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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Adolf Schwarz
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 3, Jun-04
French Defense: Rubinstein Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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  tamar: Effortless victory by Pillsbury. Schwarz gets tied in knots trying to defend f7 and h6.

16 Bxf7 Rxf7 17 Rxd6 appears to work as well as the game continuation.

Jun-08-06  capanegra: <tamar> If 16.Bxf7 I would reply 16…Bxh2+ 17.Nxh2 Rxf7. However, anything seems to work besides the game continuation. Black's position is too horrible.
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  tamar: <capanegra> I agree. Black stashes his rook on d7 like an old sofa, thinking to barricade the position.

This wasn't Adolf Schwarz though, probably an amateur.

Jun-08-06  hitman84: This is a classic scenario of underdevelopment.

The normal looking 8...Bd6 is a mistake.
Better was Be7.

After move 11.
Check the piece balance..
Three pieces of white are targetting the King which is defended only by the R on f8(illusional defensive piece)

White plays on the surprising misplaced d6 B also developing pieces targetting the King.

Here is a rule that should be followed before developing a piece. Does the piece developed to a square overload its own pieces ?

Here the B loads the Q thereby hampers development.

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  Pawn and Two: <tamar> Black in this game was Adolf Schwarz. This game was played in the 1898 Vienna tournament. Schwarz withdrew from the tournament after the 8th round.
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  tamar: <Pawn and Two>
I'll send the correction to chessgames.
Nov-05-10  igiene: 4..Nf6 is'nt good. Black must play before 4..Nbd7 and if 5.Bd3, only now 5..Nxe4! After 6.Bxe4 Nf6! gains a vital tempo for development of Kingside
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  Tabanus: <tamar: This wasn't Adolf Schwarz though>

Hmm, I do think this is Adolf Schwarz, whose game vs Pillsbury would else be missing from Vienna (1898). Other opinions?

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  perfidious: <Tabanus> Looks like Adolf Schwarz to me:

I'll leave the correction to you, if you wish.

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  Tabanus: <perfidious> Slip sent already, and so also for the wrong Baird brother in Vienna 1898.

7 more years to wait? :)

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  perfidious: <Tabanus> Things on the correction front have vastly improved overall; in some cases, I have had to repeat slips, but that's nothing compared to the way things used to be. It was discouraging enough that I did not bother for a long, long while.
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  Tabanus: <perfidious: <Tabanus> Things on the correction front have vastly improved>

Yes, evidently :)

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  tpstar: 5 ... Nxe4 6. Bxe4 c5 is rare = Opening Explorer

Good thing this game was short so Pillsbury could spend more time with the ladies.

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