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Phil Le Cornu
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1948 to 1952
Overall record: +10 -8 =7 (54.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-09-1928, died May-31-2008, 79 years old) United States of America

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 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Mengarini vs P Le Cornu  1-035194849th US OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. P Le Cornu vs O Ulvestad  0-162194849th US OpenD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
3. P Le Cornu vs G Hartleb  ½-½55194849th US OpenD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
4. R C Simpson vs P Le Cornu  1-039194849th US OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. P Le Cornu vs J G Sullivan  1-038194849th US OpenE61 King's Indian
6. C Barasch vs P Le Cornu  0-142194849th US OpenC00 French Defense
7. P Le Cornu vs J F Donovan  ½-½20194849th US OpenA22 English
8. P Le Cornu vs C Pilnick  0-143194849th US OpenA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
9. S Baron vs P Le Cornu  0-131194849th US OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. D Ackerman vs P Le Cornu 0-124194950th US OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. P Le Cornu vs Santasiere  ½-½44194950th US OpenE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
12. P Poschel vs P Le Cornu  0-155194950th US OpenE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. G Kramer vs P Le Cornu  1-026194950th US OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
14. A Sandrin vs P Le Cornu 1-028194950th US OpenA16 English
15. P Le Cornu vs M Fleischer  1-053194950th US OpenA15 English
16. P Le Cornu vs Evans  0-133194950th US OpenA43 Old Benoni
17. P Le Cornu vs C Brasket  1-047195253rd US OpenD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. P Le Cornu vs J Sherwin  ½-½30195253rd US OpenE72 King's Indian
19. Evans vs P Le Cornu  1-040195253rd US OpenE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. G A Koelsche vs P Le Cornu  0-163195253rd US OpenA15 English
21. P Le Cornu vs H Steiner  ½-½50195253rd US OpenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Mengarini vs P Le Cornu  0-141195253rd US OpenB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. P Le Cornu vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½17195253rd US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. E McCormick vs P Le Cornu  0-130195253rd US OpenB32 Sicilian
25. P Le Cornu vs D Byrne  ½-½23195253rd US OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
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  GrahamClayton: 1950 Michigan Open State Champion, who donated $350,000 to the United States Chess Federation.
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  offramp: <GrahamClayton: 1950 Michigan Open State Champion, who donated $350,000 to the United States Chess Federation.>

This was actually quite sad. Donating money to the USCF when he did was like paying to have the Titanic's lifeboats renamed.

All the money went in that whirlwind of lawsuits involving Paul Truong, Sam Sloan and Judit Polgar. Lawyers were the only winners from that donation.

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  perfidious: <offramp....Lawyers were the only winners from (LeCornu's) donation.>

Dirty business all round.

Sep-15-16  zanzibar: <Almost $400,000 bequested to USCF

The USCF is proud to announce that we have received a bequest in the amount of $350,000 from the estate of the late Philip C. LeCornu of Florida. We only have a few details about Mr. LeCornu, a life member, at this time, but he was believed to be an active and strong player in the 1950s.

The gift to the USCF was not targeted to a specific endeavor. The USCF plans to honor Mr. LeCornu's generous act by per manently naming the "King" chess piece at the USCF headquarters after him and signifying this with a plaque in his honor.


On behalf of the Federation, I say to both of these gentlemen, "Thank you and your generosity will not be forgotten." To the friends and family of Mr. LeCornu and Mr. Gustafson, we in the chess com munity like to offer you our condolences for your loss, but rest assured that their memory will be honored.

~Bill Hall, USCF Executive Director>

<LeCornu Bequest and Olympiad Fund

USCF is greatly indebted to the late life member Philip LeCornu, a former Michigan Open champion, who has left the Federation a $350,000 bequest. $50,000 of these funds are being used to start a Philip LeCornu Olympiad Fund, with 10% of the fund available each two years to support American teams. We expect investment and donations to exceed this payout so that the fund can grow to eventually provide significant, regular support for our players. USCF will also apply at least $100,000 of this bequest to pay down our building mortgage. For information on how you can establish long term support for a favorite project, please contact Bill Hall at or PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.

~Bill Hall, Executive Director>

Sep-15-16  zanzibar: And some contemporaneous discussion in the "non-official" channels:

(Some handles are familiar...)

Sep-16-16  PhilFeeley: <offramp> "Judit?", not Susan?
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  offramp: <PhilFeeley: <offramp> "Judit?", not Susan?>

I am sorry about that. Apologies to Judit. I meant Susan, of course - although I don't think she was the wrong-doer in this case. I think she was ill-advised.

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  offramp: Another side-effect of the string of court cases was the Sam Sloan vs William Brock RecGamesChessPolitics Grudge Match, played in Chicago in 2005.

Here is the last game in that match: S Sloan vs W Brock, 2005.

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