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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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(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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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Muir vs F Reinfeld  0-1331933NYSCA ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
2. W P M Mitchell vs W Muir  0-1231957cr Grand NationalC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
3. C Best vs W Muir 0-1191967corr USA (FSC57 Two Knights
4. R C MacDonald vs W Muir  0-1211967corrC56 Two Knights
5. F Bohatirchuk vs W Muir  ½-½321971corr NAICCC IC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
6. N A Preo vs W Muir  0-1521971corr NAICCC IC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
7. Julius Nielsen vs W Muir  1-0631973corres EURC27 Vienna Game
8. W Muir vs J Borek  1-0281975corrC19 French, Winawer, Advance
9. F Bohatirchuk vs W Muir 0-1211976corr NAICCC IIC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
10. R E DeVault vs W Muir  0-1181978crC34 King's Gambit Accepted
11. W Muir vs J Berry  0-1281978corres ch-North AmB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. W Muir vs J Weininger  1-0371980USCF Rating TournameC51 Evans Gambit
13. W Muir vs R Charpentier 1-0431980CADAPh JubileeC51 Evans Gambit
14. J J Mackie vs W Muir  1-0711984ICCF/GT/M/165A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
15. I Braskin vs W Muir 0-1241984corr WT/M/GT (FSC58 Two Knights
16. D Eberly vs W Muir 0-1381984corres USAA07 King's Indian Attack
17. W Muir vs K Schepel 1-081986crB30 Sicilian
18. G Hardman vs W Muir 1-0581987Virginia-chC27 Vienna Game
19. W Muir vs R D Price  1-0241987Lucius Endzelins MemorialC05 French, Tarrasch
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  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 the single most influential person in the development of correspondence chess in the United States.

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  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.

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  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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