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Mikhail Chigorin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Vienna (1903), Vienna AUH, rd 4, May-07
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Honza Cervenka: This draw seems to be far from boring one. If 12.Qa6+ Kb8 13.Qxc6, then 13...Bd7 14.Qc4 Nxe4! 15.Nxe4 Bc6 etc.
Jan-08-03  drukenknight: what about 21 Nf3?
Jan-10-03  pawntificator: 21 Nf3 leaves the d5 pawn hanging.
Jan-16-03  drukenknight: but the B on e5 is still covering it, yes? so that makes it not hanging, I guess.
Sep-26-04  sneaky pete: 39.Qxd6+ .. and wins. The duplicate Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1903 gives 32... Re4 (based on a publication in Novoje Vremja), so does Khalifman's Chigorin book. Marco in the tournament book states 32... Re5 was in Chigorin's "manuscript" (I suppose he means the handwritten gamescore). If so, Chigorin probably played 32... Re4 and wrote down 32... Re5 by mistake, so this is the duplicate to delete.
Apr-18-08  tihoracio: Even chigorin won this tournament with 13 points (from 26 rounds) he could do it much better if games like this would ended with a deserve victory. Against swiderski and marshall -he manage to lose- he also could have hold the draw in both cases. A strong move is 33.Ne6! almost force black to give the exchange (33. Ne6 Ke8 34. Rc8! ) and is a practicar move to win, because the queen is hanging at a4. Anyway 33.Qg5! is still a strong move but chigorin fail to find the exact sequence; next move 33.Qg5 Ke8 34.Qg8+ Qe7 35.Rc7! and it is all over. The game finishes soon because the mate threats. (the bishop is hanging, and the king is not safe)
Nov-20-20  Straclonoor: After 38 moves, white could gave mate in eleven

Analysis by Stockfish 051020:

+- (#11): 39.Qxd6+ Kf7 40.Qxe5 Qb4 41.Nxf5 Kg6 42.Ne7+ Kh7 43.Qh5+ Kg7 44.Qg6+ Kf8 45.Rf3+ Bf5 46.Rxf5+ Kxe7 47.Rf7+ Kd8 48.Qg8+ Qf8 49.Qxf8#

Nov-20-20  Granny O Doul: ...unless, as suggested above, Black actually played 32...Re4.
Nov-20-20  offramp: Where is <KEG> when you need him?
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  perfidious: <KEG> is likely taking a rest from the herculean labours he puts into games--not that I blame the man.
Nov-20-20  offramp: I really like Pillsbury but I don't purposely seek out his games. I am happier to see one listed on the front page, click on it and see what surprises it brings. His games are almost always interesting.

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