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Max Walter
  
Number of games in database: 67
Years covered: 1923 to 1937

Overall record: +20 -28 =19 (44.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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   M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 1/2-1/2
   M Walter vs A Pokorny, 1923 1/2-1/2
   M Walter vs Spielmann, 1932 1-0
   Rubinstein vs M Walter, 1923 1/2-1/2


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MAX WALTER
(born Feb-11-1896, died 1940, 44 years old) Slovakia

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Max Walter was born in Bratislava, Austria–Hungary (now Slovakia). He was Czechoslovak Champion in 1923.

Wikipedia article: Max Walter

Last updated: 2019-02-11 04:12:05

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Walter vs Vaclav Sifalda  ½-½491923PardubiceB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. A Dusek vs M Walter  1-0451923PardubiceB40 Sicilian
3. S Sery vs M Walter  ½-½381923PardubiceD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
4. M Walter vs H Prochazka  1-0431923PardubiceD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Vladimir Berger vs M Walter  0-1311923PardubiceC66 Ruy Lopez
6. M Walter vs Prokes  ½-½451923PardubiceA15 English
7. M Walter vs J Schulz Sr  1-0401923PardubiceD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. A Pokorny vs M Walter  ½-½311923PardubiceD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. R Mikulka vs M Walter  0-1361923PardubiceB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. R Tereba vs M Walter  0-1291923PardubiceA04 Reti Opening
11. Bogoljubov vs M Walter 1-0501923Maehrisch-OstrauE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. M Walter vs A Pokorny ½-½471923Maehrisch-OstrauD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Spielmann vs M Walter 1-0671923Maehrisch-OstrauB01 Scandinavian
14. A Selezniev vs M Walter  ½-½411923Maehrisch-OstrauD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. M Walter vs Euwe 0-1301923Maehrisch-OstrauA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Reti vs M Walter  1-0461923Maehrisch-OstrauA13 English
17. M Walter vs Lasker 0-1211923Maehrisch-OstrauD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Rubinstein vs M Walter  ½-½361923Maehrisch-OstrauB01 Scandinavian
19. M Walter vs H Wolf 0-1271923Maehrisch-OstrauD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Tartakower vs M Walter  ½-½331923Maehrisch-OstrauA21 English
21. M Walter vs Gruenfeld  0-1491923Maehrisch-OstrauA15 English
22. Tarrasch vs M Walter  1-0641923Maehrisch-OstrauA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Walter vs Hromadka  ½-½521923Maehrisch-OstrauE60 King's Indian Defense
24. M Walter vs K Vanek 1-0391923CSR Master TtD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Walter vs L Asztalos  1-0331924GyorA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 67  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-11-07  sambo: He's only got three wins here! Three wins do not a Czech champion make.
Mar-03-08  Jason Frost: 3 wins including one over Spielmann, plus draws against Marshall, Reti, Rubenstein, and Tartakover do a Czech Champion in 1923 make.
Feb-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: On this photograph from the <Maehrisch-Ostrau 1923> tournament you can see Walter standing behind Lasker: http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/histori...
Feb-11-10  BIDMONFA: Max Walter

WALTER, Max
http://www.bidmonfa.com/walter_max....
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Feb-11-10  waustad: His wiki page claims 1945 as his death year. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the language might look into the sources cited there.
Dec-26-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: <waustad>His wiki page claims 1945 as his death year. Perhaps someone with knowledge of the language might look into the sources cited there.

<waustad>,
According to "Bratislava Pressburg Pozsony" by A. Robert Neurath, Walter died in 1940.

Dec-09-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is a nice finish by Walter, as Black against German in 1926:


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The deflection sacrifice 1...♕c2! forces one of the white pieces to stop defending e1, thus allowing a back-rank mate. 2.♗f4 fails to 2...♕xc1, again removing a defender of the e1 square.

Feb-11-13  thomastonk: <Player of Today>

The English Wikipedia has: "Max Walter (born 1899 – died 1945) was a Slovak chess master." So, not only the year of death is different. The Slovak Wikipedia has "Max Walter (* 1896 – † 1940)" and the following remark: "Max Walter apparently died in a concentration camp in 1940, although there is a record of his alleged participation in a tournament in Madrid 1945."

Feb-11-13  waustad: Name confusion is not uncommon here and elsewhere.
Dec-09-13  Karpova: 8th Congress of the Czechoslovakian Chess Federation in Pardubice, August 5 to 18, 1923.

Championship Tournament (11 rounds):

1. Max Walter 8.0
2. Amos Pokorny 7.5
3. Karl Vanek 7.0
4. Sherry* 6.5
5-7. Sifalda 5.5
5-7. Berger (Brno) 5.5
5-7. Prokes 5.5

Further participants were Dr. Hubert Prochazka, Dr. Tereba, Dr. Vitkovsky (Pseudonym), Schulz and Mikulka.

50% of 11.0 points were necessary to gain the <Meisterwürde>, i. e. to become a master. This was reached by all participants down to place 7.

Max Walter started with 4 consecutive draws (Sherry, Sifalda, Pokorny and Prokes) and then had a winning streak with the sole exception of a loss against Vitkovsky on time (Walter had a winning position). So his overall score was +6 -1 =4. Sherry scored +2 -0 =9.

* Pseudonym, he was from Prague

This game is from the tournament Prokes vs K Vanek, 1923 (although the report has the game ending after 43...Rd4). The game Walter-Vanek may be submitted later.

Source: Pages 209-213 of the September 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Feb-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Walter.
Feb-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Telemus: Yad Vashem's Central DB of Shoah Victims' Names has a Max Walter with the following:

Date of Birth: 12/01/1894
Place of Birth: Brno
Deported from: Moravska Ostrava
Destination of deportation: Nisko, Camp, Poland
Deported: 17/10/1939 - 26/10/1939

Source: List of Jews deported from Moravska Ostrava to Nisko camp, 17/10/1939 and 26/10/1939.

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