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|May-11-14|| ||wwall: Thanks wordfunph and frederick. I feel fine. Diabetes under control. Eating right and getting some exercise in. And most of all, having fun still playing chess.|
|May-11-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Bill.
A day late, I know, sorry.
(I recall you use to like my wife jokes on The Corner.)
I was also a day late at my wedding and ended up marrying some jilted bride who had been abandoned at the alter.
Outside the church I lifted her veil and people started booing.
She started crying, except in her case the tears where running up her face.
At the honeymoon hotel the bell boy took one look at her and gave me a tip!
Then you mix in the Chess.
She has the kind of face that could uncastle a King.
One eye has taken the other eye en passant.
When God was making up her face he forgot to say "j'adoube".
When she smiles it's like looking at a row of isolated pawns.
I love her really, she has started talking through nose.
Her mouth has finally worn itself out.
|May-12-14|| ||wwall: Geoff, hope you survive Mother's Day after that. Once a pawn a time you were the best, except for your checkered past. Too much time at the Corner pub? Sounds like you found the perfect mate. Hope you didn't get rooked with your chosen Queen. Hope you had a great wedding knight, had some Scotch, and played with some defrocked Bishop. Hope you didn't up like Spassky and his first wife and were like bishops of opposite color.|
|May-12-14|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Bill.
After 38 years my marriage is now a stalemate.
I'm on the look out for a new chess set, one that does creak when it moves or smell of linament.
Thinking of submitting a picture to go on my bit - I must send them more games, some of them are quite hilarious...one or two actually have sound sacrifices. Most are complete swindles.
What do think of this: Me in my garden playing chess.
What do you think, does that capture me?
|Jun-01-14|| ||diagonal: up-date / new link @ <Jul-03-12>, posting from <HeMateMe>|
Bill *Wall, not Clinton* discusses american presidents who have - and did not have - played chess:
(the chessville.com domain doesn't exist any longer)
|Jun-01-14|| ||HeMateMe: ^^Excellent story link, above, USA Presidents and chess. Just curious, why did you mention my name in this?|
|Jun-02-14|| ||Granny O Doul: George Washington: wooden teeth, ivory chess men. There's a man with his priorities in order.|
The version of the Lincoln vs. Judge story I'd read had the judge furious after the board upset; saying "now we'll never know whose game it was!", and Lincoln replying, "Well, let's just call it Tad's game". Of course, if either were a real player, they'd have been able to set up again even without a score.
With all these presidents who have played chess, how many game scores are extant? Seems like a hell of a cover-up is going on.
|Jun-02-14|| ||diagonal: <HeMateMe: why did you mention my name?>|
This funny story from Bill Wall was first linked and posted for chessgames on <Jul-03-12> by you :) Many thanks!
I've just (re)established a link to <chessmaniac> to 'cause the older from <chessville> doesn't work any longer
with best regards from Switzerland (reported that at the moment one out of seven members of the Federal Government 'Bundesrat' could play chess accurately)
|Jun-04-14|| ||wwall: I also did an article on US Presidents for the US Chess Hall of Fame last year at http://worldchesshof.org/exhibition...|
|Oct-08-14|| ||perfidious: <Bad moves come in waves.>|
This quote from <wwall> reminds me of the aphorism which went something to the effect that one should not discourage an opponent from making a weak move, as it is often the prelude to a still weaker one.
|Oct-08-14|| ||john barleycorn: When it rains, it pours.|
|May-11-15|| ||wordfunph: mate Bill, Happy Birthday!!|
|May-11-15|| ||torrefan: Master B in the wall!|
|May-11-15|| ||wwall: Thanks. 64 and hope there's more. Need to break Fischer's and Steinitz's record.|
|May-11-15|| ||MissScarlett: Mr. Wall, you've claimed in an article, <Alekhine and the Nazis> that <In August 1939, Alexander Alekhine's brother, Alexei (1888-1939) was murdered in Russia.> What's your source for this?|
|May-11-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Bill,
Day late I know but I was always in time trouble.
Will be joining you on 64 in June.
Me and Mrs...er...Simpson are going out to dinner that night, I have band lined up to sing 'When I'm 64'.
|May-11-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Miss Scarlett,
There is mention here by Tomasz Lissowski that Alexey may have been murdered in a love triangle.
|May-31-15|| ||MissScarlett: Mr. Wall, you've claimed in an article, <Pillsbury was also a checkers expert, being classed among the 20 foremost checkers players in America.> What's your source for this?|
|Jun-05-15|| ||Sally Simpson: Hi Miss Scarlett,
Here, page 124, 'The History of Checkers', Pillsbury is listed as being in the top half dozen checkers players in America.
Pillsbury when given blindfold chess simuls often played blindfold checkers at the same time.
The famous Tarrasch quote:
"When you don't know what to play, wait for an idea to come into your opponent's
mind. You may be sure that idea will be wrong."
Where did he say it? I do not have my Tarrasch books on hand at the moment.
|May-11-16|| ||wordfunph: Bill, Happy Birthday!|
|May-11-16|| ||wwall: Thanks wordfunph. Now I am on Medicare. Is there something like that for old chess players? We get to take a move back once during a game or something like that?|
|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.|
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