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Walter Harris
  
Number of games in database: 18
Years covered: 1958 to 1990
Overall record: +9 -7 =2 (55.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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WALTER HARRIS
United States of America

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Walter Harris was the first African-American player in the United States to attain the title of National Master (1963).

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs W Harris ½-½471958Simul, 13bC21 Center Game
2. W Harris vs R Weinstein  1-043195960th US OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. W Harris vs E Hearst 0-122195960th US OpenA04 Reti Opening
4. H Gross vs W Harris  0-136195960th US OpenB06 Robatsch
5. W Harris vs A Cantone 1-027195960th US OpenC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
6. M Rohland vs W Harris  0-142195960th US OpenB06 Robatsch
7. W Harris vs E Marchand  1-028195960th US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
8. K Burger vs W Harris  0-155195960th US OpenA60 Benoni Defense
9. W Harris vs J Sherwin  0-131195960th US OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Berliner vs W Harris  1-041195960th US OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. E Jimenez Zerquera vs W Harris  1-073195960th US OpenB06 Robatsch
12. Walter Lochmann vs W Harris  0-128196061st US OpenB06 Robatsch
13. W Harris vs H Herbst  1-041196061st US OpenA04 Reti Opening
14. R H Steinmeyer vs W Harris  1-028196061st US OpenA61 Benoni
15. P Poschel vs W Harris  1-022196061st US OpenE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
16. C Brasket vs W Harris 1-061196061st US OpenB06 Robatsch
17. P Cleghorn vs W Harris 0-1211965Las Vegas National openB06 Robatsch
18. D Levine vs W Harris  ½-½261990USA MastersA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-11-12  DanielBryant: I was privileged to have the chance to meet Mr. Harris recently. He is now living in the DC area.
May-11-12  SamAtoms1980: <first African-American player>

OK, this proves that this isn't the same guy as the notorious former Stanford football coach, <Walt Harris>.

Aug-22-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: from the book The Unknown Bobby Fischer by Donaldson & Tangborn..

<On May 11, 1958, WNTA (Channel 13) had a live telecast of Bobby Fischer playing 13 opponents simultaneously. When he did not finish in the allotted time, the station allowed the games to be played to a conclusion by delaying the next program for a few minutes. Fischer scored +12=1-0, with the lone draw going to Walter Harris.>

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