James L Harkins
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1953 to 1982
Overall record: +2 -7 =1 (25.0%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|B92|| ||Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation (2 games)|
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|JAMES L HARKINS
(born 1929, died Jul-27-2017, 88 years old) United States of America
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Jim Harkins won the Ohio chess championship in 1964, 1968, and 1973. He tied for 1st in 1954, but lost on tiebreak points.
| page 1 of 1; 10 games
|1. James Cross vs J Harkins
|| ||1-0||24||1953||54th US Open||D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit|
|2. J Harkins vs A Kaufman
|| ||1-0||34||1957||58th US Open||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|3. J Harkins vs Popovych
|| ||0-1||71||1964||65th US Open||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|4. J Harkins vs P Poschel
|| ||½-½||31||1969||70th US Open||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|5. R Wilcox vs J Harkins
|| ||1-0||35||1969||70th US Open||C18 French, Winawer|
|6. J Harkins vs Popovych
|| ||0-1||28||1969||70th US Open||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|7. J Harkins vs J D Brattin
||0-1||57||1973||74th US Open||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|8. B Espedal vs J Harkins
||0-1||18||1977||Dayton, OH||B02 Alekhine's Defense|
|9. J Harkins vs T Ward
||0-1||31||1980||Ohio-ch qual||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|10. J Harkins vs F Lindsay
|| ||0-1||32||1982||Cleveland Open||B24 Sicilian, Closed|
|Jan-21-11|| ||GrahamClayton: A game not in the database:
[Site "Dayton, OH"]
[White "Espedal, B"]
[Black "Harkins, James L"]
1. e4 ♘f6 2. ♘c3 d5 3. e5 ♘fd7 4. e6 fxe6 5. d4 c5 6. ♗d3 g6 7. dxc5 ♗g7 8. ♘a4 ♘a6 9. ♗e3 O-O 10. c3 b6 11. cxb6 axb6 12. ♘f3 ♘ac5 13. ♗c2 ♗a6 14. ♘g5 ♘xa4 15. ♗xa4 ♕c7 16. ♘xe6
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♗xc3+ 17. bxc3 ♕xc3+ 18. ♗d2 ♕xd2+ 0-1
Source: Bill Wall, “500 Alekhine Miniatures”, Chess Enterprises, Moon Township, Pennsylvania, 1994
|Jan-26-12|| ||reztap: Born 1929 Harkins was a very strong Cleveland,Oh player. City champ several times. If memory serves me right, he did beat Milan Vukcevich in a local game.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Stonehenge: There's also a James L Harkins Jr, or is that the same player? http://www.plycount.com/players/USC...|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Stonehenge> The USCF crosstable for the 1957 US Open lists "James L Harkins, Jr." It seems incredible that he would be playing tournament chess well at age 83, but apparently he's the Korchnoi of Ohio.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||Stonehenge: <the Korchnoi of Ohio> Hehe :) Thanks.|
|Jan-26-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I might get called that some day, but for a cranky personality, not chess skill.|
|Aug-27-14|| ||Stonehenge: Here's a James L Harkins, Jr born 1950:
|Apr-15-18|| ||reztap: The Harkins of 1929,after a long illness died July 2017 There is a nice obit about him in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.|
|Apr-16-18|| ||Stonehenge: See also https://new.uschess.org/news/james-...|
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