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Jackson Whipps Showalter vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 12, Mar-17
Ponziani Opening: Steinitz Variation (C44)  ·  1-0
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Mar-21-11
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  crawfb5: <"White adopted the Ponziani again, Black employing a more reliable defense than that used in the tenth game. White, however, obtained a strong attack, to counteract which Black sacrificed a pawn for counter attack. Some very complicated positions arose in the middle game, Black doubling his pawn on the KB [f] file in order to get an attack on the open Kt's [g] file against the white king. It came to nothing, however, and a second pawn was lost, followed by an exchange of queens, which left White with a winning ending, although some care was necessary, owing to the strong position of Black's knight at Q4 [d5]. However, after 58 moves Black had to surrender.">

H. N. Pillsbury <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> 3/18/1897

Mar-21-11
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  TheFocus: <craw> I enjoyed playing through the games of both matches between thee players.

In the first match, they did annotations to 14 of 21 games, and in the second 8 of 12.

One day, I will publish my book on Pillsbury.

Nick Pope's book was a good one, but mine is better.

Mar-22-11
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  crawfb5: Yes, Pope is a games collection with a little bit of biographical information. Worth having, but a good bio of Pillsbury would be great.
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