He is known for using the Elephant Gambit when playing with the black pieces, most notably in his 2006 simultaneous exhibition win over British Grandmaster Nigel Short. He also plays the Budapest Gambit and the Scandinavian defense as black.  In a television interview Corbin said that he attempts to play chess in an innovative and entertaining style and referred to his playing style as "Calypso Chess."
- Philip Corbin rating card at FIDE
- Corbin, Philip (2011). "About the Author". Calypso Chess. Caribbean Chapters Publishing. ISBN 9789769529595.
- "International Team Chess Record of Philip Corbin".
- "Nigel Short simul (Barbados): Short-Corbin". Thechessdrum.net. Retrieved 22 March 2011.