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   Apr-30-16 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <zanzibar> The Owen - Burn game from Nottingham 1886 is not from the tournament. Gillam's tournament book does not include any Owen - Burn game. According to Gillam's tournament book, Owen declined to enter the main tournament due to the scheduling of more than one round ...
 
   Feb-19-16 Pawn and Two chessforum
 
Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress> Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam <Schallopp - Taubenhaus (Rd 13) 0-1> 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Per the tournament book, The Field, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game. Per the news reports, ...
 
   Feb-01-16 Bird vs Blackburne, 1886
 
Pawn and Two: <zanzibar> Gillam does show that Bird opened the game with 1.f4. This was a From's Gambit, and Gillam and Harding both show the same 17 moves for this game. In the earlier book, "Blackburne's Chess Games", edited by P.A. Graham, only a fragment of a game was provided, ...
 
   Feb-01-16 Blackburne vs J Mason, 1886 (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <zanzibar> This game is from the British Chess Club Masters tournament in London, played in round 4, on Feb. 27,1886. Gillam includes this game in his tournament book, "London Feb/Mar 1886", and Harding incudes this game in his book, "Joseph Henry Blackburne".
 
   Jan-29-16 Bird vs Burn, 1886 (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <Zanzibar> I found my Nottingham 1886 tournament book. This book also includes another London 1886 tournament. The tournament book is: "London Feb/Mar 1886 and Nottingham 1886", by A.J. Gillam. The above Bird vs Burn game is not from either of these tournaments, nor as ...
 
   Jan-29-16 Bird vs Zukertort, 1886 (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <zanzibar> In the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam, I note the same moves that you are showing for moves 29-31 of this game, are also included in Gillam's tournament book. Gillam indicates his notes for this game are from: "The Chess Monthly", "Deutsche
 
   Jan-25-16 Teichmann vs Mieses, 1902
 
Pawn and Two: A review of the tournament book, "Monte Carlo 1902", by A.J. Gillam, shows that Black played 36...Qd5+, not 36...Qe4+. I will submit a correction request.
 
   Dec-29-15 Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1879 (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <Tabanus & TheFocus> The book, "Mikhail Chigorin The First Russian Grandmaster", by Khalifman & Soloviov, shows this game as from round 8 of the Best Russian Players tournament in St. Petersburg 1879.
 
   Dec-29-15 Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1878 (replies)
 
Pawn and Two: <Tabanus> The game score you provided for game 9 of the 1st Chigorin - Schiffers match, is the same game score as in the book, "Mikhail Chigorin The First Russian Grandmaster", by Alexander Khalifman & Sergei Solovikov. This book provides a date for only game 1 of this ...
 
   Jul-15-15 Maroczy vs Mieses, 1902
 
Pawn and Two: The tournament book, "Monte Carlo 1902" by A. J. Gillam, states this game was played March 6th & 7th, 1902. This game was adjourned March 6th, but the tournament book does not indicate on which move the game was adjourned. The tournament book states this game was continued on ...
 
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Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Bird - Mason (Rd 3) 1/2-1/2>

1.e4 e6

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Daily News, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that the game was finally given up as drawn, after 6 1/2 hours, on the 82nd move. In the ending, Mason with a bishop and two isolated pawns, was unable to force a win against Bird's bishop and pawn.

Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Mason -Burn (Rd 4) 1/2-1/2>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Daily News, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that Mason won a pawn, but Burn obtained an attack in return, resulting in the recapture of the pawn. Later in the game with both players pressed for time, Burn made several weak moves, losing two pawns. In the ending, Mason was two pawns ahead, but with bishops of opposite colors, the game was eventually drawn, at 8:30 p.m., after 63 moves.

Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Blackburne - Hanham (Rd 4) 1-0>

1.e4 d6

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Daily News, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state, by a transposition of moves, Hanham converted the opening into a Philidor's Defense. Blackburne obtained an attack, which netted him a pawn, and this small gain, proved enough to win the game, which had lasted 3 1/2 hours, and 60 moves.

Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Gunsberg - Taubenhaus (Rd 4) 0-1>

1.Nf3

Per the tournament book, the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The report stated that Gunsberg obtained a good attack, but the game was about even when Taubenhaus offered an exchange of queens. Gunsberg declined this offer, however in doing so he lost a piece, and soon thereafter he resigned.

Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Hanham - Gunsberg (Rd 5) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 d5

Per the tournament book, the Evening Standard and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The reports state Gunsberg obtained an attack, and then he won the exchange after a weak move by Hanham. The game extended into the evening session, when Gunsberg won, after 4 1/2 hours of play, and 48 moves.

Feb-12-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Blackburne - Burn (Rd 6) 1-0>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nxd4 5.Qxd4 Qf6 6.Be3 Qxd4 7.Bxd4

Per the tournament book, the Daily News, the Evening Standard, and the BCM provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that early in the game, Blackburne obtained an attack, and in response Burn sacrificed a pawn on his 16th move, planning on obtaining drawing chances with bishops of opposite colors. Later in the game, Blackburne won a 2nd pawn, and on his 50th move, Blackburne queened a pawn, and Burn resigned.

Feb-13-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book: "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Gunsberg - Bird (Rd 6) 1-0>

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 g6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 Bg7 6.Be3 d6 7.Be2 Nf6 8.0-0 0-0 9.f4 Ne8 10.f5

After move 37...Ng8:


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38.Rxf7+ Rxf7 39.Rxf7+ Kh8 40.Rf8 Qe1+ 41.Kg2 Qe2+ 42.Rf2 Qe4+ 43.Kg3 Qd3+ 44.Kh2 Qd4 45.Kg1 Qc3 46.Bxg8

Per the tournament book, the Evening Standard and The Field provided coverage for this game.

Gillam provided the first fragment for this game, as the same moves from the opening in, <Mackenzie - Bird (Rd 4) 1-0>. This was based upon The Evening Standard's report that Bird had improved his defense, from his round 4 game with Mackenzie, by omitting the weakening move 10....e6.

Bird's 10th move in this game was not provided. Houdini indicates 10...Qb6! would have been good for Black: (-.59) (25 ply) 10...Qb6! 11.Nd5 Bxd4 12.Nxb6 Bxe3+ 13.Kh1 Bxb6, winning 3 pieces for the queen. Based on the position at move 37, it is clear Houdini's recommended line was not played. My guess is Bird played the move that was recommended in the notes to his 4th round game with Mackenzie, 10...Bd7. After 10...Bd7, Houdini indicates White would have had only a minimal edge.

In the above diagram, Black has just played 37...Ne7g8. Houdini preferred the move 37...Qd3+, but with either move, Black's position was hopeless. The Evening Standard noted that Bird resigned at move 56.

Feb-13-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Lipschutz - Taubenhaus (Rd 6) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6

Per the tournament book, the Daily News, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that Taubenhaus won a piece on his 47th move, and then won the game on either the 57th or 58th move. The time of the game was 3 hours.

Feb-14-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Burn - Gunsberg (Rd 7) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6

After move 31...Qg6


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32.Qf1 Ne3 33.Nxe3 dxe3 34.Rf3 e2 35.Qe1 Qd6 36.Kg2 Qd4 37.h3 Re3 38.Rxe3 Qxe3 39.h4 a5.

Per the tournament book, the Evening Standard, The Times, the International Chess Magazine, and the Daily News provided coverage for this game. Gillam also included one note by Hoffer.

The reports state Burn gained a pawn, but an incorrect exchange of knights allowed a Black pawn to reach the seventh rank, with Burn resigning on the 41st move.

Feb-14-16  zanzibar: <Pawn and Two> looks like I have a bit of work left to do here.

Many of these are a few opening moves which I originally thought could just be included as a comment to a 0-move stub. Of course the ECO code could be updated to accurately reflect the opening, with or without including the moves. Since I'm doing fragments, I should probably include even these opening snippets.

The <Burn--Gunsberg> fragment agrees with BCM's.

The <Gunsberg--Bird> fragment is completely new.

Feb-14-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Hanham - Lipschutz (Rd7) 1-0>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Evening Standard, and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The reports state this was a complicated game, with Hanham winning a pawn, but Lipschutz later missed his chance for a sacrifice that would have giving him a winning game. Hanham remained a pawn ahead into the endgame, with Lipschutz resigning after either 63 or 64 moves, and 5 hours of play.

Feb-14-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Mackenzie - Mason (Rd 7) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5

Later in the ending (move #s not provided):


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1.Nc7+ Kd6 2.Nb5+ Ke6 3.Nxc3 dxc3 4.Rc2 Rxa4 5.Rxc3

Per the tournament book, the Daily News, the Evening Standard and the Irish Sportsman provided coverage for this game.

The reports state this game continued through both sessions on July 17th, and was adjourned a 2nd time, after Mason made his 91st move. The game was completed at a later date.

No information was provided as to how Black won this game. White must have committed a blunder, as he has some advantage in the diagrammed position. However, Houdini indicates Black can hold the draw, with his best moves being 5....Ra7, 5...Ra8, or 5...Ra1.

Feb-14-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Blackburne - Mason (Rd 8) 1/2-1/2>

1.e4 e6

Per the tournament book, the BCM, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state Blackburne won a pawn, but Mason got a compensating attack for it. In the ending, Blackburne had a bishop and 5 pawns, against Mason's bishop and 4 pawns.

The game continued on through both sessions on Tuesday, the 20th, and then was adjourned until the following Saturday, when the game was drawn after nearly 90 moves.

Feb-15-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Pollock - Hanham (Rd 8) 1-0>

1.e4 d6 2.f4 e5

Position before White's 35th move:


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35.Nd5 Qc5 36.Bf2 Qc8 37.Bd4 Qb7 38.f6 Bxf6 39.Nxf6+ Rxf6 40.Bxe5 Re6 41.Bxd6 Rxe4 42.Qxh5 c3 43.Bc7 Ne6, and White mated in three moves, 44.Qh8+ Ke7 45.Bxd8+ Nxd8 46.Qxd8 mate

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Evening Standard, the Daily News, and The Chess Monthly provided coverage for this game.

The reports state this game was concluded early in the adjournment session. The Chess Monthly provided the above game score for the moves 35-46. The Daily News stated this game ended at the 44th move.

Feb-15-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Mackenzie - Blackburne (Rd 9) 1/2-1/2>

1.e4 e6

Per the tournament book, the BCM, the Evening Standard, and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The reports state this game was concluded in the evening session, after 76 moves, in an ending with bishops of opposite colors, and 5 pawns each.

Feb-15-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Hanham - Mortimer (Rd 9) 1-0>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5

Per the tournament book, the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The Daily News reported that Mortimer sacrificed a piece for two pawns, and he subsequently won a 3rd pawn. Later Hanham won the exchange, and Mortimer resigned at the 49th move, after 2 hours 15 minutes of play.

Feb-16-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Pollock - Burn (Rd 10) 0-1>

1.e4 e6 2.e5 d5 3.exd6 Bxd6

Per the tournament book, The BCM and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The reports show that Burn won this game, which lasted 3 hours and 45 minutes, and 47 moves.

Feb-16-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Taubenhaus - Hanham (Rd 10) 1-0>

1.e4 e6

Per the tournament book, the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The Daily News stated that Taubenhaus won the exchange, and this advantage enabled him to win, in a game lasting 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Feb-17-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Bird - Taubenhaus (Rd 11) 0-1>

1.f4 d5

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Daily News, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that in an inferior position at adjourment, Bird sealed a weak move, and he later resigned on either the 58th or 59th move.

Feb-17-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Burn - Mortimer (Rd 11) 1-0>

1.c4 d6

Per the tournament book, The Field and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

The reports state that Mortimer, thinking Burn had opened the game with 1.f4, planned on responding 1...e6. When Burn actually played 1.c4, Mortimer played 1...d6, supposing it to be his e-pawn. After this poor start, Mortimer still survived for many moves, before finally resigning after 60 moves, and approximately 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours of play.

Feb-17-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J.Gillam

<Taubenhaus - Burn (Rd 12) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7

Per the tournament book, the BCM and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

According to the reports, Burn won a piece at move 23, and at move 53 Taubenhaus resigned.

Feb-18-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Mortimer - Schallopp (Rd 12) 1-0>

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6

Position after White's move 20.Nf3:


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20...Re1 21.c5 Qh4 22.Nxh4 Ng3 23.Bd2 Rxa1 24.Nb1

Per the tournament book, the Daily News, The Field, and the BCM provided coverage for this game.

The reports noted that early in the game Schallopp won the exchange. Later at move 21, Schallopp overlooked an easy win, when he played 21...Qh4, instead of 21...Ng3. Mortimer won the game when Schallopp resigned at move 52, after 3 hours and 50 minutes of play.

Feb-18-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragments from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Hanham - Bird (Rd 12) 1-0>

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5

Position before Black's 58th move:


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58...Be7 59.Ne8 Bxg5+ 60.Kxg5 Re7 61.Nd6

Position before White's 112th move:


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112.Kg4 Rf1 113.Nf3 Ra1 114.Kf5 Rf1 115.Rg3 Kh6 116.Kf6 Kh5 117.Kg7 1-0

Per the tournament book, The Field, the Daily News, and the BCM provided coverage for this game.

The reports stated the game was adjourned in a position indicating a draw, with Hanham having a rook and knight, against a rook. The game was resumed the following evening, with Hanham winning, after an error by Bird.

Feb-19-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Burn - Hanham (Rd 13) 1-0>

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 e6 3.e3 Nf6

Per the tournament book, the International Chess Magazine, The Field, the Evening Standard, and the Daily News provided coverage for this game.

Per the news reports, in the opening, Hanham imitated Burn's moves until his 8th move, when Hanham played 8...f5. Burn soon won a pawn, and then on the 17th move, Burn won a piece. Hanham resigned the unequal struggle at move 42, after 2 hours and 30 minutes of play.

Feb-19-16
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  Pawn and Two: <2nd BCA Congress>

Game fragment from the tournament book, "London July 1886", by A.J. Gillam

<Schallopp - Taubenhaus (Rd 13) 0-1>

1.e4 e5 2.Nc3

Per the tournament book, The Field, and the Evening Standard provided coverage for this game.

Per the news reports, Schallopp obtained an isolated pawn, and in trying to preserve it, he lost a piece, and the game at move 41.

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