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Walter Michel
Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1925 to 1935
Overall record: +13 -20 =12 (42.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-26-1888, died Sep-30-1969, 80 years old) Switzerland

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Walter Michel was born in Brienz. He was a professor of Algebra at Bern University (1921-1959). He was Swiss champion in 1926.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Michel vs O Naegeli  0-1421925BernC12 French, McCutcheon
2. O Naegeli vs W Michel  ½-½431925BernC78 Ruy Lopez
3. A Aurbach vs W Michel  1-0351925BernC49 Four Knights
4. W Michel vs A Aurbach  ½-½331925BernE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. W Michel vs Alekhine 1-0341925BerneA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Alekhine vs W Michel 1-0251925BerneD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. W Michel vs Alekhine 1-0321925Clock simul, 10bD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. W Michel vs A Vajda  ½-½531926SemmeringA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. W Michel vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301926SemmeringA50 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Tarrasch vs W Michel 1-0411926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. W Michel vs Vidmar  ½-½401926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Kmoch vs W Michel  ½-½251926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
13. W Michel vs Reti  0-1431926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Tartakower vs W Michel 1-0301926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. W Michel vs Spielmann  ½-½551926SemmeringA43 Old Benoni
16. Nimzowitsch vs W Michel 1-0241926SemmeringA06 Reti Opening
17. W Michel vs Alekhine  0-1321926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
18. Gilg vs W Michel  ½-½271926SemmeringE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
19. W Michel vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0351926SemmeringD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. K Treybal vs W Michel  ½-½611926SemmeringC77 Ruy Lopez
21. W Michel vs Jacques Davidson  0-1531926SemmeringE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. Yates vs W Michel  1-0471926SemmeringC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. W Michel vs Rubinstein 0-1401926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Janowski vs W Michel 1-0151926SemmeringA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. H N Hansen vs W Michel  1-04119271st olm finalC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-26-08  chichess: no disrespect but is this guy still alive?
Nov-26-08  NakoSonorense: I highly doubt it. He would be turning 120 y.o. today!
Nov-26-08  KOCMOHAYT: a strong player no doubt, 2:2 vs Alekhine.
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  hedgeh0g: Whoah...120 and STILL going strong!
Nov-26-08  BKITU: Anybody who was playing Nimzowich and Tartakower and still alive today would be hyperold.
Nov-28-08  NakoSonorense: If this article is to be trusted, then Walter Michel passed away some time ago. I couldn't find the exact date, though.

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  whiteshark: Walter Michel @ Chess Olympiads:
Nov-26-09  WhiteRook48: this guy's really strong for his time
Nov-26-11  JonathanJ: he would be the oldest human ever, so i'm pretty sure he's dead by now.
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  whiteshark: Wiki-Bio doesn't know it either.
Nov-26-11  JoergWalter: <whiteshark> he is the unknown twin brother of Ítzi. so, somewhere in the alpes (swiss side) ...
Nov-26-11  Sho: The Secret Life of Walter Michel
Nov-26-11  Sem: The net is silent about Walter Michel. Would Umberto Eco have a theory?
Nov-26-11  JoergWalter: Switzerland is known for its secrecy.
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  Penguincw: Really. Born in 1888. If were 1988, I would believe it. Anyways, I think this guy died a few decades ago or there's more than one of this person.
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  DarthStapler: 123 years old, that's 1 year older than the oldest person to ever live
Nov-26-11  cunctatorg: When did he die? During WWII? Is this a secret or what?
Nov-25-12  Stonehenge: Mystery solved :) He died in 1969.
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  whiteshark: <Stonehenge:<Mystery solved :)>> Do you have/know the source?
Nov-25-12  Stonehenge: Here it is:

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  whiteshark: Merci beaucoup ! :D
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