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Bill Wall
B Wall 
Number of games in database: 374
Years covered: 1969 to 2016
Highest rating achieved in database: 2231
Overall record: +174 -150 =50 (53.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A00 Uncommon Opening (21 games)
A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack (20 games)
C30 King's Gambit Declined (16 games)
C34 King's Gambit Accepted (11 games)
B20 Sicilian (10 games)
C33 King's Gambit Accepted (10 games)
C02 French, Advance (7 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (7 games)
C37 King's Gambit Accepted (6 games)
B23 Sicilian, Closed (6 games)

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   K Martins vs B Wall (Jul-17-16) 1-0, correspondence
   Raghav Venkat vs B Wall (Apr-25-15) 1-0
   B Wall vs David Raymond (Apr-24-15) 1-0
   B Waite vs B Wall (Apr-27-13) 0-1
   B Wall vs B Langford (Apr-27-13) 1-0

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(born May-11-1951, 67 years old) United States of America

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William (Bill) Dale Wall was born in Raymond, Washington. He joined the Tacoma, Washington Chess Club in 1969 and became a USCF member and certified tournament director. User: wwall is a past Secretary-Treasurer (1976-1978) and President (1978-1980) of the North Carolina Chess Association. He is also a past President (1980-1981) and Secretary-Treasurer (1981-1983) of the Ohio Chess Association. He is a past president of the Dayton Chess Club (1982-1985) in Ohio and the Palo Alto Chess Club (1986-1991) in California. He is a past Secretary of the Chess Journalists of America (1980s). He is the author of over 30 chess books (the 500 Miniature series) and over 1,000 chess articles. He is a contributor to and other online chess sites. He is a retired Air Force officer (1970-1995) and former NASA systems engineer (1985-1991), now working at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida as an Information Systems Security Engineer supporting NASA, DOC, NOAA (GOES-R and GOES-S satellites), and DoD programs.

Last updated: 2018-03-06 21:51:32

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 374  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Wall vs W Wall 1-0121969TacomaC10 French
2. B Wall vs E Bosse 1-0111969TacomaC00 French Defense
3. B Wall vs A Tauber 1-0121969Los AngelesB44 Sicilian
4. B Wall vs J Chance 1-091969TacomaC70 Ruy Lopez
5. B Wall vs W Wall 1-0151969TacomaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. B Wall vs H Edelstein  0-1381969American OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
7. B Wall vs R Means 1-0161970Wichita FallsC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. B Wall vs Griffin 1-0171970South CarolinaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. M Torre vs B Wall 0-141971San AntonioC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. B Wall vs M Wick 1-0111971HonoluluC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
11. B Wall vs Don Smith 1-0141971CaliforniaC45 Scotch Game
12. B Wall vs H Murtaugh 1-0111971CaliforniaC02 French, Advance
13. M Torre vs B Wall 0-1181971Yuba CityC30 King's Gambit Declined
14. M Wick vs B Wall 0-191971OkinawaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. Bechstein vs B Wall 0-1211971Wichita FallsC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
16. D Smith vs B Wall 0-1121971Yuba CityC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. H Murtaugh vs B Wall 0-191972OkinawaA02 Bird's Opening
18. B Wall vs L Martinez 1-0151972OkinawaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
19. B Wall vs L Martinez 1-0111972OkinawaD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. B Wall vs D Easton 1-0221972MarysvilleC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. B Wall vs A Brown 1-091972OkinawaC02 French, Advance
22. B Wall vs R Monahan 1-091972Yuba CityB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
23. B Wall vs L Chapman 1-0121973GuamC37 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Bob Brooks vs B Wall 0-1151973ThailandB20 Sicilian
25. Bob Brooks vs B Wall 0-191973ThailandA16 English
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Oct-08-14  john barleycorn: When it rains, it pours.
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  wordfunph: mate Bill, Happy Birthday!!
May-11-15  torrefan: Master B in the wall!
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  wwall: Thanks. 64 and hope there's more. Need to break Fischer's and Steinitz's record.
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  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?
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  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 are going out to dinner that night, I have band lined up to sing 'When I'm 64'.

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Miss Scarlett,

There is mention here by Tomasz Lissowski that Alexey may have been murdered in a love triangle.

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  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?
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  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.

Hi Bill,

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.

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  wordfunph: Bill, Happy Birthday!
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  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?
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  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:

Happy Birthday, Bill!

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  hemy: Happy Birthday, Bill!
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  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
May-12-16  Jambow: Happy birthday Bill, just made 50 laps myself on the Quattro De Mayo.
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  wordfunph: Bill, Birthday Happy!
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  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.

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  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.
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  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 ?
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  wwall: I will check
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  wwall: Takchess, Try this link. Otherwise Kassiber #20 and #27.

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  takchess: Bill this is exactly what I wanted. Thanks! Jim
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  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.
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  HeMateMe: Wall of voodoo...
Jul-03-18  Whitehat1963: Trumpís ambassador to Mexico. (I know. Too easy.)
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