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Bill Wall
B Wall 
Number of games in database: 380
Years covered: 1969 to 2016
Highest rating achieved in database: 2231
Overall record: +180 -150 =50 (53.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A00 Uncommon Opening (23 games)
A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack (20 games)
C30 King's Gambit Declined (16 games)
C34 King's Gambit Accepted (11 games)
C33 King's Gambit Accepted (10 games)
B20 Sicilian (10 games)
C02 French, Advance (7 games)
A07 King's Indian Attack (7 games)
B23 Sicilian, Closed (6 games)
C36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense (6 games)

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   K Martins vs B Wall (Jul-17-16) 1-0, correspondence
   Raghav Venkat vs B Wall (Apr-25-15) 1-0
   B Wall vs David Raymond (Apr-24-15) 1-0
   B Wall vs B Langford (Apr-27-13) 1-0
   B Waite vs B Wall (Apr-27-13) 0-1

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(born May-11-1951, 69 years old) United States of America

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William (Bill) Dale Wall was born in Raymond, Washington. He joined the Tacoma, Washington Chess Club in 1969 and became a USCF member and certified tournament director. User: wwall is a past Secretary-Treasurer (1976-1978) and President (1978-1980) of the North Carolina Chess Association. He is also a past President (1980-1981) and Secretary-Treasurer (1981-1983) of the Ohio Chess Association. He is a past president of the Dayton Chess Club (1982-1985) in Ohio and the Palo Alto Chess Club (1986-1991) in California. He is a past Secretary of the Chess Journalists of America (1980s). He is the author of over 30 chess books (the 500 Miniature series) and over 1,000 chess articles. He is a contributor to and other online chess sites. He is a retired Air Force officer (1970-1995) and former NASA systems engineer (1985-1991), now working at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida as an Information Systems Security Engineer supporting NASA, DOC, NOAA (GOES-R and GOES-S satellites), and DoD programs.

Last updated: 2018-03-06 21:51:32

 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 380  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Wall vs A Tauber 1-0121969Los AngelesB44 Sicilian
2. B Wall vs J Chance 1-091969TacomaC70 Ruy Lopez
3. B Wall vs W Wall 1-0151969TacomaC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. B Wall vs W Wall 1-0121969TacomaC10 French
5. B Wall vs E Bosse 1-0111969TacomaC00 French Defense
6. B Wall vs H Edelstein  0-1381969American OpenB08 Pirc, Classical
7. B Wall vs Griffin 1-0171970South CarolinaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. B Wall vs R Means 1-0161970Wichita FallsC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. B Wall vs H Murtaugh 1-0111971CaliforniaC02 French, Advance
10. M Torre vs B Wall 0-1181971Yuba CityC30 King's Gambit Declined
11. M Wick vs B Wall 0-191971OkinawaB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
12. Bechstein vs B Wall 0-1211971Wichita FallsC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
13. D Smith vs B Wall 0-1121971Yuba CityC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. M Torre vs B Wall 0-141971San AntonioC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. B Wall vs M Wick 1-0111971HonoluluC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
16. B Wall vs Don Smith 1-0141971CaliforniaC45 Scotch Game
17. B Wall vs D Easton 1-0221972MarysvilleC33 King's Gambit Accepted
18. B Wall vs A Brown 1-091972OkinawaC02 French, Advance
19. B Wall vs R Monahan 1-091972Yuba CityB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. H Murtaugh vs B Wall 0-191972OkinawaA02 Bird's Opening
21. B Wall vs L Martinez 1-0151972OkinawaC34 King's Gambit Accepted
22. B Wall vs L Martinez 1-0111972OkinawaD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. A Morin vs B Wall 0-1181973Yuba CityC37 King's Gambit Accepted
24. B Wall vs F Aparasi 1-0111973CaliforniaC15 French, Winawer
25. B Wall vs Bob Brooks 1-0161973U Tapao ThailandC30 King's Gambit Declined
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May-11-16  hemy: Happy Birthday, Bill!
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  wwall: Thanks, all (including Frederick and Willy). I made it past Fischer's years at 64 and will now try to pass my old friend, Walter Browne (66), next. Not ready to retire yet. My wife still wants to travel and buy things. Otherwise, I would be doing more chess playing, chess writing, and contributing what I can at
May-12-16  Jambow: Happy birthday Bill, just made 50 laps myself on the Quattro De Mayo.
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  wordfunph: Bill, Birthday Happy!
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  Sally Simpson: Happy Birthday Bill,

My wife too like to travel and buy things. So I send her to the corner shop once a day to buy my cigarettes.

But she's always game for a laugh.

Recently at a holiday camp she tried to enter an ugly wives competition.

They would not let her take part, they said she was a professional.

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  wwall: Geoff, you are the funniest. My wife got her credit cards stolen a few months ago, but I didn't report it. The thief is spending less than my wife. And in this country we have to deal with the firing of the FBI Director. My dad was an FBI agent and I worked for years with them in my job as Intel officer. From my contacts, I found out why Comey was fired. Apparently, he didn't stay at a Trump hotel when he traveled.
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  takchess: Been enjoying the Brause database found on your website. Do you have access to the database of the Halloween gambit correspondence tournament organized by m wind ?
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  wwall: I will check
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  wwall: Takchess, Try this link. Otherwise Kassiber #20 and #27.

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  takchess: Bill this is exactly what I wanted. Thanks! Jim
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  wwall: I've played 24 Halloween Gambits myself and may have to update my Halloween Gambit pgn collection to include over 100 of these gambits that I have seen so far. Pretty spooky.
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  HeMateMe: Wall of voodoo...
Jul-03-18  Whitehat1963: Trump’s ambassador to Mexico. (I know. Too easy.)
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  Joshka: Hey Bill, being probably the most authoritative Fischer aficionado around here, do you recall this event that was planned? Bobby died later during the year and it was cancelled. Any thoughts on how this would have helped Chess in the country? Would Fischer have attended? Karpov? thanks in advance!!

Jul-17-19  Pyrandus: "Aficionado" is an english Word?
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  whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.

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  wwall: <Joshka>, yes, I remember the Bobby Darin event was supposed to be the largest chess tournament in America before he died. I don't think Fischer or Karpov would have attended. It looked like a major tourney like the World Open in New York at the time, but on the West Coast. I would think Walter Browne would have been favored to win it.
Sep-03-19  Caissanist: According to a posting on, he was supposed to sponsor a round-robin international tournament. Fischer would not have been part of it, but Karpov might have been: .
Sep-04-19  spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.>

Surely it is a Spanish word.

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  keypusher: < spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.> Surely it is a Spanish word.>

It’s been naturalized.

Sep-04-19  meta meta: <keypusher: < spingo: <whiteshark: <Pyrandus: <Aficionado> is an English word?> To my great surprise, too, but that's how it looks.> Surely it is a Spanish word.> It’s been naturalized.>

Learner's word of the day: <aficionado>:

a person who likes and knows a lot about something, e.g. an <aficionado> of poetry

Sep-05-19  spingo: <meta meta> we all know what it means. We were talking about its origin, which <Pyrandus> seems to think is English. It would not be unusual for a seemingly foreign word to be of English origin. Négligée comes to mind. I think <aficionado> was taken directly from the Spanish.
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  Joshka: <wwall> <Caissanist> Bobby would have asked for 25k just to appear!;-) it's always fun to debate the what if's when it came to Fischer....but I've never read anyone talking about the what if, had Spassky just taken his title back to the Soviet Union after the forfeit on Game 2. Would Bobby have mounted another comeback to try to finally get the title? Cannot believe he would have just thrown everything away after the Game 2 forfeit? oh thanks for your insights on Fischer. You knew the man so I value your opinion.
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  wwall: My mistake on the Walden Cassotto (Bobby Darin) Classic. In today's money, it would have had a prize fund of $133,000 for 16 world-class GMs to play in a round robin. Darin's son was later involved in chess publishing. Darin was trying to beat Church's Fried Chicken San Antonio tournament, held in Nov-Dec 1972 that had 16 GM/IM players (won by Portisch, Petrosian, Karpov). that was the strongest chess tournament on American soil since 1924 (and Fischer was a spectator). Darin died on the operating table and no money flowed to anything chess-related as far as I know. The San Antonio event had an open tournament at the same time, and I think Darin was going to repeat this with the main tournament of 16 GMS and an open tournament.
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  wordfunph: hi Bill, received greetings card.

Thanks my friend.

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