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Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Sep-15-14
I live in Palm Bay, Florida. Retired Air Force officer. I work at Harris Corporation as a senior systems security engineer on a program called GOES-R for NOAA. I've written a few books and articles on chess miniatures, irregular chess openings, and chess trivia.

Some of my games and short bio here Bill Wall


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   wwall has kibitzed 879 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-11-14 B Wall vs S Millimaci, 1988
wwall: I missed it. Pure chess blindness. After a few hundred games with the same guy, you are bound do make a stupid mistake sooner or later. I can fall for a trap, too.
   Sep-11-14 A Joson vs B Wall, 1974
wwall: None are fictitious games or fictitious people. Sgt Louis Martinez was an opponent and fellow Air Force crew chief. I don't recall Wilson, but almost everyone were service members in the military, with a few locals, such as Armondo Joson here. In my early days, I was an aircraft ...
   Sep-05-14 A Roizman vs Uhlmann, 1966
wwall: 20.f4 looks like the losing move, allowing the Black bishop to penetrate. Perhaps 20...Re1 is best. 21.Qxd7 is a poison knight, allowing ...Bc5+ and Bd4. Better may be 21.fxe5 Nc5 22.Be2 Rbd8. After 29...Be5 (threatening 30...Qh2 mate), if 30.Bxf7+, then 30...Kh8 31.Qg2 b1=Q 32.Rxb1 ...
   Sep-05-14 Larsen vs Polugaevsky, 1966
wwall: The other good move White had to find was, after 65...Ke2 (threatening 66.f2), 66.Kg4! If 66.Bh4, Black has 66...Bg5! for the draw. If Black plays 66...f2, then 67.Bxf2 Kxf2 68.a5 wins for White. If 66...Bd2 or 66...Bd3 or 66...Bh6, then 67.Kg4! f2 68.Bxf2 Kxf2 69.b4 wins for White. ...
   Aug-10-14 Marshall vs W Napier, 1897
wwall: Instead of 46.c4, White has the stronger 46.a6! to prevent 46...Bb7. then White can play 47.c4 and 48.Bd5 to win. Perhaps another Marshall swindle. After 46...Bb7, White should win with 47.c5 or 47.Bd7. But Marshall played 47.Bd5. Now, instead of 47...Bc8? which loses to 48.c5, ...
   Aug-09-14 Marshall vs W Napier, 1896
wwall: Looks like another Marshall swindle. White (Marshall) should have lost. After 42.dxc4, instead of 42...Ra5, Black should play 42...Ra7! 43.cxd5 Raxf7. If 44.Rxf7, then 44...Rxf7 45.dxc6 Rf6 and Black should win. Same after 44.c4. Instead of 44...d4+, best seems 44...Ra7 45.cxd5 Raxf7,
   Aug-03-14 Marshall vs W Napier, 1896
wwall: 17.Nh5 looks like the losing move. Marshall could have played 17.Rg1. If 17...exf4, then 18.Rxg7+ Qxg7 19.Bxg7 Kxg7 exf4 looks OK for Black. No swindle here.
   Aug-02-14 V Sournin vs Marshall, 1896
wwall: 5.dxc5 may be a mistake. Perhaps 5.Nd2 Qxb2 6.Rb1 Qxd4 7.Ngf3 Qd6 exf5 and White looks OK. Perhaps 11.Nc4 is the losing move. Better may be 11.Qxf5, then try to win Black's h4 pawn later. After 30...Rbh6, White's game is over. If 31.h3, then 31...gxh3 32.gxh3 e4 33.Rg3 Ne5. After ...
   Jul-22-14 Browne vs Keres, 1975 (replies)
wwall: Yes, that is me, Browne, and Keres, final game of the Vancouver Open. Wall doing the wallboard.
   Jul-14-14 Odd Lie (replies)
wwall: <Little-Known Side-Jobs of Chess GMs> Bent Larsen - crooked fire starter Efim Geller - f*em fork bender Tony Miles - New York marathon runner Harry Pillsbury - donut maker John Nunn - Catholic Transvestite customer A. Alekhine - maker of AA batteries Siegbert ...
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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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