Walter Gabriel Muir
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1933 to 1987
Overall record: +13 -5 =1 (71.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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|WALTER GABRIEL MUIR
(born Aug-07-1905, died Dec-29-1999, 94 years old) United States of America
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|Between 1928-42, he won the Canadian Correspondence Chess Association Championship 8 times. He was an IMC.|
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|Feb-18-09|| ||Tabanus: IM Walter Gabriel Muir (1905-1999)
Author of "My 75 Year Chess Career - An Autobiography of My Life", 1997, Hopskotch Ink. English Descriptive Notation,
Paperback, 354 pp.
According to http://www.chesscafe.com/text/my75.... the single most influential person in the development of correspondence chess in the United States.
|Feb-24-12|| ||cro777: International Correspondence Chess Master Walter Muir, recognized as the "Dean of American Correspondence Chess" was a cofounder of ICCF-US. He led American players into the international arena.|
Muir started playing chess in 1917 and didnít stop until shortly before his death in December 1999. Muirís father was Canadian. As a result, he was active in both US and Canadian chess.
Muir was a nine time Canadian Correspondence Chess Association Champion, twice British Overseas CC Champion, 16 time champion of the Illinois CCA, winner of nine ICCF Master Tournaments, qualified seven times for ICCF World Championship second-round play, and played on four Olympiad teams for the United States. Muir was awarded the title of International Correspondence Chess Master in 1971.
The Walter Muir Memorial, an invitational tournament sponsored by ICCF-US, got underway on 15 February, 2012.
|Apr-01-13|| ||perfidious: Near the end of Walter's life, I was fortunate to have the privilege of playing a correspondence game with him. |
Walter was White and the opening was a Classical Pirc; I had prepared for an Austrian Attack, but he surprised me and we got into a middlegame which was about level after he avoided some of the most incisive lines. Later on, I managed to come up with a good idea and win.
RIP to a fine gentleman who was instrumental in the promotion of CC here in USA.
|Oct-23-14|| ||ljfyffe: <cro777>Zehr and MacDonald say "Walter Muir
was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1905. His
parents were Canadian and lived for many years in Montreal. Walter's father was a meat company
executive, whose job moved him to many cities
around the world. During one of those job transfers, son Walter was born."
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