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Member since Oct-10-04 · Last seen Nov-25-15
I live in Palm Bay, Florida. I work at Harris Corporation as a senior systems security engineer - Bill Wall's chess page (articles, resources, collections)

Some of my games and short bio here Bill Wall - White Knight Review magazine I wrote - my old chess webpage (2009) - index of my chess articles - my chess books


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   wwall has kibitzed 1020 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-22-15 Kenneth Rogoff (replies)
wwall: Coolidge's wife, Grace Coolidge, recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, "You lose."
   Nov-22-15 H Knott vs F Perrin, 1857
wwall: The Knott was untied. Knott that it mattered. Same opening was played in Knottingham.
   Nov-22-15 J A Seitz vs Reshevsky, 1934
wwall: Perhaps the losing move is 15.Qc2, allowing 15...f4. Better may be 15.Ne2, and if 15...f4 16.exf4 Bxf4 17.Bxf4 Rxf4 18.O-O. No good is 15.O-O?? Bxh2+! 16.Kxh2 (16.Kh1 Qh4) 16...Qh4+ 17.Kg1 Ng4 (threatening 18...Qh2 mate) 18.Rfe1 Qxf2+ 19.Kh1 Rf6 20.e4 Qh4+ 21.Kg1 fxe4, threatening ...
   Nov-21-15 E Cravens vs K Kluge, 1996
wwall: An email game. Clearly, White wrote the wrong move down. He wrote 5.N-B3 (probably written in elefont) and Black assumed it was 5.Nf3 instead of 5.Nc3. Anyway, the losing move is 7.h3? (this move is irrelephant) as the proper way to play the Elephant Gambit White Knight Countergambit ...
   Nov-19-15 W Lewis vs J Wilson, 1819
wwall: I don't think this is Jonathan Wilson. I believe it is Harry Wilson. Murray's History of Chess says “In 1815, Harry Wilson, who was playing even with Lewis in 1819, had played with De la Bourdonnais, giving him the odds of the knight.”
   Nov-19-15 W Lewis vs J Wilson, 1819
wwall: I don't think this is Jonathan Wilson. I believe it is Harry Wilson. Murray's History of Chess says “In 1815, Harry Wilson, who was playing even with Lewis in 1819, had played with De la Bourdonnais, giving him the odds of the knight.”
   Nov-09-15 Short vs S Agdestein, 1990
wwall: 80.Ka5?? was the losing move. White had to play 80.Rh3+ or 80.Rh5 for the draw. After 80.Ka5 Rf6!, Black threatens 81...Ra6 mate. If 81.Rh3+, then 81...Bd3 and Black still has the threat of 81...Ra6 mate. White no longer has any check moves with the rook, except for 82.Rxd3+, losing ...
   Nov-05-15 parisattack chessforum (replies)
wwall: Yes, lots of off-the-Wall openings.
   Nov-02-15 Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1862
wwall: Looks like the losing move was 21...Be5? (perhaps 21...Rf8), allowing 22.f6! If 22...gxf6 (22...Bxf6?? 23. Rxe8+, then 23.Nf5 (threatening 24.Qg4 and mate next move) 23...Qf8 24.Bxe5 fxe5 (or 24...Rxe5, transposing) 25.Qg3+ Kh8 26.Rxe5 27.Qxe5+ f6 28.Qxc7 Ra7 (28...Bc8 29.Qxa5) ...
   Nov-01-15 Robert James Fischer (replies)
wwall: The Chess of Bobby Fischer (1994) by Robert Burger has 36 chapters. The games are not numbered, and the back cover says "Based on a thorough study of Fischer's 750 known clock game..." but does not have all the games in this book.
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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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