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Elmer W Gruer
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1910 to 1929
Overall record: +7 -5 =6 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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ELMER W GRUER
(born Nov-08-1890, died Jul-16-1931) United States of America

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Elmer Gruer was born in Napa, California in 1890. In 1921-22, he won the 1st California State Championship, held in San Francisco. He won the California State Championship in 1922, 1926, and 1927. He died in Oakland in 1931.

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E W Gruer vs Davidson  ½-½41 1910 Cal Berkley-Stanford MatchC17 French, Winawer, Advance
2. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer ½-½36 1916 San Fran-Southern Cal telegraph matchC51 Evans Gambit
3. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer  1-058 1917 Off-hand GameB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
4. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  1-038 1917 Off-hand GameA43 Old Benoni
5. W R Pratt vs E W Gruer  0-127 1917 corrC53 Giuoco Piano
6. E W Gruer vs R C Stephenson 1-050 1917 Blindfold MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  ½-½27 1917 Off-hand GameD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer ½-½37 1918 Off-hand GameB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  ½-½17 1918 Off-hand GameA47 Queen's Indian
10. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer  ½-½37 1918 Off-hand GameB32 Sicilian
11. E W Gruer vs S Swanson  1-031 1922 California State ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. E W Gruer vs W Lovegrove  1-045 1922 California State ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. N Whitaker vs E W Gruer  1-052 1922 Western ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. H Borochow vs E W Gruer  0-121 1922 California State ChampionshipC25 Vienna
15. E W Gruer vs Factor  0-171 1922 Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
16. G Branch vs E W Gruer 1-012 1923 Western Chess Assoc ChampC30 King's Gambit Declined
17. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski 0-145 1925 California State ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Alekhine vs E W Gruer 0-128 1929 San FranciscoD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-08-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: A very nice win against Alekhine, although it may have been a simul game.

Somewhere there would have to be many more games played by Mr.Gruer.

Nov-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: I'll try to dig up a game or two.

"A chemist by profession, who ran a X-Ray laboratory in Oakland, Gruer was educated at UC Berkeley. The Times column notes 'He was a most popular member of the Athens Athletic Club in Oakland equally adept at bridge.' He died July 16, 1931, at the age of 40." - M.I. Newsletter #361, 08/29/2007 (Donaldson)

Nov-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: <Calli> Thank You for the info. I knew I could count on You :-)
Nov-12-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Thanks to <Calli> and his world wide network of chess researchers we now have 12 more E.W.Gruer games in this database!

Thank You.

Dec-21-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Gruer also studied at the University of Chicago in the period prior to World War 1. He was responsible for establishing the Western Collegiate Chess League, which featured teams from Michigan University, Illinois and Chicago.

<brankat>
Somewhere there would have to be many more games played by Mr.Gruer.

<brankat>,
I have found a game by Gruer in the "San Fransisco Call" chess column dated February 2, 1913, which I will shortly upload to the database.

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