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Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Jan-31-15
I was born in May 1951 (Karpov, Geoff Chandler, and I went to different schools together). I live in Palm Bay, Florida (trying to avoid the hurricanes). Retired Air Force officer (1970-1995). I work at Harris Corporation as a senior systems security engineer and systems engineer with a low tech job in a high tech industry (I am a satellite dish washer). I've written a few books and articles on chess miniatures, irregular chess openings, and chess trivia. - Bill Wall's chess page

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 919 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Jan-28-15 E Danielian vs Zhao Xue, 2012
wwall: I had this exact same ending in my first rated tournament game, the 1969 American Open in Santa Monica. I had the bishop and rook pawn and couldn't win. Hated endgames ever since.
   Jan-27-15 B Wall vs L Chapman, 1973
wwall: Yes, some of my opponents played on as much as a queen down until checkmate, while others did resign the exchange down. The stronger the player, the more likely that they resigned when a piece was lost. The weaker the player, the more likely they played on despite heavy loss of ...
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou (replies)
wwall: OK, here is Norm Barsalou's longest game, 40 moves. [Event "Dayton, OH"] [Site "?"] [Date "1984.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Barsalou, Norm"] [Black "Wall, Bill"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A22"] [PlyCount "80"] [EventDate "1984.??.??"] 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. e4
   Jan-26-15 B Wall vs R Means, 1970 (replies)
wwall: MeansIndian? Queens Means Indian? King Means Indian? Modern Meanoni? Old Mean Indian Defense?
   Jan-26-15 N Barsalou vs B Wall, 1980 (replies)
wwall: <playground player: It must be fun to be Bill Wall.> <Yes, but there's the hassle of teaching the opponent how the pieces move before each game.> And the hassle of taking all the moves back until we get out of the opening trap stage. And the hassle of showing them how to ...
   Jan-24-15 Odd Lie (replies)
wwall: <Woman: Are you cheating on me with someone else?> <Man: Yes, Tom Brady> <Woman: Oh, that's OK. Anyone else would be awfully deflating.> I can't believe she has the balls to say that. What a Patriot.
   Dec-31-14 Alekhine vs N Grigoriev, 1919
wwall: Instead of 11...Qe7 (which is probably best), if 11...Qb6, White can play 12.Nd2 with the idea of Nc4 or Nf3-Nxd4. Abramov, in Chess, Move by Move, says that "11...QN3 looks too far from the K-side which is under pressure, so... 11...Q-K2." If 11...Bb6, then 12.Rd1 looks best for ...
   Dec-29-14 Woodrow Wilson (replies)
wwall: I will need to update my list. I can add a few more.
   Dec-28-14 H Czarnowski vs Steinitz, 1867
wwall: poorthylacine, you are right! I missed that. Looks like a draw after move 51. So instead of 51.b3, which looks like a draw, perhaps White can win after 51.Rf3 or 51.a4.
   Dec-27-14 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
wwall: Hope you had a Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. Thanks for everything you do and helping with my collection (approaching 7,000).
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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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