Walter Browne

1949 - 2015

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Walter Shawn Browne (10 January 1949 – 24 June 2015) was an Australian-born American chess and poker player. Awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 1970, he won the U.S. Chess Championship six times. Browne was known to sell interesting chess related items at tournaments where he played, such as the National Open, to earn extra money. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Browne has received more than 60,704 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Walter Browne is the 213th most popular chess player, the 369th most popular biography from Australia and the most popular Australian Chess Player.

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Among chess players, Walter Browne ranks 213 out of 376Before him are Peter Svidler, Ashot Anastasian, Hikaru Nakamura, Kiril Georgiev, Oleg Romanishin, and Israel Albert Horowitz. After him are Andrei Sokolov, Tony Miles, Joël Lautier, Eugenio Torre, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, and Aloyzas Kveinys.

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Among people born in 1949, Walter Browne ranks 567Before him are Günther Schumacher, Zbigniew Wassermann, Robert Lindsay, Blase J. Cupich, Jürgen Colombo, and Delwa Kassiré Koumakoye. After him are Frank L. Culbertson Jr., Bruce Fairbairn, Robert D. Cabana, Hank Williams Jr., Pat Condell, and Mitch Daniels. Among people deceased in 2015, Walter Browne ranks 403Before him are Howard Kendall, Jihadi John, Mokhtar Belmokhtar, Andraé Crouch, Wolfram Wuttke, and Wilfred Agbonavbare. After him are Jayne Meadows, Eugenie Clark, Leon Brittan, Charles Correa, Alan Hodgkinson, and Abdelhamid Abaaoud.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Walter Browne ranks 369 out of 790Before him are Luc Longley (1969), Bill Hayden (1933), John Forrest (1847), Ned Zelic (1971), Stephen Laybutt (1977), and Monica Mayhem (1978). After him are Luke Bracey (1989), Slim Dusty (1927), Samantha Stosur (1984), John Kerr (1914), Dacre Montgomery (1994), and Tony Popovic (1973).

Among CHESS PLAYERS In Australia

Among chess players born in Australia, Walter Browne ranks 1