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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 4, Feb-24
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation (C67)  ·  0-1



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Dec-04-07  Cactus: Pillsbury shows whos boss.
Dec-04-07  RookFile: I've yet to play over a boring Pillsbury game, whether he won, lost, or drew.
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  Pawn and Two: <The variation of the Ruy Lopez employed by White is new, so far as the sixth move is concerned, and gives up a pawn for position. Singularly enough I had given much thought to this particular variation, with the idea of using it myself; as at first it seemed to me that White got quite the equivalent in position for his lost pawn. A little more study, however, revealed a line of play by which Black was enabled to hold on to the pawn and at least equalize position, and I rejected the variation as at best no more than a drawing line of attack. In the actual game played, after Black had safely castled, the weight of his pawns on the queen's side, properly advanced, enabled him to put White on the defensive and shut off the dreaded king's side attack, always with a pawn to the good. With the tactics indicated, Black's Pd3 considerably cramped White's game, at which White, much pressed for time on his twenty-ninth move, played Pf4, an error which cost him a second pawn and eventually the game.>

Comments by H. N. Pillsbury - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2/25/1897

Sep-13-12  refutor: too bad showalter didn't win this game...this is a perfect gambit for a fast time control

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