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🏆 5th Anglo-American Cable Match (1900)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Jackson Whipps Showalter, Francis Lee, Eugene Delmar, Frank Marshall, Albert Hodges, Henry Atkins, John Finan Barry, George Bellingham, Thomas Lawrence, Hermann G Voigt, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Edward Mackenzie Jackson, Charles John Newman, William Ward, Herbert Trenchard, Edward Hymes, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Samuel Warren Bampton Chess Event Description
5th Anglo-American Cable Match (1900)
<Match 5, March 23-24, 1900: United States 6, Great Britain 4>

(USA White on the odd-numbered boards)

USA 6.0 GBR 4.0 1 Pillsbury ½ Blackburne ½ 2 Showalter ½ Lee ½ 3 Barry 1 Atkins 0 4 Hodges 1 Bellingham 0 5 Hymes ½ Mills ½ 6 Voigt 1 Lawrence 0 7 Marshall 0 Jackson 1 8 Bampton 0 Jacobs 1 9 Newman ½ Ward ½ 10 Delmar 1 Trenchard 0

The USA made it two victories in a row with another solid performance on the higher boards. Pillsbury remained winless in five cable games against Blackburne, and Showalter was finally slowed after four wins in a row. However, Barry kept his winning streak intact, Hodges contributed a second victory, and Hymes made in five draws in a row.

The 4th Anglo-American Cable Match (1899) and 6th Anglo-American Cable Match (1901) 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.

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Pillsbury vs Blackburne ½-½6719005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC41 Philidor Defense
2. H Jacobs vs S Bampton  1-02319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
3. E Hymes vs D Mills  ½-½4619005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB40 Sicilian
4. J F Barry vs H E Atkins  1-03319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB40 Sicilian
5. G Bellingham vs A Hodges  0-16519005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T F Lawrence vs H Voigt  0-14219005th Anglo-American Cable MatchB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
7. Marshall vs E M Jackson 0-14119005th Anglo-American Cable MatchC78 Ruy Lopez
8. C Newman vs W Ward  ½-½2319005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. H W Trenchard vs E Delmar  0-15919005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. F Lee vs Showalter  ½-½4819005th Anglo-American Cable MatchD00 Queen's Pawn Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-05-17  zanzibar: "The American team, by its success to-day, wins its second consecutive game and only needs one more to become the possessor of the trophy. ..."

Sir George Newnes - BDE 1900.03.25 p8

The Americans, however, couldn't close the deal in the 6e the next year.

Jun-05-17  zanzibar: <Secretary Chadwick of the (BCC) yesterday received a letter from Leopold Hoffer ... accepting the post of American umpire at the London end ...>

BDE 1900-03-18 p10


Jun-06-17  zanzibar: I guess W.P. Shipley was the British umpire present in Brooklyn.

(BDE 1900.03.15 p14)

Isaac L. Rice (previous Br. ump.) was recuperating his health in Florida.

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