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🏆 5th Anglo-American Cable Match (1900)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Henry Ernest Atkins, Eugene Delmar, Albert Hodges, Francis Joseph Lee, Frank James Marshall, John Finan Barry, Jackson Whipps Showalter, Edward Mackenzie Jackson, Thomas Francis Lawrence, Edward Hymes, Charles John Newman, Hermann G Voigt, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Samuel Warren Bampton, William Ward, George Edward H Bellingham, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Herbert William Trenchard Chess Event Description
5th Anglo-American Cable Match (1900)
<Match 5, March 23-24, 1900: United States 6, Great Britain 4>

(USA White on the odd-numbered boards)

USA 6.0 GBR 4.0 1 Pillsbury Blackburne 2 Showalter Lee 3 Barry 1 Atkins 0 4 Hodges 1 Bellingham 0 5 Hymes Mills 6 Voigt 1 Lawrence 0 7 Marshall 0 Jackson 1 8 Bampton 0 Jacobs 1 9 Newman Ward 10 Delmar 1 Trenchard 0

The USA made it two victories in a row with another solid performance on the higher boards. Pillsbury remained winless in five cable games against Blackburne, and Showalter was finally slowed after four wins in a row. However, Barry kept his winning streak intact, Hodges contributed a second victory, and Hymes made in five draws in a row.

The 4th Anglo-American Cable Match (1899) and 6th Anglo-American Cable Match (1901) 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 ½-½6719005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC41 Philidor Defense
2. H W Trenchard vs E Delmar  0-15919005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. C Newman vs W Ward  ½-½2319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. Marshall vs E M Jackson  0-14119005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC78 Ruy Lopez
5. T F Lawrence vs H Voigt  0-14219005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. G Bellingham vs A Hodges  0-16519005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J F Barry vs H E Atkins  1-03319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB40 Sicilian
8. E Hymes vs D Mills  ½-½4619005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB40 Sicilian
9. H Jacobs vs S Bampton  1-02319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
10. F J Lee vs Showalter  ½-½4819005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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Kibitzer's Corner
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  zanzibar: "The American team, by its success to-day, wins its second consecutive game and only needs one more to become the possessor of the trophy. ..."

Sir George Newnes - BDE 1900.03.25 p8

The Americans, however, couldn't close the deal in the 6e the next year.

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  zanzibar: <Secretary Chadwick of the (BCC) yesterday received a letter from Leopold Hoffer ... accepting the post of American umpire at the London end ...>

BDE 1900-03-18 p10


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  zanzibar: I guess W.P. Shipley was the British umpire present in Brooklyn.

(BDE 1900.03.15 p14)

Isaac L. Rice (previous Br. ump.) was recuperating his health in Florida.

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