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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 16, Mar-29
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation (C67)  ·  0-1



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Jul-14-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: White sac'ed like devil and never compensated it back.
Jul-14-06  Kenkaku: This is a very peculiar and interesting variation of the Berlin.
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  offramp: Wow! Pillsbury's defence is as cold as ice. Golombek said that whenever Eurpean chess seemed to be stagnating it was revivified by an arrival from the New World - Morphy, Pillsbury, Capablanca and Fischer. Perhaps we are due another one?!?
Jul-14-06  RookFile: Pillsbury sacrificed his opponent's pieces.
Mar-22-11  crawfb5: <"Showalter reverted to Ruy Lopez, the opening moves being similar to the sixth game, until Black's ninth move. Black managed to retain a pawn to the good, but at the expense of an apparently overwhelming attack, but the sequel showed that it was not so formidable as it looked. At the twenty-first move the adverse Kt at Q5 [d5] was driven back, and by threatening to win the adverse queen, Black won the exchange and almost immediately a position arose where White was bound to lose a piece. His twenty-eighth move was simply a desperate resource therefore, and upon Black's replying correctly, he resigned.">

H. N. Pillsbury <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> 3/30/1897

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  offramp: White should have had a punt with

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