J.A. Topfke: An alternate attacking idea, found by Fritz, but on much the same theme, is 11.Qh5!? g6 12.Bb5+ Nec6 (12…Bc6 13.Qf3; 12…Nbc6 13.Qf3) 13.Nxg6! Rg8 (13…fxg6 14.Qe5) 13.Nf4 .
I don’t understand Pillsbury’s 21st and 22nd moves. It looks to me like he switches plans in the middle of the combination. He gives up the pressure with 21.Bxc6, supposedly to win the a-pawn, and then decides against it. Or am I missing something? Maybe he decided that opening the a-file gave Black too much counterplay.
Spectacular, though incorrect, play by Taubenhaus with 22…Nxc5?, hoping for 23.dxc5 Rg5 24.Ng3?! Rxc5 with a lot of pressure from the passed pawns. But Pillsbury finds 24.Nxa5 and he can light his victory cigar. The desperado 24…Bxf3 doesn’t mean much: Black is still down a piece.
If 25…Rxc5, then 26.Nxf6!? (26.Bxb4 Rc2+ 27.Kg3 Rg8+ 28.Kh3 Bxb4 29.Nb3—Fritz) 26…Bxf6 27.Nb3 Bxa1 28.Nxc5—JAT.
The fork trick, 33.Rg7+ Kxg7 34.Ne6+ Kg6 35.Nxc5, simplifies into an easily won ending. Taubenhaus makes a spite move and resigns.