|Year||Placement||Competition or location||Victor of year|
|1925||1st place (shared with Abraham Baratz)||Paris City Chess Championship||Halberstadt and Baratz|
|1926||2nd place||Leon Schwartzmann|
|5-6th places||Hyères||Abraham Baratz|
|1st place (shared with Peter Potemkine)||Paris||Halberstadt and Potemkine|
|1927||5-7th places||Paris City Chess Championship||Abraham Baratz|
|1st-3rd places (tied with Marcel Duchamp and J.J. O'Hanlon)||Hyères||Halberstadt, Duchamp and O'Hanlon|
|1930||8th place||Paris City Chess Championship||Josef Cukierman|
|1931||6th place||Eugene Znosko-Borovsky|
|1932||3rd place||Oscar Blum|
|1938||9th||Paris (L'Echiquier)||Baldur Hoenlinger|
In 1932, Halberstadt published with Marcel Duchamp "L'Opposition et les cases conjugées sont réconciliées", a chess manual dedicated to several special end-game problems, for which Duchamp designed the layout and cover. In this book, Duchamp and Halberstadt addressed the complication of the so-called "heterodox opposition", which is a precisely organized endgame that involved two kings and a handful of pawns. This concept has established a figure of immobilized reversibility between two subjective positions and two players. Within a condition where only two kings remain, the duo described the move in the following manner:
The king 'may act in such a way as to suggest he has completely lost interest in winning the game. Then the other king, if he is a true sovereign, can give the appearance of being even less interested.' Until one of them provokes the other into a blunder.
Halberstadt was also the author of "Curiosités tactiques des finales" (1954).
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