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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Karl August Walbrodt
Pillsbury -- Walbrodt Informal Match () (1893), Boston Chess Club, Boston, MA USA, rd 2, Apr-06
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25)  ·  1-0
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Apr-23-14  bengalcat47: In many different sources this game is concluded with the note "and wins" after White's move 29.Bd3. However, I have seen this game played out with Walbrodt continuing 29...Rag8, then Pillsbury finishes the win with 30.Qf7+, Rg7; 31.Qxg7#.
Apr-23-14
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  zanzibar: <bengalcat47> This version is from Pope. Do you happen to remember the refs for the other versions?
Feb-15-15  bengalcat47: Zanzibar, in reply to your message, the source where I found this game played out to checkmate is chesslab.com Just enter the 2 players' names and then select the game you want to review and play it out. Java is required at chesslab
Feb-15-15
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  jnpope: All contemporary sources end the game at 27.Qf4+. Namely the Boston Herald, 1893.04.07, p5; Boston Journal, 1893.04.07, p3;
Boston Evening Transcript, 1893.04.07;
New York Sun, 1893.04.07, p4;
American Chess Monthly, v1 n11-12, September-October 1893, p294.

The version found in my book came from game 5 in Sergeant and Watts' book (I'm not sure why I used that version over the one found in the NY Sun).

The updated version of my book (which I hope to have in print this year) ends at 27.Qf4+. I have no idea where a version that plays out to mate is printed.

Feb-16-15  bengalcat47: Welcome Mr. Pope. I bought your book on Pillsbury at Amazon many years ago, and have found it to be very extensive and thorough. I wrote an analysis of Pillsbury's win over Tinsley with the White pieces at London 1899, and used it to instruct young students, pointing out mistakes like 2...b6? at the second move, and the dangers of leaving in the king in the center. I've also found some records of Pillsbury's games of checkers (or draughts)that he played. I also have a large collection of books on checkers and more recent strategy games such as Mastermind and Pente.
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