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David Harris
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1988 to 2009
Last FIDE rating: 2058
Highest rating achieved in database: 2185
Overall record: +3 -6 =1 (35.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-13-1953, 67 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Harris vs J A Curdo  1-0331988Boston opC56 Two Knights
2. Benjamin vs D Harris  1-037198889th US OpenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. Karpov vs D Harris  ½-½471990Simul, 43bB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. D Levin vs D Harris  1-029199220th World OpenA65 Benoni, 6.e4
5. J A Curdo vs D Harris  1-0362006MCC Summer Solstice SwissB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. E N Cooke vs D Harris 0-137200634th World OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. B Finegold vs D Harris  1-031200634th World OpenE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. E Formanek vs D Harris 0-132200634th World OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. D Harris vs Y Habu  0-154200634th World OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. D Harris vs I Nikolayev  0-1252009New York State ChC53 Giuoco Piano
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  norami: He was just arrested for having sex with a fourteen year old girl.
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  Stonehenge: I don't know. Only if is the same guy as
Apr-04-14  zanzibar: Here is a local news article about the arrest and allegations:

Please be aware that an arrest is not a conviction, and that initial reports are not always representative of what truly occurred.

For instance, what is the evidence that he even actually had sex with the girl? If it is only testimonial then it is for a jury to determine whether it is reliable evidence.

These are typically difficult cases. She was on OK Cupid, which according to the article is an adult dating site. So questions about his awareness of her age must be fully examined in an unbiased court of law.

Her reliability as a witness should be important here - but one must wonder why she was writing about the incident on her profile, and not talking to her parents or other authorities. There is the danger of the investigators "shaping" the story in these situations (see the Duke rape incident, or the Fells Acres Day Care Center preschool trial/scandal).

(OK Cupid are the same group that successfully brought the resignation of Brendan Eich)

The adage "innocent until proven guilty" is sadly not always true in the US, if it ever really was. The power of the prosecution, and the extreme variability of penalties, often force even the innocence to accept plead deals rather than run the risk of draconian punishment.

This works the other way as well, where serious offenders get lighter sentences when prosecutors decide they want to clear the docket. A recent case of this involved a murder/shooting on a naval base.

"Savage was incarcerated in various Virginia jails and North Carolina prisons for almost four years after being arrested in November 2005 in connection with the death of a man found shot to death on an interstate on ramp in Charlotte, N.C. [...] Court records say prosecutors had planned to seek the death penalty against Savage if he didn't settle his case with a guilty plea. He was released from prison in December 2009."

So, it appears whether the crime deserves 5 years or the death sentence isn't determined by a judge anymore, but rather by a prosecutor.

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  perfidious: The man in the photo from the link provided by <zanzibar> is the David Harris whom I met twice in tournaments in 1987-88.

The Fells Acres affair referred to above provided fodder for the tabloids when I lived in Boston. Seemed as though every day, the Boston Herald had something on the whole business. As <zanzibar> mentioned, caution should be the watchword.

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