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David S Polland
Number of games in database: 52
Years covered: 1928 to 1940
Overall record: +21 -20 =11 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-24-1908, 110 years old) United States of America

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David Polland won the 1937 New York State Championship and won the 1937 U.S. Open (4th American Chess Federation) in Chicago. In 1938, he tied for 1st with Frank Marshall in the Marshall Chess Club championship.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs D S Polland 1-0341928Clock simul, 10bB50 Sicilian
2. D S Polland vs R Willman  1-045193637th ACF Congress. Prelim 3A27 English, Three Knights System
3. M L Hanauer vs D S Polland 1-0141936ACF CongressA34 English, Symmetrical
4. D S Polland vs I A Horowitz  0-1241936ACF CongressC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. Kashdan vs D S Polland  0-1461936ACF Congress (Final)C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
6. Santasiere vs D S Polland  1-027193637th ACF Congress. ChampionshipA20 English
7. Marshall vs D S Polland 1-0321937ch Marshall CCB41 Sicilian, Kan
8. D S Polland vs J Partos  0-1421937ACF CongressA30 English, Symmetrical
9. D S Polland vs J Winter  1-032193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 5E91 King's Indian
10. E Nash vs D S Polland 0-1381937ACF CongressB40 Sicilian
11. D S Polland vs G N Treysman 1-0541937ACF CongressD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. Harold Morton vs D S Polland  0-1411937ACF CongressD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
13. W Grigorieff vs D S Polland  1-0421937ACF CongressE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. D H Mugridge vs D S Polland  0-147193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. H Steiner vs D S Polland  ½-½491937ACF CongressA27 English, Three Knights System
16. D MacMurray vs D S Polland  0-138193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
17. D S Polland vs E W Marchand  1-034193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipA28 English
18. H H Hahlbohm vs D S Polland 1-0371937ACF CongressA00 Uncommon Opening
19. D S Polland vs Kupchik  0-1391938Metropolitan LeagueA13 English
20. Reshevsky vs D S Polland  1-0371938USA-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. D S Polland vs Kupchik  1-0601938USA-chA12 English with b3
22. G N Treysman vs D S Polland  1-0401938USA-chB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
23. Kashdan vs D S Polland  1-0171938USA-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. F Reinfeld vs D S Polland  ½-½451938USA-chD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. D S Polland vs Fine  ½-½331938USA-chD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-30-04  lao tzu: David Polland was an interesting character- he was NY state chess champ once (twice?)

in the late 1970s i used to watch him play 5 min games in coney island,ny against all comers especially the new russian emigrants

i never once saw him lose a game.
one day he got very involved in a side converstaion with someone and blundered his queen (against a strong expert) i will never forget the sense of wonder i felt watching him steal first a knight...then a rook...then 2 pawns and finally the parade of his 2 passed pawns with rook, knight and king down the board against a hapless queen and king it made quite an impression on me

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