|Walter Browne (born 1949) is a chess player.
He was born in Sydney, Australia, to an American father and Australian mother. He was the most dominant American player in the immediate post-Bobby Fischer era. His accomplishments are quite considerable.
Browne is six-time US champion, 11-time National Open champ, 7-time American Open king, 3-time US Open winner, and 3-time World Open winner. He was a dominant presence in American Chess in the 1970s and 1980s. His many international firsts include Reykjavík 1978, Wijk-aan-Zee 1980, Surakarta 1982 and Naestved 1985.
A world-class speed chess player, in 1988 he formed the World Blitz Chess Association though this organization has recently encountered financial trouble.