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Bill Wall vs Billy Watt
North Carolina (1978)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation. English Attack (B90)  ·  1-0


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Mar-21-09  Mate Hunter: Black's main mistake was making an one-time threat (that could be easily protected) while already being behind in development. Considering that Black also put his Queen on the black Bishop's line, this was enough for White to make the final kill...
Mar-21-09  Mate Hunter: "Watts can't pass the Wall"
Nov-06-09  kooley782: Bill Wall's goal here? "Kill-o-Watts!"
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  whiteshark: The way of Watts


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  wwall: The player's name was Billy Watt, and the game should have drawn by perpetual check. 7...Qb6 was wrong, but White should have played 8.Ne6! instead of 8.Qc1 (8.Ne6 Qxb2 9.Nc7+ Kd8 10.N3d5 Nxd5 11.Nxd5 Nc6 12.Rb1 Qxa3 13.Bb6+ Kc8 14.Rb3 Qa4 15.Nc3).

After 9...Qa5, White should play 10.Nxf8 Rxf8 11.f3 and slightly better.

After 9...Qa5 10.b4 Black has 10...Qe5 11.Nc7+ Kd8 12.Nxa8 Qxc3+ 13.Bd2 Qd4 14.Be3 (14.c4 Qxe4+; 14.Bd3 Qa7) 14...Qc3+ 15.Bd2 Qd4 and perpetual check.

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  Annie K.: <Bill> but the actual score is correct? :)

I submitted a correction slip for your opponent's name, and also for B Wall vs B Watt, 1975, presumably the same player? (There they are just missing the first name, given only as 'B').

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  wwall: <Annie K> thanks.

Actual score is correct (he resigned too soon) and same player, Billy Watt, 1959-1979, who died in a car accident. Earlier, he was a member of the Alexander Central HS chess team that won the NC high school championship 3 years in a row.

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  Annie K.: <Bill> you're welcome, and thanks for the follow-up clarification. Correction slips (that link under the posting window) are a very efficient way to correct mistakes these days. :)

How sad that Billy Watt died so young. I'll alert the Biographer Bistro so one of the editors can add your information to his player page biography.

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