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David S Polland
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1928 to 1940
Overall record: +21 -21 =12 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-24-1908, 114 years old) United States of America

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David Polland won the 1937 New York State Championship and won the 1937 U.S. Open (4th American Chess Federation) in Chicago. In 1938, he tied for 1st with Frank Marshall in the Marshall Chess Club championship.

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Last updated: 2020-11-21 16:03:21

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs D S Polland 1-0341928Clock simul, 10bB50 Sicilian
2. Kashdan vs D S Polland  1-0681935New York State-chC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
3. D S Polland vs R Willman  1-045193637th ACF Congress. Prelim 3A27 English, Three Knights System
4. M L Hanauer vs D S Polland 1-0141936ACF CongressA34 English, Symmetrical
5. D S Polland vs I A Horowitz  0-1241936ACF CongressC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Kashdan vs D S Polland  0-146193637th ACF Congress. FinalC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
7. Santasiere vs D S Polland  1-027193637th ACF Congress. ChampionshipA20 English
8. Marshall vs D S Polland 1-0321937Marshall Chess Club ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
9. D S Polland vs J Partos  0-1421937ACF CongressA30 English, Symmetrical
10. D S Polland vs J Winter  1-032193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 5E91 King's Indian
11. E Nash vs D S Polland 0-1381937ACF CongressB40 Sicilian
12. D S Polland vs G N Treysman 1-0541937ACF CongressD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. H Morton vs D S Polland  0-1411937ACF CongressD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. W Grigorieff vs D S Polland  1-0421937ACF CongressE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. H Steiner vs D S Polland  ½-½491937ACF CongressA27 English, Three Knights System
16. D H Mugridge vs D S Polland  0-147193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D MacMurray vs D S Polland  0-138193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
18. D S Polland vs E Marchand  1-034193738th ACF Congress. ChampionshipA28 English
19. H H Hahlbohm vs D S Polland 1-0371937ACF CongressA00 Uncommon Opening
20. D S Polland vs Kupchik 0-1391938Metropolitan LeagueA13 English
21. Reshevsky vs D S Polland  1-0371938USA-chD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. D S Polland vs Kupchik  1-0601938USA-chA12 English with b3
23. G N Treysman vs D S Polland  1-0401938USA-chB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. Kashdan vs D S Polland 1-0171938USA-chD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. F Reinfeld vs D S Polland  ½-½451938USA-chD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Aug-30-04  lao tzu: David Polland was an interesting character- he was NY state chess champ once (twice?)

in the late 1970s i used to watch him play 5 min games in coney island,ny against all comers especially the new russian emigrants

i never once saw him lose a game.
one day he got very involved in a side converstaion with someone and blundered his queen (against a strong expert) i will never forget the sense of wonder i felt watching him steal first a knight...then a rook...then 2 pawns and finally the parade of his 2 passed pawns with rook, knight and king down the board against a hapless queen and king it made quite an impression on me

Dec-19-20  lentil: Might want to check the obituaries....
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  beatgiant: <lentil>
I did a quick search but all I found was an obit for an Abraham Polland, with David Polland listed as a surviving brother, in the Sept. 6, 1980 _NY Times_. I could not find much other info, except a record of a marriage of a David S. Polland in New York in 1941.
Dec-19-20  Granny O Doul: Pretty mysterious. I notice his grandson was recently wondering about him on Twitter.
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  beatgiant: Here's a blog post claiming Pollard was "long dead" as of 2008, which in turn cites a post on a forum.

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  beatgiant: On I find a David Pollard, birth date unknown, death date 23 Nov 2005, buried in Potters Field, Hart Island, Bronx County, New York, USA.
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  HeMateMe: That's where homeless people are buried.
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  beatgiant: <HeMateMe>
Yes, and it's not a great match anyway (date of birth missing, surname Pollard instead of Polland). So as far as these sources show, he might have died anytime between 1980 and 2008.

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