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|May-16-14|| ||hemy: thank you,
information I got from you helped me to found this game in the British Chess Magazine 1885 (page 93)
|May-28-14|| ||hemy: I got from Eugenijus Paleckis last draft of his book.
It includes words of appreciation for help and pictures of you and Nikolai Brunni as well.
My email address is email@example.com
If you want me to send you it by email please send me an email and I will replay.
The book is in Lithuanian, but I will translate the text related to you and Nikolay to English.
|May-29-14|| ||TheFocus: <hemy> Bill's e-mail address is bill_wallbellsouth.net.|
|May-30-14|| ||hemy: Email message I sent was returned with "Delivery Status Notification" message. Most likely bellsouth.net mail box attachment size limit is less than 22MBytes, which is the size of the book pdf.|
|May-30-14|| ||TheFocus: Mr. Wall, can you please provide <hemy> with your e-mail address. I gave him the one in your bio, and neither of us was able to send you an e-mail.|
|Jun-01-14|| ||wwall: It is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
22MB may be too big for an email attachment.
|Jun-01-14|| ||hemy: I'm on my 4 weeks trip in Israel.
Will return to Toronto on June 3rd.
I will enter this file in public folder of Dropbox on my machine and update you with url to download it.
Other option is to open by you gmail or hotmail account.
If you wish I can olso share with you big library of electonic chess books and magazines. Books are in english and russian, magazines in russian.
|May-11-15|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Bill Wall!|
|Dec-24-15|| ||wordfunph: <Bill> Merry Christmas!|
|Dec-24-15|| ||chessmoron: <wwall> Merry Christmas and happy new year. Wishing you health and happiness.|
|Jan-17-16|| ||mistermac: Belated best wishes for Christmas and Epiphany to a real Chess Gentleman, Mr. Bill Wall.|
|Jan-17-16|| ||wordfunph: got it, muchas gracias!|
|May-11-16|| ||wordfunph: Bill, Happy Birthday!|
|May-25-16|| ||OhioChessFan: A chess PhD not listed:
User: Jonathan Sarfati
|Dec-26-16|| ||jnpope: In your July 8th, 2007, article on Steinitz:
...you make the statement: <He was awarded the brilliancy prize of the tournament from his win over Augustus Mongredien, a Center Counter game.> Apparently meaning this gem of a game: Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1862
I find no mention of such a prize being offered in any edition of Lowenthal's tournament book, nor in the German tournament book by Suhle. Nor have I found any mention of a brilliancy prize being offered (let alone of Steinitz winning such a prize) in the contemporary accounts found in the Chess Player's Chronicle, Illustrated London News, London Daily News, London Morning Post, London Era, or London Field. Nor is there any mention made of Steinitz winning such a prize in Landsberger's well-researched biography, "William Steinitz, Chess Champion".
A tangential check of "brilliancy prize" in the "Oxford Companion To Chess", 1992 edition, p59, states: <The first brilliancy prize was given by the proprietor of the Cafe International, New York, where a tournament was held in September and October 1876.> Allegedly for the game: Bird vs J Mason, 1876
I've searched the 'net for how this claim about Steinitz v Mongredien being a brilliancy prize game got started and all roads lead back to your article. I do not wish to appear as attacking the veracity of your statement but I would be curious as to the source from which you gleaned this particular "brilliancy prize" piece of information.
|Dec-26-16|| ||TheFocus: I would also like to know. I am currently researching <London 1862> and have found no Brilliancy Prize being awarded.|
|Dec-26-16|| ||zanzibar: The relevant section of Lowenthal's tournament book can be found online here:|
There is no mention of any other prizes awards aside from 1st-4th leaderboard prizes.
|Dec-26-16|| ||jnpope: <z> I think you meant 1st-6th, which were planned from the start, see Lowenthal's book, p(xlvi):
And all six were awarded, see p172:
|Dec-26-16|| ||zanzibar: <jnpope> right you are. |
My mistake for just reading the article quickly and confusing 4-5th tiebreak with last prize place. Thanks.
|Dec-28-16|| ||wwall: I'll check my sources again, but so far you are right, no 1862 brilliancy prize. I had to originally see it somewhere and that source had to be wrong.|
|Dec-28-16|| ||jnpope: <<wwall:> I'll check my sources again, but so far you are right, no 1862 brilliancy prize. I had to originally see it somewhere and that source had to be wrong.>|
Great. Thanks for looking into this.
|May-11-17|| ||wordfunph: Bill, Birthday Happy!|
|Jul-19-17|| ||wordfunph: got it, thanks much!|
|Apr-07-18|| ||zborris8: Some of your earlier tournaments are held in Yuba City, Ca, but I can't find any other tournaments that were held there on Chessgames. Were you once stationed at Beale Air Force Base and did you organize those tournaments yourself? Thanks for your service, btw!|
|Apr-08-18|| ||wwall: Yes, I was stationed at Beale AFB from Jan 1971 to late 1973 (PCS to Thailand after that, but returned in late 1974). I organized dozens of tournaments (rated and non rated) while stationed there at the Jetstar Recreation Center. I had a chess column in the base newspaper. Top players at Beale were Lt col Henry Giertych (high expert who played in several Air Force championships, including the first one) and Captain John Manson (high A player). I also played in Yuba City/Marysville, but mostly on base. From there, lots of TDY trips to Kadena, Okinawa, U Tapao, Thailand, and Guam (I was a KC-135Q crew chief refueling SR-71s).|
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