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Alexander Halprin
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1895 to 1900

Overall record: +16 -29 =25 (40.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    D05 D02 D04 D00 A41
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C67 C80 C82 C65
 Four Knights (5) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D00 D02
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs Maroczy, 1898 1-0
   Halprin vs Janowski, 1898 1-0
   H W Trenchard vs Halprin, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs Steinitz, 1898 1/2-1/2
   Halprin vs D G Baird, 1898 1-0
   Janowski vs Halprin, 1898 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96 (1895)
   Munich (1900)
   Vienna (1898)

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(born Mar-21-1868, died May-20-1921, 53 years old) Russia (federation/nationality Austria)

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Alexander Halprin was born in St Petersburg. He played in two international masters' tournaments, Vienna (1898) where he scored 14 out of 36 (double round), and Munich (1900) where he scored 5 out of 15. He succumbed to a heart attack in Vienna, Austria, his adopted home country.

Wikipedia article: Alexander Halprin

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Zinkl vs Halprin  1-0471895Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C49 Four Knights
2. Halprin vs Schlechter  ½-½361895Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. J Schwarz vs Halprin  1-0301895Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Halprin vs A Mandelbaum  1-0851896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. G Marco vs Halprin  1-0341896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C00 French Defense
6. Albin vs Halprin  1-0411896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C01 French, Exchange
7. Halprin vs M Weiss  ½-½301896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Halprin vs F Fenzl  1-0531896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Halprin vs Englisch  0-1791896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Halprin vs M Judd  ½-½471896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D05 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Halprin vs J Schwarz  1-0291896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Halprin vs Albin  1-0371896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. F Fenzl vs Halprin  0-1241896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C27 Vienna Game
14. A Mandelbaum vs Halprin  ½-½471896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Englisch vs Halprin  ½-½451896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Halprin vs A Zinkl  ½-½321896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Schlechter vs Halprin  ½-½521896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Halprin vs L Horwitz  1-0471896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M Weiss vs Halprin  1-0771896Vienna Chess Society Winter 1895/96C49 Four Knights
20. Schlechter vs Halprin 0-1391898ViennaC24 Bishop's Opening
21. Halprin vs Showalter  0-1541898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Blackburne vs Halprin ½-½451898ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
23. Halprin vs Pillsbury 0-1381898ViennaD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Janowski vs Halprin  0-1471898ViennaC30 King's Gambit Declined
25. Halprin vs Schiffers  ½-½711898ViennaD05 Queen's Pawn Game
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Nov-25-05  AlexanderMorphy: his game against pillsbury is a real classic if you ask me....some will argue that all quick draws are boring, well maybe those people should take a look at this 24 move draw to change their opinions. However good the game might have been, i have heard stories that the big masters actually told halprin what to play against the berlin defense, a couple of novelties. Halprin then dully executed his homework against pillsbury. Anyway it's worth a look.
Sep-18-06  percyblakeney: Halprin's chess career was very short, but he did have some good results. He for example won all the games he played against Janowski (when the latter was a much better player than when he played for the World Championship):

Halprin vs Janowski, 1898

Janowski vs Halprin, 1898

Janowski vs Halprin, 1900

Nov-27-12  Morphischer: A pic
Jul-30-13  Marcelo Bruno: And his sacrifices when he played against Pillsbury in Munich 1900 are completely sound.
Aug-11-13  Karpova: 1888: He joins the <Stenographenbüro> (stenographer's office) of the <Österreichisches Parlament> (Austrian Parliament)

1891.04.09: Contractually employed as <Kammerstenograph> (stenographer of the Chamber)

1902.01.27: <Systematisierung als Staatsbeamter> (Civil Servant)

1908: Title <Kaiserlicher Rat> (Imperial Counsel) and editor in charge of <Reichsratskorrespondenz>

1919: Title <Regierungsrat> (Senior Civil Servant) awarded by the <Bundespräsident>

He was buried at the Wiener Zentralfriedhof, <Gruppe 10, Reihe 8, Grab 75> two days after his death.

Source: Euology of Dr. Ernst Weizmann on pages 101-104 of the 1938 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-25-14  Karpova: Halprin lately [i. e. late 1888 or early 1889] lost a 5-games match against <Nikolaus Ornstein> (not to be confused with Josef Ornstein), the librarian of the New Vienna Chess Club. The score was +2 -1 =2 in favour of Ornstein (results from his point of view: 1 = 1 = 0)

Source: Deutsches Wochenschach, 10 February 1889, issue 6, p. 51

Mar-21-15  BIDMONFA:

HALPRIN, Alexander

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  eternaloptimist: I don't remember ever hearing of this guy before but he beat Janowski 3 times (twice w/ black)! That's very impressive!
Mar-21-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Alexander Halprin.
Oct-27-16  Christoforus Polacco: Strong player.

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