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    Notable Aussies that got away

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    The Browne system, named after Walter Shaun Browne, an Aussie who moved to US around 1970 and became a GM...
    As extracted from Stephen Solomon's analysis of his Dresden game with Ozanne.

    Any others (notable Aussies who got away)?
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    Browne was an Aussie but birth but also an American. He was born here and moved to America when he was 3 and I believe the majority of his childhood was spent in America.

    I'm not sure what is meant by "Notable Aussies that got away". Are we supposed to be patrolling our borders for 3-year-olds who might get away?

    He did play some representative chess for Australia but that was more a matter of convenience and when he got the chance he represented America in preference.



    Rolf Harris has more claim to being an Aussie as he was raised here and he was a state champion swimmer in his youth. Not sure how good his chess is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Any others (notable Aussies who got away)?
    Greg Hjorth springs to mind (IM in his very early 20s before moving to the States, mathematician). However it seems he's now back in the country, at least some of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Browne was an Aussie but birth but also an American. He was born here and moved to America when he was 3 and I believe the majority of his childhood was spent in America.

    I'm not sure what is meant by "Notable Aussies that got away". Are we supposed to be patrolling our borders for 3-year-olds who might get away?

    He did play some representative chess for Australia but that was more a matter of convenience and when he got the chance he represented America in preference.



    Rolf Harris has more claim to being an Aussie as he was raised here and he was a state champion swimmer in his youth. Not sure how good his chess is.
    That's right re Browne. It was said that he came back to Australia for a bit so that he could play in our Olympiad team as he couldn't make the US team - or was it Board 1? - I can't remember. I think it was the latter as he played Board 1 for Australia in the 1972 Olympiad when he was ranked no 2 in the US behind Fischer. He won the Australian Championship in 1968-69 but didn't play in the next one. By the time he played for Australia in the 1972 Olympiad he was back in the US. There is an account of his Australian exploits in Cathy Chua's "Australian Chess at the Top" which accords with my memory of matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Greg Hjorth springs to mind (IM in his very early 20s before moving to the States, mathematician). However it seems he's now back in the country, at least some of the time.
    I think he plans to be in Melbourne this January but not much more over the next 6 months.
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    Dad interviewed Browne

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    Browne was an Aussie but birth but also an American. He was born here and moved to America when he was 3 and I believe the majority of his childhood was spent in America.
    During my teens my dad interviewed Browne when he visited Dunedin to play a simul (which I played in - I lost). I still have the clipping from his newspaper the Otago Daily Times (which he later edited) which has the by-line "Swinging Image for Chess Master." He was long-haired, won most of his simul games, and gave chess some good publicity in NZ back then.
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    I believe Hjorth is now at Melb Uni working as a professor of Maths
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    What about notable auzzies that were born overseas? Many of the auzzie reps at the chess ollympiads were overseas-born.

    Koshnitsky, Rubenraut, Davidovic, Berger are some names that come to mind.
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    at what point between michael baron's post and your post did australia formally annexe new zealand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectic
    at what point between michael baron's post and your post did australia formally annexe new zealand?
    Last Wednesday. shhh, we haven't told them yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Last Wednesday. shhh, we haven't told them yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eclectic
    at what point between michael baron's post and your post did australia formally annexe new zealand?
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    "The States" shall mean such of the colonies of New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia, including the northern territory of South Australia...

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