Philip Corbin

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Philip Corbin (born 1957) is a chess FIDE Master from Barbados.[1]

Corbin is a seven-time champion of Barbados[2] and has represented Barbados in eleven Chess Olympiads from 1986 through 2008, playing first board in 1986, 1990, 1998, and 2000.[3]

He is known for using the Elephant Gambit when playing with the black pieces,[4] most notably in his 2006 simultaneous exhibition win over British Grandmaster Nigel Short.[5] He also plays the Budapest Gambit and the Scandinavian defense as black. [6] 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."[7]


  1. ^ Philip Corbin rating card at FIDE
  2. ^ Corbin, Philip (2011). "About the Author". Calypso Chess. Caribbean Chapters Publishing. ISBN 9789769529595. 
  3. ^ "International Team Chess Record of Philip Corbin". 
  4. ^ Corbin
  5. ^ "Nigel Short simul (Barbados): Short-Corbin". Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Corbin
  7. ^ [1]

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