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|Dec-09-06|| ||Joshka: uhhh...lots of "luck" in card games....in chess you are only lucky if your opponent blunders;-)|
|Jan-10-07|| ||weary willy: "The fidgiest player on earth" - Tony Miles|
|Jan-10-07|| ||tpstar: Friendly note to the Biographer:
1) Please change "Among his international successes, are" to "His international successes include first place" etc.
2) Please edit "competes with success" into "successfully competes" as it presently reads like he is competing against success. Since you just used "successes" anyway, maybe "is still competitive in top-level tournaments" works even better.
Thank you. =)
|Jan-10-07|| ||euripides: 'still competitive' would be ambiguous, particularly in Browne's case.|
|Jan-10-07|| ||malthrope: Hey old buddy...
'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' Shawn! :-)
And, many more! ;-)
Your old chess friend, - Mal
|Jan-10-07|| ||WannaBe: That's a dang nice picture. :-) I like it!|
|Jan-17-07|| ||Resignation Trap: I'm concentrating on GM Browne this month, I've already located some of his games from 1964.|
|May-04-07|| ||Marmot PFL: Hard to reconcile that photo of browne with the gray hair and glasses with my memories of the young Browne of the '70s. At that time I think his aspiration was to be the new Fischer, at least in the West, and that accounts for his often disturbing behavior. Very strong in US chess but didn't seem to do so well internationally as Seirawan or Christiansen for example.|
|May-04-07|| ||chancho: I've heard of Browne throwing himself to the floor to do push-ups during a game of chess. The guy is intense.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||zapzowie: Watching him play in time pressure is quite a show. I wish they would put his brilliant 1972 US Open win against Bent Larsen in this game collection.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||nescio: <zapzowie> I don't quite understand what you wish. It's this game you mean, don't you: Browne vs Larsen, 1972|
|Aug-07-07|| ||Strongest Force: I hear many chessplayers are playing more poker these days. They say it's possible to make an easy 80-100k a year. Some IM from Texas...i think his name was Ken Smith, was a world champ at poker and might have been the one to get Browne interested. I remember they were in NYC alot and both liked to play g/5 for lots of money. There was a fancy highrise building on e. 57th st. where all the high-rollers in chess, poker and bridge liked to throw some heavy money around.|
|Aug-07-07|| ||savagerules: http://news.pokerpages.com/index.ph... |
Heres a photo of Walter at the poker table in June 2007 in Vegas where he came in second place in a tourney and won $131,790.00, I think he was also playing in a chess tournament at the same time.
|Aug-08-07|| ||stanleys: <Walter is a six-time Chess grand Master>|
Anyone could translate this?
|Aug-08-07|| ||Petrosianic: It means "6-time US Champion". The writer didn't know anything about chess.|
|Dec-21-07|| ||Benzol: Another player biography that was greatly edited from what was originally written. IIRC the first sentence is still the original input but everything after isn't from my keyboard at all.|
|Feb-11-08|| ||percyblakeney: On the subject of the accelerating number of GM's, Kasparov refers to Browne's mentioning that when he got the GM title, in 1970, only two players were given it the same year: "And they weren't sure about the other guy" (Karpov).|
|Feb-11-08|| ||Riverbeast: <I hear many chessplayers are playing more poker these days.>|
Oh yes, you hear right...Most of them figure, if I can win at chess, I can win at THIS game, and make a lot more money!
Someone who knows Browne told me a story...I don't know if it's true...Browne apparently used to offer to buy any of his opponents dinner right before the game....He figured the digestion during the game would inhibit their concentration.
Just in case the story's true, if you're ever paired with Browne, and you think you're going to lose anyway (and you're hungry), ask him to blow you to a steak dinner of a nice fat hamburger. He can probably afford it.
|Feb-23-08|| ||jovack: he reminded me of Stan Lee for a second there|
|Aug-01-08|| ||madlydeeply: I thought Walter Brown was a WC Candidate as well? Its not in the biography. Didn't he play a candidates match? That's one level below WC, the way I order things in my little brain... I can't believe that he plays poker... well except the money is good and all... but even though those poker pros think highly of their "intellects"... poker is a highfalutin' game of Rock/Scissors/Paper compared to Chess.|
|Aug-01-08|| ||Petrosianic: No, he never did. He never did very well in the Interzonal.|
|Aug-21-08|| ||Caissanist: <Someone who knows Browne told me a story...I don't know if it's true...Browne apparently used to offer to buy any of his opponents dinner right before the game....He figured the digestion during the game would inhibit their concentration. >|
I remember Browne saying this in an interview in Chess Life & Review, I think it was in 1977.
|Aug-21-08|| ||AnalyzeThis: He reminds me of Paul Newman's character, Eddie Felson, in "The Color of Money".|
|Oct-25-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <Ken McGillivray>In 1969 on a visit to the land of his birth he won the Australian national title; the only time he has ever played in this event.|
Browne returned to Australia so that he could win the Australian title and qualify for the Asian zonal tournament.
Source: Anthony Wright "Australian International Chess: 1946 - 1972". Melbourne, 2001
|Jan-03-09|| ||Interbond: Here is a blitz game Walter lost yto a norwegian matwere player Řyvind Weberg.(See Fischer's forum for a simul game he played against Fischer in 1970 and got a draw)|
I'am not sure what year the gae was played ,but Browne had just then become US jr champion.
Walter Browne-Řyvind Weberg blitz Manhattan Chess Club
1,e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 Nf6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Ng4 14.h3 Qh4 15.Qf3 Nxf2 16.Bd2 Bxh3 17.gxh3 Nxh3+ 18.Kf1 g5 19.Re4 Bf4 20.Bxf4 gxf4 21.Nd2 Kh8 22.Re5 Rg8 23.Rh5 Rg1+ 24.Ke2 Re8+ 25.Kd3 Re3+ 26.Kc2 Qd8 27.Rxh7+ Kxh7 28.Qh5+ Kg7 29.Rxg1+ Nxg1 30.Qg4+ Kh6 31.Qxg1 f5 32.Qf2 Qg5 33.Nf1 Rh3 34.Bd5 Qh4 35.Qxh4+ Txh4 and Browne run out of time 0-1
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