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|May-11-16|| ||diagonal: <Now I am on Medicare. Is there something like that for old chess players?> You are far too young :)|
Your massive piece of work and contributions have been copied and reproduced online by the chess community so many time - sometimes giving credit, sometimes not..
Hope, more annotations, background stories, chess histories and quizzes are to come: http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/
Happy Birthday, Bill!
|May-11-16|| ||hemy: Happy Birthday, Bill!|
|May-11-16|| ||wwall: Thanks, all (including Frederick and Willy). I made it past Fischer's years at 64 and will now try to pass my old friend, Walter Browne (66), next. Not ready to retire yet. My wife still wants to travel and buy things. Otherwise, I would be doing more chess playing, chess writing, and contributing what I can at chessgames.com.|
|May-12-16|| ||Jambow: Happy birthday Bill, just made 50 laps myself on the Quattro De Mayo.|
|May-11-17|| ||wordfunph: Bill, Birthday Happy!|
|May-11-17|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Bill,
My wife too like to travel and buy things. So I send her to the corner shop once a day to buy my cigarettes.
But she's always game for a laugh.
Recently at a holiday camp she tried to enter an ugly wives competition.
They would not let her take part, they said she was a professional.
|May-11-17|| ||wwall: Geoff, you are the funniest. My wife got her credit cards stolen a few months ago, but I didn't report it. The thief is spending less than my wife. And in this country we have to deal with the firing of the FBI Director. My dad was an FBI agent and I worked for years with them in my job as Intel officer. From my contacts, I found out why Comey was fired. Apparently, he didn't stay at a Trump hotel when he traveled.|
|Jul-02-18|| ||takchess: Been enjoying the Brause database found on your website. Do you have access to the database of the Halloween gambit correspondence tournament organized by m wind ?|
|Jul-02-18|| ||wwall: I will check|
|Jul-02-18|| ||wwall: Takchess, Try this link. Otherwise Kassiber #20 and #27.|
|Jul-02-18|| ||takchess: Bill this is exactly what I wanted. Thanks! Jim|
|Jul-02-18|| ||wwall: I've played 24 Halloween Gambits myself and may have to update my Halloween Gambit pgn collection to include over 100 of these gambits that I have seen so far. Pretty spooky.|
|Jul-03-18|| ||HeMateMe: Wall of voodoo...|
|Jul-03-18|| ||Whitehat1963: Trump’s ambassador to Mexico. (I know. Too easy.)|
|Jul-17-19|| ||Joshka: Hey Bill, being probably the most authoritative Fischer aficionado around here, do you recall this event that was planned? Bobby died later during the year and it was cancelled. Any thoughts on how this would have helped Chess in the country? Would Fischer have attended? Karpov? thanks in advance!!|
|Jul-17-19|| ||Pyrandus: "Aficionado" is an english Word?|
|Jul-18-19|| ||whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.|
|Sep-03-19|| ||wwall: <Joshka>, yes, I remember the Bobby Darin event was supposed to be the largest chess tournament in America before he died. I don't think Fischer or Karpov would have attended. It looked like a major tourney like the World Open in New York at the time, but on the West Coast. I would think Walter Browne would have been favored to win it.|
|Sep-03-19|| ||Caissanist: According to a posting on bobbydarin.com, he was supposed to sponsor a round-robin international tournament. Fischer would not have been part of it, but Karpov might have been: http://www.bobbydarin.com/chess73.htm .|
|Sep-04-19|| ||spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.>|
Surely it is a Spanish word.
|Sep-04-19|| ||keypusher: < spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.>
Surely it is a Spanish word.>
It’s been naturalized.
|Sep-04-19|| ||meta meta: <keypusher: < spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.> Surely it is a Spanish word.> It’s been naturalized.>|
Learner's word of the day: <aficionado>:
a person who likes and knows a lot about something, e.g. an <aficionado> of poetry
|Sep-05-19|| ||spingo: <meta meta> we all know what it means. We were talking about its origin, which <Pyrandus> seems to think is English. It would not be unusual for a seemingly foreign word to be of English origin. Négligée comes to mind. I think <aficionado> was taken directly from the Spanish.|
|Sep-05-19|| ||Joshka: <wwall> <Caissanist> Bobby would have asked for 25k just to appear!;-) it's always fun to debate the what if's when it came to Fischer....but I've never read anyone talking about the what if, had Spassky just taken his title back to the Soviet Union after the forfeit on Game 2. Would Bobby have mounted another comeback to try to finally get the title? Cannot believe he would have just thrown everything away after the Game 2 forfeit? oh thanks for your insights on Fischer. You knew the man so I value your opinion.|
|Sep-05-19|| ||wwall: My mistake on the Walden Cassotto (Bobby Darin) Classic. In today's money, it would have had a prize fund of $133,000 for 16 world-class GMs to play in a round robin. Darin's son was later involved in chess publishing. Darin was trying to beat Church's Fried Chicken San Antonio tournament, held in Nov-Dec 1972 that had 16 GM/IM players (won by Portisch, Petrosian, Karpov). that was the strongest chess tournament on American soil since 1924 (and Fischer was a spectator). Darin died on the operating table and no money flowed to anything chess-related as far as I know. The San Antonio event had an open tournament at the same time, and I think Darin was going to repeat this with the main tournament of 16 GMS and an open tournament.|
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