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I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I work at Harris Corporation as a senior systems security engineer - Bill Wall's chess page (articles, resources, collections)

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   wwall has kibitzed 993 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-06-15 Anderssen vs Dubois, 1862
wwall: Looks like the losing move was 14...Bc5, allowing White to penetrate with his queen and win a piece. Better choices would have been 14...Kh8 or 14...Bc7, but White remains a pawn up.
   Oct-06-15 E S Kennedy vs J S Mucklow, 1851 (replies)
wwall: Looks like the losing move was 17.Be4, allowing 17...Rxc3! and 18...Bxe4. Perhaps best is 17.f5. If 17...exf5, then 18.Bxf5 Nxf5 19.Rxf5 g6 20.Rf6 Bg7 21.Rxb6, and White wins a pawn.
   Oct-05-15 William Lewis
wwall: Gentleman's Magazine for 1855, page 442, 1st column, states that a William Lewis, age 66, died at New Cross. The Dictionary of National Biography for 1893, p. 199, says William Lewis the chess player died at New Cross on Feb 8, 1855. Perhaps another case of a premature obituary.
   Oct-05-15 J H Sarratt vs W Lewis, 1816
wwall: 33...Qd4 allows White to exchange rook for bishop. Better seems 33...Qc6 to keep the pin on the bishop since 34.Bxd3? fails to 34...Qxc1.
   Oct-05-15 J H Sarratt vs W Lewis, 1816
wwall: Instead of 32...Rxc2, which leads to a draw after 33.Be5 and 34.Rxg2, perhaps 32...Bxc2+ 33.Ka2 Be4 and Black should have a good game and protects the g2-pawn.
   Oct-05-15 Nigel Short
wwall: or see my other article at
   Oct-04-15 NN vs F von Mauvillon, 1804
wwall: <prinsallan> Your note that 31.Rdxb3 is better leads to a quick loss after 31...Qd2+ 32.Ka1 c4. If 33.Rxb6, then 33...Rxa3 mate. If 33.R3b2, then 33...Rxa3+ 34.Ra2 Rxa2 or Qxa2 mate. If 31...Qd2 32.R3b2, then 32...Rxa3+ 33.Kxa3 Qc3+ 34.Ka4 Ra6+ 35.Kb5 Qd3 mate.
   Oct-03-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
wwall: She sued Paul McCartney for 125 million British pounds, saying he was cruel and was hiding his worth. She didn't have a leg to stand on and got 16.5 million pounds in a lump sum.
   Oct-03-15 C Stanley vs T Lichtenhein, 1857
wwall: If White was playing for a draw, then, instead of 31.Rxd4, White can play 31.Re6+ Rf6 32.Qg4+ Kf7 33.Rxf6+ gxf6 34.Qh5+ and it should be perpetual check. 42.Kg1? allows 32...Qc5+ and the exchange of queens and a won endgame for Black. Perhaps best is 42.Kh3 Qh5+ 43.Kg3 and avoid queen
   Oct-02-15 Anderssen vs T W Barnes, 1862
wwall: Perhaps the losing move is 27...f5 (maybe 27...Qa5 is better), since after 28.exf6 Nxf6?, White threatens to win the knight after he forces the Black queen to move. Instead of 28...Nf6, a little bit more resisting is 28...Bf7.
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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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