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wwall
Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Feb-19-17
I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I work at Harris Corporation as an information systems security engineer (helped secure and launch NOAA GOES-16) http://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-s-...

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   wwall has kibitzed 1121 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Feb-18-17 B Kostic vs D Donaldson, 1915
 
wwall: Instead of 22.Ne4, White could have offered a queen sacrifice with 22.Rhf1 (threatening 23.Rf8+) 22...Rxg4 (22...cxd5 23.Nxd5 Rxd5 [23...Rxg4 24.Nxe7 mate] 24.Qf4 with a mate threat) 23.Rf8+ Qxf8 24.e7+ cxd5 and now four different ways to checkmate next move by queening either pawn ...
 
   Feb-16-17 V Soldatenkov vs NN, 1902
 
wwall: Instead of 28.Qg8+ white mates in a few moves with 28.Rdg1!, threatening 29.Qg8+ Rxg8 30.hxg8=Q mate. After 28.Rdg1, if 28...Rxh7 (28...Nf6 29.Qg8+ Nxg8 30.hxg8=Q+ Rxg8 31.Bg7 mate), then 29.Bg7+ Kg8 30.Bxe5+ Rg7 31.Qxg7+ Qxg7 32.Rxg7+ Kf8 33.Rh8 mate.
 
   Feb-14-17 B Kostic vs C Jaffe, 1911 (replies)
 
wwall: It looks like 92...Bg5?? is the losing move. Black should have played 92...f1=Q 93.Rxf1 Bg3 and it is a book draw. After 94.Rd4 Kxf1 95.Kxd2 (or 95.Rxd2) there is no win in this rook vs bishop endgame.
 
   Feb-13-17 Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1913
 
wwall: Perhaps the losing move is 42.Nd3 since White will not be able to protect the d4 pawn with his knight. Better may be 42.Kc1, and if 42...Rxh5, then 43.Rxb3 Rh4 44.Rf3 Kg6 (44...Rxd4 45.Rxf7+ Kg6 46.Rf8 looks like a draw) 45.Nc2 and White may be able to draw this endgame.
 
   Feb-12-17 Schwarz vs O Junge, 1905
 
wwall: Instead of 16.Nf1, better may be 16.Bd4 and exchange rooks, which now looks like in White's favor. 20.Kg3?? looks like the losing move as the king gets trapped and mated. White could try 20.Bxh7+ Nxh7 21.h3 and perhaps survived. Instead of 24...f6+, Black had a forced mate in two ...
 
   Feb-10-17 Fischer vs J Witeczek, 1964
 
wwall: Perhaps the losing move was 54...Bd5 since White has threats to fork bishop and king later on. Better may have been 54...Bc4 55.Ne6 Kf5 56.Nf8 h5. After 54...Bd5, White had 55.g4! h5 (55...h6 56.h5+ Kh7 57.Kxf6) 56.Ne2 Kg7 57.Ng3 hxg4 58.Nh5+ Kg6 59.Nf4+, which should win. In the ...
 
   Feb-07-17 Alekhine vs L Litov, 1915
 
wwall: It looks like the losing move was 30...Qa7. Black may be winning after 30...Ne7. In the game, after 31.Ba5+, better may be 31...Kb7 32.Qb4 f5, but White is still probably winning. In the game, Alekhine tries a rook sacrifice first with 32.Rxb5. If 32...cxb5??, then 33.c6 mate. Other ...
 
   Feb-06-17 Fine vs Keres, 1938
 
wwall: <Howard> The quote came from Martin Beheim in Chess With the Masters, p. 237. "Had Fine been the winner,it is quite possible that his American compatriots would have found the backing for a title match with Alekhine -and Fine would have had excellent chances against an Alekhine ...
 
   Feb-06-17 B Burt vs Blackburne, 1869
 
wwall: Why is this B. Burt? This was John Norman Burt of Bristol according to several sources (including Gaige). Also, it is not a forced mate in 9 moves. White could have played 14.cxd4 instead of 14.Qb4+ and no forced mate in 6 more moves (mate in 20 more moves instead). White has a forced
 
   Feb-04-17 Von Gottschall vs K A Walbrodt, 1893
 
wwall: Instead of 14...Ng7, perhaps Black could have survived with 14...Qxh4 15.Bxd6 Nxd6 16.Rxe3 Qxg3. After 26.Kd2, Edward Winter, in his Chess Notes, said there were 3 ways to checkmate Black in one move. There are actually 6 ways: 26...Nc5 27.Ne2#; 26...Rh8 27.Ne2#; 26...Nb4 27.Ne2#; ...
 
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Jun-01-14
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  wwall: It is bill_wall@bellsouth.net or wwall@harris.com

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Jun-01-14
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  hemy: I'm on my 4 weeks trip in Israel.
Will return to Toronto on June 3rd.
I will enter this file in public folder of Dropbox on my machine and update you with url to download it. Other option is to open by you gmail or hotmail account. If you wish I can olso share with you big library of electonic chess books and magazines. Books are in english and russian, magazines in russian.
May-11-15
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  wordfunph: amigo, maligayang kaarawan!
May-11-15
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Bill Wall!
May-11-15
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  wwall: Thanks all. Just like a chessboard - 64 and hope for more.
Sep-04-15
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  wordfunph: Bill, got it!

Thanks.

Sep-08-15
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  wwall: You are welcome.
Dec-24-15
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  wordfunph: <Bill> Merry Christmas!
Dec-24-15
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  wwall: <wordfunph> Merry Christmas to you, too. Thanks for all the presents this year. I read every one of them.
Dec-24-15
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  chessmoron: <wwall> Merry Christmas and happy new year. Wishing you health and happiness.
Jan-17-16  mistermac: Belated best wishes for Christmas and Epiphany to a real Chess Gentleman, Mr. Bill Wall.
Jan-17-16
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  wordfunph: got it, muchas gracias!
Jan-21-16
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  wwall: Thanks chessmoron, mistermac, wordfunph. I can now join the Medicare group this year. Hope to add more years than Fischer and pass the late Walter Browne.
Mar-20-16
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  wordfunph: hi Bill, pls check your mail.
May-11-16
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  wordfunph: Bill, Happy Birthday!
May-25-16
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  OhioChessFan: A chess PhD not listed:

User: Jonathan Sarfati

May-26-16
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  wwall: OCF, thanks. Any more chess masters with a doctorate or medical doctor degree not nn my list at http://billwall.phpwebhosting.com/a... please let me know and I will add to the list.
Dec-26-16
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  jnpope: In your July 8th, 2007, article on Steinitz:
https://www.chess.com/article/view/...

...you make the statement: <He was awarded the brilliancy prize of the tournament from his win over Augustus Mongredien, a Center Counter game.> Apparently meaning this gem of a game: Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1862

I find no mention of such a prize being offered in any edition of Lowenthal's tournament book, nor in the German tournament book by Suhle. Nor have I found any mention of a brilliancy prize being offered (let alone of Steinitz winning such a prize) in the contemporary accounts found in the Chess Player's Chronicle, Illustrated London News, London Daily News, London Morning Post, London Era, or London Field. Nor is there any mention made of Steinitz winning such a prize in Landsberger's well-researched biography, "William Steinitz, Chess Champion".

A tangential check of "brilliancy prize" in the "Oxford Companion To Chess", 1992 edition, p59, states: <The first brilliancy prize was given by the proprietor of the Cafe International, New York, where a tournament was held in September and October 1876.> Allegedly for the game: Bird vs J Mason, 1876

I've searched the 'net for how this claim about Steinitz v Mongredien being a brilliancy prize game got started and all roads lead back to your article. I do not wish to appear as attacking the veracity of your statement but I would be curious as to the source from which you gleaned this particular "brilliancy prize" piece of information.

Dec-26-16
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  TheFocus: I would also like to know. I am currently researching <London 1862> and have found no Brilliancy Prize being awarded.
Dec-26-16
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  zanzibar: The relevant section of Lowenthal's tournament book can be found online here:

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2016...

There is no mention of any other prizes awards aside from 1st-4th leaderboard prizes.

Dec-26-16
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  jnpope: <z> I think you meant 1st-6th, which were planned from the start, see Lowenthal's book, p(xlvi): https://books.google.com/books?id=G...

And all six were awarded, see p172:
https://books.google.com/books?id=G...

Dec-26-16
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  zanzibar: <jnpope> right you are.

My mistake for just reading the article quickly and confusing 4-5th tiebreak with last prize place. Thanks.

Dec-28-16
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  wwall: I'll check my sources again, but so far you are right, no 1862 brilliancy prize. I had to originally see it somewhere and that source had to be wrong.
Dec-28-16
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  jnpope: <<wwall:> I'll check my sources again, but so far you are right, no 1862 brilliancy prize. I had to originally see it somewhere and that source had to be wrong.>

Great. Thanks for looking into this.

Jan-30-17
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  wordfunph: Bill, got it.

Thanks!

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