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Frank Kendall Perkins
Number of games in database: 23
Years covered: 1915 to 1929
Overall record: +6 -11 =6 (39.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-06-1891, died Feb-06-1971, 79 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F K Perkins vs Kupchik  1-0511915Metropolitan Chess League IndividualB06 Robatsch
2. N Banks vs F K Perkins  ½-½511916Rice MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
3. A W Fox vs F K Perkins 0-1251916Rice MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
4. F K Perkins vs O Chajes 0-1381916Rice MemorialC49 Four Knights
5. F K Perkins vs Kupchik  0-1451916Rice MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. J Bernstein vs F K Perkins  1-0431916Rice MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
7. F K Perkins vs A Hodges 0-1311916Rice MemorialC49 Four Knights
8. J C Rosenthal vs F K Perkins  ½-½251916Rice MemorialD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. F K Perkins vs A Schroeder  0-1371916Rice MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. Kostic vs F K Perkins  1-0361916Rice MemorialD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
11. R T Black vs F K Perkins  1-0541916Rice MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
12. F K Perkins vs E Tennenwurzel  ½-½471916Rice MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Capablanca vs F K Perkins 1-0321916Rice MemorialD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
14. F K Perkins vs Janowski  ½-½671916Rice MemorialC49 Four Knights
15. J Taft vs F K Perkins  1-0261916MatchD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. F K Perkins vs J Taft  ½-½241916MatchB15 Caro-Kann
17. F K Perkins vs William Wolfman  0-1191916Simul, 11bC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. F K Perkins vs Mario Schroeder  1-0321916Brooklyn CC chC66 Ruy Lopez
19. F K Perkins vs Kupchik  1-0271919Metropolitan Chess League MatchB40 Sicilian
20. F K Perkins vs N Whitaker  1-0481919Manhattan CC - Capital City CC telegraph mD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. F K Perkins vs Kupchik  0-1381920Metropolitan Chess League'A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. V Soldatenkov vs F K Perkins ½-½181921Marshall CC - Brooklyn CC; MCLD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. F Reinfeld vs F K Perkins  0-1451929Dimock Thematic TournamentA27 English, Three Knights System
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C.N. 3805 <The leading US amateur>

From page 64 of Games Digest, September 1937:

‘Frank Perkins, another of our contributors on chess, directs his article to the attention of the average player. But Perkins is far above the average class. While he has retired from active competition, Frank was not so many years ago considered this country’s leading amateur chessplayer. His retirement, by the way, was not caused by old age, but by the fact that he now devotes most of his attention to contract bridge, at which he is an equally famous star. A native New Yorker, Frank is now settled in Boston.’

Frank Kendall Perkins (1891-1971) was a participant in New York, 1916 (the Rice Memorial tourney) but hardly a well-known chess figure, even during his lifetime. A biographical feature on him appeared on pages 12-13 of the January 1919 American Chess Bulletin...


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