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Carl Schlechter vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Monte Carlo (1903), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 2, Feb-12
Modern Defense: King Pawn Fianchetto (B06)  ·  0-1


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Feb-18-04  Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
Feb-18-04  Kenkaku: Bxc3 loses another pawn after the bishop on d2 is defended or moved.
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  wwall: <British Chess Magazine>, March 1903, p. 129, says this about Black's last move. "24. Resigns. Completely demoralised, but the game is really hopelessly lost. If, for instance, R-R2 to defend the B, the NxQBP makes Black two Pawns ahead, and leaves White in a hopeless position." But it seems that the bishop instead of the knight taking at c3 is better. 23...Qxb2 24.Rh2 Bxc3 25.Bxc3 Qxc3 26.Qxc3 Nxc3 27.Bc2 Rd2 28.Bb3 Rxh2 29.Kxh2 Rd2+ 30. Kg3 Nxa2 wins another pawn.
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