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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Alexander Halprin
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 23, Jul-04
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation (C67)  ·  1-0



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Dec-04-03  Kenkaku: This game took first brilliancy prize in the tournament. Black has nothing left but some waiting moves until he must make the inevitable, and fatal, king move.
Jan-07-10  oao2102: <Kenkaku> Greetings from 2010!

In fact, this game did not earn Pillsbury the brilliancy prize. Anyone who goes through the moves will immediately be skeptical of such a claim. This game is rather dull. The actual prize-winning game was played between the same two opponents in round four, as pointed out by <percyblakeney>

Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1898

Just thought I would post this correction for anyone who, like me, might come upon this game.

Jan-07-10  AnalyzeThis: Don't see this as a dull game.
Jan-07-10  oao2102: Well I suppose that is a matter of taste. Apologies if I offend.
Jan-15-15  zanzibar: To confirm <oao2102>'s observation, this is not the game which won the brilliancy prize, that would be this game instead:

Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1898 (Pillsbury was Black)

This is confirmed in the contemporaneous reporting here:

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  HarryP: I agree with you, AnalyzeThis. There are different types of satisfying chess games. One type is a game in which all the pieces are exchanged, with a winning Pawn endgame as a result. The ultimate game of this type is Pillsbury's win against Gunsberg in the last round of Hastings 1895. This Pawn ending is much simpler, but it too is delightful.

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