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William E Martz
Number of games in database: 101
Years covered: 1963 to 1982
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +24 -31 =46 (46.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (14) 
    E79 E78 E69 E74 E77
 English (9) 
    A16 A10 A15 A17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A22 A21
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E20
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (13) 
    B05 B02 B03 B04
 English (6) 
    A16 A15 A12 A14
 Grunfeld (6) 
    D94 D82 D78 D85
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E41 E42 E47
 Sicilian (4) 
    B44 B32 B36 B33
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Csom vs W Martz, 1975 1/2-1/2
   W Martz vs Huebner, 1982 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (1972)
   Lone Pine (1972)
   Lone Pine (1975)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Lone Pine (1977)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 1972 by Phony Benoni

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WILLIAM E MARTZ
(born Mar-21-1945, died Jan-17-1983) United States of America

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William Edward (Bill) Martz was born in Detroit, Michigan. Martz won the US Junior Championship in 1965. He was awarded the IM title in 1975. In 1982 Martz was co-winner of the US Open. He succumbed to cancer and passed away in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1983.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. W Martz vs N Kleszczewski  1-025 1963 Illinois opC07 French, Tarrasch
2. J Tums vs W Martz  0-142 1963 Illinois opC18 French, Winawer
3. W Martz vs Gulko  1-039 1967 World Student tt CE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. Smejkal vs W Martz  1-046 1968 WchT U26 15th qual-EA15 English
5. Larsen vs W Martz  1-060 1968 USA opA02 Bird's Opening
6. W Martz vs Smejkal  ½-½33 1968 WchT U26 15th fin-AD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
7. W Martz vs R Wilcox  1-038 1969 US-opE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
8. W Martz vs S Schwartz  1-029 1969 US-opE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
9. W Martz vs J L Watson  1-035 1969 US-opE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
10. W Martz vs T Wozney  1-056 1969 US-opD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Vukcevich vs W Martz  ½-½18 1969 US-opB44 Sicilian
12. W Martz vs E Karklins  1-026 1969 Chicago opA00 Uncommon Opening
13. W Martz vs R Byrne  0-173 1969 US-opD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
14. W Martz vs A Karklins  1-036 1969 Chicago opA15 English
15. W Martz vs R Newbold  1-062 1971 Lone PineE78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
16. W Martz vs Tarjan  0-129 1971 Lone PineA22 English
17. C Brasket vs W Martz  ½-½14 1972 Lone PineE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
18. W Martz vs Uddenfeldt  ½-½23 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
19. W Martz vs R Byrne  ½-½27 1972 US ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
20. W Martz vs Christiansen  ½-½29 1972 Lone PineA22 English
21. W Martz vs Popovych  1-067 1972 US ChampionshipE78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
22. W Martz vs Csom  0-126 1972 Skopje ol (Men)E20 Nimzo-Indian
23. Kavalek vs W Martz  ½-½54 1972 US ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
24. W Martz vs A Karklins  ½-½45 1972 Lone PineA15 English
25. Kaufman vs W Martz  ½-½27 1972 US ChampionshipB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 101  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-09-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark:

"I [ Robert Huebner ] met him [ William E Martz ] for the first time during the Student Olympiad at Ybbs 1968, and for ever after he kindly and patiently stimulated my attempts to play chess. He also tried with much self-sacrifice to improve my English. His generosity has enlarged my library by many donations both in the field of chess and the English language. I always greatly enjoyed his fine sense of humour with a penchant for absurd situations, which was by no means dulled but on the contrary sharpened by his legal studies. I have lost a fine friend too early."

Robert Huebner in <Twenty-five Annotated Games>

Nov-24-08  newzild: Bill Martz went 104 games in a row without losing, which is a world record.

http://www3.sympatico.ca/g.giffen/r...

Nov-24-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: "The New York Times" Obituary from 1983.01.20: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpa...

Excerpt: <William Edward Martz, a leading American chess player for more than a decade, died of cancer on Monday in Milwaukee. He was 37 years old and lived in Wauwatosa, a Milwaukee suburb.>

Mar-21-10  Eastfrisian: Is there any photo of him?
Sep-17-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here are some of Martz's annotations on his own games:

http://www.thechessmill.com/instruc...

The Southwest Chess Club in Franklin, Wisconsin runs a William Martz memorial tournament in November of each year:

http://swccchess.blogspot.com/2009/...

Nov-08-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <newzild: Bill Martz went 104 games in a row without losing, which is a world record.>

...but many of these were against non-masters.

Jan-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Richard Taylor: I think that doesn't matter. How many games do any of us win in a row? I lose most of my games. Poor bloke died so young.
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