Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Mikhail Chigorin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 9, Jan-02
Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43)  ·  0-1


Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 4 times; par: 49 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 21 more Chigorin/Pillsbury games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-13-04  PizzatheHut: Would 22. c4 be better? That way, the white bishop would be able to come back to the defense of the kingside.
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <PizzatheHut: Would 22. c4 be better?> Much better, 22 Nxd6 is still winning, but he has difficulties to think about. White has to untangle and worry about how to rescue the bishop. Pillsbury's task is not hard after 22 Nxd6: he plays the only possible plan. Chigorin must have forgotten about the bishop trying to deal with the knight tour Ne7-f5-d4-e2 c3 winning the exchange.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Good old Henry!

Playing against Chigorin is a bit like playing against Brazil at football; you know they'll score first but you also know they'll make a massive defensive error. And when it came the Great Pillsbury knew exactly what to do.

Premium Chessgames Member
  sneaky pete: <offramp> Henry? Were you thinking of Genry Kasparov?
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <sneaky pete> You seem to have a long memory; that - in my opinion and in truth - Kasparov's first name is Harry, or Genrik, or Henry... I can't believe your memory is that long since it was over two days ago that we discussed it.

Was the great HN Pillsbury christened Henry? I would have thought so. Not that it matters, I suppose.

Premium Chessgames Member
  hintza: <Kasparov's first name is Harry, or Genrik, or Henry> Where does Garrikh come into it then?
Premium Chessgames Member
Jun-25-16  SimplicityRichard: Interesting to observe Chigorin being oblivious of an obvious mating net. Even the greatest Chess Masters are still human.#
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
32 a4?? Qe7! threatens 33 ... QxBc7, 33 ... Re1+ 34 Rxe1 Qxe1#
from DOUBLE ATTACKS by notyetagm
Third Cycle, Game 6 (January 2, 1896(?))
from St. Petersburg 1895-96 by JoseTigranTalFischer
Santasiere's "My Love Affair With Tchigorin"
by Resignation Trap
Pillsbury vs World Champions Decisive Games
by visayanbraindoctor
Third Cycle, Game 6 (January 2, 1896(?))
from St. Petersburg 1895-96 by keypusher

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC