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Showalter - Barry US Championship Match

Jackson Whipps Showalter9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
John Finan Barry4/13(+2 -7 =4)[games]

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Showalter - Barry US Championship (1896)
For other US championship matches see Game Collection: US Championship matches (meta).

John F. Barry was a Boston lawyer and strong amateur. He played in a number of cable matches for the US (for an overview see Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911). He also played at Cambridge Springs (1904), having predicted Frank James Marshall would win (http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...). His photo from the Cleveland Public Library collection may be seen here: http://cplorg.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item...

The match was played in Boston, home of Barry, for a stake of $2000. Games were scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with sessions starting at 2 PM and ending at 10 PM. The first player to seven wins would win the match.

Boston, 16 May - 20 June 1896

Showalter = = 0 1 1 = 1 1 = 1 0 1 1 9 Barry = = 1 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 1 0 0 4 Showalter = = -1 = +1 +1 +2 +3 +3 +4 +3 +4 +5 (+7 -2 =4)

Barry started well, drawing the first two games and winning the third. In Game 3, Showalter drifted into a bad opening position and lost the exchange to a fairly simple tactic. After that, Barry's technique carried him through to a won ending. Showalter bounced back in Game 4, driving Barry's king across the board into a mating net. For the rest of the match Barry was unable to keep up with Showalter, winning only one additional game (Game 11).

Original collection: Game Collection: Showalter - Barry 1896 match by User: crawfb5.

 page 1 of 1; 13 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J F Barry vs Showalter  ½-½301896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
2. Showalter vs J F Barry  ½-½311896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipA84 Dutch
3. J F Barry vs Showalter  1-0651896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Showalter vs J F Barry  1-0281896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
5. J F Barry vs Showalter  0-1541896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
6. Showalter vs J F Barry  ½-½621896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J F Barry vs Showalter  0-1381896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
8. Showalter vs J F Barry 1-0461896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. J F Barry vs Showalter  ½-½571896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Showalter vs J F Barry 1-0911896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. J F Barry vs Showalter  1-0511896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Showalter vs J F Barry  1-0641896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. J F Barry vs Showalter  0-1371896Showalter - Barry US ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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