  
Alekhine's defense: four pawns attack

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 Bf5 7. Nc3 e6 8.
Nf3 Be7 9. Be3 f6 10. Be2 Nc6 11. Nh4 fxe5 12. Nxf5 exf5 13. d5 Na5 14. c5
Nd7 15. b4 f4 16. Bf2 O-O 17. d6 cxd6 18. cxd6 Bh4 19. bxa5 Bxf2+ 20. Kxf2
Qxa5 21. Qd5+ Qxd5 22. Nxd5 e4 23. Bc4 Kh8 24. Nc7 e3+ 25. Ke2 Rab8 26. Rhf1
g5 27. Rad1 h6 28. Bb3 b5 29. Rd4 Rb6 30. Ne6 Rf6 31. g3 1-0

Momic(2290) - Hurt  Birmingham Open, 1964
English: Anglo-Grünfeld defense

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. d4 c6 5. Nf3 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Nd7 7. e3 g6
8. Bc4 Nb6 9. Bb3 Bg7 10. h4 h5 11. Ng5 e6 12. Ba3 Nd5 13. Rc1 Bf8 14. Bxf8
Kxf8 15. Qf3 Qe7 16. e4 Nf6 17. Qg3 Kg7 18. O-O Re8 19. f4 Ng4 20. e5 Nh6
21. Qf3 Nf5 22. g3 b6 23. Kh2 Bb7 24. Rfd1 Rad8 25. Rd2 Rd7 26. Rcd1 Red8
27. Kh3 a5 28. Bc2 c5 29. Be4 Bxe4 30. Nxe4 cxd4 31. Nf6 Rc7 32. cxd4 Qb4
33. d5 Rc3 34. Rd3 Rxd3 35. Rxd3 exd5 36. Nxh5+ gxh5 37. Qxh5 Qe4 38. Rd2
Qh1+ 39. Kg4 Ne3+ 40. Kg5 Qe4 41. Qh6+ Kg8 42. g4 Re8 43. Qh5 Rxe5+ 0-1

Hurt - Wright  Memphis City Championship, 1964 
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 d5 7. Bxd5 Nf6
8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. Qxd8+ Kxd8 10. Ne5 Ke8 11. Nc3 Rb8 12. O-O-O Rb6 13. Rd2
Bb4 14. Rhd1 Ke7 15. Nd3 Bxc3 16. Bxc3 Rd8 17. Bb4+ Ke8 18. Ba5 Rb7 19. e5
Nd5 20. Nb4 Bf5 21. Rd4 Rdb8 22. Nxc6 Rb1+ 23. Kd2 Rxd1+ 24. Kxd1 Rb1+ 25.
Ke2 Rb5 26. Bd2 Kd7 27. a4 Rc5 28. Nb4 Ke6 29. g4 Bb1 30. f4 Nxb4 31. Rxb4
Bc2 32. Be3 Ra5 33. Rc4 Bxa4 34. Rxc7 a6 35. f5+ Kxe5 36. Rxf7 Bb5+ 37. Kf3
Ra3 38. Rxg7 Bc6+ 39. Kf2 Ra2+ 40. Kg3 h5 41. Re7+ Kd6 42. Re6+ Kd7 43. g5
Ra5 44. Bf4 Bb5 45. g6 Bc4 46. g7 1-0

John Hurt(2090) - Mark Gilley(2108)  Ladder Game, August 08, 1965
Philidor: Hanham variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 Nd7 4. Nc3 c6 5. Be3 Be7 6. Qd2 Qc7 7. Be2 Ngf6 8.
h3 h6 9. g4 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. d5 a6 12. Rg1 Nc5 13. Bxc5 dxc5 14. g5 Nh5 15.
gxh6 Rxh6 16. Rxg7 Nf4 17. Rg8+ Bf8 18. dxc6 Bxc6 19. O-O-O Rg6 20. Rxg6
fxg6 21. Bf1 Rd8 22. Qxd8+ Qxd8 23. Rxd8+ Kxd8 24. Nxe5 Be8 25. Nd3 Ne6 26.
Kd1 Bg7 27. f4 c4 28. Nb4 Nxf4 29. Nxa6 Bd7 30. Nc5 Bxc3 31. bxc3 Bxh3 32.
Bxh3 Nxh3 33. Kd2 Kc7 34. Ke3 Kc6 35. Ne6 Kd6 36. Nd4 Ke5 37. Nf3+ Kd6 38.
Kd4 Nf4 39. e5+ Kc6 40. Ke4 Nd5 41. Nd4+ Kc5 42. Nxb5 g5 43. a4 g4 44. e6 g3
45. Kf3 g2 46. Kf2 Ne7 47. Kxg2 Kd5 48. Nd4 Kc5 1-0


Hurt-Lahde Tennessee Open 1965
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 b6 7. Bd3 Bb7 8.
O-O Bd6 9. Qe2 O-O 10. Ne5 h6 11. c3 c5 12. f4 cxd4 13. cxd4 a5 14. f5 Nb8 15.
fxe6 fxe6 16. Ng4 Bd5 17. Nxf6+ Rxf6 18. Rxf6 Qxf6 19. Ne4 Qe7 20. Bxh6 Bxh2+
21. Kxh2 Qh4+ 22. Kg1 Qxh6 23. Rf1 Nc6 24. Qf2 Qh5 25. Ng5 e5 26. Bh7+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright, Club Ladder Game, 1965
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. bxc5 Bxe4 5. Nc3 Bb7 6. cxb6 axb6 7. d4 d5
8. Ne5 Nf6 9. Bb5+ Nbd7 10. Qf3 Qc8 11. Bxd7+ Nxd7 12. Qxf7+ Kd8 13. Ne2
Nxe5 14. dxe5 Qxc2 15. Be3 Ra6 16. Nd4 Qc3+ 17. Ke2 Rxa2+ 18. Rxa2 Qc4+ 19.
Kf3 Qxa2 1-0

Ruth-Hurt, Heart of Dixie Open, 1965
French: 3 Nc3 Bb4: Main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Nf5 8. Bd3
h5 9. Qf4 Qh4 10. Nf3 Qxf4 11. Bxf4 c4 12. Be2 Bd7 13. Kd2 Nc6 14. Rag1 O-O-O
15. Ng5 Rdf8 16. g4 hxg4 17. Bxg4 f6 18. Nf3 Nce7 19. Bxf5 Nxf5 20. exf6 gxf6
21. Bg3 Be8 22. h4 Bh5 23. Nh2 Rfg8 24. Kc1 Kd7 25. Bf4 Nxh4 26. Rxg8 Rxg8 27.
Nf1 Ng6 28. Bg3 Rh8 29. Ne3 Ke7 30. Ng2 Bf3 31. Rxh8 Nxh8 32. Nh4 Be4 33. f3
Bh7 34. Bb8 a6 35. Ng2 Nf7 36. Ne3 b5 37. Kd2 Ng5 38. Ke2 Bg6 39. Bc7 Bh5 40.
Ng4 Bxg4 41. fxg4 Ne4 42. Ba5 Kf7 43. Kf3 Kg6 44. Kf4 Kf7 45. Bb4 Ke8 46. Ba5
Kd7 47. Bb4 Ke8 48. Ba5 Kf8 49. Bb4+ Kg7 50. Ba5 Nd6 51. g5 f5 52. Ke5 Kg6 53.
Kxd6 f4 54. Kxe6 f3 55. Kxd5 f2 56. Kc6 f1=Q 57. d5 Qf3 58. Kc5 Qf5 59. Kc6 Qe4
60. Kd6 Kxg5 0-1

Hurt-Wright, City Championship, 1965
Sicilian: 2 c3

1. e4 c5 2. c3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Nxf7 Kxf7
8. Qf3+ Ke6 9. d4 cxd4 10. O-O Bc5 11. Bg5 Qd7 12. Nd2 Be7 13. Nb3 b6 14.
Bxe7 Nxe7 15. cxd4 Bb7 16. dxe5 Raf8 17. Nd4+ Kxe5 18. Rfe1+ Kxd4 19. Rad1+
Kc5 20. Qa3+ Kc6 21. Bxd5+ Nxd5 22. Rc1+ Kb5 23. Re4 1-0

Hurt - Lahde, Mid-South Open 1965
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 Nf5 8.
Bd3 h5 9. Qh3 cxd4 10. g4 Qc7 11. Ne2 Nh6 12. Qxh5 Nd7 13. g5 Qxe5 14. Bf4
Nf6 15. Qh3 1-0

Hurt - Estes, Memphis-Nashville Match 1965
Caro-Kann: Tartakower (fantasy) variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 dxe4 4. fxe4 e5 5. Nf3 exd4 6. Bc4 Bg4 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7
8. Ne5+ Ke8 9. Qxg4 Qa5+ 10. Nd2 Qxe5 11. Qc8+ Kf7 12. Qxb7+ Be7 13. O-O+
Nf6 14. Nf3 Qc5 15. Qxa8 d3+ 16. Kh1 Nxe4 17. Ng5+ 1-0

Hurt - McDowell, City Championship 1965
French defense

1. e4 e6 2. d4 c5 3. dxc5 Bxc5 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. Bc4 a6 6. a4 Qc7 7. Qg4 Bf8 8.
Qe2 Nf6 9. Nf3 d6 10. h3 Be7 11. Bf4 O-O 12. O-O Bd7 13. Rad1 Na5 14. Bd3 e5
15. Bg5 Be6 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Bxd5 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Rxd5 Nc4 20. Bxe7 1-0

Coveyou - Hurt, Tennessee Open, 1965 
English: Anglo-Grünfeld defense

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. e4 Nb4 5. Bc4 Nd3+ 6. Ke2 Ne5 7. d4 Nxc4
8. Qa4+ Nc6 9. Qxc4 Nxd4+ 10. Kf1 e5 11. Nb5 c5 12. Nf3 Nxf3 13. gxf3 Qd1+
14. Kg2 Bh3+ 15. Kg3 Qxh1 16. Nc7+ Kd7 17. Qxf7+ Be7 18. Kxh3 Qf1+ 19. Kg3
Qg1+ 20. Kh3 Qg6 0-1

Hurt - Manney, Tennessee Open 1965
Scotch Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Be2
O-O-O 8. Be3 Nf6 9. Nc3 Qa5 10. O-O Bb4 11. Qb3 Rd7 12. Rfd1 Re8 13. a3 Bxc3
14. bxc3 Nd5 15. Rab1 Nd8 16. h3 Bf5 17. Bd3 Nxe3 18. fxe3 Rxe3 19. Bxf5
Qxf5 20. d5 Rd6 21. Qa4 a6 22. Qd4 Re4 23. Qa7 Rg6 24. d6 Rxd6 25. Rxd6 cxd6
26. Rb6 Qc5+ 27. Nd4 Qxa3 28. Qa8+ Kd7 29. Rxb7+ Ke8 30. Rb1 Re7 31. Kh1 Qc5
32. Rb8 Re1+ 33. Kh2 Qe5+ 34. g3 Qf6 35. Nf5 Kd7 36. Qxa6 Re2+ 37. Qxe2 Qxf5
38. Qb5+ Qxb5 39. Rxb5 Kc6 40. Rh5 h6 41. Kg2 Ne6 42. Kf3 d5 43. Ke3 Kc5 44.
Kd3 Ng5 45. h4 Ne4 46. Rf5 Nd6 47. Re5 Nc4 48. Re7 Kd6 49. Re8 Ne5+ 50. Ke3
Ng4+ 1-0

Hurt - Gilley Club Ladder game, 1965 
Caro-Kann: Tartakower (fantasy) variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. f4 c5 7. dxc5 Nxc5 8. b4
Ncd7 9. Rb1 Qb6 10. Na4 Qc7 11. Be3 a5 12. b5 b6 13. Nf3 Nc5 14. Bxc5 Bxc5
15. Nxc5 bxc5 16. c4 d4 17. Bd3 Bb7 18. O-O Nd7 19. Qe1 O-O 20. Bxh7+ Kxh7
21. Ng5+ Kg6 22. Qg3 Qb6 1-0


Hurt-Churchill, City Championship 1966
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. d3 Nf6 4. g3 e6 5. Bg2 Nbd7 6. Nge2 Be7 7. f4 O-O 8. h3
Ne8 9. Be3 f6 10. Qd2 a6 11. O-O Rb8 12. d4 e5 13. dxe5 fxe5 14. Rad1 Nef6 15.
f5 Nb6 16. b3 Qc7 17. g4 Bd8 18. Ng3 Nbd7 19. g5 Ne8 20. Nd5 1-0

Garner - Hurt  Memphis City Tourney, 1966 
English: Neo-Catalan accepted

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Bg2 dxc4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxc4 Bc6 7. O-O Bd5
8. Qc2 Nc6 9. Nc3 Nb4 10. Qb1 Be7 11. a3 Nc6 12. Rd1 Bb3 13. Re1 e5 14. e4
Qd7 15. d3 O-O-O 16. Ng5 Nd4 17. Be3 Ng4 18. Bxd4 Qxd4 19. Bh3 0-1

Belke-Hurt, Mid-South Open 1966 
Polish (Sokolsky) opening

1. b4 e5 2. Bb2 Bxb4 3. Bxe5 Nf6 4. e3 Nc6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. c3 O-O 7. d4 Ba5
8. Bd3 Re8 9. Ne2 d5 10. O-O Bf5 11. Nf4 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Rad8 13. Nd2 Bb6 14.
Rab1 g6 15. Nf3 Rd6 16. Rb5 Qd8 17. a4 a6 18. Rb2 g5 19. Nh5 g4 20. Nd2 Rh6
21. Nf4 Qh4 22. h3 gxh3 23. Nxh3 Ree6 24. Qf5 Reg6 25. Kh2 Ne7 26. Qd7 f5
27. Rh1 Kh8 28. Nf1 Rg8 29. a5 Bxa5 30. Ng3 b5 31. Nxf5 Qg4 32. f3 Qxf5 33.
Qxe7 Bxc3 34. Re2 b4 35. Qxc7 Re8 36. e4 Qf6 37. Rd1 Bxd4 38. Rxd4 Qxd4 39.
Qd7 Qe5+ 40. Kg1 Rd6 41. Qb7 Qd4+ 42. Kf1 dxe4 43. Rxe4 Qa1+ 44. Kf2 Rd2+
45. Kg3 Rg8+ 46. Rg4 Qe1+ 0-1

John Hurt - George Smith   Arkansas Open, July 1966
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 d6 7. Qb3 Qd7
8. Ng5 Nh6 9. Bc3 Qe7 10. f4 Nd8 11. O-O f6 12. Nf3 Be6 13. Nbd2 Bxc4 14.
Nxc4 Qf7 15. Rae1 Be7 16. e5 O-O 17. Ng5 Qd5 18. Rd1 Qxd1 19. Rxd1 fxg5 20.
exd6 cxd6 21. Nb6+ Ndf7 22. Nxa8 Rxa8 23. Qxb7 1-0

Wilwers-Hurt, Mid-South Open 1966 
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Nf5 8. Bd3
h5 9. Qh3 Nc6 10. g4 Nfe7 11. Nf3 Qc7 12. Be3 Bd7 13. gxh5 O-O-O 14. Ng5 Rdf8
15. Nh7 Re8 16. Ng5 Nd8 17. f4 f6 18. Nf3 c4 19. Be2 Nf5 20. Bc1 Ba4 21. Kd2
Rh6 22. Nh4 Nxh4 23. Qxh4 Reh8 24. Rg1 Be8 25. Qg3 Bxh5 26. Bxh5 Rxh5 27. Qxg7
Rxh2+ 28. Kd1 Qxg7 29. Rxg7 Rh1+ 30. Ke2 R8h2+ 31. Kf3 fxe5 32. Rg2 Rf1+ 33.
Kg3 Rhh1 0-1

Hurt - Appleberry(2210) - Birmingham Open 1967  
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 d5 7. Bxd5
Bb4+ 8. Nc3 Nge7 9. Qb3 Nxd5 10. exd5 Qe7+ 11. Kf1 Na5 12. Qc2 O-O 13. a3
Bd6 14. Re1 Qd8 15. Ne4 1-0


Wright-Hurt, Match 1968 
French: Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 Nf6 6. Bd3 c4 7. Be2 Bd6 8.
O-O O-O 9. Ne5 Nc6 10. Ndf3 Re8 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bh4 Re6 14. Re1
Qc7 15. Bxf6 Rxf6 16. Ne5 c5 17. c3 cxd4 18. cxd4 Rb8 19. Qc1 Qb6 20. Qe3
Qxb2 21. Nc6 Re6 22. Qf3 Rb6 23. Nd8 Re7 24. Qxd5 Rxe2 25. Qxf7+ Kh7 26.
Qxc4 Rxf2 27. Qd5 Rf5 28. Qe4 Qf2+ 29. Kh1 Qf4 30. g3 Qxe4+ 31. Rxe4 Rf2 32.
Rc1 Rbb2 0-1

Gilley - Hurt, Ralph King Memorial 1968
French defense, Steiner variation

1. c4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. cxd5 exd5 4. exd5 Nf6 5. Bb5+ Bd7 6. Qb3 Bc5 7. Ne2 O-O
8. d4 Bb6 9. Bg5 Re8 10. O-O h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Bxb5 13. Qxb5 Qxd5 14.
Qxd5 Nxd5 15. Nbc3 Nxc3 16. Nxc3 f5 17. Nd5 f4 18. Bxf4 gxf4 19. Nf6+ Kf7
20. Nxe8 Kxe8 21. Rfe1+ Kd7 22. d5 Na6 23. Re6 Nc5 24. Rxh6 Ne4 25. Re6 Nxf2
26. Kf1 Ng4 27. Ke2 Ne3 28. Rg6 Re8 29. Kf3 Nxd5 30. Rd1 Re5 31. h4 Ke7 32.
Rg5 Re3+ 33. Kg4 Rg3+ 34. Kh5 Nf6+ 35. Kg6 Re3 36. h5 Re6 37. Kf5 Ne8 38.
Rg6 Nd6+ 39. Kg5 Be3 40. Rxe6+ Kxe6 41. Kg6 Nf5 42. Rh1 Ne7+ 43. Kg7 Bd4+
44. Kf8 Kf6 45. Rh3 Nd5 46. h6 Kg6 47. Rh1 Nf6 48. b3 Bc5# 0-1

Hurt-Reh Mid-South Open  November 29, 1968, round 2
Center game

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. c3 Be7 6. cxd4 Bf5 7. Nc3 Bb4
8. Be2 Nf6 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 O-O 11. c4 Qd7 12. Ne5 Qc8 13. g4 Bd7 14. g5
Ne4 15. Qb3 Bh3 16. Re1 Nxg5 17. Bxg5 f6 18. c5+ Be6 19. Bc4 Re8 20. Nf3
Bxc4 21. Qxc4+ Kf8 22. Rxe8+ Qxe8 23. Be3 Qh5 24. Qe2 Nc6 25. Kh1 Re8 26.
Ng1 Qg6 27. Qf3 Re4 28. Ne2 f5 29. Ng3 1-0


Hurt-Wright, Match 1968 
Pirc Defence

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. f4 c5 7. dxc5 Qa5 8. Bf3
dxc5 9. e5 Rd8 10. Bd2 Ne8 11. Nd5 Qb5 12. Nxe7+ Kf8 13. Nxc8 Rxc8 14. Ne2 1-0

Hurt-Churchill Ralph King Memorial 1968  
Sicilian: closed

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 e6 5. f4 Nc6 6. d3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. e5
dxe5 9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Qf3 exf4 11. Bxc5 fxg3 12. Nge2 g2 13. Qxg2 Nd5 14.
O-O Bh6 15. Ne4 Be3+ 16. Bxe3 Nxe3 17. Nf6+ Ke7 18. Qg5 Nxf1 19. Rxf1 Qb6+
20. d4 Kf8 21. Qh6+ Ke7 22. Nxh7 Qb5 23. Nf4 Kd6 24. Qg7 Ba6 25. Nd3 Qh5 26.
Rxf7 Qd1+ 27. Kg2 Qxc2+ 28. Nf2 1-0

Hurt - Goode, City Championship 1968
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Ba5 6. b4 cxb4 7. Nb5 a6 8. Nd6+
Kf8 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. Qh5 Qc7 11. Ne2 g6 12. Bxg6 fxg6 13. Qf3+ 1-0

John Hurt(1974) - Kenny Thomas(1608)  Mid-South Open, November 28, 1969,  round 1
Robatsch (modern) defense

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Be2 O-O 6. h4 e5 7. d5 Ne8 8. h5
f5 9. hxg6 hxg6 10. exf5 gxf5 11. Bh6 Nd7 12. Qd2 Ndf6 13. O-O-O Rf7 14. Bg5
Qd7 15. Nh3 c6 16. Bc4 c5 17. Bh4 a6 18. Be2 b5 19. b3 Bb7 20. Ng5 Bh6 21.
f4 Rg7 22. Bg3 Rg6 23. Rh4 b4 24. Na4 Qe7 25. Rxh6 Rxh6 26. fxe5 dxe5 27. d6
Qxd6 28. Qxd6 Nxd6 29. Rxd6 f4 30. Bc4+ Kf8 31. Bf2 Bxg2 32. Bxc5 Kg7 33.
Kd2 Ne4+ 34. Nxe4 Bxe4 35. Rd7+ Kg6 36. Rd6+ Kg5 37. Rxh6 Kxh6 38. Bd3 Bc6
39. Nb6 Rb8 40. Nc4 e4 41. Bd6 Rd8 42. Bxf4+ Kg6 43. Ne5+ Kf6 44. Nxc6 Rc8
45. Bxe4 1-0


Hurt-Wright, Club Ladder 1969 
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Nf3 Nc6 8. Bd3
f5 9. a3 a6 10. b4 Ba7 11. Ng5 Qe7 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Qh3 Bd4 14. Bb2 Ndxe5 15.
O-O-O Nxd3+ 16. Rxd3 O-O 17. Re1 Qc7 18. Kb1 Bxc3 19. Bxc3 Nd8 20. Rg3 b6 21.
Qh6 Ra7 22. Nxh7 1-0


Hurt-Gilley, Club Ladder June 14,1969 
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Qb6 6. Be3 Qxb2 7. Ndb5
Qb4 8. Nc7+ Kd8 9. Nxa8 Qxc3+ 10. Bd2 Qe5 11. f3 b6 12. Rb1 Qb8 13. Nxb6
axb6 14. Be3 Qa8 15. Rxb6 e6 16. Bb5 Qa5+ 17. Kf2 Ne5 18. Rb8 Qc3 19. Ba6 1-0

Hurt-Weaks Club Ladder Game, 1969
Caro-Kann: Steinitz variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 e6 7. Bd3 Be7
8. O-O O-O 9. Qe2 c5 10. Re1 Re8 11. c3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Bb4 13. Bd2 Bxd2 14.
Qxd2 b6 15. Ne4 Nxe4 16. Bxe4 Rb8 17. Qf4 Qf6 18. Qc7 Qd8 19. Qxa7 Bb7 20.
Bxb7 Qc7 21. Rac1 Qxb7 22. Rc7 Qxa7 23. Rxa7 Nf6 24. Ne5 Ra8 25. Rxa8 Rxa8
26. Rc1 Nd5 27. a3 f6 28. Nf3 g5 29. Kf1 Kf7 30. g3 Ra4 31. Rd1 Rc4 32. Ke2
g4 33. Kd3 Rc8 34. Nd2 f5 35. Nc4 Ke7 36. Rd2 b5 37. Ne3 Nf6 38. Rc2 Rxc2
39. Nxc2 Ne4 40. Ke3 Ng5 41. Ne1 Kd6 42. b3 Ne4 43. f3 gxf3 44. Nxf3 Kd5 45.
Kd3 Nd6 46. Kc3 h6 47. a4 bxa4 48. bxa4 Nc8 49. Ne5 Na7 50. h4 h5 51. Kd3
Nc8 52. Ng6 Nd6 53. Nf4+ Kc6 54. Nxe6 Ne4 55. Kc4 Nxg3 56. d5+ Kd7 57. Nf4
Nf1 58. Nxh5 Ne3+ 59. Kc5 Ng2 60. a5 Nxh4 61. a6 1-0


Hurt-Churchill, Club Game 1969 
Sicilian Wing Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5 8.
Na3 Nf6 9. Bc4 Qe4+ 10. Be2 O-O 11. Nb5 Nc6 12. Ra4 Qf5 13. O-O Nd5 14. d4 exd4
15. Bd3 Qh5 16. cxd4 Be7 17. Bd2 a6 18. Qa1 Bh3 19. Ne1 Bd7 20. Nc3 Ncb4 21.
Nxd5 Nxd5 22. Ra5 Bd6 23. f4 Bc6 24. Rf3 Qg4 25. Qb1 g6 26. f5 Qxd4+ 27. Kh1
Nc3 28. Qa1 Bxf3 29. Bxc3 Bxg2+ 30. Kxg2 Qg4+ 31. Kh1 Qh4 32. Ra2 Rfe8 33. Rg2
Re3 34. Qd1 Rae8 35. Nf3 Qh3 36. fxg6 fxg6 37. Bxg6 Kf8 38. Qxd6+ R3e7 39. Be4
Qe6 1-0

Long - Hurt   Tennessee Open, 1969 
French: Winawer, fingerslip variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 dxe4 5. Qg4 Qxd4 6. Nf3 h5 7. Qxe6+ Bxe6
8. Nxd4 Bxc3 9. Bxc3 Nf6 10. Nb5 Na6 11. Be2 Ke7 12. Rd1 Bg4 13. Bxg4 hxg4
14. O-O Rh5 15. Nd4 Rah8 16. Rfe1 Nc5 17. Ne2 Rxh2 18. Bxf6+ Kxf6 19. Ng3 g5
20. Rd5 Ne6 21. Nxe4+ Kg6 22. f3 gxf3 0-1

Dyer - Hurt , Tenn. Postal Championship 1970
French Defense

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 Nbc6 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 dxc3 13. Rb1 Rc8 14. h4
Nf5 15. h5 Nce7 16. Rb3 Bc6 17. Rxc3 d4 18. Nxd4 Rd8 19. Nb5 Qa5 20. Nd6+
Nxd6 21. exd6 Rxd6 22. Qxd6 Qxc3+ 23. Qd2 1/2-1/2

Hurt-Mitchell Club Ladder Game, 1970
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 cxb2 6. Bxb2 f6 7. O-O Na5
8. Bxg8 Rxg8 9. Qd5 1-0

Hurt-Thomas, Mid-South Open 1970 
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 c5 3. d3 d5 4. g3 d4 5. Nce2 Nc6 6. f4 g6 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. Bg2
Nge7 9. O-O Rb8 10. Bd2 O-O 11. g4 f5 12. h3 b5 13. Ng3 Qc7 14. Qe2 e5 15. exf5
exf4 16. Ne4 gxf5 17. Nxc5 fxg4 18. hxg4 Ne5 19. Nxe5 Bxe5 20. Rae1 Ng6 21.
Bd5+ Kh8 22. b4 Qd6 23. Be4 Re8 24. Bxg6 hxg6 25. Bxf4 Bxf4 26. Qxe8+ Kg7 27.
Re7+ Kh6 28. Qh8+ 1-0

Hurt - Felt   City Championship  January 23, 1970
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Qe7 4. cxd4 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Qxg2 6. Bf3 Qg6 7. Ne2
Be7 8. Nbc3 Nf6 9. Rg1 Qf5 10. Ng3 Qh3 11. Be3 O-O 12. Qc2 d5 13. Bxd5 Nxd5
14. Nxd5 Bd8 15. Nxc7 Bxc7 16. Qxc7 Na6 17. Qe7 Bd7 18. Ne4 Qe6 19. Qf6 g6
20. Bh6 Qxe4+ 21. Kd2 1-0


Gilley-Hurt, Memphis City Championship 1971 
English Opening: Flohr-Mikenas System

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 Bb4 4. e5 Bxc3 5. bxc3 Ng8 6. Qg4 Kf8 7. d4 h5 8.
Ba3+ Ne7 9. Qf4 Kg8 10. Bd3 Nbc6 11. Nf3 Rh6 12. Ng5 f6 13. exf6 Rxf6 14. Qh4
Qe8 15. g4 Rh6 16. Ne4 d5 17. Bc1 dxe4 18. Bxh6 exd3 19. Bg5 e5 20. d5 Ng6 21.
Qxh5 Nd4 22. Kd2 Nf3+ 23. Kxd3 e4+ 24. Ke3 Qe5 25. Qxg6 Qxc3+ 26. Kf4 Qd2+ 27.
Kg3 Qxg5 28. Qxg5 Nxg5 29. Rae1 Bd7 30. h4 Nh7 31. Rxe4 Nf6 32. Re7 Kf8 33.
Rhe1 Re8 34. Rxe8+ Bxe8 35. f4 b5 36. cxb5 Bxb5 37. Rb1 Ne4+ 38. Kh2 a6 39. Rc1
Nf6 40. Rxc7 Nxd5 41. Rc8+ Kf7 42. Kg3 g6 1/2-1/2

Weaks-Hurt City Championship  1971
Bird's opening

1. f4 d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bg4 5. b3 e6 6. Bb2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. d3
O-O 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nbd2 Nd7 11. Qe1 f6 12. Qg3 Bh5 13. Rae1 Bf7 14. e4 Qb6
15. Kh1 Rae8 16. e5 f5 17. a4 h6 18. Nh4 Bxh4 19. Qxh4 Kh7 20. Nf3 Qd8 21.
Qxd8 Rxd8 22. Ba3 Rg8 23. h4 Bh5 24. g3 Bxf3+ 25. Rxf3 g5 26. hxg5 hxg5 27.
Kg2 gxf4 28. Rxf4 Kg6 29. Rh4 Rh8 30. Rxh8 Rxh8 31. Bc1 c4 32. dxc4 dxc4 33.
Rd1 Rh7 34. Rd6 Re7 35. Bf4 cxb3 36. cxb3 Nb8 37. b4 Kh7 38. Be3 Rb7 39. Bc5
Nd7 40. Rxc6 Nxe5 41. Ra6 Nd3 1/2-1/2

Wright-Hurt, Club Ladder Game 1971 
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. a4 Nbc6 8. Nf3
Bd7 9. Be2 O-O 10. O-O f6 11. Ba3 fxe5 12. Nxe5 Nxe5 13. dxe5 b6 14. f4 Nf5 15.
Qd2 Bxa4 16. g4 Nh4 17. f5 Bd7 18. Rf2 Qe7 19. Raf1 exf5 20. Qxd5+ Be6 21. Qd3
fxg4 22. Qe4 Ng6 23. Bc1 Rxf2 24. Rxf2 Rf8 25. Rxf8+ Kxf8 26. Be3 Kf7 27. Bxg4
Bxg4 28. Qxg4 Nxe5 29. Qf5+ Qf6 30. Qxh7 Nf3+ 31. Kh1 Nh4 32. Qh5+ Kf8 33. Qe2
Qc6+ 34. Kg1 Nf3+ 35. Kf1 Qf6 36. Kg2 Nh4+ 37. Kh3 g5 38. Qf2 Nf5 39. Qf3 Kg7
40. Bf2 Nh6 41. Qxf6+ Kxf6 42. Bg3 a5 43. Bc7 a4 44. Bxb6 a3 45. Bxc5 a2 46.
Bd4+ Kf5 47. c4 Ke4 48. Bc3 0-1

Wright-Hurt, Memphis City Championship 1971 
Queen's Gambit Declined

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. f4 c6 8. Bd3
dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nxe5 10. fxe5 Nd5 11. O-O f5 12. exf6 Rxf6 13. Rxf6 Bxf6 14. e4
Nb6 15. e5 Nxc4 16. exf6 Qxf6 17. Qd3 Nd6 18. Bd2 Nf5 19. Ne2 Bd7 20. Rf1 Qe7
21. Bc3 c5 22. d5 c4 23. Qe4 Qc5+ 24. Kh1 Qxd5 25. Qg4 e5 26. Rxf5 Qd1+ 27. Be1
Qxe1+ 28. Ng1 Bxf5 29. Qxf5 c3 30. bxc3 Qxc3 31. Qe6+ Kh8 32. h3 Qe1 33. Kh2 e4
34. Nf3 Qe3 35. Ne5 Qf4+ 36. Kg1 Rf8 37. Nd7 Rc8 38. Nc5 Qe3+ 39. Kh2 Qxc5 0-1

Vix - Hurt, Music City Summer, 1971
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defence

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 8.
Bxe7 Qxe7 9. cxd5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 exd5 11. Qb3 Rd8 12. c4 dxc4 13. Bxc4 Nc6
14. O-O Na5 15. Qc3 Nxc4 16. Qxc4 Be6 17. Qc3 Rac8 18. Rfc1 c5 19. dxc5 Rd5
20. Qa3 b6 21. Nd4 Rdxc5 22. Rxc5 Qxc5 23. Qxc5 Rxc5 24. a4 Bd7 25. Nb3 Rc3 0-1

Lendermon-Hurt  Ralph King Memorial 1972
French: Exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. O-O Nc6 7. c3 Nge7
8. Re1 Qd7 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. b4 Rde8 11. Nb3 f6 12. Nc5 Bxc5 13. bxc5 Nd8
14. Be2 Ng6 15. Be3 h5 16. Kf1 Ne7 17. Qd2 Nf5 18. Bd1 g5 19. Ng1 Nxe3+ 20.
Rxe3 Rxe3 21. Qxe3 Re8 22. Qd2 Qb5+ 23. Be2 Bxe2+ 24. Nxe2 Ne6 25. g3 g4 26.
h4 Qa6 27. Kg2 Nxc5 28. Nc1 Ne4 0-1

Middleton - Hurt - Memphis City Championship 1972 
French: exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Nf3 Qe7+ 6. Qe2 Nc6 7. Be3 Nf6
8. Nbd2 Nb4 9. Bb5+ c6 10. Ba4 Bf5 11. Kd1 a5 12. Nh4 Bg4 13. f3 Be6 14. h3
Na6 15. Qd3 O-O 16. c3 c5 17. dxc5 Nxc5 18. Bxc5 Bxc5 19. Nb3 Ne4 20. fxe4
dxe4 21. Qg3 Bd6 22. Qe1 b5 23. Nd2 e3 24. Bc2 exd2 25. Qe4 f5 26. Qe2 Rad8
27. Rf1 Bc4 28. Qxe7 Bxe7 29. Nxf5 Bxf1 30. Nxe7+ Kh8 31. Nc6 Rde8 32. Kxd2
Rf2+ 33. Kd1 Bxg2 0-1

Hurt - Sulcer  - Mid-South Open 1972 
Scotch: Göring gambit, Bardeleben variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bb4+ 5. c3 dxc3 6. Nxc3 Nf6 7. O-O O-O
8. Re1 d6 9. Qb3 Bc5 10. Bg5 Na5 11. Qa4 Nxc4 12. Qxc4 Be6 13. Nd5 c6 14.
Bxf6 gxf6 15. Nh4 f5 16. Nxf5 cxd5 17. Nh6+ Kg7 18. exd5 Qf6 19. dxe6 Bxf2+
20. Kh1 Bxe1 21. Nxf7 Rxf7 22. exf7 Qxf7 23. Qg4+ Qg6 24. Qd7+ Kh6 25. Rxe1
Rf8 26. Kg1 Rf7 27. Qh3+ Kg7 28. Qc3+ Qf6 29. Rf1 Qxc3 30. Rxf7+ Kxf7 31.
bxc3 Ke6 32. Kf2 Kd5 33. Ke3 Kc4 34. Ke4 b5 35. g4 a5 36. h4 Kxc3 37. g5 Kb2
38. h5 Kxa2 39. g6 1-0


Hurt-Weaks Ralph King Memorial 1972
Caro-Kann: Steinitz variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Ng3 e6 7. Bd3 c5 8.
c3 cxd4 9. cxd4 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. dxe5 Nd7 13. Re1 Nc5 14.
Be4 Qxd1 15. Rxd1 Rd8 16. Be3 Nxe4 17. Rxd8+ Bxd8 18. Nxe4 Bd7 19. Nd6 Bc6
20. b4 a6 21. a4 Bc7 1/2-1/2

McDade-Hurt  City Championship 1973
French: exchange variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. O-O Nbc6 7. c3 Bg4
8. Be3 Qd7 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. b4 Rde8 11. Qa4 Kb8 12. Bb5 f6 13. Qd1 Nf5 14.
Re1 h5 15. Nc4 Bxh2+ 16. Kxh2 dxc4 17. d5 Qd6+ 18. Kg1 Rxe3 19. fxe3 Ne5 20.
Nxe5 Bxd1 21. Nd7+ Kc8 22. Raxd1 Qg3 23. Re2 a6 24. e4 axb5 25. exf5 Kxd7
26. Rde1 h4 27. Re3 Qd6 0-1

Hurt - Mitchell  Club Ladder game, 1973 
Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 e5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 bxa3 6. c3 Na5 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7
8. Nxe5+ Ke6 9. Qg4+ Kxe5 10. Qf5+ Kd6 11. Bxa3+ Kc6 12. Bxf8 Ne7 13. Bxe7
Qxe7 14. Rxa5 Kc7 15. Rc5+ Kd8 16. Rd5 d6 17. Qf4 Rf8 18. Qxd6+ 1-0

Hurt - Pylant  Ralph King Memorial  October 12, 1973
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Qe7 4. cxd4 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Qxg2 6. Bf3 Qg6 7. Ne2
Bb4+ 8. Nbc3 Ne7 9. Rg1 Qa6 10. Rxg7 d5 11. Ng3 Bf5 12. Nxf5 Nxf5 13. Rg5
Qe6+ 14. Kf1 Bxc3 15. bxc3 h6 16. Rh5 Rg8 17. Qd3 Rg1+ 18. Kxg1 Qg6+ 19. Bg5
hxg5 20. Rh8+ 1-0

Hurt - Wright       Ladder game, 1973  
Alekhine's defense: Sämisch attack

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. Nc3 Nxc3 4. bxc3 d5 5. d4 e6 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Qg4 Kf8 8.
Ne2 c5 9. Nf4 g6 10. h4 c4 11. Bxg6 hxg6 12. Nxg6+ fxg6 13. Qxg6 Bxh4 14.
Ba3+ 1-0

Hurt - Appleberry  Mid-South Open, 1973 
Sicilian Defence

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Bd7 5. O-O e6 6. d3 a6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8.
Be3 Nf6 9. h3 Qc7 10. Re1 Be7 11. Qd2 O-O 12. Nh2 d5 13. exd5 Nxd5 14. Nxd5
Bxd5 15. Bf4 Qc6 16. f3 Qd7 17. Ng4 f6 18. Ne3 Bc6 19. Nc4 e5 20. Be3 Qd8
21. Na5 Bd5 22. c4 Bf7 23. Nxb7 Qb6 24. Na5 Rfd8 25. Qc3 Bg6 26. Rad1 Rd7
27. Nb3 Rad8 28. Nc1 Qc7 29. Qa3 e4 30. fxe4 Bxe4 31. Qxa6 Bc6 32. Bf4 Bd6
33. Bxd6 Qxd6 34. Qa5 Qd4+ 35. Kh1 Qxb2 36. Qd2 Qd4 37. Qe3 Ba4 38. Qe6+ Kf8
39. Re4 Qxe4 40. Qxe4 Bxd1 41. Qxh7 Re7 42. Qh8+ 1-0

Hurt-Holyfield, City Championship, 1973
Sicilian: wing gambit 

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e5 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Be7 8. 
Na3 Nf6 9. Nb5 Bd8 $2 10. Ba3 Bg4 11. Bc4 Qd7 12. Nd6+ Kf8 13. Nxf7+ Ke8 14. 
Nxh8 1-0


Hurt-Rickman Tennessee Open September 01, 1973
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Nf3 Ne7 8. Be2
b6 9. O-O Ba6 10. Bxa6 Nxa6 11. Ng5 Nb8 12. Qh5 Ng6 13. f4 h6 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15.
Qxg6+ Qf7 16. Qxf7+ Kxf7 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Rb1 Nd7 19. Rb7 Ke7 20. Be3 Rhc8 21.
Rfb1 Kd8 22. Bf2 Rc7 23. Rxc7 Kxc7 24. f5 exf5 25. e6 Nf6 26. Bxc5 Kc6 27. Bd4
Kd6 28. Rb7 Kxe6 29. Rxg7 h5 30. Rg6 1-0

Hale-Hurt, Southern Open, 1974
French: Exchange Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Ne7 6. O-O Nbc6 7. c3 Bg4 8. 
Nbd2 Qd7 9. Re1 O-O-O 10. b4 Rde8 11. a4 Ng6 12. h3 Rxe1+ 13. Qxe1 Re8 14. Qf1
Bxh3 15. gxh3 Nf4 16. h4 Qg4+ 17. Kh1 Nxd3 18. Qxd3 Qh3+ 19. Kg1 Bh2+ 20. Kh1 
Re1+ 0-1

Hurt-Maclin Ralph King Memorial 1974 
Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. f4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. c3 Nc6 5. Bb5 a6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. d4 cxd4 8.
cxd4 Bg4 9. Be3 e6 10. Nc3 Ne7 11. O-O O-O 12. Qd2 Bxf3 13. Rxf3 h6 14. Kh1 Kh7
15. g4 Ng8 16. Rg1 Qd7 17. Na4 Rad8 18. Nc5 Qc8 19. e5 Rd5 20. Rh3 b6 21. Ne4
c5 22. f5 h5 23. fxe6 Rxd4 24. Bxd4 cxd4 25. gxh5 Nh6 26. hxg6+ fxg6 27. Nf6+
Rxf6 28. exf6 Qc6+ 29. Qg2 Qxg2+ 30. Kxg2 Bxf6 31. Rd1 Kg7 32. Rxh6 Kxh6 33.
Rxd4 1-0

Hurt-Wright, Club Ladder Game 1974 
Sicilian Wing Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. Bc4 e6 5. Qe2 Nf6 6. e5 Nd5 7. Bxd5 Bxd5 8.
bxc5 Bxc5 9. c3 O-O 10. d4 Be7 11. O-O Qc7 12. Nfd2 d6 13. f4 Nd7 14. Ba3 Rae8
15. c4 Bb7 16. Nc3 dxe5 17. Bxe7 Rxe7 18. Nb5 Qb8 19. fxe5 f5 20. Nd6 Ba8 21.
Nf3 h6 22. Nh4 g5 23. Ng6 Rg7 24. Nxf8 Nxf8 25. Rac1 Ng6 26. g3 f4 27. d5 exd5
28. cxd5 fxg3 29. hxg3 Ne7 30. Rf6 b5 31. Rxh6 Qb6+ 32. Kh2 Bxd5 33. Qc2 Qe3
34. Qc8+ Nxc8 35. Rxc8# 1-0

Hurt - Holyfield, King Cotton Open, 1974
Scotch: Göring gambit

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 e5 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. cxd4 Bg4 7. Be2 Nf6
8. Nc3 Qh5 9. Be3 Bb4 10. O-O O-O 11. h3 Rad8 12. Re1 a6 13. hxg4 Nxg4 14.
g3 Nce5 15. Nh4 g5 16. Bxg4 Nxg4 17. Nf3 c5 18. Bxg5 f6 19. Bh4 cxd4 20.
Qb3+ 1-0

Hurt - Thomas, MCC Championship, 1975
Sicilian: wing gambit deferred

1. e4 c5 2. b4 d6 3. Nf3 a6 4. bxc5 dxc5 5. c3 Bg4 6. Bc4 e5 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8.
Nxe5+ Ke8 9. Qxg4 Nf6 10. Qe6+ Qe7 11. Qc8+ Qd8 12. Qxd8+ Kxd8 13. Nf7+ Ke7 14. Nxh8 1-0

Hurt - Rackley  Summer Rating Tourney, 1975 
Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. axb4 Nf6 7. Nc3 Qd8
8. b5 Nb4 9. Bc4 e6 10. O-O Be7 11. Ba3 O-O 12. Re1 Re8 13. d4 Qc7 14. Ne5
Bd6 15. b6 Qxb6 16. Nb5 Bxe5 17. dxe5 Rd8 18. Qe2 Nfd5 19. Rab1 a6 20. Nd6
Qa5 21. Qf3 Nxc2 22. Qxf7+ Kh8 23. Ne8 1-0

Harold Moody(1658) - John Hurt(1831)  December 27, 1975     Jackson Holiday Tornado  
English: Anglo-Grünfeld defense

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. e3 g6 5. d4 Bg7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Be2 c5 8.
O-O Nc6 9. Nxd5 Qxd5 10. dxc5 Qxc5 11. a3 Rd8 12. Qa4 Be6 13. Rb1 Bf5 14. e4
Nd4 15. Nxd4 Rxd4 16. b4 Bxe4 17. bxc5 Rxa4 18. Rb4 Bc6 19. Bd1 Ra5 20. Bb3
Rxc5 21. Be3 Rb5 22. Rxb5 Bxb5 23. Rd1 a6 24. Bc5 Bf6 25. a4 Bc6 0-1

Hurt - Holyfield, City Championship, 1975
Caro-Kann: two knights, 3...Bg4

1. e4 c6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. h3 Bxf3 5. Qxf3 Nf6 6. d3 dxe4 7. dxe4 Nbd7
8. g4 h6 9. Bg2 e6 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. O-O O-O-O 12. Be3 Bc5 13. Bxc5 Nxc5 14.
b4 Qe5 15. Qe3 Nd3 16. cxd3 Qxc3 17. Qxa7 Qxd3 18. b5 Qxb5 19. Rfc1 Kc7 20.
Rab1 Qa6 21. Qe3 Rhf8 22. Bf1 Qa8 23. Qb6+ Kc8 24. Ba6 Qxa6 25. Rxc6+ Kd7
26. Qc7+ Ke8 27. Rxa6 bxa6 28. f3 Rd7 29. Rb8+ Ke7 30. Qc5+ 1-0

Hurt-Orton, King Cotton Open, 1975
Danish gambit: Schlechter defense

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Bxf7+
Kxf7 8. Qxd8 Bb4+ 9. Qd2 Bxd2+ 10. Nxd2 Re8 11. Ngf3 c5 12. O-O-O b5 13. e5
Ng4 14. Ne4 Kf8 15. h3 Bb7 16. Nd6 Nxf2 17. Nxb7 Nxh1 18. Rxh1 Re7 19. Nd6
a6 20. Rf1 Kg8 21. Nf5 Re8 22. Rd1 Nc6 23. g4 Rad8 24. Nd6 Re7 25. a3 Na5
26. Rd5 Nc4 27. Nf5 Ree8 28. Rxc5 Rd3 29. Ng5 h6 30. Ne7+ Kh8 31. Ng6+ Kg8
32. Ne4 Rxh3 33. Rxc4 bxc4 34. Nd6 Rd8 35. Ne7+ Kh7 36. Nxc4 Rd7 37. Nf5 Rc7
38. Nd6 Rg3 39. Kd2 Rxg4 40. Ne3 Rh4 41. Kd3 Rd7 42. Bd4 Kg8 43. Bc5 g5 44.
Nf5 Rh3+ 45. Ke4 Rh1 46. e6 Re1+ 47. Kd5 Rc7 48. Nxh6+ Kh7 49. Nhf7 Rxe6 50.
Nxg5+ 1-0

Hurt-Moody Dyersburg Summer Open 1975
Scotch Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 d6 5. cxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 a6 7. h3 Be7 8. Be3
O-O 9. a3 Re8 10. Bd3 h6 11. Qc2 Bf8 12. O-O-O b5 13. e5 Nd7 14. Nxb5 Nb4 15.
axb4 axb5 16. Kb1 dxe5 17. dxe5 Bxb4 18. Bxb5 c5 19. Qb3 Qa5 20. Bxd7 Bxd7 21.
Rxd7 Rf8 22. Rc1 Qb6 23. Rd6 Qa5 24. Rc4 Ra7 25. Rxb4 Qa1+ 26. Kc2 cxb4 27.
Bxa7 Rc8+ 28. Kd2 Qxa7 29. Nd4 Qc5 30. Qc2 1-0


Hurt-Price Oxford Open 1975
Danish gambit: Schlechter defense

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Bxf7+
Kxf7 8. Qxd8 Bb4+ 9. Qd2 Bxd2+ 10. Nxd2 c5 11. f4 b5 12. Ngf3 Re8 13. O-O-O
Kg8 14. e5 Ng4 15. Ne4 Be6 16. Nd6 Rf8 17. Nxb5 Bxa2 18. Nc7 Nf2 19. e6 Nxd1
20. Rxd1 Nc6 21. Nxa8 Rxa8 22. Rd7 Bxe6 23. Rxg7+ Kf8 24. Ng5 Bb3 25. Nxh7+
Ke8 26. Nf6+ Kd8 27. Rd7+ Kc8 28. Rh7 Rb8 29. Ne4 Rb4 30. Nd6+ Kb8 31. Bc3
Rb6 32. Be5 Nxe5 33. fxe5 Bd5 34. g4 a5 35. Rh8+ Kc7 36. Rc8+ Kd7 37. Rxc5
Ke6 38. Rxa5 Rc6+ 39. Kd2 Kxe5 40. Nf7+ Kd4 41. Ng5 Rb6 42. Ra4+ Ke5 43. Ra5
Kd4 44. Ke1 Rb2 45. h3 Bb7 46. Ne6+ Ke4 47. g5 Bc8 48. Nc5+ Kd4 49. h4 Rg2
50. Nb3+ Ke3 51. Re5+ Kf4 52. Rc5 Bg4 53. Rc3 Rh2 54. g6 Rxh4 55. g7 Be6 56.
Nd4 Bd5 57. Rc8 Rg4 58. Rf8+ Ke4 59. Nf5 Be6 60. Nd6+ Kd5 61. Ne8 Ke5 62.
Kd2 Ba2 63. Kc3 Be6 64. Rh8 Bf7 65. Rf8 Ke6 1/2-1/2

John Hurt(1831) - Robert Olsen(1309)  Jackson Holiday Tornado, December 27, 1975, round 1
French: Steinitz, Bradford attack

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Qg4 g6 8.
Nf3 Nc6 9. a3 a5 10. Bd3 Nb6 11. h4 Ne7 12. h5 Rg8 13. Ng5 Nf5 14. Nxh7 Be7
15. Bd2 Bd7 16. O-O-O Rc8 17. Kb1 Nc4 18. Bxc4 Rxc4 19. b3 Qb6 20. Nf6+ Bxf6
21. exf6 d4 22. hxg6 fxg6 23. Rh7 dxc3 24. f7+ 1-0

Rick Johnson(1400)  John Hurt(1952)  Oxford Open, March 01, 1975, round 1
French: Tarrasch, open variation, main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 Nc6 6. Be2 Bd6 7. dxc5 Bxc5
8. Nb3 Bd6 9. O-O Nge7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Re1 Qc7 12. c3 Bg4 13. h3 Bh5 14.
Nbd4 a6 15. Qb3 Na5 16. Qd1 Nc4 17. Qc1 Rae8 18. a4 Nxe3 19. Qxe3 Ng6 20.
Qd2 Nf4 21. Bd1 Qd7 22. Rxe8 Rxe8 23. Bc2 Bxf3 24. Nxf3 Re2 25. Qd1 Bc5 26.
Nd4 Bxd4 27. cxd4 Qe7 28. Qb1 Qg5 0-1

John Hurt(1934) - Jim Mitchell(1732)  Ralph King Memorial October 17, 1975
Danish gambit: Sorensen defense

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. cxd4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Nf3 O-O
8. Be2 Bf5 9. O-O Qd6 10. Nb5 Qd7 11. Ne5 Qc8 12. Be3 a6 13. Nc3 Bxc3 14.
bxc3 Nbd7 15. Nd3 Re8 16. g4 Be4 17. Bg5 b5 18. f3 Bd5 19. Qd2 Re6 20. Nf4
Rd6 21. Rae1 h6 22. Nxd5 Rxd5 23. Be3 Qf8 24. c4 bxc4 25. Bxc4 Rd6 26. Bf4
Rc6 27. Rc1 Nb8 28. d5 Rb6 29. Bxc7 Qc5+ 30. Qf2 Qxc7 31. Bd3 Qb7 32. Qxb6
Qxb6+ 33. Kh1 Nbd7 34. Rc6 Qb7 35. Rb1 Qxb1+ 36. Bxb1 Nxd5 37. Be4 N7f6 38.
Rxf6 gxf6 39. Bxd5 1/2-1/2

Hurt-Stearns, Memphis - Nashville Match 1976
Wing Gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. Nf3 e6 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Be7
8. Na3 Bd7 9. Nc4 b5 10. Ne3 Qb7 11. Qb3 a5 12. Ne5 b4 13. Be2 Ra7 14. Bf3
Qb5 15. Nxd7 Nxd7 16. c4 Qb6 17. d4 Qxd4 18. Bb2 Qb6 19. Bxg7 Nc5 20. Qb1
Bf6 21. Bxh8 Bxh8 22. Qxh7 Bxa1 23. Qxg8+ Ke7 24. O-O Bc3 25. Bh5 Rd7 26.
Qxf7+ Kd8 27. Rd1 Rxd1+ 28. Bxd1 b3 29. Qg6 Qd6 30. Nd5 Qe5 31. Qg8+ Kd7 32.
Qf7+ Kc6 33. Qe8+ Kd6 34. Qb8+ Kc6 35. Qc8+ Kd6 36. Qc7# 1-0

Hurt-Middleton  Mid-South Open  November 28, 1976, round 5
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Bb4 5. Bc4 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qe7 7. Qb3
Nc6 8. Ba3 d6 9. Nf3 Nh6 10. O-O-O O-O 11. e5 Na5 12. Qb4 Nxc4 13. Qxc4 Be6
14. Qe2 Bg4 15. Rhe1 Bxf3 16. Qxf3 Qg5+ 17. Qe3 Qxe3+ 18. fxe3 Rfe8 19. exd6
cxd6 20. Rxd6 Rad8 21. Rxd8 Rxd8 22. Kc2 f6 23. Bc5 a6 24. a4 Kf7 25. Rb1
Rd7 26. Rb6 Ng4 27. h3 Nf2 28. Bd4 Ne4 29. c4 g6 30. Kb3 f5 31. Kb4 Nd6 32.
c5 Nc8 33. Rf6+ Ke7 34. c6 Rc7 35. cxb7 Rxb7+ 36. Ka5 1-0


Weis-Hurt Hunter Weaks Memorial 1976
Trompowsky attack

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. e3 e5 5. c3 c6 6. Be2 Be6 7. Bd3 e4 8.
Bc2 Bd6 9. f3 f5 10. f4 Nd7 11. Nh3 Qh4+ 12. Nf2 O-O-O 13. Nd2 Rdg8 14. g3
Qd8 15. Nf1 h5 16. Qe2 h4 17. O-O-O Qa5 18. Bb3 Nb6 19. Kb1 Kb8 20. Rg1 Be7
21. g4 fxg4 22. Nxg4 f5 0-1

Brown Wellman(1390)  John Hurt(1791)  Memphis Spring Rating, May 03, 1976, round 5
French: advance, Nimzovich system

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be3 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nxe5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8.
f4 Nc6 9. Bb5 Bd7 10. O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3 Nf6 12. c4 O-O 13. Nf3 Ng4 14. Bc5
Ne7 15. Bxd7 Qxd7 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Bxe7 Qxe7 18. Qxd5 Qe3+ 19. Kh1 Nf2+ 20.
Kg1 Nh3+ 21. Kh1 Nxf4 22. Qxb7 Rab8 23. Qa6 Rb6 24. Qxa7 Qe2 25. Nh4 Nd5 26.
Rad1 Rf6 27. Rfe1 Qc4 28. Qd7 Nb6 29. Qd8 Qc5 30. Re8 Rxe8 31. Qxe8+ Qf8 32.
Qxf8+ Kxf8 33. Nf3 Rc6 34. Rd2 Nc4 35. Re2 Ra6 36. c3 Ra3 37. Rc2 Ne3 38.
Re2 Rxc3 39. a4 Rc1+ 40. Ng1 Nc4 41. Ra2 Na5 42. h3 Ke7 43. Kh2 Kd6 44. Nf3
f6 45. Nd4 Ke5 46. Nc2 f5 47. Rb2 Nc4 48. Rb5+ Ke4 49. Nb4 Ne3 50. a5 Nf1+
51. Kg1 Ng3+ 52. Kh2 f4 53. Re5+ Kd4 54. Nc6+ Rxc6 55. Re1 h5 56. Ra1 Ra6
57. Kg1 Kc3 58. Kf2 g5 59. Kf3 Kb2 60. Ra4 Kb3 61. Ra1 Kb2 62. Ra4 Re6 63.
a6 Nh1 64. g4 Re3+ 65. Kg2 f3+ 66. Kxh1 Re1+ 67. Kh2 f2 68. a7 f1=Q 69. a8=Q
Qg1# 0-1

Sprague - Hurt, City Championship 1976
French: Exchange Variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Nf3 Ne7 6. O-O Nbc6 7. Re1 Bg4 8.
c3 Qd7 9. Nbd2 O-O-O 10. b4 Rde8 11. Nb3 f6 12. Nc5 Bxc5 13. bxc5 Nd8 14. Rb1
g5 15. Qb3 Bxf3 16. Ba6 Qg4 17. Bxb7+ Nxb7 18. Qxb7+ Kd7 19. Qb5+ Nc6 20. g3
Rxe1+ 0-1

Maclin - Hurt, City Championship 1977
Réti opening

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. b3 d5 3. Bb2 c5 4. e3 Nc6 5. Bb5 e6 6. O-O Qc7 7. Ne5 Nd7 8.
Bxc6 bxc6 9. f4 Rb8 10. d3 a5 11. Nd2 a4 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Qg4 f6 14. Rf3
Qf7 15. e4 h5 16. Qh3 Qg6 17. f5 Qg4 18. Qxg4 hxg4 19. Re3 exf5 20. exd5+
Kd8 21. dxc6 Bd6 22. Rae1 Bxh2+ 23. Kf2 f4 24. Re7 Bg3+ 25. Kg1 Bxe1 26.
Rxg7 Bxd2 27. c7+ Ke8 28. cxb8=Q Be3+ 29. Kf1 Rh1+ 30. Ke2 f3+ 31. Kxe3 Re1+
32. Kf4 1-0


Orton-Hurt King Cotton Open 1977
French Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ndf3 Be7 8. Bd3
cxd4 9. cxd4 Nb4 10. Bb1 b5 11. a3 Nc6 12. Ne2 a5 13. O-O Qb6 14. Kh1 g6 15. g4
h5 16. gxh5 Rxh5 17. Ng5 Bxg5 18. fxg5 Rh7 19. Rf3 Bb7 20. Be3 Ncxe5 21. dxe5
d4 22. Nxd4 Nxe5 23. Qe2 Rd8 24. Bc2 Rxd4 25. Bxd4 Bxf3+ 0-1

Flickinger - Hurt, City Championship 1977
French: Winawer, advance, 6...Ne7

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. f4 Nbc6 8.
Nf3 Bd7 9. Bd3 Qa5 10. Bd2 c4 11. Be2 Qa4 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Nh4 Rdf8 14. Bg4
h5 15. Bh3 f5 16. Rf3 Be8 17. Rg3 Rh7 18. Nf3 h4 19. Ng5 Rh6 20. Re3 Bh5 21.
Qb1 Nd8 22. Qb2 Bg4 23. Be1 Ng6 24. Bxg4 fxg4 25. g3 hxg3 26. hxg3 Rfh8 27.
Re2 Ne7 28. Rg2 Nf5 29. Rb1 b6 30. Kf2 Rh2 31. Bd2 Qe8 32. Rg1 Qh5 33. Qc1
Nxg3 34. Rxh2 Qxh2+ 35. Rg2 Nh1+ 36. Kf1 Qh5 37. Be1 g3 38. Bxg3 Nxg3+ 39.
Rxg3 Qg6 40. Kg2 Nc6 41. Qd2 Ne7 42. Qe2 Nf5 43. Rh3 Rxh3 44. Kxh3 Qh6+ 45.
Kg2 Kd7 46. Qf2 Qh5 47. Nh3 Qg4+ 48. Kh2 Qh5 49. Qg2 Kc6 50. Qd2 Qg4 51. Qf2
Qh5 52. Qd2 Qf3 53. Ng5 Qg3+ 54. Kh1 Kd7 55. Nf7 Ne3 0-1

Hurt - Olsen, City Championship 1977
French: Rubinstein variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Bg5 Be7 7. Bxf6
Nxf6 8. Bd3 O-O 9. c3 Qd5 10. Qc2 g6 11. O-O Bd7 12. c4 Qa5 13. Ne5 Rad8 14.
b4 Qb6 15. Nxf6+ Bxf6 16. Qc3 Bb5 17. c5 Qa6 18. Bxb5 Qxb5 19. f4 Bxe5 20.
fxe5 Qd7 21. Rf4 Qe7 22. Rf6 Qd7 23. Rd1 Qd5 24. Qe3 Kg7 25. Rf4 Rh8 26. Rh4
Kg8 27. Rf1 Rf8 28. Rg4 c6 29. Qf2 Qd7 30. Qh4 h6 31. Qf6 Kh7 32. Qf4 Kg7
33. Rf3 Rh7 34. Rxg6+ 1-0

Hood - Hurt, City Championship 1977
Bird's opening

1. f4 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Bg4 6. h3 Bd7 7. d3 e6 8. Nbd2
Be7 9. Be2 O-O 10. g4 Qc7 11. Nf1 Rfd8 12. Ng3 d4 13. Qd2 dxe3 14. Qxe3 Nd5
15. Qf2 Nxf4 16. Nh5 Nxh5 17. gxh5 e5 18. O-O-O Nd4 19. Nxd4 cxd4 20. Rhg1
Rac8 21. Rd2 Bb4 0-1

Senn - Hurt, City Championship 1977
QGD semi-Slav: Bogolyubov variation

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 c6 5. e3 Be7 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. O-O dxc4 8.
Bxc4 b5 9. Bd3 Bb7 10. b3 a6 11. Bb2 c5 12. Rc1 Rc8 13. Qe2 cxd4 14. exd4
O-O 15. Ne5 Nxe5 16. dxe5 Nd5 17. Rfd1 g6 18. g3 Nxc3 19. Rxc3 Qd5 20. f3
Rxc3 21. Kg2 Qc5 22. Bxc3 Qxc3 23. Be4 Bxe4 24. Qxe4 Rc8 25. Kh3 Qc2 26. Rd3
Kg7 27. f4 Rd8 28. Re3 Qxe4 29. Rxe4 Rd2 30. a4 Rd3 31. axb5 axb5 32. Re2
Rxb3 0-1

Hurt - Rackley, City Championship 1977
Sicilian: closed, 2...Nc6

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d3 e6 4. g3 d5 5. Bg2 d4 6. Nce2 e5 7. f4 Bd6 8. Nf3
Qc7 9. O-O Nf6 10. c3 Bg4 11. fxe5 Nxe5 12. cxd4 cxd4 13. Bf4 Nxf3+ 14. Bxf3
Bxf4 15. Nxf4 Qd7 16. e5 Bxf3 17. Qxf3 Ng8 18. e6 fxe6 19. Nxe6 Nh6 20. Rae1
Qd6 21. Nc5+ 1-0

Hurt - Pylant, City Championship 1977
Scotch: Göring gambit, Bardeleben variation

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 Nf6 6. Nxc3 Bb4 7. O-O d6
8. Nd5 h6 9. Nxb4 Nxb4 10. Qb3 d5 11. exd5 Nbxd5 12. Re1+ Kf8 13. Bd2 c6 14.
Rad1 Qb6 15. Qa3+ c5 16. Ba5 Qd6 17. Bc3 Be6 18. Be5 Qb6 19. Nd4 Qb4 20.
Qxb4 cxb4 21. Bd6+ Kg8 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. Rxe6 Rc8 24. Bxd5 Nxd5 25. Kf1 Kf7
26. Re5 Nf6 27. Re7+ Kg6 28. Bxb4 Rc2 29. Bc3 Rf8 30. Rd6 Rc1+ 31. Ke2 Rc2+
32. Ke3 Kf5 33. Re5+ Kg6 34. Ree6 Kf5 35. h3 h5 36. Re5+ Kg6 37. Ree6 Kf5
38. g3 Rc1 39. f4 Rg1 40. Re5+ Kg6 41. Kf2 Rc1 42. g4 hxg4 43. hxg4 Kh7 44.
Re7 Rc2+ 45. Kf3 1-0


Pletcher-Hurt Solid Gold Dedication Tourney 1977
English Opening

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. d3 Bg7 7. Bd2 O-O 8.
Rc1 c6 9. Nf3 e5 10. h4 Bg4 11. O-O N8d7 12. Ng5 h6 13. Nh3 Nf6 14. f4 Nh5 15.
Kh2 Bxh3 16. Bxh3 exf4 17. Bxf4 Nxf4 18. Rxf4 Be5 19. Re4 Bc7 20. Qd2 Kh7 21.
h5 Qf6 22. Rf1 Qd6 23. Ref4 Rae8 24. Rxf7+ Rxf7 25. Rxf7+ Kg8 26. Rf3 gxh5 27.
Qf4 Qxf4 28. gxf4 Kf7 29. e4 Rg8 30. e5 Nd5 31. Nxd5 cxd5 32. Rf1 Bb6 33. Bf5
Be3 34. Bh3 h4 35. f5 Bd4 36. Re1 Bxb2 37. Bg2 Rd8 38. Kh3 Bd4 39. Re2 b5 40.
Kxh4 b4 41. Kg4 a5 42. Kf4 a4 43. Rc2 b3 44. axb3 axb3 45. Rc7+ Ke8 46. Rb7 b2
47. f6 Rd7 48. Rb8+ Rd8 49. Rb4 Kf7 50. Bf3 Kg6 51. Bd1 Rc8 52. Rb7 h5 53. f7
Rf8 54. Ba4 Rxf7+ 55. Rxf7 Kxf7 56. Bc2 Ke6 57. Kg5 Kxe5 58. Kxh5 Kf5 59. Kh4
Kf4 60. Bb1 Bc3 0-1



Wright-Hurt MCC Ladder Game 1977
French

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. f4 Bd7 8. Nf3
Ba4 9. dxc5 Qa5 10. Bd3 Qxc3+ 11. Bd2 Qxc5 12. Rb1 b6 13. g4 Nbc6 14. f5 Rc8
15. fxe6 fxe6 16. Ng5 Nxe5 17. Nxe6 Nxd3+ 18. cxd3 Bxd1 19. Nxc5 Bxg4 20. Nb3
O-O 21. Bb4 Rce8 22. Kd2 Rf2+ 23. Kc3 Rc8+ 24. Kd4 Nc6+ 25. Kxd5 Bf3+ 0-1

Hurt - Bock, First Class Flite 1978
Danish gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 Qe7 4. cxd4 Qxe4+ 5. Be2 Bb4+ 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Nf3
O-O 8. O-O Bxc3 9. bxc3 Qc6 10. c4 d6 11. d5 Qd7 12. Qc2 Na6 13. Bb2 Qd8 14.
Ng5 Nb4 15. Qb1 g6 16. Qe1 Nc2 17. Qc3 Nxa1 18. Ne4 1-0


Hurt-Cope  MCC Games 1978
Danish Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4 cxb2 5. Bxb2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7
8. Qxd8 Bb4+ 9. Qd2 Bxd2+ 10. Nxd2 Re8 11. Ngf3 Nxe4 12. Ne5+ Rxe5 13. Bxe5
Nxd2 14. Kxd2 c5 15. Rhe1 Nc6 16. Bc3 b6 17. Re3 Be6 18. Bxg7 Bxa2 19. Bc3 Bd5
20. Rg3 Nd4 21. Bxd4 cxd4 22. Rc1 Kf6 23. Rc7 Be4 24. Rg4 Re8 25. f3 Bg6 26.
Rxd4 Ke5 27. Rdd7 a5 28. Rb7 Re6 29. Rb8 Rd6+ 30. Rxd6 Kxd6 31. Rxb6+ Kc5 32.
Rb8 Kc4 33. Kc1 Kc3 34. Ra8 Kb4 35. Kb2 a4 36. Rb8+ Kc4 37. Ka3 1-0

John Hurt(1846) - Tom Farr(1903) Memphis-Nashville Match,  December 10, 1978
Owen defense

1. e4 b6 2. d4 Bb7 3. Bd3 e6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Qe2 c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Be7 8.
Nc3 O-O 9. h3 d6 10. Be3 Nbd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Rac1 Re8 13. Ba6 Qc7 14. Nd5
Qb8 15. Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Rc1 Qb8 17. Nxe7+ Rxe7 18. Bd3 Nxe4 19. Qc2 Ndf6 20.
g4 d5 21. Ne5 Ne8 22. f3 Rc7 23. Qb1 N4d6 24. Bxh7+ Kh8 25. Bd3 Rxc1+ 26.
Qxc1 Qc8 27. Qe1 Qd8 28. g5 Kg8 29. Qh4 a6 30. Qh7+ Kf8 31. Qh8+ Ke7 32.
Bxa6 Qc7 33. Bxb7 Qxb7 34. Bd2 Qa8 35. a3 Qa4 36. Qh4 Nf5 37. Qf2 Nxd4 38.
Bb4+ 1-0

Farr-Hurt, Memphis - Nashville Match 1978
English: Anglo-Grünfeld, Czech defense

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. cxd5 Nxd5 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Nb6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. O-O O-O
8. d3 e5 9. Be3 Nc6 10. Qd2 Re8 11. Rac1 Nd4 12. Bg5 f6 13. Bh6 Nxf3+ 14.
Bxf3 c6 15. Bxg7 Kxg7 16. h4 Be6 17. Kg2 Nc4 18. Qc2 Nd6 19. Na4 Qc8 20. Rh1
h5 21. Nc5 Bd5 22. Bxd5 cxd5 23. Qb3 Qg4 24. Qxd5 Nf5 25. Qxb7+ Kh6 26. Ne4
Qxe2 27. Rhe1 Qg4 28. Kh2 Rab8 29. Qxa7 Rxb2 30. Nxf6 Qxg3+ 31. Kh1 Qxh4+
32. Kg1 Qxf6 33. Rc7 Qb6 34. Qxb6 Rxb6 35. Rc5 Rb2 36. Rcxe5 Rxe5 37. Rxe5
Rxa2 38. Kg2 Rd2 0-1

Hurt - Scott  Mid-South Open, 1978
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 Qb6 3. bxc5 Qxc5 4. d4 Qc7 5. Nf3 Nf6 6. Bd3 d6 7. O-O Bg4 8.
Be3 g6 9. Nbd2 Bg7 10. c4 O-O 11. Rb1 Nc6 12. h3 Bd7 13. Nb3 Nb4 14. e5 dxe5
15. dxe5 Nxd3 16. exf6 exf6 17. Qxd3 Bf5 18. Qe2 Bxb1 19. Rxb1 Rfe8 20. c5
Qc6 21. Na5 Rxe3 22. Qxe3 Qa4 23. Nxb7 Qxa2 24. Qb3 Qe2 25. Re1 Qa6 26. Re7
Rf8 27. Nd6 h5 28. Nxf7 Kh7 29. Qb7 Qa1+ 30. Kh2 Rg8 31. Qxa7 Qc1 32. Qc7 1-0

Hurt - Minor  Mid-South Open, 1978
Caro-Kann: Tartakower (fantasy) variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Be3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Nc3 a6 7. f4 c5 8. Nf3
Nc6 9. dxc5 Nxc5 10. a3 b5 11. b4 Nd7 12. Bd3 Nb6 13. Ne2 Bd7 14. c3 Nc4 15.
Bxc4 bxc4 16. O-O g6 17. Nfd4 Be7 18. g4 f6 19. Nxc6 Bxc6 20. f5 gxf5 21.
Nd4 Qc7 22. gxf5 Rg8+ 23. Kf2 O-O-O 24. Nxe6 Qxe5 25. Qf3 Rde8 26. Qf4 Bd6
27. Qxe5 fxe5 28. Rg1 Bd7 29. Rxg8 Rxg8 30. Rd1 Bc6 31. a4 d4 32. cxd4 Rg2+
33. Ke1 exd4 34. Rxd4 Kd7 35. Bf4 1-0

Smith-Hurt, West Tennessee Championship 1978
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Opening

1. b3 d5 2. Bb2 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. a3 e5 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. c4 dxc4 7. bxc4 Be6 8.
Ng3 Qd7 9. Nc3 Rd8 10. Be2 Be7 11. d3 O-O 12. O-O h5 13. f4 exf4 14. Rxf4 g5
15. Rf1 h4 16. Nge4 Ng4 17. Rf3 Qc7 18. Rh3 Nge5 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. cxd5 Rxd5
21. d4 cxd4 22. exd4 Qd7 23. Bc4 Nxc4 0-1

Hurt-Crowder, North Mississippi/Memphis Match, February 05, 1978
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 c5 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. Qd3 Qxe5 12. Bf4 Qf5 13. Qxf5 Nxf5 14.
Nxc3 Nc6 15. O-O-O Bd7 16. Bd3 Nce7 17. g3 Rc8 18. Kb2 Bc6 19. h4 e5 20.
Bxf5 exf4 21. Bxc8 fxg3 22. fxg3 Nxc8 23. Nxd5 Rxg3 24. h5 Kf8 25. h6 Kg8
26. Rh5 Kh8 27. c4 Nd6 28. Rd4 Rg8 29. Ne3 Ne8 30. Nf5 Ba4 31. c5 Rg2+ 32.
Kc3 Rc2+ 33. Kd3 Bb3 34. h7 1-0


Crowder-Hurt North Mississippi/Memphis Match 1978
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defence

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. Nf3 Ne4 8. Bxe7
Qxe7 9. Nxe4 dxe4 10. Nd2 f5 11. Be2 Nd7 12. O-O e5 13. d5 Nf6 14. a3 f4 15. b4
f3 16. gxf3 Bh3 17. Re1 Nxd5 18. Nxe4 Nc3 19. Qd3 Nxe4 20. f4 exf4 21. exf4 Bf5
22. Bf3 Rae8 23. Qd5+ Qe6 24. Qxb7 Qg6+ 25. Bg2 Bh3 26. Qd5+ Kh8 0-1


David Hawkes(1543)- John Hurt(1851) Bluff City Open,  February 1979
French: 3 Nc3 Bb4 4 e5 c5 sidelines

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. Qg4 Ne7 6. Nf3 cxd4 7. Nxd4 Bxc3+ 8.
bxc3 Qc7 9. Qg3 a6 10. Be2 Nd7 11. O-O Ng6 12. f4 Nc5 13. Bf3 O-O 14. Bd2 Na4
15. Be2 Ne7 16. Bd3 Nc5 17. Nb3 Nf5 18. Qh3 Nxd3 19. cxd3 Bd7 20. g4 Ne7 21. d4
f5 22. Nc5 fxg4 23. Qxg4 Nf5 24. Rab1 Bc8 25. Rb2 b6 26. Nd3 Bd7 27. Nf2 Rab8
28. Qh3 Bb5 29. Rc1 Qc4 30. Ng4 Nxd4 0-1

Hurt-Fowler  Mid-South Open  November 25, 1979, round 5
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 a5 3. bxc5 Nc6 4. d4 e6 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. Nf3 d6 7. cxd6 Bxd6 8.
e5 Bb4 9. Bd2 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Ne4 11. Bb2 a4 12. Qd3 Qa5+ 13. Nd2 Nxd2 14.
Qxd2 b5 15. Qxa5 Rxa5 16. a3 Na7 17. Bc3 Ra6 18. Rb1 Bd7 19. Bb4 Bc6 20. Bc5
Kd7 21. Bxa7 1-0

Senn - Hurt   Region VII Games, 1979
French: Tarrasch, closed variation, main line

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8.
cxd4 Nb4 9. Bb1 b5 10. a3 Nc6 11. O-O Qb6 12. Nf3 a5 13. Bd2 Bb7 14. b3 Be7
15. Bd3 Rc8 16. Qb1 g6 17. Bh6 Rg8 18. Be3 h5 19. h4 b4 20. a4 Ba6 21. Re1
Ndb8 22. Nf4 Bxd3 23. Qxd3 Kd7 24. Rac1 Na7 25. Qb1 Rxc1 26. Rxc1 Rc8 27.
Nd3 Rxc1+ 28. Qxc1 Qc6 29. Nc5+ Ke8 30. g3 Nd7 31. Nxd7 Kxd7 32. Qxc6+ Nxc6
33. Ne1 Bd8 34. f3 Bb6 35. Nc2 Ke7 36. g4 f6 37. exf6+ Kxf6 38. Bg5+ Kf7 39.
Be3 e5 40. dxe5 d4 41. Bf2 hxg4 42. Kg2 d3 43. Bxb6 dxc2 44. Be3 Nd4 45.
fxg4 Nxb3 46. h5 gxh5 47. gxh5 Nc5 48. h6 Kg6 49. Kf3 b3 50. Bc1 Nxa4 51. e6
b2 52. Bxb2 Nxb2 53. e7 Kf7 54. e8=Q+ Kxe8 55. h7 c1=Q 56. h8=Q+ Kd7 57.
Qd4+ Kc6 58. Qf6+ Kb5 59. Qe5+ Kb4 60. Qb8+ Ka3 0-1

Hurt-Mueller, Norderstedt-Memphis Match 1979
Sicilian: wing gambit

1. e4 c5 2. b4 e5 3. Nf3 cxb4 4. Bc4 Qf6 5. a3 Nc6 6. axb4 Bxb4 7. c3 Bc5 8.
Na3 a6 9. Nb5 Rb8 10. Nc7+ Kd8 11. Nd5 Qg6 12. d3 Qxg2 13. Rf1 d6 14. Ne3
Bxe3 15. fxe3 Bg4 16. Ra2 Qh3 17. Bxf7 Nh6 18. Bd5 Rf8 19. Raf2 Kd7 20. d4
exd4 21. exd4 Rxf3 22. Rxf3 Qh4+ 23. R1f2 Ne7 24. Qa4+ b5 25. Qxa6 Nxd5 26.
exd5 Bxf3 27. Qc6+ Kd8 28. Qxd6+ Kc8 29. Bf4 Rb7 30. Qf8+ Kd7 31. Qxg7+ Kc8
32. Qf8+ Kd7 33. Bxh6 Bxd5 34. Kd2 Qe7 35. Qf5+ Be6 36. Qe5 Qa3 37. d5 Qa2+
38. Ke3 Qa7+ 39. Kd3 Qxf2 40. Qxe6+ Kc7 41. d6+ Kc6 42. Qe4+ Kxd6 43. Bf4+ 1-0

John Hurt(1831) - Greg Hood(1884)  Memphis Candidates,  January 1979
French: Steinitz variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. Nf3 Bxc5 8.
a3 a6 9. Bd3 b5 10. b4 Ba7 11. Qe2 Qc7 12. Bb2 Nb6 13. Bxb5 axb5 14. Nxb5
Qd7 15. Nd6+ Kf8 16. Ng5 Nd8 17. Qh5 Ba6 18. O-O-O Nc4 19. Nxc4 Bxc4 20.
Nxh7+ Kg8 21. Nf6+ gxf6 22. Qg4+ Kf8 23. exf6 Rg8 24. Qh3 Rc8 25. Rhe1 Qa4
26. Kb1 Nc6 27. f5 d4 28. fxe6 Bxe6 29. Qh6+ Ke8 30. Rxe6+ fxe6 31. f7+ Kxf7
32. Qh7+ Kf6 33. Bc1 e5 34. Rf1+ Ke6 35. Qf7+ Kd6 36. Rf6# 1-0

John Hurt(1831) - Mahlon Smith(1949)  City Championship,  February 23, 1979, round 7
Closed Sicilian

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O e5 7. Nc3 Nge7 8.
Nh4 O-O 9. f4 f5 10. exf5 Nxf5 11. Bd5+ Kh8 12. Nxf5 Bxf5 13. fxe5 Bxe5 14.
Bh6 Bd4+ 15. Kh1 Bg7 16. Qd2 Qd7 17. Bxg7+ Kxg7 18. Ne4 Bxe4+ 19. dxe4 Ne5
20. Rf4 Qh3 21. Raf1 Qxf1+ 22. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 23. Kg2 Raf8 24. Bxb7 Ng4 25. Kh3
h5 26. Kh4 R1f2 27. Qxd6 Kh6 28. h3 R8f6 29. Qd5 R2f5 30. hxg4 g5+ 31. Kh3
Rxd5 32. Bxd5 Rf2 33. b3 Rxc2 34. a4 Rc3 35. gxh5 Kxh5 36. Bf7+ Kh6 37. Kg4
Kg7 38. Bc4 Kf6 39. a5 Ke5 40. Bd5 Kf6 41. a6 Re3 42. Kh3 Ke5 43. Kg4 Kf6
44. Kh3 Re1 45. Kg4 Ra1 46. Bc4 Re1 47. Bd5 Ra1 48. Bc4 Rc1 49. Kh5 1/2-1/2

John Hurt(1831) - Jim Wright(1846)  Ladder Match 1979
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Euwe-Gligoric variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 Qc7 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 cxd4 10. Kd1 dxc3 11. Nf3 Nbc6 12. Ng5 Nxe5 13. f4 Rxg5 14.
fxg5 N5g6 15. h4 e5 16. h5 Bg4+ 17. Ke1 Nf8 18. Bb5+ Nc6 19. Qd3 d4 20. g6
fxg6 21. hxg6 O-O-O 22. Bg5 Re8 23. Bxc6 Qxc6 24. Qg3 Bf5 25. g7 Ne6 26. Bf6
Qe4+ 27. Kf1 Rg8 28. Rh8 Bh7 29. Qxe5 1-0

Jim Wright(1853) - John Hurt(1948)  Club Ladder Game, 1979
French: Tarrasch

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. c3 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nd7 6. Nf3 Ngf6 7. Ng3 b6 8.
Bc4 Bb7 9. O-O c5 10. Re1 Qc7 11. Qe2 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 O-O 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. dxc5 Qxc5 16. Bb3 Rfd8 17. Rad1 Ne5 18. Qe2 Rxd1 19. Rxd1 Rc8 20.
Ne4 Nxe4 21. Qxe4 h5 22. h3 g6 23. Re1 Nc4 24. Qe2 Kf8 25. Rd1 Ke7 26. Bxc4
Qxc4 27. Qxc4 Rxc4 28. Kf1 Ra4 29. a3 Ra5 30. f3 Rd5 31. Rxd5 exd5 32. Ke2
Kd6 33. Kd3 f6 34. Ke3 Kc5 35. b3 b5 36. h4 a5 37. Kd3 g5 38. b4+ axb4 39.
axb4+ Kc6 40. Ke3 Kd7 41. g4 gxh4 42. gxh5 Ke6 0-1


Hurt-Wells Tennessee Open 1979
Ponziani Opening and Scotch Gambit

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. c3 dxc3 5. Bc4 d6 6. Nxc3 Be6 7. Bxe6 fxe6 8.
Qb3 Qd7 9. Qxb7 Rb8 10. Qa6 Be7 11. O-O Nf6 12. Qe2 O-O 13. h3 Kh8 14. Be3 Ng8
15. Rad1 Bf6 16. Rd2 Rb7 17. g4 Ne5 18. Nxe5 Bxe5 19. f4 Bxc3 20. bxc3 Qc6 21.
Bd4 Nf6 22. Re1 Nd7 23. e5 dxe5 24. Bxe5 Nxe5 25. Qxe5 Qf3 26. Qe4 Qxc3 27. Rc2
Qb4 28. Rc4 Qb6+ 29. Kg2 Kg8 30. Rc6 Qb4 31. Qxe6+ Kh8 32. Rc4 Qa3 33. Re2 Rb2
34. Rxc7 Rxe2+ 35. Qxe2 Rxf4 36. Rxa7 Qd6 37. Ra8+ Rf8 38. Rxf8+ Qxf8 39. Qf3
Qd8 40. h4 h6 41. Kh3 Qd2 42. a4 Qe1 43. h5 Kh7 44. Qd3+ Kh8 45. Kg2 Kg8 46.
Qc4+ Kh8 47. Qc8+ Kh7 48. Qc4 Kh8 49. Kf3 Qd2 50. Ke4 Kh7 51. Ke5 Qd8 52. Qe4+
Kh8 53. Qc6 Qd2 54. Ke6 Qg5 55. Qe8+ 1-0

John Hurt(1831) - Morris Busby(1033)  Bluff City Open, February 17, 1979  round 1
Sicilian: wing gambit, Marshall variation

1. e4 c5 2. b4 cxb4 3. a3 Nc6 4. axb4 Nf6 5. b5 Nd4 6. c3 Ne6 7. e5 Ne4 8.
d4 d5 9. f3 N4g5 10. h4 1-0

Wright - Hurt, City Championship 1979  
French: Winawer, advance, poisoned pawn, Konstantinopolsky variation

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 cxd4 8.
Qxg7 Rg8 9. Qxh7 Qc7 10. Ne2 dxc3 11. f4 Bd7 12. Qd3 Nbc6 13. Nxc3 a6 14.
Rb1 Nf5 15. Bd2 Rc8 16. Ne2 b5 17. h4 Nce7 18. Kd1 d4 19. Rh3 Nd5 20. Rc1
Qc5 21. Ke1 Nfe3 22. Nxd4 Nxg2+ 23. Bxg2 Rxg2 24. Rh1 Ke7 25. Be3 Nxe3 26.
Qxe3 Qd5 27. Rf1 Rc4 28. Rd1 Qc5 29. Rf2 Rg1+ 30. Rf1 Rg4 31. Qd2 Kf8 32.
Rh1 Bc6 33. Nxc6 Re4+ 34. Kf1 Rexf4+ 35. Ke1 Rg1+ 36. Rxg1 Qxg1+ 37. Ke2
Rf2+ 38. Kd3 Rxd2+ 39. Rxd2 Qc5 40. Nb4 Qxe5 0-1

Hurt - Flickenger, City Championship 1979 
Pirc defense

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. Be3 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. f3 dxc5 8.
Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Nfxd7 10. Ne2 Nc6 11. Kf2 Rd8 12. Qc1 Nd4 13. Rd1 Nb8 14.
Nd5 e6 15. Bd2 Nxe2 16. Bxa5 Nxc1 17. Bxd8 exd5 18. Bg5 Bxb2 19. Rxd5 O-O
20. Rxc1 Bxc1 21. Bxc1 Rc8 22. Bf4 b6 23. Bxb8 Rxb8 24. Rd7 a5 25. Ke3 b5
26. Kd2 h6 27. Rd5 c4 28. Kc3 Kf8 29. a4 bxa4 30. Rxa5 Rb1 31. Kxc4 Rg1 32.
Kd5 Rxg2 33. c4 Rxh2 34. Rxa4 Rd2+ 35. Ke5 Ke7 36. Ra7+ Rd7 37. Rxd7+ Kxd7
38. Kf6 Ke8 39. c5 h5 40. c6 h4 41. e5 h3 42. e6 fxe6 43. Kxe6 Kd8 0-1

Randy Cope(1406) - John Hurt(1948)  King Cotton Open, April 21, 1979
QGD: 4.Bg5 Be7

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. Nf3 h6 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. e3 O-O 8.
Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 c5 10. Ne4 cxd4 11. Nxf6+ Qxf6 12. Qxd4 Qxd4 13. Nxd4 a6
14. b4 b5 15. Be2 e5 16. Bf3 Ra7 17. Nc6 Nxc6 18. Bxc6 Rc7 19. Bd5 Rd8 20.
e4 Kf8 21. Ke2 f5 22. Rhd1 Rc2+ 23. Ke1 fxe4 24. Bb3 Rxd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rc7 26.
Kd2 Bf5 27. Ke1 Ke7 28. h3 Be6 29. Bxe6 Kxe6 30. Rd2 Rc4 31. Rb2 Kd5 32. Ke2
Rd4 33. f3 exf3+ 34. Kxf3 e4+ 35. Ke2 Rd3 36. Rc2 Rg3 37. Kf2 Ra3 38. Ke2
Kd4 39. Ke1 g5 40. Ke2 h5 41. Ke1 g4 42. hxg4 hxg4 43. Ke2 g3 44. Ke1 Re3+
45. Kd2 Rd3+ 46. Ke1 e3 47. Rc6 Ra3 48. Rc2 Kd3 49. Kd1 Rc3 50. Rb2 e2+ 51.
Rxe2 Rc1+ 0-1


Hurt-Bayer Memphis Candidates 1980 
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Be3 dxe4 5. Nd2 exf3 6. Ngxf3 Nf6 7. Bd3 Be7 8.
Qe2 Bd7 9. Ne5 Nd5 10. O-O O-O 11. Bxh7+ Kxh7 12. Qh5+ Kg8 13. Nxf7 Qe8 14.
Qh8# 1-0

Hurt - Pylant  - Memphis City Championship, 1980
Alekhine's defense: exchange variation

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. exd6 cxd6 6. Nc3 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8.
Bd3 O-O 9. Nge2 Nc6 10. b3 d5 11. c5 Nd7 12. Rc1 Nxc5 13. dxc5 d4 14. Bd2
dxc3 15. Bxc3 Ne5 16. Be4 Qxd1+ 17. Rxd1 Rb8 18. f4 Ng4 19. Bxg7 Kxg7 20. h3
Nf6 21. Bf3 Bf5 22. Rd4 Rfc8 23. b4 a5 24. g4 Be6 25. a3 axb4 26. axb4 Rc7
27. Kf2 Bb3 28. g5 Ne8 29. Nc3 b6 30. c6 Nd6 31. b5 Ra8 32. Re1 Ra5 33. Re5
Be6 34. Bg4 Bc4 35. Be2 Bxe2 36. Kxe2 Ra3 37. Nd5 Nf5 38. Rxf5 gxf5 39. Nxc7 1-0

Hurt - Lowe, 36th Tennessee Open, September 07, 1981  
Center game

1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. Nf3 Bb4+ 4. c3 dxc3 5. Nxc3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Bc4
d5 8. exd5 O-O 9. O-O Bg4 10. Ba3 a6 11. Re1 Re8 12. Qe2 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Qd7
14. d6 Nec6 15. Qxf7+ 1-0

Hurt - Linxwiler, City Championship 1982  
Sicilian defense

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. d3 g6 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 e6 7. O-O Nge7 8.
Be3 O-O 9. Qd2 Nd4 10. Nh4 f5 11. exf5 Nexf5 12. Nxf5 Nxf5 13. Bg5 Qb6 14.
Rab1 d5 15. Ne2 h6 16. g4 hxg5 17. gxf5 exf5 18. Bxd5+ Be6 19. Bxe6+ Qxe6
20. Rfe1 Qf6 21. Nc3 Rad8 22. Re2 Rd4 23. Qe3 Rg4+ 24. Kf1 Kh7 25. Qxc5 b6
26. Qd5 Rd8 27. Qe6 Qd4 28. Re3 Rh4 29. Kg1 Qf4 30. Rg3 Bd4 31. Rf1 Bc5 32.
Nd5 Qd6 33. Qf7+ Kh8 34. c4 Bd4 35. Ne7 Rh6 36. Rh3 1-0

Hurt - Brown, City Championship 1982 
King's pawn game

1. e4 e5 2. d4 Nc6 3. dxe5 Nxe5 4. f4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. Bc4 Nf6 7. e5 Qe7 8.
Qe2 Ng4 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. h3 Nh6 12. Qe4 d6 13. g4 dxe5 14. f5 Nd4
15. f6 Nhf5 16. Bg5 g6 17. O-O-O Ng3 18. Qxe5 Nxf3 19. Qxg3 Nxg5 20. Qh4 Ne6
21. Qh6 1-0

Hurt - Minor, City Championship 1982
Pirc defense

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. Be2 Bg7 5. Be3 c6 6. h4 Qa5 7. f3 Nh5 8. Kf2
e5 9. g4 Nf6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. h5 Be6 12. hxg6 fxg6 13. Qd6 Kf7 14. Nh3 h6
15. Rad1 Nbd7 16. g5 Ne8 17. Qd2 h5 18. Bc4 Bxc4 19. Qxd7+ Kg8 1-0

The following list was compiled by Dwight Weaver, our club historian.  Just Many of John Hurt's 1st Place Victories:

Charleston, West Virginia City Championship:

1934, 1935, 1937, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957 

West Virginia State Championship:

1939, 1948, 1952, 1955,

US Navy- USS Samar Championship:

1945

Mississippi State Championship (Open)

1962

Birmingham, Alabama Open

1964, 1967

Huntsville, Alabama Heart of Dixie Open

1965

Middle Tennessee Open

1965, 1966

Tennessee State Championship (Open)

1965, 1973

Millington, Tennessee Naval Air Station Open

1973

Hot Springs, Arkansas Open

1974

Dyersburg, Tennessee Dyer County Winter Open

1974

John won the Memphis City Championship 11 times!





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