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I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I work at Harris Corporation as an information systems security engineer. - My chess page (articles, resources, pgn collections, etc)

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   wwall has kibitzed 1086 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-08-16 E Jenay vs Steinitz, 1860
wwall: 10...h6 might have been weak, but White should have retreated his knight with 11.Nf3. After 11...Nxe6? Steinitz could have played 11...Na5 with advantage (the White queen has to move, leaving the knight on e6 unprotected). If 12.Qa4+ or 12.Qb5+, then 12...Kf7, threatening 13...Qxe6. ...
   Dec-08-16 E Pilhal vs Steinitz, 1859
wwall: Instead of 20...f3+ (which takes 7 moves to mate) Steinitz could have played 20...Qg4+ 21.Kh1 Qf3+ 22.Kg1 Rg5 mate. White could have delayed the mate with 21...Be5 22.Bf4 Qxf4 23.Qxa8+ Rf8 24.Qxf8+ Kxf8 25.e7+ Kxe7 26.exd5 Qxh2 mate. Who knows? Black could have lost on time in this ...
   Oct-28-16 E McCormick vs J M Stull, 1949
wwall: Notes in Chess Life says that Black has a winning position after 28...Rd2. White played 29.Kg3? and lost easy enough, but perhaps White can play 29.a3 Rxb2 30.Rg3 or 29.b3 Rxa2 30.Rg3 and hold. After the game move 29.Kg3 Rxb2 30.f4, why not just 30...Rxa2 since 31.f5 exf5 32.exf5 b5 ...
   Oct-16-16 Saint Amant / M.F. de B vs Morphy, 1858 (replies)
wwall: BCM, March, 1881, p. 65 says "In Morphy's games (Bohn's Edition, p. 232) there occurs the following position (after move 18) in a game played between Morphy, and St. Amant consulting with F. de L. (not M.F. de B.) Bohn's edition is from 1869, Morphy's Games by Lowenthal. The 1860 ...
   Oct-16-16 F K Esling vs J Wisker, 1880
wwall: An interesting endgame. After 49.a3, instead of 49...Rf8?, perhaps Black can draw with 49...g3 or 49...Rg8 50.e5 g3. After 49...Rf8, best for White may be 50.Rg7+, then 51.e5 and 52.Ke4. 50.e5 allows 50...Rf3+ 51.Ke2, now 51...Rb3!, threatening 52...Rxb2 should draw. After 52.Rg7+, it
   Oct-14-16 Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky
wwall: In Chernev's book, 'Wonders and Curiosities of Chess,' he wrote "In a tournament held in St. Petersburg in 1903, no less than three Znosko-Borovskys won prizes." There is no tournament like that listed in Gino Di Felice's book, 'Chess Results 1901-1920.' Assuming that two of them were
   Oct-09-16 G Atwood vs Philidor, 1794
wwall: Instead of 30.Kd3, perhaps better is 30.Kf1. After 30...Rxh2 31.Rd6+ Ke7 32.Rb6 Bh4 33.Kg1 (or 33.Rxb7+ Kf6 34.Rb6+ Kg5 35.Nxe5 and it looks like White can draw) 33...Re2 34.Rxb7+ Kf6 35.a4 or 35.Rd7 and White looks OK and perhaps a draw.
   Jul-14-16 Polugaevsky vs Seirawan, 1984
wwall: not 12...Bc7? 13.Bxe5 Bxe5?? (13...O-O 14. Bxf6 gxf6 15.Ne4) 14.Qd8 mate
   Jun-22-16 Weiss vs Wirz, 1966
wwall: Instead of 8...Qe7, perhaps better is 8...Ne7, and if 9.Qf7+ Kd7 should be OK for Black. Instead of 16...N8d7, better may be 16...Ng4 17.Rf1 (17.h3 Nxh6) 17...Nf2+ (or 17...Nxh6) 18.Rxf2 Qxf2 19.h3 Ng6 The game was annotated in Chess Informant 1, game 2. Notes included: 6...Be6? ...
   Jun-22-16 Weiss
wwall: Hans Weiss was active in Zurich in 1966-67, so it should be Hans Weiss vs. Wirz, Zurich 1966.
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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

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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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?
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  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.
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  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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