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William Brock
Number of games in database: 7
Years covered: 1986 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 1917 (1910 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2105
Overall record: +3 -4 =0 (42.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1958) United States of America

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William (Bill) Brock is a Chicago expert. He is the principal author of the Chicago Chess Center blog,, and was formerly one of the principal authors of the Chicago Chess Blog, Brock is also a former President of the Illinois Chess Association and a former Editor-in-Chief of the Illinois Chess Bulletin.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Schiller vs W Brock  1-0261986GrayslakeB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. E Schiller vs W Brock  0-1321989Illinois ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. D B Gurevich vs W Brock  1-0371990Master Challenge XIIE73 King's Indian
4. S Sloan vs W Brock 0-1302005RGCP Grudge MatchA00 Uncommon Opening
5. S Sloan vs W Brock 1-0372005RGCP Grudge MatchA00 Uncommon Opening
6. W Brock vs S Sloan 0-1512005RGCP Grudge MatchD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
7. C Wainscott vs W Brock 0-1172013Tim Just's Winter OpenC53 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  EmperorAtahualpa: Who is this guy exactly and what is his relation to Sam Sloan?
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  Jim Bartle: I want to know, too, since it's called "Grudge Match," and what does RGCP stand for?
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  Calli: Who is Sam Sloan and why would anyone have relations with him? ;-)

RGCP is an internet newsgroup; Probably to settle an arguement started there.

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  EmperorAtahualpa: <Who is Sam Sloan and why would anyone have relations with him? ;-)>

<Calli> He's definitely an interesting fellow you should know about. Here are some links to get you started:

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  Calli: <EmperorAtahualpa> He is a crackpot that I try to avoid knowing any more about.

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  EmperorAtahualpa: <<EmperorAtahualpa> He is a crackpot that I try to avoid knowing any more about.>

<Calli> I think you're making an unfair judgment. Sure, I acknowledge he is peculiar, and that is even an understatement. But to call him a crackpot is not even realistic.

Would you say a crackpot is able to orally argue a case all by himself in front of the United States Supreme Court and even win the case 9-0? Without a a law degree? You've got to respect things like that.

Also, there are more people out there who are or were peculiar, but brilliant. What about Leonardo da Vinci for instance? Would you call him a crackpot you want to avoid knowing more about?

Mar-24-06  KYENNY139: Who is Bill Brock? Why is his rating 2000? Would <CHESSGAMES.COM> post my games? I am almost 2000 and I am playing like an expert! I am beating 2000 players. By January First I am gonna be an expert. I will be 2100.
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  Calli: <EmperorAtahualpa> Sam Sloan and DaVinci?? See how even a little exposure to his ravings affects a sane person. Proceed at your own risk! Thats my warning. Whenever I stumble upon a Sloan page or newsgroup posting, I qucikly run away. :-)
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  EmperorAtahualpa: Guys, I'm not saying there are no reasons to hate him, but what I am saying is that that there are reasons for admiring him.
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  Calli: I stand behind my original comment.

"An eccentric person, especially one with bizarre ideas."

Even Sloan could not disagree with that.

Apr-10-09  Dredge Rivers: Is this the former Tennessee senator?
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  offramp: Are the comments on this page about Bill Brock or Sam Sloan?
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