GM Walter Browne

GM Walter Browne

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GM Walter Browne

RIP Walter Browne.

Here are two games of his.

Walter Browne–Kerry Lawless San Francisco 1969

Yaacov Bleiman–Walter Browne Nathanya 1971

In both games, Browne justifies unusual ideas with powerful play. Thank you for leaving us your games, Walter.

GM Walter Browne

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  • Posted 1623 days 10 hours and 2 minutes ago
    KOP, I'm not sure. Each of those seem reasonable.
  • Posted 1623 days 18 hours and 33 minutes ago
    The second game is quite fascinating. If I saw an unknown-strength player play Black's 9th through 12th moves, I would have assumed s/he was a newbie. But I guess Browne saw that Black's king can't be effectively attacked. Nakamura plays that way sometimes too; it makes my stomach hurt.
  • Posted 1623 days 22 hours and 54 minutes ago
    Standard memberKingOnPoint
    With the 1st Game (Walter Browne–Kerry Lawless San Francisco 1969), is the game opening decided by Black's 6.... Bc5 to be (C78) Ruy Lopez, Archangel Defense, or is it refined a little more after White's 7. c3 to be a Modern Variation of the Archangel Defense as opposed to a Traditional Variation which is slightly similar to a different move order that Anand played against Shirov with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Bc5(Moeller Defense) 6. c3 b5 7. Bc2 d5 and the novelty at the time played(8. a4) dxe4 9. axb5 Bg4 which is supposed to be Sharp Play by Shirov and another (C78) Game of Kasparov-Kramnik with 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Bc5 7. a4 Bb7 8. d3 O-O 9. Nc3 Na5?

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