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Mikhail Chigorin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 9, Jan-02
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43)  ·  0-1

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Aug-13-04  PizzatheHut: Would 22. c4 be better? That way, the white bishop would be able to come back to the defense of the kingside.
Aug-13-04
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  tamar: <PizzatheHut: Would 22. c4 be better?> Much better, 22 Nxd6 is still winning, but he has difficulties to think about. White has to untangle and worry about how to rescue the bishop. Pillsbury's task is not hard after 22 Nxd6: he plays the only possible plan. Chigorin must have forgotten about the bishop trying to deal with the knight tour Ne7-f5-d4-e2 c3 winning the exchange.
Mar-27-05  offramp: Good old Henry!

Playing against Chigorin is a bit like playing against Brazil at football; you know they'll score first but you also know they'll make a massive defensive error. And when it came the Great Pillsbury knew exactly what to do.

Mar-27-05  sneaky pete: <offramp> Henry? Were you thinking of Genry Kasparov?
Mar-27-05  offramp: <sneaky pete> You seem to have a long memory; that - in my opinion and in truth - Kasparov's first name is Harry, or Genrik, or Henry... I can't believe your memory is that long since it was over two days ago that we discussed it.

Was the great HN Pillsbury christened Henry? I would have thought so. Not that it matters, I suppose.

Mar-27-05  hintza: <Kasparov's first name is Harry, or Genrik, or Henry> Where does Garrikh come into it then?
Mar-28-05  offramp: http://tinyurl.com/44wfx
Jun-25-16  SimplicityRichard: Interesting to observe Chigorin being oblivious of an obvious mating net. Even the greatest Chess Masters are still human.#
Aug-09-19
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  Jonathan Sarfati: White was a clear ♙ up while ♗lack had weak doubled c-♙s. A simple move like 22. a4 should win straightforwardly. But even 22. ♘xd6 wasn't bad although it straightens Black's ♙s. Instead of 24.c4 that allows Black to cut the ♗ off with 24... c5, White could have played 24. ♖e2. This not only defends the ♙c2 but threatens to double on the e-file, so Black would have no time for 24... c5.

Black's opening was poor; White's strong play saddled Black with a horrible ♕-side ♙-structure for no compensation.

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