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Bill Robertie
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1964 to 1976
Overall record: +2 -4 =2 (37.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jul-09-1946, 72 years old) United States of America

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Robertie is considered the world’s best backgammon player and has won the world backgammon championship twice (1983 and 1987). He is the author of at least a dozen books on chess, backgammon, and poker. Robertie graduated from Harvard and is a systems analyst. In 2003, he wrote Easy Endgame Strategies and Master Checkmate Strategy.

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 page 1 of 1; 8 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zalys vs B Robertie  1-070196465th US OpenA16 English
2. B Robertie vs N Willner  1-020196768th US OpenB56 Sicilian
3. L David Truesdel vs B Robertie  ½-½33196768th US OpenD97 Grunfeld, Russian
4. B Robertie vs H Avram  1-043196768th US OpenB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. A Karklins vs B Robertie  ½-½29196768th US OpenB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Popovych vs B Robertie 1-055196768th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. J A Curdo vs B Robertie 1-0211970Boston OpenA02 Bird's Opening
8. B Robertie vs G Bono 0-1311976?B98 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Jan-09-07  beatles fan: 1 game!?! this guy was world speed champion, and the world backgammon champion!
Jan-09-07  FLCLlove: He won the US speed championship once. Anyway, if you have games please provide them because apparently that tournament is not here.
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  Phony Benoni: I'm currently submitting games from the 1967 US Open, and he has a few in there.
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  James Demery: I think I`ve seen at least 1 chess book written by a person with this name. By the way great name Phony Benoni!
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  WannaBe: When I was 'studying' backgammon, I bought two of his books.

The books then enabled me to 'own' <DrDum>, at least until he starting to 'own' me in chess.

Jan-09-07  Archives: He co-authored a great book on No-Limit Holdem poker tournaments.
Jan-09-07  RookFile: I played chess against him in Harvard Square maybe 5 years ago. He managed to win a tricky ending in blitz.
Jan-11-07  Dr.Lecter: This is messed up! I bought an opening book by this guy that has the same game as above. Even the names are the same. Only, in the book, Robertie places himself as the black, seemingly placing himself as the victor of the game! What's going on?
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  chancho: I have a few games he played against John Curdo. I'll upload those when I can.
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  Tabanus: Robertie, William (Bill) Gerrard (1946- )

Bill Robertie was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946. He is a chess master and former winner of the U.S. chess speed championship. In 1965, he tied for first in the USCF Golden Knights Correspondence Chess Championship, but lost in a playoff to Brian Owens. He is considered the world’s best backgammon player and has won the world backgammon championship twice (1983 and 1987). He is the author of at least a dozen books on chess, backgammon, and poker. He graduated from Harvard and is a systems analyst. In 2003, he wrote Easy Endgame Strategies and Master Checkmate Strategy.

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  wordfunph: Bill Robertie's books..

+ Beginning Chess Play - Learn How to Play
+ Beginning Chess Play - The Winner's Guide
+ Winning Chess Openings
+ Winning Chess Tactics
+ Basic Endgame Strategy - Queens and Rooks
+ Basic Endgame Strategy - Kings, Pawns, Minor Pieces + Easy Endgame Strategies
+ Master Checkmate Strategy

Mar-07-11  Lobster: I'm doubtful about his winning a USCF speed championship. Can someone provide a reference?
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  IMlday: U.S. Speed (5-minute) Championship, Boston 1970, 1-2nd Day, Robertie; 3rd, R. Byrne. The prize money was split but as I was foreign he became U.S. Champion.
Mar-07-11  Maatalkko: Didn't he used to post on this site? Or was that someone who just used his name? I can't find any of his posts offhand.
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  tpstar: User: BiLL RoberTiE

He specifically said he wasn't really him. =)

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  HeMateMe: I own most of his backgammon books.
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  DarthStapler: I have a book by him
Jan-25-12  bwarnock: <Lobster> - Robertie was death in speed chess - I played him once in a Boylston Chess Club tournament in Boston when I was rated about 1900 (USCF) 4 games per opponent. He won all four games easily - two by wipeout and two were about even positions where he was ahead by at least 1 minute (this was 5-minute chess). The only player I ever saw beat him was Norman Weinstein who was a senior master at the time (same tournament).
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