Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing User Profile Chessforum
Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Jul-31-14
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


>> Click here to see wwall's game collections. Full Member

   wwall has kibitzed 871 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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 ...
   Jul-12-14 Pirc vs O'Kelly, 1950
wwall: Losing move may be 11...Nf4. Black looks OK after castling, 11...O-O. If 14...Bxd5, then 15.Bb5 O-O 16.Nxd7 Re8 17.Nxb6 axb6 18.Bxe8. After 15.g3, not 15...Qf6 because of 16.Ng4, trapping the Queen.
   Jul-12-14 Frank James Marshall (replies)
wwall: But the Nov-Dec issue of American Chess Bulletin said that when they met after 23 years, at the Hotel Shelton in New York, neither one could remember whose move it was, so they did not finish the game started 23 years ago. Instead, they played three rapid transit games, Marshall ...
   Jul-12-14 Minev vs K Honfi, 1966
wwall: After 17...Nc7, Black threatens 18...e4 and pressure on the d-file. Instead of 18.b4, White should play 18.Bc3 or 18.Be3. Instead of 19...g5, perhaps stronger is 19...exd5 20.Qxd3 Qxd3 21.exd3 Rxe1+ 22.Rxe1 Rxd3 23.Be3 g5. Instead of 24.Bxc5, perhaps there is more resistance with ...
   Jul-09-14 Polugaevsky vs H Lehmann, 1966
wwall: 31...Rh7 looks like the losing move, leaving the g-pawn unprotected (31...Be7 looks OK). Now, instead of 32.Be4, stronger may be 32.Rxg6+ Bxg6 33.Rxg6+ Rg7 (33...Kh8 34.Be4) 34.Rxe6 Qf7 35.Qxh4 Be7 (35...Qxe6 36.Qxd8) 36.Rxe7 Nxe7 37.Nxc5 and White looks better.
(replies) indicates a reply to the comment.

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member
  AylerKupp: Sunday, May 15 for a game is fine with me.
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: bill_wall at

the dates are ok

Apr-16-11  chessmoron: I see you. You will be at table 1.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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!! :)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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>?

Premium Chessgames Member
  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?
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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!

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 5)
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 5 ·  Later Kibitzing>

Advertise on
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific user and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.

You are not logged in to
If you need an account, register now;
it's quick, anonymous, and free!
If you already have an account, click here to sign-in.

View another user profile:

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies