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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 14, Mar-24
Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44)  ·  0-1
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Mar-22-11
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  crawfb5: <"White adopted, as in the tenth and twelfth games, the Ponziani opening, but Black varied at his seventh move and got a good defensive game. At the fourteenth move he castled on his queen's sode and White began to force the attack through the opened QB [c] file, but it was countered by Black with a strong attack against the white king, and by a temporary sacrifice of two pawns the attack was turned completely, The position became intensely complicated, and when matters were straightened out again, Black remained the exchange ahead. In the endgame Black was able to sacrifice his rook for the bishop, and matters were thus simplified into what may be called a 'book' pawn ending. Black finally winning after sixty moves.">

H. N. Pillsbury <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> 3/25/1897

Dec-15-16
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  offramp: Many of the games in this match were played out to the bitter bitter end, like this one. It makes me wonder if there was some sort of ill-feeling between the two players.
Dec-15-16  Retireborn: Perhaps not, as Hooper & Whyld describe Showalter as "a genial man, much liked by his contemporaries"....in any case I have the impression that bitter-ending wasn't unusual in the good old days!
Dec-15-16
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  TheFocus: Showalter and Pillsbury were friends to the end. When Pillsbury could no longer write his chess column, Showalter ghost-wrote for him.
Dec-15-16
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  jnpope: <<TheFocus:> Showalter and Pillsbury were friends to the end.>

True.

<When Pillsbury could no longer write his chess column, Showalter ghost-wrote for him.>

I'm fairly certain Hilbert nailed the ghost-writer as being Walter Penn Shipley.

Dec-16-16
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  zanzibar: I was wondering what <TheFocus>' source was.
Dec-16-16
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  TheFocus: <jnpope> <I'm fairly certain Hilbert nailed the ghost-writer as being Walter Penn Shipley.>

<zanzibar: I was wondering what <TheFocus>' source was.>

I was under the impression that Showalter ghost-wrote his column in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

So Shipley ghost-wrote the column and later Showalter took it over?

Thanks for the info.

I really need to get Hilbert's book on Shipley.

Santa? You listening?

Dec-16-16
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  zanzibar: <Focus> Still wondering about where you garnered your impression from?

PS- Good luck with the Santa thing, all I get anymore is lumps of coal (well, mostly).

http://www.planetchristmas.com/site...

Dec-16-16
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar: <Focus> Still wondering about where you garnered your impression from?>

I got it from <jnpope>'s website, but it was me who was at fault. Need new glasses, I guess. Or else learn how to read English.

The following is a listing of the editors for Philadelphia Inquirer from <jnpope>'s website.

<Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA Editors
Pillsbury, H.N.
Shipley, W.P.
Chess Columns
1904.12.11-1905.05.28: [P#1 to P#34] Pillsbury
1905.06.04-1905.07.23: [Not numbered] Pillsbury
1905.07.30-1905.12.17: [P#A1 to P#A42] Pillsbury (w/ Shipley) 1905.12.24-1906.01.14: [P#1 to P#8] Pillsbury (w/ Shipley) 1906.02.04-1906.02.25: [P#1 to P#8] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.03.04: [Not numbered] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.03.11-1906.04.29: [P#1 to P#8] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.05.06: [P#1 to P#2] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.05.13-1906.07.01: [P#1 to P#16] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.07.08: [Not numbered] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.07.15-1906.09.16: [P#1 to P#20] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.09.23-1906.12.16: [Not numbered] Not stated (probably Shipley) 1906.12.23-1906.12.30: [P#1 to P#4] Not stated (probably Shipley) Missing Chess Columns
1905.03.19: [P#24] Missing?
1905.03.26: Incomplete?
1905.04.23: [P#29] Missing?
1905.10.08: Incomplete?
1905.11.19: Missing?
1905.11.26: Missing?
1905.12.10: Incomplete?
Notes
Columns for April 9th and April 30th (1905) were apparently published out of order. Shipley began assisting and then ghost writing the column starting in 1905.11.08. Source:
Joost van Winsen
John Hilbert>

Dec-16-16
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  TheFocus: <TheFocus> <So Shipley ghost-wrote the column and later Showalter took it over?>

Nope, Nik, you have it wrong.

Dec-16-16
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  zanzibar: Thanks <Focus>, I'm always on the lookout for a new source (or two).
Dec-16-16
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  zanzibar: Here's a supplemental list to O'Keefe's work:

https://zanchess.wordpress.com/2016...

I should fold the two together (although I think I try to give refs to original sources a little more than O'Keefe - is that true?).

Really, it would be nice to just have a cut-and-paste repository for the editor/columnist tidbits that we researchers often come across as we research some other topic. Similar to player photographs.

It's tough to really to organize notes on these interesting tidbits which are sidelines (aka diversions) to a main line of research. I do try though, keeping various folders at the ready for clippings. It would be even nicer to have a central location for this - like on <CG>.

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