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Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Nov-23-14
I live in Palm Bay, Florida. Retired Air Force officer (1970-1995). I work at Harris Corporation as a senior systems security engineer on a program called GOES-R for NOAA and Satellite Antenna Systems for the National Weather Service. 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 - White Knight Review magazine I wrote - Russian Wiki (not notable enough for US Wiki) - my old chess webpage (2009) - index of my chess articles


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   wwall has kibitzed 900 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-21-14 L B Hansen vs M Matthiesen, 2007
wwall: After 26.e4!, White threatens 27.Qb3+ Kh8 28.Rxf8 mate. 26...Qe6? looks like the losing move. Best may be 26...Rxc8 27.Rxc8+ Rd8 28.e7+ (or 28.Qb3+ Kf8) 28...Kg7 29.Rxd8 Qxd8 30.Nd5 Nc6. After 26...Qe6? 27.Qg4 threatens 28.Nh6+, winning the queen. If 27.Qg4 Qxa2, then 28.Rxf8+ Kxf8 ...
   Nov-20-14 Averbakh vs E Bebchuk, 1964
wwall: After 49...Kxb5, if it were Black's move again, he would win after 50...Kc5. 51.e5! wins. If 51...Kd5, White gets a protected passed pawn after 52.e6 Kd6 53.Kc4 Kc6 54.Kb4 b6 55.Kc4, and White wins. After 52.g5, White wins after 52...Kd6 53.f6 Ke6 54.fxg7 Kf7 55.gxh6 b5 56.Ke4! b4 ...
   Nov-20-14 Baburin vs J Ryan, 1996
wwall: Nice miniature. White threatens 25.Qg7 mate. If 24...gxf5 (24...Qxh6 25.Nxh6+ and 26.Rxe1), then 25.Qxh1 Rxh1 26.Rxh1 and Black is down a piece.
   Nov-19-14 G Abrahams vs W Winter, 1946
wwall: 30.Bf8!, threatening 31.Qg7 mate, was strong. This is better than 30. Ne7+ Rxe7 31.Qxe7 Qc1+ 32.Kh2 Qh6+ 33.Qh4 (otherwise perpetual check) Qxh4+ 35.gxh4, which looks like a draw. After 30.Bf8, if 30...Kxf8, then 31.Qh8 mate. If 30...Rxf8, then 31.Ne7 mate. If 30...Qc1+ 31.Kh2 and now
   Nov-18-14 Matulovic vs Botvinnik, 1970
wwall: After 31...Qa7, 32.Kb1 isn't the only move. White could also play 32.Re2, but Black wins after 32...Qa1+ 33.Bb1 Rd1+ 34.Kxd1 Qxb1+ 35.Kd2 Qxb2+ 36.Kd1 (36.Ke3 Qd4 mate; 36.Ke1 Qc1 mate) 36...Qb1+ 37.Kd2 c3+ and Black will finally win.
   Nov-18-14 Gurgenidze vs Kotov, 1954
wwall: Kotov's book,Grandmaster at Work, says the game went 11.Be3 (instead of 11.Bd2 here) 11...Nf3+ 12.Rxf3 Qxf3 13.Bxc5 h5 "White dragged on his resistance until the 33rd move and only then resigned."
   Nov-18-14 M Warren (replies)
wwall: C. M. Warren of Dublin played the correspondence game with Selman in 1930. Warren that I played was Rusty Warren, a high school student in Taylorsville, NC.
   Nov-17-14 Carlsen vs Anand, 2014 (replies)
wwall: I lost that game to Berlin. It was a miniature, one of my 500 Berlin Miniatures. Written in German. The spectators told me to tear down that Berlin, Wall. Just another brick in the Wall, as Floyd would say.
   Nov-16-14 Suetin vs Geller, 1964
wwall: 35...Kxg5? is the losing move as White now forks the king and rook with his knight. That's a poison pawn with the knight on the d6 square. Instead of 35...Kxg5, perhaps best is 35...Rc5 (threatening 36...Rd5) 36.Nc4 (36.Nb7 Rd5) 36...Kxg5 (or 36...Ne2, threatening 37...Nc3, forking ...
   Nov-09-14 B Wall vs K Lawless, 1973
wwall: Looks like the new move was 11.Qb3?!. 11.Qc2 and 11.cxd5 have been played before. Not sure if 11...g5 is best. Perhaps 11...Ndc5 or 11...Nec5 12.dxc5 Nxc5, now 13.Bxf5 Nxb3 14.axb3 Bf6 looks good for Black. After 12...Ndc5, instead of 13.Qc2? and losing, perhaps 13.dxc5 Nxc5 14.Qa3 ...
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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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