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Walter Dobrich
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1966 to 1975
Last FIDE rating: 2230
Overall record: +3 -14 =4 (23.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-12-1945, 74 years old) Canada

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Walter (or Vlad) Dobrich was an editor of both Chess Canada magazine during 1970-5 (also a founder in the former case) & a Toronto Star chess column until Lawrence Day was recruited to also take over a chess studies section of Charles Crompton in the 1970s (the 2 columns seem to have since merged around that point, & although a bridge column still appears, it seems to become rarer to find the draughts column on their weekend games page). In addition to chess, he also studied backgammon strategy. He won the 1973 Toronto Championship.

References: Chess Canada Echecs, (Canadian chess federation zone), (Toronto Star).

 page 1 of 1; 21 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Macskasy vs W Dobrich  1-031196667th US OpenE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. A Schoene vs W Dobrich  1-013196667th US OpenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. W Dobrich vs William Stewart  1-024196667th US OpenC02 French, Advance
4. W Dobrich vs E Zemgalis 0-147196667th US OpenC19 French, Winawer, Advance
5. W Dobrich vs P Neff  0-127196667th US OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
6. W Dobrich vs L Day 0-1331967Labour Day OpenB56 Sicilian
7. L Day vs W Dobrich  1-0501969WellandA07 King's Indian Attack
8. W Dobrich vs C Coudari  ½-½471969CAN-ch / ZonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
9. L Day vs W Dobrich  ½-½301969CAN-ch / ZonalA06 Reti Opening
10. W Dobrich vs R Kerr  0-1711969CAN-ch / ZonalB01 Scandinavian
11. W Dobrich vs L Day  0-1461970Rose Festival OpenC07 French, Tarrasch
12. W Dobrich vs L Day  ½-½451970Thanksgiving OpenC78 Ruy Lopez
13. Spassky vs W Dobrich 1-02819719th Canadian OpenE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
14. W Dobrich vs O Gadia  0-15419719th Canadian OpenB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. C N Barnes vs W Dobrich  1-07019719th Canadian OpenC56 Two Knights
16. W Dobrich vs L Day  1-0521973Toronto ClosedA07 King's Indian Attack
17. W Dobrich vs L Day  0-1451973CAN-opC10 French
18. E Formanek vs W Dobrich  0-1291974Lone PineC28 Vienna Game
19. W Dobrich vs L Day  ½-½391975CAN-ch / ZonalB10 Caro-Kann
20. K Spraggett vs W Dobrich  1-0421975CAN-ch / ZonalC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
21. J Berry vs W Dobrich  1-0441975CAN-ch / ZonalC34 King's Gambit Accepted
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Dec-01-18  Boomie: I met Vlad on the train from the first Vancouver Open (subsequently called the Paul Keres Memorial) to the Canadian Open in Calgary. He and Nick Maffeo taught me the joys of backgammon, a rather expensive lesson which paid back many times over. Later that Summer, I made my way to Toronto for the opening of Vlad's gaming club.

Vlad was charming and great fun. I miss those few days spent with him.

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  hansj: Vlad was one of the prime reasons I got into chess. He organized the Canadian Junior Championship in my hometown in December 1972 and I came by and watched. All those bell bottomed, long haired teenagers studying chess boards with clocks running! Very cool! Hebert,Spraggett, MacPhail, Harper, Berry amongst others.
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