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Klaus Berg vs Pablo Zarnicki
ACP Blitz Prelim3 (2004) (blitz), INT, Apr-14
French Defense: Normal Variation (C10)  ·  1-0



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  fredthebear: Swell mating net commences with 13.Qf3! The Black queen must decline her counterpart, for Pillsbury's Mate awaits by the rook on the open g-file. As it turns out, the Black queen gives herself up to delay the attack. It's the rejected White queen making full use of the f6-square that delivers the final blow!

If instead 13...QxQf3??, Pillsbury's Mate would have occurred above. Pillsbury's Mate is a checkmate by the rook on the open g-file. (Morphy's Mate has a similar structure, but the bishop on the long diagonal delivers the checkmate.)

* 16.Qf3! was ANALYSIS - not played:
Pillsbury vs F J Lee, 1899

* 20...RxQg5 21.RxR# Pillsbury's Mate!
F J Moyano Morales vs C Merlo, 1967

* Pillsbury's Mate g-bomb by Anderssen!
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860

* Pillsbury's Mate by Black: I Saric vs I Papadatos, 1994

* A Similar Mate on the Move:
L McLaren vs M Chandler / C Laird, 1978

* Queen in place of Bishop on diagonal: J Cvitanic vs Pavasovic, 1993

* Characteristics of Pillsbury's Mate: Flamberg vs S Levitsky, 1914

* Harry Nelson Pillsbury:

* Tidbit: Pillsbury had even scores against world champions Wilhelm Steinitz and Emanuel Lasker.

* 19 of HNP's best games: Game Collection: Pillsbury's Greatest Games

* Tactical Motifs A-Z:

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