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William Henry Krause Pollock vs Nicholas MacLeod
USA-06.Congress New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Mar-30
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  1-0


Annotations by Wilhelm Steinitz.      [129 more games annotated by Steinitz]

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Feb-07-06  Autoreparaturwerkbau: Since Steinitz marks 6.Ng4 as "original and strong", I wonder why noone else in history won with that line. Or was Steinitz joking?
Feb-07-06  LoFarkas: Oh, wow, this is the same opening I played a couple of times in blitz, basically with the half-assed hope that the opponent won't see the way to win back the pawn on move 5. CM9000 immediately suggests Ng4 as move 6, presumably to avoid the king being stranded in the middle of the board after, say, 6.Nf3 Qxe4 7. Qe2 Qxe2.

As to the note, I don't know. It certainly doesn't look like a complicated move to find

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  HoopDreams: Whats the correct continuation after 6...Qxe4+ 7.Ne3
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  Cactus: There doesn't seem to be a strong refutation. I'm surprised this isn't more common.
Jun-07-08  algol: Chessbase has 65 games with the position after 7. Ne3. 40 wins for black, 19 for white and 6 draws. There are few games from before 1990.
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  tpstar: Black had just Removed the Guard of the Pd5 with 22 ... Nxe3 23. Bxe3 but then erred with 23 ... Qxd5?! as the Black Queen became Overloaded defending the Be4. 24. Rd1 Qe6 25. f5 Qe8 26. Qc4+ won the Be4 and White won.

6. Ng4 Qxe4+ 7. Ne3 leads to an interesting game with the KN on e3 versus f3, much more than the routine 6. Nf3 does. Modern players would favor 7 ... Be6 intending ... 0-0-0 over 7 ... Bd6 & ... 0-0.

Jun-10-10  WhiteRook48: seeing a white win with 5 Nxe5 is kind of startling
Jun-14-10  vonKrolock: After <25.f5>

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Since black arrived here, a lesser evil - still not enough to save the game - was 25...♗xg2 26.fxe6 ♗xf1 27.♘xf1 ♖ae8 etc

Sep-13-12  Llawdogg: Agree that 7 ... Be6 intending 0-0-0 is the way to go.
Jan-23-13  Abdel Irada: Bad enough to lose to a fish, but a bottom feeder?
Jan-23-13  JimNorCal: Good pun, but Pollack could uncork some good moves. Here's a speed bump for the eventual winner of NY1889. Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889
Jan-23-13  Abdel Irada: I trust the game went swimmingly for him.
May-15-14  ljfyffe: Pollock, representing Canada, defeated Steinitz at Tarrasch at Hastings 1895. Some fish.
May-15-14  ljfyffe: Steinitz AND Tarrasch. MacLeod won the Canadian championship twice, and became champion of Minnesota, and later moved to Spokane, USA.
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