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🏆 3rd Anglo-American Cable Match (1898)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Albert Hodges, David Graham Baird, Henry Atkins, Horatio Caro, John Finan Barry, Jackson Whipps Showalter, Amos Burn, Eugene Delmar, Edward Hymes, George Edward H Bellingham, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Charles Dealtry Locock, Edward Mackenzie Jackson, Franklin Knowles Young, Alfred K Robinson, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Herbert Trenchard, John Albert Galbreath

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
3rd Anglo-American Cable Match (1898)
<Match 3, March 18-19, 1898: Great Britain 5½, United States 4½>

(USA White on the odd-numbered boards)

USA 4.5 GBR 5.5 1 Pillsbury ½ Blackburne ½ 2 Showalter 1 Burn 0 3 Barry 1 Caro 0 4 Hymes ½ Atkins ½ 5 Hodges 1 Bellingham 0 6 Delmar 0 Mills 1 7 Baird ½ Locock ½ 8 Young 0 Jackson 1 9 Robinson 0 Jacobs 1 10 Galbreath 0 Trenchard 1

Once again, British depth told the story. The Americans scored 4-1 on the top five boards, but could only manage 1/2-point on the bottom five. Board 7 was possibly the least interesting game in the entire series, Baird producing nothing from his last 45 moves except a very long scoresheet.

The 2nd Anglo-American Cable Match (1897) and 4th Anglo-American Cable Match (1899) were the previous and next editions of this team match-up for the Newnes Cup.

Original collection: Game Collection: Anglo-American Cable Matches, 1896-1911, by User: Phony Benoni.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs Blackburne ½-½8018983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. H Atkins vs E Hymes  ½-½3618983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
3. D G Baird vs C D Locock ½-½6818983rd Anglo-American Cable MatchC50 Giuoco Piano
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-26-17  zanzibar: BDE has coverage of the match, and in particular mentions that Pillsbury might have been able to win his game, with this quote from Blackburne:

<"The last ten hours of my game have been a draw. Of course, Pillsbury sacrificed his game in the interest of the match. Had the matter gone to Lasker he could not have decided except in favor of a draw.">

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