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Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Aug-27-14
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 875 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 ...
   Jul-13-14 Max Judd
wwall: Newspapers reported that Max Judd died of a heart attack, superinduced by excitement over the chess tournament being held in St. Louis at the time. He had been warned by physicians not to participate.
   Jul-13-14 George Henry Mackenzie (replies)
wwall: Did Mackenzie die of TB or from something else? The Scranton Republican, April 28, 1891, reported that Dr. S.B. Minden expressed the opinion that Captain Mackenzie died of morphine taken accidentally or with suicidal threats.
   Jul-12-14 Glasgow Chess Club
wwall: The Glasgow Chess Club was formed in the 1840s. In 1950 it moved to 189 Pitt Street.
   Jul-12-14 Petrosian vs Tolush, 1950 (replies)
wwall: After 11.Bd3, perhaps 11...h6 is the losing move. Black could try 11...Bg6 12.f5 Bh5. Instead of 14.fxe5, quicker may be 14.gxh5, threatening 15.Qg2+ and 16.Rg1 for the win. If 14...Qd8, then 15.Rg1+ Kh8 16.fxe5 Be7 17.O-O-O looks strong. After 16.gxh5, 16...Bxe3+ fails after 17.Kb1 ...
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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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