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Philip Corbin
Number of games in database: 55
Years covered: 1963 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2009 (2067 rapid, 2047 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2217
Overall record: +22 -24 =9 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C40 King's Knight Opening (10 games)
B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4 (7 games)
C02 French, Advance (4 games)
B01 Scandinavian (3 games)
B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (2 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (2 games)
A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky (2 games)
C00 French Defense (2 games)
B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation (2 games)

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(born 1957) Barbados

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FIDE master Dr. Philip Corbin has had a very venerable career in Barbadian or "Bajan" chess. He is perhaps known most for his swashbuckling attacking style and affinity for the Elephant Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 & followed by ... Bd6).

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 55  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Cafferty vs P Corbin 1-0191963Birmingham (England)C52 Evans Gambit
2. P Corbin vs Hatim Al-Hadarani 1-0401990Novi Sad ol (Men)C02 French, Advance
3. Van der Wiel vs P Corbin  1-0411990Chess OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. P Corbin vs Y Ramsingh  ½-½401990Novi Sad ol (Men)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. Illescas Cordoba vs P Corbin  1-0671990Chess OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
6. S Chumfwa vs P Corbin  1-0311994OlympiadA51 Budapest Gambit
7. P M Kotsur vs P Corbin  1-0291996OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
8. J Cueto Chajtur vs P Corbin 0-122200034th OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kotronias vs P Corbin 1-070200034th OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
10. L Schandorff vs P Corbin  1-0302002Bled OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
11. J Borisek vs P Corbin  0-1372002Bled OlympiadB32 Sicilian
12. P Corbin vs J Shaw  0-1352002Bled OlympiadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. T Sakelsek vs P Corbin 0-124200436th OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
14. L Ebbin vs P Corbin 0-133200436th OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
15. P Corbin vs M Turpanov  0-138200436th OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
16. P Corbin vs G Danner  1-053200436th OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
17. P Corbin vs A Cruz Condori  1-068200436th OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. F Washaba vs P Corbin 0-123200436th OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
19. P Corbin vs J Juarez Flores 1-061200436th OlympiadC56 Two Knights
20. J Cubas Pons vs P Corbin  1-031200436th OlympiadA25 English
21. B Saeheng vs P Corbin 1-049200436th OlympiadA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
22. P Corbin vs D Gajadin 1-087200436th OlympiadC21 Center Game
23. P Corbin vs E Grassi  1-030200436th OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
24. R Rivera vs P Corbin  ½-½36200436th OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
25. P Corbin vs Kudrin  0-1602005HB Global Chess ChallengeB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-08-06  thesonicvision: Corbin is "known as the 'Caribbean Tal' [due to] his swashbuckling sacrificial style."


He recently picked up a win over

Here's a link with the game annotated:

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  whiteshark: FM Dr. Philip Corbin (Barbados)

He played at 11 chess olympiads since 1986:

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  whiteshark: Wiki-bio:
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“This book, a delectable gourmet feast, will educate, excite and entertain with its magnificent fare for persons of differing chess tastes. It is undoubtedly a welcome, and ‘timeless’ addition to chess folklore and literature.” Ian G. Wilkinson, Kingston, Jamaica

FIDE Master Dr. Philip A. Corbin, 7-time National Chess Champion of Barbados, has recently retired from the international chess arena and has candidly annotated his most memorable chess games over a 40-year period from 1970 to 2010. Played in many countries around the world, these games range from fiery friendliness to epic encounters over 12 Olympiads against some of the world's choicest players. Power-packed with arresting anecdotes, this book, the first on chess by a Barbadian, is designed to both educate and entertain the reader with Corbin's 'Calypso Chess'.

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