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Walter Holowach
Number of games in database: 39
Years covered: 1939 to 1951
Overall record: +12 -14 =13 (47.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Nov-03-1909, died Apr-09-2008, 98 years old) Canada

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Holowach was Alberta open champion in 1950. He represented Canada on fourth board in the 1939 Olympiad and scored 8 points in 15 team games.


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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 39  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Holowach vs B H Wood  0-1541939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1A22 English
2. T Regedzinski vs W Holowach  ½-½691939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. Luis Oscar Boettner vs W Holowach  ½-½461939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1B72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. W Holowach vs O Cruz Filho  0-1361939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. W Holowach vs Domingo Soto  ½-½301939Buenos Aires Olympiad qual-1A15 English
6. W Holowach vs A Olivera  1-0431939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
7. Augusto Aponte vs W Holowach  1-0371939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Domingo Cruz Bulnes vs W Holowach  0-1751939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
9. Luis Zavala vs W Holowach  ½-½331939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BB50 Sicilian
10. W Holowach vs Carlos Ayala  1-0401939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. Johannes Austboe vs W Holowach  0-1471939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. W Holowach vs E Karastoichev  ½-½321939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
13. W Nash vs W Holowach  0-1391939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. W Holowach vs J A Cayo Murillo  ½-½821939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. E Thorvaldsson vs W Holowach  1-0411939Buenos Aires Olympiad Final-BD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
16. W Holowach vs L M Duval  ½-½341945Canadian ChampionshipD95 Grunfeld
17. W Holowach vs A Helman  ½-½301945Canadian ChampionshipD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Yanofsky vs W Holowach  1-0571945Canadian ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
19. N Divinsky vs W Holowach  1-0411945Canadian ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J M Taylor vs W Holowach  0-1261945Canadian ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. L H Neatby vs W Holowach  0-1251945Canadian ChampionshipB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
22. W Holowach vs J Rauch  ½-½381945Canadian ChampionshipD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
23. H S Hegler vs W Holowach  0-1611945Canadian ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
24. W Holowach vs L Hall  1-0461945Canadian ChampionshipD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
25. F Yerhoff vs W Holowach  1-0401945Canadian ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
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  GrahamClayton: Holowach was the 1950 Alberta province champion, and finished 11th in the 1951 Canadian Championship at Vancouver.

Brief biography:

Obituary notice:

Oct-07-20  login:

Happy 100th birthday

Sam Holowach and the Vienna chestnut

The brothers Ambrose and Walter

Photograph Walter (p.134)

Photograph Ambrose


Violin and piano

Ambrose's speeches

Nov-24-21  Alan McGowan: The Edmonton Journal of 23 October 1939, reporting on the experience of Holowach at the Buenos Aires Olympiad, said that 'While studying music in Vienna for six years in the early 1930s he was also a pupil of Anatol Gerschenkron.

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