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David Janowski vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Hastings (1895), Hastings ENG, rd 9, Aug-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D37)  ·  0-1



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Sep-14-04  capablancakarpov: 33.Bxd4!! is a wonderful move.After the Queen sac,White┬┤s Q and Knigth are blockade,so Black has time to advance a-b-c pawns in order to promote.
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  tamar: Pillsbury's 33...Bxd4 had to be deeply calculated, as it appears that Janowski could sacrifice the queen back with 35 Qxe4 Bxe4 (35...Bxf2+ oddly only draws) 36 Nxd4 and get an equal game.But Tarrasch in his notes observes that Black could then walk his King to c5 and use his mobile queenside majority. Still this was White's best chance, and there could be some drawing lines.
Jul-23-09  Knight13: Position after move 12 would've been a draw-agreed if it was Karpov vs Kasparov. Same goes to Botvinnik, Smyslov, Spassky, etc. among others.

Of course, 19. Bxd5? is the positional error that cost white big time.

33. Qd3 solves more problems than Rc1??.

Oct-06-17  Serpentin: les coups 43 et 45 a la fin sont de belles perles!
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  Phony Benoni: Possible score typo. After <22...Qd3>

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The tournament book edited by Cheshire (p. 151) gives <22...Rac8> instead of 22...Rad8.

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  Fusilli: OK, Black is Pillsbury, but White already insulted him by not resigning a lot earlier, and most certainly right after the queen got pinned. So, why not try, in the final position, 55.Qxf2 Qxf2+ 56.Kh3? The likelihood of 56...b3?? allowing the stalemate is 0.00001, but again, if you have already refused to resign over and over again, what do you have to lose?

I'm sure <Sally Simpson> would agree with me!

Dec-17-21  Murky: Janowski could have seized the initiative with 17. f5! Point being after 17... exf 18. Ned2! is a double threat to win a piece: Either by 19. Bxd5 followed by 20. Qxe7 or by 19. Nb3 followed by Bxd5.
Jan-04-23  tbontb: 41.Qh4 appears to be the decisive error. Instead 41..fxg6 hxg6 42.f5 keeps the game alive.

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