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Alexander Halprin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 4, Jun-06
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System (D04)  ·  0-1


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Feb-26-07  percyblakeney: With this game Pillsbury won the first brilliancy prize in Vienna 1898.
Dec-24-11  Nerwal: Very nice attack by Pillsbury. He never lost control, put his pieces on the right squares and found one good attacking idea after another.

White on the other hand handled the hanging pawns rather badly (and 17. ♘g5 looks really dubious). Maybe this structure was not well studied at the time. Anyway, white should not allow the black queen to switch to the kingside by Qa5-h5 and instead could change the structure by dynamic play like 16. d5!? exd5 17. ♗xf6 gxf6 17. ♘b3, apparently keeping the balance.

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  zanzibar: This is indeed the game which won Pillsbury the brillancy prize:

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  zanzibar: Actually, I can do even better than the last ref... this game is found in <ACM v2 Jan 1899 No 7 p321> as are the 2nd and 3rd place brilliancy games.
Sep-08-18  WorstPlayerEver: 24. Be2 fxe4 25. Qxe4 Rf8 26. Rc3 Nh2 27. f3 Bf5 28. Qe3 e4 29. Rxh2 exf3+ 30. Qxf3 Qg6 31. h5 Qe8 32. Re3 Qd7 33. Ba3 Bh3+ 34. Rxh3 Rxf3 35. Rxf3 Bd6 36. Bxd6 Qxd6=

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22... Bb4 had been brilliant, of course.

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