Walter Browne

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Walter Shawn Browne (10 January 1949 – 24 June 2015)
 
 After a week of chess and poker, Browne staying in Las Vegas,  died in his sleep on 24 June 2015. He was 66
 
 Browne 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). He was also inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 2003. Won the U.S. Senior Open in June 2005. In 2012 he published an autobiography and collection of his best games, The Stress of Chess … and its Infinite Finesse.
 
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Chess Board
 
        Seirawan – Browne  0-1     [1994]
 
Queen’s Indian Defense
 
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Bb7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Bc3 8. bxc3 d6 9. Nd2 e5 10. f3 Nbd7 11. e4 Qe7 12. Bd3 Nf8 13. Nf1 Ng6 14. Bf2 Nf4 15. Ne3 g6 16. Bc2 O-O 17. Bh4 c6 18. O-O Bc8 19. Ba4 c5 20. Rf2 g5 21. Bg3 N6h5 22. Rd2 Be6 23. Qc2 Ng7 24. Rad1 Rad8 25. Bc6 Kh8 26. Nd5 Bd5 27. cxd5 h5 28. dxe5 Qe5 29. c4 f5 30. Qb2 Qb2 31. Rb2 fxe4 32. fxe4 Ng6 33. a4 h4 34. Be1 Ne5 35. Bb5 Nh5 36. Bc3 Rf4 37. Re2 Nf6 38. Bd2 Rg4 39. h3 Rg3 40. Rf1 Kg7 41. a5 a6 42. Ba6 bxa5 43. Bb5 Ra8 44. Bc1 a4 45. Bb2 a3 46. Ba1 Kg6 47. Kh2 a2 48. Be5 dxe5 49. Ra1 Rga3 50. Kg1 Kf7 51. Kf2 Ke7 52. Ke1 Kd6 53. Kd1 Nh5 54. Bc6 R8a7 55. Rb2 Ng3 56. Rb8 Ne4 57. Kc2 Rf7 58. Kb2 Raa7 59. Re8 Rf2 60. Kb3 Nd2 61. Kb2 Nc4 62. Kc3 Ra3 63. Kc4 Rf4 0-1
 
 
 
 
Chess Board
 Rd 9 U.S. CHESS CHAMP.  Browne -Bisguier  1-0 [1974]
 
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Ne5 d6 4. Nf3 Ne4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. O-O Nc6 8. c4 Nb4 9. cxd5 Nd3 10. Qd3 Qd5 11. Re1 Bf5 12. Nc3 Nc3 13. Qc3 c6 14. Bh6 Rg8 15. Re5 Qd7 16. Rae1 Be6 17. Ng5 O-O-O 18. Nf7 Bf7 19. Re7 Qd4 20. Rf7 Qc3 21. bxc3 gxh6 22. Rb1 Rg5 23. h4 Rb5 24. Rb5 cxb5 25. Rh7 Rd1 26. Kh2 Rd2 27. Rh6 Ra2 28. h5 Rf2 29. Rh8 Kc7 30. h6 Kb6 31. Kh3 a5 32. g4 b4 33. cxb4 axb4 34. Re8 Rf1 35. Kg2 Rf7 36. g5 Rf5 37. h7 Rg5 38. Kf3 Rh5 39. h8=Q Rh8 40. Rxh8 1-0
 
  First of Six U.S Chess Championship 1974 Chicago Il             
1. Browne    * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 9.5
2. Benko     ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 8.0
3. Evans     ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 8.0
4. Saidy     ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7.5
5. Reshevsky 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 7.0
6. Bisguier  0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.0
7. Grefe     0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7.0
8. Rogoff    0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 7.0
9. Weinstein ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ 0 0 1 6.0
10. Zuckerman ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 0 5.5
11. Soltis    0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 0 5.5
12. Commons   ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 5.0
13. Karklins  ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 * 1 4.5
14. Gilden    0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 * 3.5
 
1966: Browne won the U.S. Junior Championship in 1966.
1973: Browne moved to California in 1973.
1974: He played first board for Australia at the 1970 and 1972 Chess Olympiads, before switching to representing the United States in 1974.
2003: He was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame in 2003.
 2005: Most recently, Browne won the U.S. Senior Open in June 2005.
 2007: In 2007, he was runner up in the $2500 HORSE event of the World Series of Poker
 
 
Browne has been a professional poker player since the early 1970s. In 2007, he was runner up in the $2500 HORSE event of the World Series of Poker As of 2012, Browne has cashed in live events for $206,008..
 
 

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