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Philip Corbin
Number of games in database: 61
Years covered: 1963 to 2010
Last FIDE rating: 2005 (2031 rapid, 1985 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2217
Overall record: +23 -27 =11 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation (2 games)
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(born Aug-01-1957, 64 years old) Barbados

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FIDE Master Dr. Philip Corbin has had a very venerable career in Barbadian or "Bajan" chess. He is perhaps known most for his swashbuckling attacking style and affinity for the Elephant Gambit (1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 d5 & followed by ... ♗d6).

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Last updated: 2020-06-06 14:05:44

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 61  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Cafferty vs P Corbin 1-0191963BirminghamC52 Evans Gambit
2. J Klinger vs P Corbin  1-0511986Dubai OlympiadB30 Sicilian
3. P Corbin vs S Le Blancq  0-1391986Dubai OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. P Corbin vs G Rechlis  ½-½701988Thessaloniki OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. P Corbin vs Hatim Al-Hadarani 1-0401990Novi Sad OlympiadC02 French, Advance
6. Van der Wiel vs P Corbin  1-0411990Novi Sad OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. P Corbin vs Y Ramsingh  ½-½401990Novi Sad OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Illescas Cordoba vs P Corbin  1-0671990Novi Sad OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
9. S Chumfwa vs P Corbin  1-0311994Moscow OlympiadA51 Budapest Gambit
10. Kotsur vs P Corbin  1-0291996Yerevan OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
11. P Corbin vs A Bagheri  1-0581998Elista OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Kotronias vs P Corbin 1-0702000Istanbul OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
13. P Corbin vs I Njobvu  0-1452000Istanbul OlympiadC02 French, Advance
14. J Cueto vs P Corbin 0-1222000Istanbul OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. L Schandorff vs P Corbin  1-0302002Bled OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
16. J Borisek vs P Corbin  0-1372002Bled OlympiadB32 Sicilian
17. P Corbin vs J Shaw  0-1352002Bled OlympiadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. P Corbin vs S Matthews  ½-½222002Bled OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. T Sakelsek vs P Corbin 0-1242004Calvia OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
20. P Corbin vs M Turpanov  0-1382004Calvia OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
21. L Ebbin vs P Corbin 0-1332004Calvia OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
22. P Corbin vs G Danner  1-0532004Calvia OlympiadB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. P Corbin vs A Cruz Condori  1-0682004Calvia OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. F Washaba vs P Corbin 0-1232004Calvia OlympiadC40 King's Knight Opening
25. P Corbin vs J Juarez Flores 1-0612004Calvia OlympiadC56 Two Knights
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Feb-08-06  thesonicvision: Corbin is "known as the 'Caribbean Tal' [due to] his swashbuckling sacrificial style."


He recently picked up a win over

Here's a link with the game annotated:

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  whiteshark: FM Dr. Philip Corbin (Barbados)

He played at 11 chess olympiads since 1986:

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  whiteshark: Wiki-bio:
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“This book, a delectable gourmet feast, will educate, excite and entertain with its magnificent fare for persons of differing chess tastes. It is undoubtedly a welcome, and ‘timeless’ addition to chess folklore and literature.” Ian G. Wilkinson, Kingston, Jamaica

FIDE Master Dr. Philip A. Corbin, 7-time National Chess Champion of Barbados, has recently retired from the international chess arena and has candidly annotated his most memorable chess games over a 40-year period from 1970 to 2010. Played in many countries around the world, these games range from fiery friendliness to epic encounters over 12 Olympiads against some of the world's choicest players. Power-packed with arresting anecdotes, this book, the first on chess by a Barbadian, is designed to both educate and entertain the reader with Corbin's 'Calypso Chess'.

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  takchess: Just picked up this book for my Kindle. Delightful . interesting group of games,opening against family, friends, and formal tournament play. Nice to read his ideas on gambit play.

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