|Apr-10-03|| ||morphynoman2: Evidently Pillsbury was easily winning, but he lost the game after a terrible blunder. |
|Apr-10-03|| ||Calli: 30. .. Qxf2?? is a colossal blunder. 30...Rxf2 31.Qd8+ Qf8 32.Qxf8+ Rbxf8 33.Rxe4 is right. Pillsbury's illness was pretty advanced by this time. He missed a spectacular win earlier 22...Nxf2!! 23.Bxf2 (23.Qxf2 Qxh3+ 24.Ke2 Rg2) 23...Rg2 (the pin is the main point) 24.Rad1 Bg3 25.Rd2 Bxf2 26.Rxf2 Qg1+ 27.Ke2 Re8+ 28.Be4 Rxe4+ etc |
|Nov-30-03|| ||LIFE Master AJ: White snatched a pawn out of the opening ... which gave Black a HUGE attack. White's 18.Ne5?! ('?') was ill-advised ... but I also see no clear and easy remedy for White. Pillsbury missed MANY wins ... and then blundered at the end to actually lose.|
More than anything else, this was one game is a sure indication of something was wrong with a man who had once been called a chess-playing machine.
|Nov-30-03|| ||Kenkaku: This one came at the end of his all-too-short career. I find it amazing that he was able to get such a brilliant win over Lasker in 1904, when he was so far gone with his illness. |
|Apr-28-04|| ||LIFE Master AJ: I think he (Pillsbury) summoned all of his energies ... all that he left ... to defeat Lasker. A lot of people think Showalter was not a tough opponent. I think this game should go a long way to dispel that!
(Sick or not ... most people could NOT defeat Pillsbury!!!) |
|Apr-28-04|| ||LIFE Master AJ: For those who are interested, my friend has a beautiful website on Cambridge Springs, 1904. Use any search engine, type in "chess," "Cambridge Springs," "tournament," and the year, "1904," and you should quickly find it. |
|Sep-03-10|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://home.roadrunner.com/~etzel/c...
THE website for this tournament.
|Dec-19-10|| ||virasakof: how about 30 Qd8+|
|Dec-19-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <virasakof>how about 30 Qd8+|
The Queen is pinned against the King by the Black bishp, and cannot move.