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William M Byland
Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1943 to 1960
Overall record: +21 -34 =22 (41.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-22-1917, died Jul-19-1997, 79 years old) United States of America

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William Mahlon Byland founded the Pennsylvania State Chess Federation in 1939, and was the State Champion in 1949. He was a USCF Vice-President. In 1961, he won the Pittsburgh Championship.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W M Byland vs D Hatch  ½-½501943Pennsylvania chA28 English
2. M Simsak vs W M Byland  1-0191943Pennsylvania chE12 Queen's Indian
3. CEL Schuette vs W M Byland 0-1441944Pittsburgh CC ladder tournamentE15 Queen's Indian
4. W M Byland vs Santasiere  0-142194546th US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. W M Byland vs B Rozsa  1-031194546th US OpenE26 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. F S Anderson vs W M Byland  1-030194546th US OpenB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. A Sandrin vs W M Byland  1-042194546th US OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. F Planas Garcia vs W M Byland  ½-½231946Yankton International TournamentD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. W M Byland vs H Berliner  ½-½271946Yankton International TournamentB01 Scandinavian
10. M Colon Romero vs W M Byland  0-1371946Yankton International TournamentA09 Reti Opening
11. L E Marquez vs W M Byland  ½-½271946Yankton International TournamentD04 Queen's Pawn Game
12. W M Byland vs R Cintron  ½-½411946Yankton International TournamentC02 French, Advance
13. W M Byland vs A Margolis  0-1371946Yankton International TournamentC33 King's Gambit Accepted
14. A Powers vs W M Byland  ½-½241946Yankton International TournamentD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
15. W M Byland vs H L Marks 0-1211947Tri-State ChampionshipC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. M Pavey vs W M Byland  1-035194849th US OpenC17 French, Winawer, Advance
17. W M Byland vs T B Eckenrode  ½-½43194849th US OpenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
18. W M Byland vs G A Lyle  1-044194849th US OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. A Pinkus vs W M Byland  ½-½40194849th US OpenD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. W M Byland vs H C Underwood  1-028194849th US OpenC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. W M Byland vs Evans 0-123194849th US OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
22. W M Byland vs L Frank  0-130194849th US OpenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. W M Byland vs C Barasch  1-033194849th US OpenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. W M Byland vs Evans  0-121194950th US OpenC34 King's Gambit Accepted
25. S Baron vs W M Byland  ½-½30194950th US OpenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  GrahamClayton: Byland founded the Pennsylvania State Chess Federation in 1939, and was the State Champion in 1949. A memorial tournament at the Pittsburgh Chess Club to honour Byland is held every year.

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