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Harold Meyer Phillips
Number of games in database: 14
Years covered: 1898 to 1929
Overall record: +2 -10 =2 (21.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-15-1874, died Jan-07-1967, 92 years old) United States of America

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Harold Meyer Phillips was a lawyer and President of the United States Chess Federation (USCF) from 1950-54, President of the Manhattan Chess Club in the 1930s, President of the Marshall Chess Club, President of the Intercollegiate Chess League, former New York State Champion and Manhattan Chess Club Champion (1903). He was the organizer and director of the great New York (1924) tournament. In 1930, he played for the U.S. in the chess Olympiad at Hamburg (drawing one and losing one). He played in chess tournaments for over 70 years. In his earlier years, he was known as “Der Kleine Morphy.” He died at the age of 92.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H M Phillips vs J M Hanham  1-0341898Dobbs FerryC41 Philidor Defense
2. B Lasker vs H M Phillips 1-0301905New York-Berlin cable mC42 Petrov Defense
3. Solomon Rubinstein vs H M Phillips  1-0201906New YorkC21 Center Game
4. C M Saulson vs H M Phillips 1-0121907Chicago -B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. H M Phillips vs E B Heal 1-0331909Rice CC-Brooklyn CC matchC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. H M Phillips vs A Marder  0-1431913Rice CC Summer TournamentC77 Ruy Lopez
7. H M Phillips vs R T Black 0-1561913Rice CC Summer TournamentC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
8. Capablanca vs H M Phillips 1-0321913Rice CC MastersC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
9. J Grommer vs H M Phillips  1-0521913Rice Chess Club Summer TournamentC26 Vienna
10. H M Phillips vs O Chajes  0-1571913Rice Chess Club Summer TournamentC78 Ruy Lopez
11. H M Phillips vs Duras  ½-½551913Rice CC Summer TournamentC88 Ruy Lopez
12. Alekhine vs H M Phillips 1-0351924Blindfold simul, 10bD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Rubinstein vs H M Phillips ½-½301928ExhibitionD05 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Alekhine vs H M Phillips 1-0721929Clock simul, 9bA09 Reti Opening
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May-02-09  WhiteRook48: check out game 1
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  Calli: Except that game 1 is D.T. Phillips and I suspect game 3 is also.
Jun-27-12  SBC:

I posted a very, very iteresting article called "My conversation with Steinitz" by Harold M. Phillips (1964) at

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  wordfunph: from Essay on Chess by Anthony Santasiere..

<There are some great names who seem almost always to be in time trouble. It would kill me a thousand time over, but they seem to emerge not at all shaken; they even give the impression that they enjoy it! My good friend, Harold M. Phillips (master, patron, chess lover extraordinary) as he grew older was always in time pressure in the later stages of a game. Once, on such occasion, he had to go to the men's room, and rushed so to return, that he had to be reminded (by some kindly soul) that his fly was open.>


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