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Mikhail Chigorin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 13, Jan-14
Spanish Game: Fianchetto Defense (C60)  ·  1-0



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  Honza Cervenka: Great attacking game. 30...Rf6!? 31.Qb3 d5! could have kept black in game.

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White has probably nothing better here than 32.Rg8 Qxg8! 33.hxg8=Q Rxg8 with advantage of black whose Rooks are much better than white Queen.

Dec-08-06  greenrook: Surely 35...Rxf2 is a huge mistake.

Before this move black seems to have everything covered, and can probably create counterplay with ...c3 at some point which sets the bishop free.

Pillsbury's 35th move as played seems suicidal.

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  Honza Cervenka: <greenrook> You are right that 35...Rxf2 was not the best way to resist but after 35...c3 36.dxe5 dxe5 37.Qxe5 Rxf2 (threatening Rf1#) 38.Qxc3 Rff8 39.e5 Rh8 40.e6! prospects of black are not good as well. For example, 40...Rxh7 probably loses after 41.e7! Re8 (of course, 41...Rxe7?? 42.Qb4+ and 43.Qxe7 ) 42.Qd4+ Kc7 43.Qa7+ Bb7 44.Qa5+ Kd6 (other moves are much worse) 45.Qd8+ Rxd8 46.exd8=Q+ etc.
Dec-13-06  deadparrot: i wonder if there are many other games where one side wins by queening first the h- and then the a-pawn.
Aug-05-16  Straclonoor: I want to add some more my last year analysis by Stockfish 180415 64 POPCNT: (-4.58): 25...Kf7 26.Qh6 Nf3 27.Qxf8+ Qxf8 28.h8Q Qxh8 29.Rxh8 Ba6 30.Rh6 Ke7 31.Rh3 Nd4 32.c3 Ne2+ 33.Kd2 Nf4 34.Rh7+ Ke6 35.c4 Ra1 36.Rh1 Bc8 37.f3 Bd7 38.b3 Ra2+ 39.Kd1 Be8 40.Rh8 Bg6 41.Nd2 Nxd3 42.Ke2 Nf4+ 43.Ke3 Ra1 44.Rh2 Ke7 45.Kf2 Rd1 46.Kg3 Kd7

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