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🏆 9th Anglo-American Cable Match (1907)

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Joseph Henry Blackburne, John Finan Barry, Frank James Marshall, Albert Hodges, Amos Burn, Francis Joseph Lee, Henry Ernest Atkins, Reginald Pryce Michell, Albert Whiting Fox, Mordecai Morgan, George Edward Wainwright, George H Wolbrecht, Samuel Warren Bampton, George William Richmond, Alfred K Robinson, Clarence Seaman Howell, William Ward, Thomas Francis Lawrence, Hermann G Voigt, Harry H Holmes

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9th Anglo-American Cable Match (1907)
<Match 9, February 22-23, 1907: Great Britain 5, United States 4>

(USA White on the odd-numbered boards)

USA 4.5 GBR 5.5 1 Marshall Burn 2 Barry 0 Atkins 1 3 Hodges Lawrence 4 Voigt Blackburne 5 Morgan 0 Richmond 1 6 Fox Lee 7 Bampton 1 Ward 0 8 Wolbrecht Holmes 9 Howell 1 Michell 0 10 Robinson 0 Wainwright 1

With the death of Harry Nelson Pillsbury and the inactivity of several other familiar faces, fully half the American team changed. Burn got his pipe going in time to strengthen the British side, and the bottom game went their way when Robinson blundered a rook by falling for an elementary trap in the French Defense.

The British got another break on board 5 when Morgan forfeited on time, under the misapprehension that the control was 40/2 rather than 20/1. The Americans did have some consolation in Howell's brilliant win (played live in London).

The 8th Anglo-American Cable Match (1903) and 10th Anglo-American Cable Match (1908) were the previous and next editions of this team match-up.

Although it was not meant to be, the challenger even took time out in the midst of the Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907) to take home the Newnes cup permanently! So England retrieved the trophy for another session.

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. Blackburne vs H Voigt  ½-½4219079th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
2. C S Howell vs R P Michell 1-02119079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
3. H H Holmes vs G H Wolbrecht ½-½4419079th Anglo-American Cable MatchD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. S Bampton vs W Ward  1-04419079th Anglo-American Cable MatchD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. F J Lee vs A W Fox  ½-½6619079th Anglo-American Cable MatchD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. M Morgan vs G W Richmond 0-11519079th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. A Hodges vs T F Lawrence  ½-½5219079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC77 Ruy Lopez
8. H E Atkins vs J F Barry  1-06419079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC14 French, Classical
9. Marshall vs Burn  ½-½2919079th Anglo-American Cable MatchD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. G Wainwright vs A K Robinson 1-03119079th Anglo-American Cable MatchC10 French
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  
 

Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-11-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: The New York Daily Tribune, February 22nd, 1907, p.9:

<All these men, with the exception of Dr. Holmes, have played in previous cable matches, and enjoy a high reputation as masters and amateurs. Dr. Holmes is a Liverpool man. He was strongly recommended by Burn. At the last Ostend tourney Holmes played in the amateur section, and made a good showing.>

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