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William Viner
Number of games in database: 4
Years covered: 1902 to 1924
Overall record: +3 -1 =0 (75.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-05-1881, died Mar-27-1933, 51 years old) Australia

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William Samuel Viner won the Australian Championship in 1906, 1912, 1913 and 1924 and the New Zealand Championship in 1907.

Wikipedia article: William Samuel Viner

 page 1 of 1; 4 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W M'Arthur vs W Viner  0-1341902S. Australia - W. Australia telegraph mC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. W Viner vs R J Barnes  1-0291907New Zealand ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
3. W Viner vs J L Jacobsen 1-0341914Living chess gameB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. B Kostic vs W Viner 1-0461924Exhibition GameA15 English
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  GrahamClayton: A description of Viner when he won the New Zealand championship:

"Physically he has an elongated appearance, and seems weak chested, but a glance at his close-set eyebrows shows that he faculty of concentration abnormally developed. His play in the contest just concluded has been marked by cool calculation, rare penetration, and unerring accuracy. His strategy is said to be reminiscent of that displayed by Mr FV Seideberg, who held the championship of New Zealand in 1891 and 1892, but it may be more aptly compared to the mathematical precision characteristic of the play of Dr Emanuel Lasker, chess champion of the world."

[Event "New Zealand Championship"]
[Site "Christchurch"]
[Date "1907.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Viner, William"]
[Black "Barnes, RJ"]
[Result "1-0"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.d3 Nc6 5.fxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Ng6 7.e5 Ne4 8.Nf3 Bg4 9.Bd3 Bb4 10.Bd2 Nxd2 11.Qxd2 0-0 12.0-0 c5 13.Bxg6 hxg6 14.Qf4 Be6 15.Ng5 cxd4 16.Qh4 Re8 17.Qh7+ Kf8 18.Qxg6 Qd7 19.Nh7+ Ke7 20.Qg5+ f6 21.Nxf6 Qc6 22.Ncxd5+ Bxd5 23.Nxd5+ Kd7 24.Rf7+ Ke6 25.Nxb4 Qe4 26.Qxg7 Qxg2+ 27.Kxg2 Rg8 28.Rf6+ Kxe5 29.Re1#

Source: "Otago Daily Times", dated 11 January 1907.

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  Phony Benoni: Photograph (lower left corner):

Oct-13-13  redwhitechess: more games for William Samuel Viner, from The SUnday Times Perth :

[Event "Simultaneous"]
[Site "Perth"]
[Date "1904.08.10"]
[Round "?"]
[White "William Viner"]
[Black "Martin"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.f4 Nc6 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Be7 5.O-O h6 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d3 a6 8.Be3 b5 9. Bb3 Ng4 10.Bd2 Bd7 11.Nd5 f5 12.h3 Nf6 13.fxe5 Nxe5 14.Nxe5 dxe5 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qh5+ Ke7 17.Qf7+ Kd6 18.Qd5+ Ke7 19.Bb4+ 1-0

[Event "British Championship"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1914.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Joseph Henry Blackburne"]
[Black "William Samuel Viner"]
[Result "1-0"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Qf6 6.c3 Nge7 7.Nc2 Bb6 8. Nba3 Bxe3 9.Nxe3 a6 10.Bd3 d6 11.O-O Bd7 12.f4 O-O 13.Qc2 Qh6 14.Rae1 Rae8 15.g4 Nd8 16.Qg2 Qh4 17.Nac2 Ng6 18.Rf3 Ne6 19.Ref1 Nc5 20.Nf5 Qd8 21.Qe2 Nh4 22.Re3 Nxf5 23.gxf5 Nxd3 24.Qxd3 Qf6 25.Rg3 Bb5 26.c4 Bc6 27.Re1 Qxb2 28.Nd4 Qxa2 29.Qc3 f6 30.Ra1 Qxa1+ 31.Qxa1 Rxe4 32.Ne6 Rf7 33.Qc1 b5 34. cxb5 Bxb5 35.Rc3 c6 36.Rxc6 1-0

Nov-10-13  Karpova: Australian Championship, August 1924, Brisbane

1-2. W S Viner 8.0
1-2. C G Watson 8.0
3. A E N Wallace 7.0
4. G Gundersen 4.5
5-6. C L R Boyce 3.5
5-6. E A Coleman 3.5
7. A J Ansaldo 3.0
8. F Robinson 2.5
9. E A Ingledew 1.0

Viner and Watson scored +8 -1 =0 both (Viner losing to Watson; Watson losing to Wallace).

Viner became Champion of Australia after play-off against Watson.

Watson entered the tournament as Champion of New South Wales, while Boyce as Champion of Queensland.

From page 325 of the November 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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