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🏆 3rd Anglo-American Cable Match (1898)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Horatio Caro, Amos Burn, Henry Ernest Atkins, Jackson Whipps Showalter, David Graham Baird, John Finan Barry, Eugene Delmar, Albert Hodges, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Edward Mackenzie Jackson, George Edward H Bellingham, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Herbert William Trenchard, Franklin Knowles Young, Edward Hymes, John Albert Galbreath, Alfred K Robinson, Charles Dealtry Locock Chess Event Description
3rd Anglo-American Cable Match (1898)
<Match 3, March 18-19, 1898: Great Britain 5, United States 4>

(USA White on the odd-numbered boards)

USA 4.5 GBR 5.5 1 Pillsbury Blackburne 2 Showalter 1 Burn 0 3 Barry 1 Caro 0 4 Hymes Atkins 5 Hodges 1 Bellingham 0 6 Delmar 0 Mills 1 7 Baird Locock 8 Young 0 Jackson 1 9 Robinson 0 Jacobs 1 10 Galbreath 0 Trenchard 1

Once again, British depth told the story. The Americans scored 4-1 on the top five boards, but could only manage 1/2-point on the bottom five. Board 7 was possibly the least interesting game in the entire series, Baird producing nothing from his last 45 moves except a very long scoresheet.

The 2nd Anglo-American Cable Match (1897) and 4th Anglo-American Cable Match (1899) were the previous and next editions of this team match-up for the Newnes Cup.

Original collection: Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs Blackburne ½-½8018983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. A K Robinson vs H Jacobs 0-16218983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
3. E M Jackson vs F Young  1-03518983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchC00 French Defense
4. D G Baird vs C D Locock ½-½6818983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
5. A Hodges vs G Bellingham  1-08518983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. H E Atkins vs E Hymes  ½-½3618983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
7. J F Barry vs H Caro  1-04218983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Burn vs Showalter 0-15818983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. D Mills vs E Delmar  1-04718983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchC10 French
10. H W Trenchard vs J A Galbreath 1-06018983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  zanzibar: BDE has coverage of the match, and in particular mentions that Pillsbury might have been able to win his game, with this quote from Blackburne:

<"The last ten hours of my game have been a draw. Of course, Pillsbury sacrificed his game in the interest of the match. Had the matter gone to Lasker he could not have decided except in favor of a draw.">

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