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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Constant Ferdinand Burille
Odds Match vs. Burille, -92 (1891), Boston Chess Club, Boston, MA USA
Uncommon King's Pawn Opening (B00)  ·  1-0
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Aug-30-14  waustad: It seems strange that a 19 year old Pillsbury was being given odds by Burille.
Dec-15-14
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  zanzibar: <Waustad> I believe Pillsbury learned chess late in life (1888(?)), and was mentored by Burille during his early years.

So, this match was very early in Pillsbury's career, and was just beginning to be recognized as the talent he was.

After this match I doubt if Burille ever gave Pillsbury odds again!

For a nice writeup drawing from an early Brooklyn Daily Eagle article on Pillsbury (1895-09-08) see here:

http://issuu.com/rtt61/docs/pillsbury

PS- Both Pillsbury and Burille operated Ajeeb.

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