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Alexander Halprin
Number of games in database: 51
Years covered: 1898 to 1900

Overall record: +10 -23 =18 (37.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D05 D04 D02 D00 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C67 C80 C82
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs Janowski, 1898 1-0
   H W Trenchard vs Halprin, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs Maroczy, 1898 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Munich (1900)
   Vienna (1898)

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(born Mar-21-1868, died May-20-1921, 53 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Austria)

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Alexander Halprin was born in St Petersburg. He played in two international masters' tournaments, Vienna (1898) where he scored 14 out of 36 (double round), and Munich (1900) where he scored 5 out of 15. He succumbed to a heart attack in Vienna, Austria, his adopted home country.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 51  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Showalter vs Halprin  1-040 1898 ViennaC42 Petrov Defense
2. Schlechter vs Halprin 0-139 1898 ViennaC24 Bishop's Opening
3. Halprin vs Showalter  0-154 1898 ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Blackburne vs Halprin  ½-½45 1898 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
5. Halprin vs Pillsbury 0-138 1898 ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Janowski vs Halprin  0-147 1898 ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
7. Halprin vs Schiffers  ½-½71 1898 ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Tarrasch vs Halprin  1-057 1898 ViennaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Halprin vs Alapin 0-120 1898 ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. K A Walbrodt vs Halprin  0-143 1898 ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
11. Halprin vs Burn 0-155 1898 ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
12. H W Trenchard vs Halprin  ½-½65 1898 ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Halprin vs D G Baird  1-034 1898 ViennaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. H Caro vs Halprin  ½-½53 1898 ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Halprin vs Lipke  ½-½30 1898 ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Chigorin vs Halprin  1-024 1898 ViennaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. Halprin vs Maroczy 1-020 1898 ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Steinitz vs Halprin  1-057 1898 ViennaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Halprin vs G Marco  0-130 1898 ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Halprin vs Schlechter  ½-½42 1898 ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Halprin vs Blackburne  ½-½33 1898 ViennaA43 Old Benoni
22. Pillsbury vs Halprin 1-039 1898 ViennaC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Halprin vs Janowski 1-094 1898 ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Schiffers vs Halprin  1-059 1898 ViennaC49 Four Knights
25. Halprin vs Tarrasch  ½-½41 1898 ViennaC50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-25-05  AlexanderMorphy: his game against pillsbury is a real classic if you ask me....some will argue that all quick draws are boring, well maybe those people should take a look at this 24 move draw to change their opinions. However good the game might have been, i have heard stories that the big masters actually told halprin what to play against the berlin defense, a couple of novelties. Halprin then dully executed his homework against pillsbury. Anyway it's worth a look.
Sep-18-06  percyblakeney: Halprin's chess career was very short, but he did have some good results. He for example won all the games he played against Janowski (when the latter was a much better player than when he played for the World Championship):

Halprin vs Janowski, 1898

Janowski vs Halprin, 1898

Janowski vs Halprin, 1900

Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic
Jul-30-13  Marcelo Bruno: And his sacrifices when he played against Pillsbury in Munich 1900 are completely sound.
Aug-11-13  Karpova: 1888: He joins the <Stenographenbüro> (stenographer's office) of the <Österreichisches Parlament> (Austrian Parliament)

1891.04.09: Contractually employed as <Kammerstenograph> (stenographer of the Chamber)

1902.01.27: <Systematisierung als Staatsbeamter> (Civil Servant)

1908: Title <Kaiserlicher Rat> (Imperial Counsel) and editor in charge of <Reichsratskorrespondenz>

1919: Title <Regierungsrat> (Senior Civil Servant) awarded by the <Bundespräsident>

He was buried at the Wiener Zentralfriedhof, <Gruppe 10, Reihe 8, Grab 75> two days after his death.

Source: Euology of Dr. Ernst Weizmann on pages 101-104 of the 1938 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-25-14  Karpova: Halprin lately [i. e. late 1888 or early 1889] lost a 5-games match against <Nikolaus Ornstein> (not to be confused with Josef Ornstein), the librarian of the New Vienna Chess Club. The score was +2 -1 =2 in favour of Ornstein (results from his point of view: 1 = 1 = 0)

Source: Deutsches Wochenschach, 10 February 1889, issue 6, p. 51

Mar-21-15  BIDMONFA:

HALPRIN, Alexander

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  eternaloptimist: I don't remember ever hearing of this guy before but he beat Janowski 3 times (twice w/ black)! That's very impressive!
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Halprin.
Oct-27-16  Christoforus Polacco: Strong player.
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