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William Henry Krause Pollock vs Mikhail Chigorin
New York (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Mar-28
Four Knights Game: Scotch Variation. Accepted (C47)  ·  0-1


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  tpstar: The Scotch Four Knights is a safe, solid way for White to enter the middlegame with a slight advantage. Black does well with an early ... d5, especially to prevent problems like 8. e5 Nd5 9. Qg4 and Black's Kingside has no defenders while the Pd7 sits at home.

topham1-tpstar (GameKnot 8/13/05) [Fritz 7]: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. d4 ed 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd3 [last book move] h6 (7 ... d5 8. e5 Ng4) 8. e5 Nd5 9. Qg4 Kf8 (ugh) 10. 0-0 d6 11. Qe4 Bxc3 12. bxc3 Be6 13. Re1 Ne7 [13 ... Kg8 14. Bd2 ] 14. Qf3 Qd7 15. Rb1 Bxa2 16. Rb7 Bd5 17. Qf4 Be6 18. ed Qxd6 19. Qa4 Rc8 [19 ... Kg8!? ] 20. Bf4 Qd7 21. Rxa7 Nd5 22. Be5 f6 23. Bg3 Kf7 24. c4 Nb6 25. Qb4 Rhe8 26. h3 Kg8 27. Qc5 Qe7 [27 ... f5!? ] 28. Qxc6 [ ] Bd7 29. Rxe7 Bxc6 30. Rxe8+ Bxe8 31. Bxc7 1-0.

Jan-02-07  Resignation Trap: White in this game was actually William Henry Kraus Pollock .
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  Knight13: 19. Rce1 should improve things. Then 19...Rae8 20. Rxe2 Rxe2 21. Qf3.
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