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William Arthur Haller vs William Henry Krause Pollock
St. Louis (1890), St. Louis, MO USA
Bishop's Opening: Blanel Gambit (C23)  ·  0-1


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Jan-08-02  bishop: Well played by Pollock,3..Nxe4 probably refutes the Vienna game.Anyway after 4.Nxe4 d5 black is already equal.
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  Sneaky: The real question is whether 4. Qh5 Nd6 can give White enough iniative for the pawn. I'm not up on the theory, but it sure looks fun...
Aug-23-02  ksadler: I know I'm abot a month late, but it probably did refute it...until the famouse Dracula-Frankenstein game played here: Carsten Hansen vs Nunn, 1974
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  refutor: ksadler...would you rather be dracula or frankenstein here? ;)
Aug-17-07  Karpova: Wilhelm Steinitz:
<A charming termination to a beautifully played game.> International Chess Magazine, February 1890, page 57.
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  Phony Benoni: After <15.Nc3>:

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<15...Bxb3> is not just the pretty way to play--it avoids a nasty trap: 15...Qxb3?? 16.Nc6+! Kc8 17.Ra8+ Kd7 18.Rxd8+ Kxc6 19.Qe4+ and 20.Qxc2.

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  FSR: Will.I.Am. (It really should be all lower-case, but the Pun Submission Page wouldn't take it that way.)
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  heuristic: 3...Nxe4 is uncommon
4.Nxe4 is rare
5.Qh5 is rare
6...Be6 is only game

10.Neg5 0-0-0 11.Nxe6 Qxe6 12.Re1

11.Qe3 Qa4 12.Qc3 Nxa2 13.Rxa2 Qxa2 14.Neg5


14.Kxc2 Qd3+ 15.Kb2 Qxb3+ 16.Ka1 Kxa7 17.Qe3+


15.Qg5 Kxa7 16.Qxd8 Bxb3 17.Bb2

18.Rxe5 Nd3+ 19.Kb1 Nxf4 20.Rea5

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