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Alan Phillips
Number of games in database: 49
Years covered: 1950 to 1996
Highest rating achieved in database: 2126
Overall record: +9 -23 =17 (35.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-28-1923, died Jun-24-2009, 85 years old) United Kingdom

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Alan Phillips, joint British Champion in 1954, was born in England in 1923. He was the author of Chess: 60 Years on with Caissa and Friends (Caissa Editions, 2003) and The Chess Teacher (Cadogan, 1995).

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Last updated: 2019-05-13 13:19:35

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 49  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Castaldi vs A Phillips  ½-½491950Hastings 1950/51C54 Giuoco Piano
2. A Phillips vs Golombek  ½-½371950Hastings 1950/51B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
3. O'Kelly vs A Phillips  1-0251950Hastings 1950/51D72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
4. A Phillips vs W Adams  0-1471950Hastings 1950/51C50 Giuoco Piano
5. A R B Thomas vs A Phillips 1-0601950Hastings 1950/51D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Penrose vs A Phillips 1-0371950Hastings 1950/51C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
7. A Phillips vs Rossolimo  0-1451951Hastings 1950/51E90 King's Indian
8. A Phillips vs Unzicker  0-1321951Hastings 1950/51B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
9. L Barden vs A Phillips  ½-½641951Hastings 1950/51E02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
10. A Phillips vs P Clarke  ½-½231952BCF-chC18 French, Winawer
11. E L Stuart vs A Phillips  1-0531952BCF-chA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
12. R F Boxall vs A Phillips  1-0481952BCF-chA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. A Y Green vs A Phillips  0-1541952BCF-chE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
14. A Phillips vs M Radojcic  ½-½121952Hastings-BC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. A Phillips vs Wade  1-0451952BCF-chC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
16. H G Rhodes vs A Phillips  ½-½361953BCF-chC53 Giuoco Piano
17. A Phillips vs Fazekas  ½-½401953BCF-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. Yanofsky vs A Phillips  1-0311953BCF-chC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. G Abrahams vs A Phillips  ½-½481953BCF-chE61 King's Indian
20. A Phillips vs V J Russ  ½-½551953BCF-chA07 King's Indian Attack
21. A Phillips vs A R B Thomas ½-½161953BCF-chC56 Two Knights
22. P N Wallis vs A Phillips  1-0581953BCF-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
23. A Phillips vs J B Goodman  1-0191953BCF-chB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. A Phillips vs M J Franklin  1-0311953BCF-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. R F Boxall vs A Phillips  0-1361953BCF-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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Jul-27-08  seagull1756: Alan Phillips, Joint British Champion 1954-5, published his book called 'The chess teacher' in 1978 - this little self-tutor is one of the best I've ever come across...
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  ray keene: alan passed away last week on june 24- a sad loss to british chess-his best game still needs to go up here -a win v golombek with a fantastic rook sacrifice from the 1961 british championship-well worth adding if someone has it in the right format!
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  wordfunph: <Former British Champion Alan Phillips once told Richard Furness that at one event he noticed two young players diligently continuing a game with only a King each. He advised them the game was a draw. "Go away. Leave us to play our game in peace." was the indignant reply of one player. The next day, he inquired as to the result, "Oh, I lost as usual." said the player sadly.>

rest in peace master Phillips..

Mar-06-19  Eastfrisian: A photo of him here:
May-13-19  Gallicrow: I have duly submitted the Phillips vs Golombek game to

In the meantime, you can play through the game here:

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