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Harry Baker
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1942
Overall record: +0 -4 =1 (10.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Most played openings
B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Green vs H Baker  ½-½301942United States ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Reshevsky vs H Baker 1-0301942United States ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
3. H Baker vs Chernev 0-1321942United States ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
4. Kashdan vs H Baker 1-0201942United States ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
5. H Seidman vs H Baker  1-0261942United States ChampionshipA20 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-25-09  whiteshark: Oh nooooo

In mid December 2009 MV < Melvin H Baker > (IMO: 5231927) has been sold to Chinese recyclers for scrap.

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  perfidious: Remember seeing Baker in tournaments--believe it was at the US Amateur Team in Somerset, New Jersey and/or the New York Open--in the 1980s. He was ~2200 by then.
May-06-23  Granny O Doul: One night in the early 1990's, an old guy who was a stranger to me walked into the local chess club and suggested we play a postal game with Scotland or Caracas. The idea was that we could really learn an opening by starting around move 12 (to avoid wasting time and postage on book moves), then have the game adjudicated at move 18 or so (so that it did not drag on forever). He said that had been the thing in the old days; to play a team postal game where everyone would study each position individually, and eventually meet and ask Baker what move to play. So he must have been a pretty good player.

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