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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Jackson Whipps Showalter
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 5, Feb-26
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C71)  ·  1-0
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  Pawn and Two: <The innovation introduced into the opening at the fifth move was partly intended to induce Black to go into some brilliancies which have an alluring look at the outset, but which, so far as I have discovered, lead in the end to a bad game for him. Some of these variations are extremely attractive and possibily someone will work out a sequence of winning moves for Black which I have failed as yet to find. As it was Black pursued conservative lines of play but, I think, got a rather cramped game, and after 12...c5, a decidedly weak queen's pawn. The maneuvering which followed the merging of the opening into the middle game resulted in favor of White, who, after the exchange of queens, was able to secure a decided advantage; Black's bishop being given up rather than suffer the loss of his queen's and king's bishop's pawns. After this there was little more to do than to press the advantage, of course omitting no diligence or care as against the resourceful play of so powerful an antagonist.>

Comments by H.N. Pillsbury - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 2/27/1897

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