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🏆 8th Anglo-American Cable Match (1903)

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Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Frank James Marshall, Eugene Delmar, Henry Ernest Atkins, Reginald Pryce Michell, John Finan Barry, Albert Hodges, Clarence Seaman Howell, George Archer Hooke, Herbert William Trenchard, George Edward H Bellingham, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Edward Hymes, William Hewison Gunston, Hermann Helms, Charles John Newman, Hermann G Voigt, Thomas Francis Lawrence Chess Event Description
8th Anglo-American Cable Match (1903)
<Match 8, April 3-4, 1903: United States 5, Great Britain 4>

(GBR White on the odd-numbered boards)

GBR 4.5 USA 5.5 1 Lawrence Pillsbury 2 Blackburne 0 Barry 1 3 Mills Hodges 4 Atkins 0 Marshall 1 5 Bellingham 1 Hymes 0 6 Trenchard 0 Voigt 1 7 Michell 1 Newman 0 8 Jacobs Delmar 9 Gunston 1 Howell 0 10 Hooke 0 Helms 1

The Americans fielded the same team as the previous year, and another narrow victory gave them 4 wins in the last 5 matches. They were still one win short of the three-in-a-row clause, but the aged and ill Blackburne was no longer the same force and the British seemed to have nobody coming forward to take up the slack.

Pillsbury and Marshall once again played their games in London, the latter pulling off a patented swindle to get his first cable match win.

The 7th Anglo-American Cable Match (1902) was the previous match in this series. With all the momentum on the American side, it looked like the match in 1904 might be the last. But then free enterprise intervened. For both of the years 1904 and 1905, the teams readied for another chance to try for the Newnes Cup, but the sponsoring cable organizations requested a modified rate of compensation for the usage of their lines. The series eventually did continue a couple of years later in the form of the 9th Anglo-American Cable Match (1907) event.

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. Marshall vs H E Atkins 1-03119038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. E Delmar vs H Jacobs  ½-½5919038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
3. R P Michell vs C Newman  1-06219038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. H Voigt vs H W Trenchard 1-03019038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
5. G Bellingham vs E Hymes  1-05619038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. J F Barry vs Blackburne  1-05319038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. T F Lawrence vs Pillsbury  ½-½3819038th Anglo-American Cable MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
8. D Mills vs A Hodges  ½-½3719038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
9. W Gunston vs C S Howell 1-06719038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC78 Ruy Lopez
10. H Helms vs G A Hooke  1-06119038th Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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