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I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I work at Harris Corporation as an information systems security engineer (ISSE) - Bill Wall's chess page (hundreds of chess articles, resources, pgn collections, over 52,000 chess game I have played (1969-2017), etc)

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   wwall has kibitzed 1161 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-04-18 Kavalek vs Fischer, 1967
wwall: According to an article in the South African Chessplayer (SAC) chess magazine and reported by GM Alexander Matanovic, the photographer was the official photographer for the Soviet embassy in Tunis. Fischer stopped the clock on his game and demanded that the photographer leave the ...
   Feb-18-18 Capablanca vs C Echevarria, 1901
wwall: After 25...Nc4, Capa played 26.Kf2? to protect the pawn. He should have tried 26.Rf4 Nxe3 27.Ne5 Nd5 28.Rxe4. Now, after 26.Kf2, Black should have played 26...Rd8! 27.Ne5 Nxe5 28.dxe5 Rf8+ 29.Ke2 Rxf1 30.Kxf1 Kf7, ...Ke6, and ...Kxe5. In the game, after 26...Re7, threatening the White
   Feb-17-18 J A Blanco vs Capablanca, 1901
wwall: 45.Kg3? is probably the losing move, allowing Black to play 45...Ke4 and the White king is too far away from the queenside. White should have tried 45.Ke2 Ke4 46.Rxc3, and if 46...Kxf4, then 47.Re3 might hold for White. Capa had an earlier win with 51...Kc3! (51...Kb3 should have ...
   Feb-16-18 Capablanca vs M M Sterling, 1901
wwall: After 14.Ne3, White threatens 15.Qb6, but Black can play...Rb8 and ...Rxb2 to get the pawn back. Instead of 14...Rae8, perhaps best is 14...Nc5, threatening the White queen and protecting the b6 pawn. But now Capa plays 15.Nf5, attacking the Black queen. After 15...Qh5 16.Rae1 (White ...
   Feb-13-18 Capablanca vs A Gavilan, 1901
wwall: After 17...Qxd5? (instead of 17...Bxd5) Capa could have won a pawn after 18.Bb3 (instead of his 18.Rxe5?) 18...Qd7 19.Bxe6 Qxe6 20.Rxe5. Instead of 21...Rd5, better may be 21...Bc5 first, then 22.Kh1 (22.Kf1? Rf8+ 23.Ke1 Rf2) 22...Rd5 24...Bd5?? loses the rook after 25.Bg4+ and ...
   Feb-13-18 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
wwall: wordfunph, hope you are getting better. Check your email and see if you are getting everything. I appreciate all you are doing and thanks for your contributions.
   Feb-11-18 Capablanca vs Leon Paredes, 1901
wwall: After 13...Nf5, Capa played 14.Bf2? (better was 14.Be2). Now, instead of 14...Na7, Black should have played 14...Nxb4! 15.axb4 Bxb4 (threatening 16...Bxc3+ or 16...Rxc3) 16.Nd2 Qa5 17.Na2 Bb5. In the game, after 15.g4, Black should simply play 15...Nh6 so as not to lose the knight. ...
   Feb-10-18 E Delmonte vs Capablanca, 1901
wwall: After 23...Nd3, instead of 24.Qd2, perhaps better is 24.Qa5 25.Rd1?? loses quickly after 25...Rxd4! and Black soon forks White's king and queen. White had to try 25.Qc3, but still in a bad position.
   Feb-10-18 Capablanca vs J A Blanco, 1901 (replies)
wwall: 36...Rd5?? is the losing move. Once the rooks come off the game, White will win. Black had to play almost anything else but ...Rd5. In the endgame, after 46...Ke4, 47.h4! was the only move to win. Then, after 47...Kf4, 48.h5! was the only move to win. Then, after 48...Kg5, 49.Kf7! was
   Feb-09-18 Capablanca vs M Marceau, 1901
wwall: After 5...Bb4, Capa played 6.Nf5? which should have lost a pawn after 6...O-O 7.Bd3 d5 8.exd5 Re8! (instead of 8...Qxd5 as in the gaem) 9.Ne3 (9.Be3 Qxd5; 9.Kf1 Bxc3 10.bxc3 Nxd5) 9...Nxd5 After 24.Re3 f5? looks like the losing move. Black should play 24...Kf8 or 24...Rg5+, then ...
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  AylerKupp: Sunday, May 15 for a game is fine with me.
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  wwall: bill_wall at

the dates are ok

Apr-16-11  chessmoron: I see you. You will be at table 1.
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  kutztown46: 11:45 AM. I am logged in at Advanced Lounge 7.
Apr-16-11  Open Defence: breaking news!! Bill Wall + Open Defence draw against Rybka!! :)
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  wwall: I think it was Houdini we played, run by Aylerkupp. We had Black. With the help of Hosea, we got a draw (drawn endgame as we sacked our knight to get into a knight vs pawn ending).
Apr-16-11  Open Defence: i thought Wilson said GE and AK switched engines and kutz just posted his stockfish game against houdini, so my guess we drew with rybka.. though i am very confused at the line up change
Apr-16-11  Open Defence: the yahoo game score emailed to me is in a very poor format will wait for AK to post the PGN
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  kutztown46: Congratulations <Deffi> and <Bill Wall> for your draw against Rybka. My Stockfish gets to play against you next week.
Apr-16-11  chessmoron: April 16-Round 1

Rybka 4 (User: AylerKupp)-Hosea/Schiller/Wall

Houdini (User: Golden Executive)-Stockfish (User: kutztown46)

April 23-Round 2

Rybka 4-Houdini

April 30-Round 3

Stockfish-Rybka 4

May 7-Round 4

Hosea/Schiller/Wall-Rybka 4

May 14-Round 5

Houdini-Rybka 4

May 21-Round 6

Rybka 4-Stockfish

Apr-16-11  Open Defence: we have White next week if you have any specific opening prep in mind do let me know
Apr-18-11  Open Defence: Hi Bill, sent you an email
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  playground player: <wwall> Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out. And thanks for introducing me to the Orangutan! I've had no end of fun with it.
Apr-23-11  chessmoron: 40 more minutes. (8:20 am PDT as I'm writing) Yahoo Chess! Advanced Lounge 7.
Apr-23-11  Open Defence: im logged in 6 mins to go
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  wwall: A draw with Stockfish in 34 moves. Will post game later.
Apr-23-11  chessmoron: <wwall> I might have to move Round 5 to May 21st because of <Open Defence>'s Business trip 5/10-5/16 with May 14th as a rest day. If you object, please let me know.
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  wwall: <chessmoron>. I have no problem on the May date, but now I have a conflict for next week, April 30. I am playing in the Space Coast Open in Cocoa, FL with round 1 at 10 am and Rd 2 at 1 pm. I don't think I can make the 12 noon start time for EST. Can a replacement be found for me or can Hosea and Eric play if Eric makes it?
Apr-23-11  Open Defence: does Sunday 1 May 2011 work for you Bill?
Apr-23-11  chessmoron: <1 May 2011> won't work for <kutztown> though.

Would April 29th work for you <wwall>?

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  wwall: Friday, April 29 would work for me if it is in the evening EST. On May 1, my rounds are at 9 am and 2:30 pm. I would be ok in the evening.
Apr-23-11  chessmoron: 10:30 pm EDT Friday on April 29th? (That 8 am Saturday in India). If that doesn't work for you, Thursday, the 28th at the same time?
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  Golden Executive: <chessmoron> <April 30-Round 3

Stockfish-Rybka 4 >
I (Houdini´s operator) have no problem playing at Sunday May 1 or Friday 29. I have problem thursday 28

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  wwall: 10:30 pm EST works perfectly for me on Friday (Thursday also works)
Apr-23-11  Open Defence: just read the comments to the rybka game at,

I dont think the average chess fan understands how much of a handicap no Opening books and no Tablebases are to an engine

it still takes a lot of work to go the distance against an engine but with opening books and tablebases the engines would gain and exploit advantages in record time

so the guy who posted that rybka must have been handicapped was in a sense right that it was handicapped with no opening book or tablebase but not otherwise in handicapped in any way..

wonder what they will say for the stockfish game especially since it was a tactical shot that got the draw!

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