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Max Walter
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1923 to 1937

Overall record: +7 -17 =13 (36.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
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    A45 A46 D00 D02
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   M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 1/2-1/2
   M Walter vs A Pokorny, 1923 1/2-1/2
   Rubinstein vs M Walter, 1923 1/2-1/2
   A Selezniev vs M Walter, 1923 1/2-1/2

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(born Feb-11-1896, died 1940, 44 years old) 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

Last updated: 2019-02-11 04:12:05

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½451923PardubiceA15 English
2. Bogoljubov vs M Walter 1-0501923Maehrisch-OstrauE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. M Walter vs A Pokorny ½-½471923Maehrisch-OstrauD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Spielmann vs M Walter 1-0671923Maehrisch-OstrauB01 Scandinavian
5. A Selezniev vs M Walter  ½-½411923Maehrisch-OstrauD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. M Walter vs Euwe 0-1301923Maehrisch-OstrauA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Reti vs M Walter  1-0461923Maehrisch-OstrauA13 English
8. M Walter vs Lasker 0-1211923Maehrisch-OstrauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Rubinstein vs M Walter  ½-½361923Maehrisch-OstrauB01 Scandinavian
10. M Walter vs H Wolf 0-1271923Maehrisch-OstrauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Tartakower vs M Walter  ½-½331923Maehrisch-OstrauA21 English
12. M Walter vs Gruenfeld  0-1491923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
13. Tarrasch vs M Walter  1-0641923Maehrisch-OstrauA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Walter vs Hromadka  ½-½521923Maehrisch-OstrauE60 King's Indian Defense
15. M Walter vs K Vanek 1-0391923CSR Master TtD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. M Walter vs G Nagy ½-½591924GyorD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Maroczy vs M Walter  1-0491924GyorB01 Scandinavian
18. M Walter vs Przepiorka  1-0301924GyorD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
19. M Walter vs A Vajda  0-1471924GyorA52 Budapest Gambit
20. V Vukovic vs M Walter  0-1401924GyorD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. E Steiner vs M Walter  0-1231924GyorB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Reti vs M Walter 1-0241925BratislavaA35 English, Symmetrical
23. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½151926BardejovA34 English, Symmetrical
24. Tartakower vs M Walter  ½-½151926BardejovB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. Kmoch vs M Walter  1-0451926BardejovD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
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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.
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  whiteshark: On this photograph from the <Maehrisch-Ostrau 1923> tournament you can see Walter standing behind Lasker:
Feb-11-10  BIDMONFA: Max Walter


Feb-11-10  waustad: His wiki page claims 1945 as his death year. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the language might look into the sources cited there.
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  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.

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

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice finish by Walter, as Black against German in 1926:

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The deflection sacrifice 1...♕c2! forces one of the white pieces to stop defending e1, thus allowing a back-rank mate. 2.♗f4 fails to 2...♕xc1, 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  waustad: Name confusion is not uncommon here and elsewhere.
Dec-09-13  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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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Walter.
Feb-11-18  Telemus: Yad Vashem's Central DB of Shoah Victims' Names has a Max Walter with the following:

Date of Birth: 12/01/1894
Place of Birth: Brno
Deported from: Moravska Ostrava
Destination of deportation: Nisko, Camp, Poland
Deported: 17/10/1939 - 26/10/1939

Source: List of Jews deported from Moravska Ostrava to Nisko camp, 17/10/1939 and 26/10/1939.

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