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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Constant Ferdinand Burille
Odds Match vs. Burille, -92 (1891), Boston Chess Club, Boston, MA USA, rd 1, Oct-??
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  zanzibar: Since this is Round 1 (though not sure if that is correct), I'll put my notes here:

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Some more early Pillsbury games, against the Paris-born Boston residing C.F. Burille (member of "Mandarins of the Yellow Buttons").

Constant Ferdinand Burille

This was a 10-game match where Burille, at the time thought the stronger player, gave Pillsbury pawn and move. Such Odds Matches were common at the time, though they've now fallen out of widespread use (afaik). Pillsbury proved his metal by besting Burille, <(+6 -2 =2)>.

According to Pope the following are the only 5 scores existing from the match [...]

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I submitted the following games from the match: R2, R3, R4 and R?

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