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Alexander Halprin
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1895 to 1900

Overall record: +10 -24 =18 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D05 D04 D02 A41 D00
With the Black pieces:
 Four Knights (4) 
 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 Maroczy, 1898 1-0
   H W Trenchard vs Halprin, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs Janowski, 1898 1-0
   Janowski vs Halprin, 1898 0-1
   Halprin vs D G Baird, 1898 1-0
   Halprin vs Steinitz, 1898 1/2-1/2

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.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Halprin

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zinkl vs Halprin  1-0471895Vienna ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
2. Showalter vs Halprin  1-0401898ViennaC42 Petrov Defense
3. Schlechter vs Halprin 0-1391898ViennaC24 Bishop's Opening
4. Halprin vs Showalter  0-1541898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Blackburne vs Halprin ½-½451898ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
6. Halprin vs Pillsbury 0-1381898ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Janowski vs Halprin  0-1471898ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. Halprin vs Schiffers  ½-½711898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Tarrasch vs Halprin 1-0571898ViennaD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Halprin vs Alapin 0-1201898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K A Walbrodt vs Halprin  0-1431898ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
12. Halprin vs Burn 0-1551898ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
13. H W Trenchard vs Halprin ½-½651898ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Halprin vs D G Baird  1-0341898ViennaA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. H Caro vs Halprin  ½-½531898ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Halprin vs Lipke  ½-½301898ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Chigorin vs Halprin  1-0241898ViennaC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
18. Halprin vs Maroczy 1-0201898ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Steinitz vs Halprin  1-0571898ViennaD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Halprin vs G Marco  0-1301898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Halprin vs Schlechter  ½-½421898ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Halprin vs Blackburne ½-½331898ViennaA43 Old Benoni
23. Pillsbury vs Halprin 1-0391898ViennaC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Halprin vs Janowski 1-0941898ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Schiffers vs Halprin  1-0591898ViennaC49 Four Knights
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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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