chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 14, Jun-20
Spanish Game: Open Variations (C80)  ·  1-0

ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Get this game explained with Decode Chess
explore this opening
find similar games 12 more Pillsbury/Tarrasch games
sac: 23.Bxd7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You should register a free account to activate some of Chessgames.com's coolest and most powerful features.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: 'The result of Pillsbury's combination is that he is left with Rook and Pawn against two minor pieces, but he operates the rooks with such precision against Black's weak Pawn position that he gradually obtains a winning position."

Sergeant

Nov-07-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Not mentioned by Sergeant is the stronger

23...f4 24 Be6+

(or 24 Bc6 fxg3 25 hxg3 Rad8 26 Bxd5+ Kh8)

24...Nxe6 25 Rxe6 Rf6 26 Rxf6 gxf6 27 Bh4 Rc8! and even though the bishop on h4 gets its freedom, Black will win on the Qside.


click for larger view

The line (by Rybka 3 at 25 ply) 28 Bxf6 Rxc2 29 Rd1 Bc5 shows that White has too many problems to hold.

May-20-12  screwdriver: Very strange. Usually the bishop and knight beat the rook and pawn.
May-20-12  madlydeeply: huh i thought tal's endgame specialty was winning with the rook v N&B.
May-20-12  madlydeeply: Chapter 4 in Marin's book "learn from the legends" : Tal's Super Rooks vs. Two Minor Pieces! Worth a look that book's a mind blower!
Oct-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 20....Nc5 black could have played also more or less forced 20....f4 21. Nxd7 fxg3 22. Rxe6 Qxd7 23. Qxd5 Qf7 24. Qc4 gxf2+ 25. Kf1 Kh8 26. Re4 Qf6 27. Qd4 Qf5 28. Bxc6 Rad8 (diagram) with huge advantage of black.


click for larger view

Now Bc7 or other black DS Bishop moves with discovered attack on the Queen are in the air and after probably the best 29.Rd1 Qxa5 black is a sound Pawn ahead.

Oct-30-16  lame duck: <screwdriver: Usually the bishop and knight beat the rook and pawn> Correct, they beat, if they are more active, and all weak pawns are protected. First black needed to restrict white rooks, and for this they should have vertical lines kept as closed as possible. 27... Bf8 looks like mistake, 27... Nb7 would be better.
Oct-30-16  maxi: A rule of thumb is that N and B are stronger than R and Pawn in the opening. As pieces are exchanged and lines are opened they become at least equal.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
from yQThee Queen is Meaner Volume Three!?! by fredthebear
pillsbury's best games of chess
by bengalcat47
98_C80-C83_Ruy Lopez, Open
by whiteshark
Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
from y1870s - 1890s Classic Chess Principles Arise by fredthebear
Game 54
from World's Great Chess Games (Fine) by Qindarka
Pillsbury vs World Champions Decisive Games
by visayanbraindoctor
Vienna 1898
by JoseTigranTalFischer
Vienna 1898
by suenteus po 147
Vienna AUS 1898
from Favorite Games from (1515-1916) by wanabe2000
46c_R:B+N
by whiteshark
Ruy Lopez : Open Defence (C80-81)
by Chessdreamer
0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 5
by 0ZeR0

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC