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Elmer Walker Gruer
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1910 to 1929
Overall record: +7 -6 =6 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-08-1890, died Jul-16-1931, 40 years old) United States of America

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Elmer Gruer was born in Napa, California in 1890. In 1915, he won the Mecahnics' Institute chess championship. In 1921-22, he won the 1st California State Championship, held in San Francisco. He won the California State Championship in 1922, 1926, and 1927. He died in Oakland in 1931.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E W Gruer vs W M Davidson  ½-½411910Cal Berkley-Stanford MatchC17 French, Winawer, Advance
2. E W Gruer vs B Kostic  0-1361915MatchE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer ½-½361916San Fran-Southern Cal telegraph matchC51 Evans Gambit
4. W R Pratt vs E W Gruer  0-1271917corrC53 Giuoco Piano
5. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  ½-½271917Off-hand GameD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer  1-0581917Off-hand GameB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
7. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  1-0381917Off-hand GameA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
8. E W Gruer vs R C Stephenson 1-0501917Blindfold MatchD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer  ½-½371918Off-hand GameB32 Sicilian
10. S Mlotkowski vs E W Gruer ½-½371918Off-hand GameB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski  ½-½171918Off-hand GameA47 Queen's Indian
12. E W Gruer vs W Lovegrove 1-0451921California State ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. E W Gruer vs Factor  0-171192223rd Western ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. H Borochow vs E W Gruer  0-1211922California State ChampionshipC25 Vienna
15. E W Gruer vs S Swanson  1-0311922California State ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. N Whitaker vs E W Gruer  1-052192223rd Western ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. G Branch vs E W Gruer 1-012192324th Western ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
18. E W Gruer vs S Mlotkowski 0-1451925California State ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Alekhine vs E W Gruer 0-1281929Simul, 43bD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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  brankat: A very nice win against Alekhine, although it may have been a simul game.

Somewhere there would have to be many more games played by Mr.Gruer.

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  Calli: I'll try to dig up a game or two.

"A chemist by profession, who ran a X-Ray laboratory in Oakland, Gruer was educated at UC Berkeley. The Times column notes 'He was a most popular member of the Athens Athletic Club in Oakland equally adept at bridge.' He died July 16, 1931, at the age of 40." - M.I. Newsletter #361, 08/29/2007 (Donaldson)

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  brankat: <Calli> Thank You for the info. I knew I could count on You :-)
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  brankat: Thanks to <Calli> and his world wide network of chess researchers we now have 12 more E.W.Gruer games in this database!

Thank You.

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  GrahamClayton: Gruer also studied at the University of Chicago in the period prior to World War 1. He was responsible for establishing the Western Collegiate Chess League, which featured teams from Michigan University, Illinois and Chicago.

Somewhere there would have to be many more games played by Mr.Gruer.

I have found a game by Gruer in the "San Fransisco Call" chess column dated February 2, 1913, which I will shortly upload to the database.

Oct-14-19  Chesgambit: Elmer Walker Gruer
plays better than computers at positional positions
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