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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Samuel Warren Bampton
Blindfold simul, 20b (1900) (blindfold), Franklin CC, Philadelphia, PA USA, Apr-28
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. l'Hermet Variation (C67)  ·  1-0



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Apr-23-10  Cardinal Fang: This game is from a blindfold simul by Pillsbury on April 28, 1900. He scored +14=5-1 in six and a half hours.
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  GrahamClayton: The game was played at the Franklin Chess Club. The loser had represented the US against England in the most recent cable match, which makes Pillsbury's play even more meritorious.
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  tamar: Some Rybka variations that Bampton had the good sense to avoid show why Pillsbury was regarded as a god of blindfold play.

If 17...g5 18 Qh5 gxf4

(18...Nf3+ to block the rook from h3 19 gxf3 gxf4 20 Nxf4 Rg8+ 21 Bxg8 Qxg8+ 22 Kh1 Qg5 23 Rg1 Qxh5 24 Nxh5 b6 25 Nxf6 3.06/22)

19 Rh3 Re7 20 Nxf6 with mate on h7 or loss of heavy material

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Sep-10-10  DarthStapler: What if, after 20. Nxf6 in your line, black plays Nf3+ gxf3 Rg7+ Kf1 Qxf6?
Sep-10-10  Shams: <Darth Stapler> Clever try but I think white just moves out of check, e.g. 20...Nf3+ 21.Kh1 Ng5 22.Qxg5:

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White threatens both Qe5 and Qh6.

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  OhioChessFan: Black must have been intimidated out of his mind to not play 12...Bxb2. Are you kidding me?

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