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Bill Wall vs P Lewis
Wilkesboro (1976), Wilkesboro, NC USA
King's Gambit: Accepted. MacDonnell Gambit (C37)  ·  1-0



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Jun-18-04  soberknight: Another cheap win for Bill off-the-wall.
Oct-30-05  DeepBlade: cant agree more.

Probably Black had a rating of 600, trying to mate with just pawns and an Queen, totaly neglecting defence, which is the main objective of Black.

Jan-06-06  jackmandoo: I think black plays well in this game. That mate at the end is hard to see when your opponett is giving you free material. People laugh but sometimes its cool to take most of you opponets peices, even if he wins. I like the feeling of having lost of stuff next to me that I have taken from my opponet. To onlookers from afar i look like i am winning.
Jan-14-06  DeepBlade: <jackmandoo> Thats common in this world

A poor man is very happy when given fish, he wont be very happy if you give him a fishing net because he cant eat it. But the long term advantage he gets with the fishing net, easly overtrows the joy of one singe fish.

Jan-22-06  jackmandoo: I think what you meant to say was, "Give a man a fish, he is fed for a day, give a man a fishing pole, he is fed for life."
Jan-23-06  DeepBlade: yea, but a little bit expanded to fit the context.
Jan-23-06  Dres1: fish is nasty, weirdos
Feb-16-06  misguidedaggression: I think you're paraphrasing the old Jack Handy quote: "Build a fire for a man, he is warm for the night. Set as man on fire, he is warm for the rest of his life!"
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  Mendrys: Black was doing fine until 7....fxg3 then its a forced mate. White's knight sac was most unsound. While not a GM, Bill Wall is a strong player and likely thought the sac was unsound but probably knew his opponent well enough to take the risk.

After 7....Qf6 or 7....Qd7 what does white have for the Knight? Oooh, now I see, on 7...Qf6 or Qd7 8. Nd5 looks strong. In any case, white has a big lead in development for the piece but it seems that black should have developed with 6... N6c or 6...d6 instead of 6...Qh4+ and should have been able to hold.

I can imagine his thought process. 'Hmmmm, the white king is still in the center, after Qh4+ white will have to move his king. He certainly can't play 7. g3 because after 7....fx63 8. hxg3 QxR+..." all the while forgetting that his own king is still in the center and totally ignoring the weakness on f7.

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  Mendrys: BTW, in case anyone was wondering about the number of miniatures by Mr. Wall in the databse. He has authored several books on miniatures and many of his own games were included in the books. These were submitted to Chessbase. He has kindly submitted some of his drawn and lost games to balance out the database but when you look at them you still see a lot of games <10 moves. Bill Wall is certainly one of the "good guys" in chess and deserves our props.
Oct-16-13  billyhan: "Amen" on that, <Mendrys>. I much enjoy Mr. Wall's contributions to this site.
Oct-16-13  Shams: Wall is great, but even if the little baby Jesus played this game it still wouldn't deserve inclusion in the database.
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