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Walter Bradford Suesman
  
Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 1937 to 1964
Overall record: +14 -33 =18 (35.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation (2 games)
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WALTER BRADFORD SUESMAN
(born Sep-19-1918, died Nov-11-1984, 66 years old) United States of America

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In 1946, Walter Suesman finished 13th-16th in the US Championship. Suesman won the 1960 Rhode Island championship.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Suesman vs J Winter  1-041193738th ACF Congress. ConsolationE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
2. J Edwin Woody vs W Suesman  1-025193738th ACF Congress. Preliminary 2E15 Queen's Indian
3. S Bernstein vs W Suesman 1-0611938USA-ch prel BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. R Willman vs W Suesman  0-1351938USA-ch prel BD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. W Suesman vs H Kline  1-0411938USA-ch prel BD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. A Simonson vs W Suesman  1-0391938USA-chC49 Four Knights
7. W Suesman vs Fine  0-1341938USA-chD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
8. W Suesman vs F Reinfeld 0-1231938USA-chE00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Reshevsky vs W Suesman 1-0261938USA-chA92 Dutch
10. Santasiere vs W Suesman  1-0521938USA-chA27 English, Three Knights System
11. W Suesman vs I A Horowitz  0-1391938USA-chA04 Reti Opening
12. W Suesman vs Kashdan 1-0331938USA-chC33 King's Gambit Accepted
13. I Rivise vs W Suesman 1-0271939ACF-ch consolationC12 French, McCutcheon
14. Yanofsky vs W Suesman  ½-½48193940th ACF Congress. ConsolationB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. W Suesman vs S Bernstein  ½-½251942Ventnor CityE10 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Shainswit vs W Suesman  ½-½431942Ventnor CityD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. W Suesman vs Pinkus  ½-½401942Ventnor CityD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. W Suesman vs J Moskowitz  0-1241942Ventnor CityC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
19. Yanofsky vs W Suesman 1-0361942Ventnor CityC01 French, Exchange
20. W Suesman vs J Levin  ½-½411942Ventnor CityD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. L Levy vs W Suesman  ½-½631942Ventnor CityD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. W Suesman vs L Chauvenet 0-1411942Ventnor CityD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. J F Donovan vs W Suesman  1-0301942Ventnor CityC78 Ruy Lopez
24. W Suesman vs M Stark  1-0271943Ventnor CityD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
25. J Levin vs W Suesman  ½-½501943Ventnor CityD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
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Nov-20-05  Resignation Trap: Suesman = Suesman Walter = W Suesman .

Walter Bradford Suesman was born September 19, 1918 in Providence, Rhode Island.

He was a participant in both the 1938 and 1946 US Championship Tournaments. See: http://members.aol.com/graemecree/c... for the 1938 event, and http://members.aol.com/graemecree/c... for the 1946 tournament.

According to Santasiere: "Walter Suesman looks and plays like Mickey Mouse. Handicapped physically, his bright spirit has nevertheless grasped life firmly and cheerfully."

"One day he'll play a King's Gambit against Kashdan and win; the next day, likely as not, he may leave a piece <en prise>. At Boston 1944 US Open, he defeated Reshevsky and won brilliantly over Weaver Adams, but was unable to maintain his play at such a level, so that he did not rank among the leaders."

He died in Providence on November 11, 1984.

Dec-31-06  fgh: We will sue the S - Man!
Jan-01-07  Open Defence: hmmm "A boy named Sue" a la the song by J Cash
Sep-13-08  DoctorD: A skilled composer as well:

Chess Review 1936

W. Suesman (ver SD)

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Jul-17-10  CitizenJimserac: I had the pleasure of playing Walter B. Suesman several times at the Providence Chess Club on Aborn St., which I joined in the early 1960's. Other regulars there were Warren Chamandy and U.S. Master Al Martin. Suesman had a chess column in the Providence Journal for over 30 years which appeared in the Wed. Evening Bulletin. He also had an incredible hobby - he built 4-5 foot long scale models of steamships and sailing vessels of the 1800's - built to exacting and astonishingly precise detail, right down to planks in the deck made from wooden matchboxes. I believe his collection of ships is on display every now and then at the Providence Public Library.
Jul-17-10  BobCrisp: Did he look like <Mickey Mouse>?
Dec-17-10  Nunc Temus: I played 2 correspondence games with Mr. Suesman in the early 1980s. I drew one game. He was a true gentleman...
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