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Max Walter
Number of games in database: 34
Years covered: 1923 to 1937
Overall record: +7 -15 =12 (38.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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   M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 1/2-1/2
   M Walter vs Spielmann, 1932 1-0

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MAX WALTER
(born Feb-11-1896, died 1940) Slovakia

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Max Walter was born in Bratislava, Austria–Hungary (now Slovakia). He was Czechoslovak champion in 1923.

Wikipedia article: Max Walter


 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 34  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Walter vs Hromadka  ½-½52 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauE60 King's Indian Defense
2. A Selezniev vs M Walter  ½-½41 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½45 1923 PardubiceA15 English
4. Bogoljubov vs M Walter  1-050 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. Tarrasch vs M Walter  1-064 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. M Walter vs Gruenfeld  0-149 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauA15 English
7. M Walter vs A Pokorny  ½-½47 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Spielmann vs M Walter  1-067 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauB01 Scandinavian
9. Tartakower vs M Walter  ½-½33 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauA21 English
10. M Walter vs Lasker 0-121 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Rubinstein vs M Walter  ½-½36 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauB01 Scandinavian
12. M Walter vs H Wolf 0-127 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. M Walter vs Euwe 0-130 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Reti vs M Walter  1-046 1923 Maehrisch - OstrauA13 English
15. M Walter vs K Vanek 1-039 1923 CSR Master TtD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Walter vs Przepiorka  1-030 1924 GyorD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. Maroczy vs M Walter  1-049 1924 GyorB01 Scandinavian
18. E Steiner vs M Walter  0-123 1924 GyorB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
19. V Vukovic vs M Walter  0-140 1924 GyorD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. M Walter vs G Nagy ½-½59 1924 GyorD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Reti vs M Walter 1-024 1925 BratislavaA35 English, Symmetrical
22. M Walter vs Gilg  1-029 1926 Trencianske TepliceA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½15 1926 BardejovA34 English, Symmetrical
24. Spielmann vs M Walter 1-020 1928 Trencianske TepliceB10 Caro-Kann
25. A Teller vs M Walter  ½-½58 1928 BrnoD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-11-07  sambo: He's only got three wins here! Three wins do not a Czech champion make.
Mar-03-08  Jason Frost: 3 wins including one over Spielmann, plus draws against Marshall, Reti, Rubenstein, and Tartakover do a Czech Champion in 1923 make.
Feb-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: On this photograph from the <Maehrisch-Ostrau 1923> tournament you can see Walter standing behind Lasker: http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/histori...
Feb-11-10  BIDMONFA: Max Walter

WALTER, Max
http://www.bidmonfa.com/walter_max....
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Feb-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: His wiki page claims 1945 as his death year. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the language might look into the sources cited there.
Dec-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <waustad>His wiki page claims 1945 as his death year. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the language might look into the sources cited there.

<waustad>,
According to "Bratislava Pressburg Pozsony" by A. Robert Neurath, Walter died in 1940.

Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice finish by Walter, as Black against German in 1926:


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The deflection sacrifice 1...Qc2! forces one of the white pieces to stop defending e1, thus allowing a back-rank mate. 2.Bf4 fails to 2...Qxc1, again removing a defender of the e1 square.

Feb-11-13  thomastonk: <Player of Today>

The English Wikipedia has: "Max Walter (born 1899 – died 1945) was a Slovak chess master." So, not only the year of death is different. The Slovak Wikipedia has "Max Walter (* 1896 – † 1940)" and the following remark: "Max Walter apparently died in a concentration camp in 1940, although there is a record of his alleged participation in a tournament in Madrid 1945."

Feb-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Name confusion is not uncommon here and elsewhere.
Dec-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: 8th Congress of the Czechoslovakian Chess Federation in Pardubice, August 5 to 18, 1923.

Championship Tournament (11 rounds):

1. Max Walter 8.0
2. Amos Pokorny 7.5
3. Karl Vanek 7.0
4. Sherry* 6.5
5-7. Sifalda 5.5
5-7. Berger (Brno) 5.5
5-7. Prokes 5.5

Further participants were Dr. Hubert Prochazka, Dr. Tereba, Dr. Vitkovsky (Pseudonym), Schulz and Mikulka.

50% of 11.0 points were necessary to gain the <Meisterwürde>, i. e. to become a master. This was reached by all participants down to place 7.

Max Walter started with 4 consecutive draws (Sherry, Sifalda, Pokorny and Prokes) and then had a winning streak with the sole exception of a loss against Vitkovsky on time (Walter had a winning position). So his overall score was +6 -1 =4. Sherry scored +2 -0 =9.

* Pseudonym, he was from Prague

This game is from the tournament Prokes vs K Vanek, 1923 (although the report has the game ending after 43...Rd4). The game Walter-Vanek may be submitted later.

Source: Pages 209-213 of the September 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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