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I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I have worked at Harris Corporation for over 21 years as an Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE), providing computer security for DoD, DOC, NASA, NOAA, and NWS programs. Retired Air Force officer (1970-1995) and chess enthusiast. - Bill Wall's chess page (hundreds of chess articles, resources, chess history, pgn collections, over 52,000 chess game I have played (1969-2017), etc)

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   wwall has kibitzed 1185 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-27-18 wwall chessforum
wwall: I read the article and did not know about the Columbia University meetings. I will have to add that to my notes. Hearst was rated 2298 at the time of the two games. Fischer ended up with a 2321 rating in the Rosenwald tourney. Fischer also played Hearst on March 7, 1964 in a blitz ...
   May-19-18 M General vs Dubois, 1850
wwall: The game is found in <The Chess Monthly>, 1858, page 203, edited by Daniel Fiske. It says White was an amateur and did not say he was a general. A note at the end of the game said "The game was played at Rome in the year 1850."
   May-19-18 J Tolan vs Keene, 1964
wwall: 14...Bc5 looks wrong as White can play 15.Nb3 and threaten 16.Bxf6 and 17.Qxd7+. Black is OK after 14...O-O. If 14...Bc5 15.Nb3 Bc6, then 16.Na5 Qd4 17.Qxd4 Bxd4 18.Rxd4 Instead of 16.e5, White should be winning after 16.Bxf6. If 16...gxf6, then 17.Qxd7+ Kf8 18.Qxb7.
   May-19-18 W Ooiman vs F F Van Wijngaarden, 1960
wwall: 13...Qxf7 loses. Black should be winning after 13...g6 14.Nh6+ Kg7 15.Qf3 (15.Qe2 or 15.Qd1 should lose to 15...Qd8) 15...Na6. Instead of 15.Bd6, White mates with 15.Rxf8+ Kxf8 16.Bd6+ Kg8 17.Qe8 mate.
   May-07-18 A Pleasants vs J R Adair, 2010
wwall: Instead of 19.Nh4, perhaps best for White is 19.Nfg5+ Kg6 (19...hxg5?? 20.Qh5 mate; 19...Kh8 20.Nf4 (threatening 21...Ng6 mate) 20...exf4 21.Qxe8 should win for White) 20.Nf3 Kh7 21.Nfg5+ Kg6 and a draw by perpetual check.
   May-06-18 R Snyder vs Gordon, 1973
wwall: Black was Hyman Gordon of California. The game appeared in an article by Robert Snyder in the March 1975 issue of The Gambit, Orange County Chess Monthly.
   May-04-18 W Hanstein vs Von Der Lasa, 1843
wwall: It looks like the losing move was 13...Nf2. Better may be 13...Nxe5 14.Nxe4 Qxe4+ 15.fxe4 Bg4+. This game was printed in the Chess Player's Chronicle, vol 4, New Series, 1856, page 130. The heading says that the game was extracted from Berliner Schachzeitung in 1848, and played in ...
   May-04-18 A Oppenheim vs NN, 1921
wwall: Instead of 7.exd5, perhaps better for White is 7.Qe2 dxe4 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.Nxe4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4+ Instead of resigning, Black could have tried 9...Qe4+ 10.Qe2 Qxe2+ 11.Kxe2 a6. Now White has: a) 12.Nd4+ axb4 13.Nxb5 Kd7 14.Bf4 c5 b) 12.Ba4 Bd7 13.Bf4 b5 14.Rhe1 Bxc6 c) 12.Na7+ axb5 ...
   Apr-28-18 J Szekely vs J Schlesinger, 1903
wwall: Instead of 12...Bh6, best seems 12...Qg5. After 12...Bh6, White should have played 13.Qf6! Rf8 14.Bxf7+ for the win.
   Apr-27-18 Humbek vs P Limbos, 1964
wwall: This game was played by Willy Van Humbeeck vs. Dr. Paul Limbos in the Belgium chess championship at Mechelen (Malines), Belgium in July, 1964. This was not played in Belfast. The crosstable and game appears in Europe Echecs, issue #69, October, 1964, page 221. The article (written by ...

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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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