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Amos Burn vs William Henry Krause Pollock
Irish CA Congress 2nd (1886), Belfast IRL, rd 3, Sep-20
Zukertort Opening: Dutch Variation (A04)  ·  0-1
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Feb-21-09
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Possibly the best game of our Player of the Day, Pollock unleashes a whirlwind attack with one little "petite combinasion" after another.
Feb-21-09
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  FSR: 12.Nd3?? You don't "throw a pitch" like that to Pollock and live to tell the tale. A surprising slip by Burn, a very strong player with a long career, whom Chessmetrics considers to have been the No. 2 player in the world at his peak. I suppose that Pollock's brilliancy-prize winning game Max Weiss vs W Pollock, 1889 , which Steinitz praised in glowing terms, would generally be considered his best game.

Incidentally, Pollock swept this tournament 8-0, also beating Blackburne, one of the few perfect scores in significant events in chess history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

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