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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 1067 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-27-16 Einstein vs Oppenheimer, 1933
wwall: Einstein and Princeton in 1933 show up on page 425 in Isaacson's book. No mention of meeting Oppenheimer until the 1940s. Oppie was doing astrophysics work at Berkeley and CalTech in the 1930s and did not join Princeton until after WW II. I have no additional info of Einstein, ...
   Apr-24-16 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
wwall: Happy Birthday <wordfunph> and best wishes, my friend.
   Apr-23-16 G B Fraser vs G Neumann, 1867
wwall: 34.Qb4? loses a pawn after 34...Ba2 and 35...Rxa4, and the rest of White's game crumbled. White had to play 34.Nc3 or 34.Nb2. After 40.Rb4, Black plays 40...Qe2 and forces the exchange of queens, and now Black has control of the 7th rank. Better may have been 40.Rc1 and 41.Qd2 to ...
   Apr-16-16 H Lehmann vs L Shamkovich, 1966
wwall: This game won a brilliancy prize. White played 22.Nxc5!, a double sacrifice of knight and rook. Black played 22...dxc5. If 22...Bxb1, then 23.Nxa6 bxa6 24.Nxa7+ Kd7 (24...Qc7 25.Rxb1) 25.Qd1, threatening 26.Qa4+ for the win. 22...dxc5 23.bxc5 Nc7 (better may have been 23...b6. If ...
   Apr-15-16 Botvinnik vs Taimanov, 1953
wwall: Botvinnik annotated this game for a book called Botvinnik's Creative Work in Chess, edited by Baturnsky. He wrote that 27.g7 Re8 was a rare case of mutual blindness. It was only after the game that it was established that Black could take the pawn with his king, but in the heat of the
   Apr-12-16 S Rosenthal vs J Mortimer, 1867
wwall: Black could have also won earlier with 46...f5! (threatening 47...fxe4 48.fxe4 c5) 47.exf5 Kf6 48.Kf2 Kxf5 49.Ke3 c5 50.f4 b5 51.Kf3 c4 and Black wins.
   Apr-12-16 S Rosenthal vs J Mortimer, 1867
wwall: After 17.Bb2, Black should have played something like 17...Qg5, and if 18.Qc3, then 18...Qh6 defends a little bit. After 17.Bb2 Qf5?? 18.Qc3 Kf7 White can play 19.Qg7+ Ke8 20.Re1+ Kd8 21.Qe7+ Kc8 22.Qe8+ Rxe8 23.Rxe8 mate.
   Apr-11-16 Winawer vs G Neumann, 1867
wwall: 34.Rh1? is bad since 34...Rh7 (threatening the knight) 35.Ng3 loses to 35...Bxg3+ 36.Kxg3 Rxh1. Instead of 34.Rh1, perhaps 34.Ng3 is the safest move. The final blow was 40.Nxd6?? allowing 40...Qc1+ 41.Kf2 Rg8, threatening 42...Rgxg2. Instead of 40.Nxd6, better may be 40.Kg1 Qh5 41.Re3
   Apr-10-16 Steinitz vs C R Baxter, 1867
wwall: This was part of a 6-board blindfold simul exhibition that Steinitz gave at the Dundee Chess Congress in September, 1867. 12...Ne7 was a bad move (blocking the Black queen protecting the knight on f6), allowing 13.Bxh6! (if 13...gxh6, then 14.Qxf6). Steinitz had an easy win until ...
   Apr-10-16 Steinitz vs W A Lindsay, 1867
wwall: This was part of a 6 game blindfold exhibition at the Dundee Chess Congress in September, 1867. Steinitz won 3 (including this game) and drew 3. 13...f5 was the losing move, which allowed 14.exf6 gxf6 15.Qh5 (threatening 16.Qxh7 mate) 15...f5, and now Steinitz could have played 16.Rf3
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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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