GM Walter Browne / Birthday & U.S. Championship Win

by National Life Master Loal Davis

 

GM Walter Browne

 

Walter Shawn Browne (10 January 1949 – 24 June 2015) was an Australian-born American chess player.
He was awarded the Grandmaster title by FIDE in 1970.

He won the U.S. Chess Championship six times. His victories were at Chicago 1974, Oberlin 1975, 
Mentor 1977, Greenville 1980, South Bend 1981, and 1983.  His six titles have been exceeded only by Bobby Fischer and Samuel Reshevsky.

Aside from his U.S. Championship wins, he also won the National Open eleven times, the American Open seven times, the World Open three times, and the U.S. Open Chess Championship twice (1971 and 1972).

Browne also enjoyed many international successes from the early 1970s into the mid-1980s.  His international firsts include Venice 1971, Wijk aan Zee 1974, Winnipeg 1974 (Pan American Championship), Lone Pine 1974, Mannheim 1975, Reykjavík 1978, Wijk aan Zee 1980, Chile 1981, Indonesia 1982, the 1983 New York Open, Gjovik 1983, and Naestved 1985.

 

 

[Event “USA-ch”]
[Site “Mentor”]
[Date “1977.??.??”]
[Round “13”]
[White “Browne, Walter S”]
[Black “Christiansen, Larry Mark”]
[WhiteElo “2545”]
[BlackElo “2460”]

1. d4 e6 2. c4 b6 3. d5 Ba6 4. e4 exd5 5. exd5 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qe2+ Be7 8. Qc2 c6 9. Bd3 b5 10. cxb5 cxb5 11. Nge2 b4 12. Ne4 Nxd5 13. O-O O-O 14. Rd1 Qa5 15. N2g3 g6 16. Bh6 Re8 17. Qd2 Nf6 18. Qf4 Qb6 19. Bxa6 Nxa6

White (Browne) To Play

20. Rd6 Bxd6 21. Nxf6+ Kh8

White (Browne) To Play

22. Bg7+ Kxg7 23. Ngh5+ gxh5 24. Qg5+ Kh8 25. Qh6

Quite A Striking Attacking Sequence

Bxh2+ 26. Kh1 Qxf6 27. Qxf6+ Kg8 28. Qg5+ Kh8 29. Qf6+ Kg8 30. Qg5+ Kh8 31. Kxh2 Re6 32. Rd1 Rg8 33. Qf4 Reg6 34. g3 f6 35. Rxd7 Nc5 36. Rd6 h4 37. Qxh4 a5 38. Qd4 1-0

Final Position

 

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