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🏆 8th Anglo-American Cable Match (1903)

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Harry Nelson Pillsbury, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Henry Atkins, Frank Marshall, Albert Hodges, Eugene Delmar, John Finan Barry, Reginald Pryce Michell, George Archer Hooke, Hermann Helms, Herbert Levi Jacobs, Charles John Newman, Herbert Trenchard, Hermann G Voigt, Edward Hymes, George Bellingham, Thomas Lawrence, Daniel Yarnton Mills, Clarence Seaman Howell, William Gunston Chess Event Description
8th Anglo-American Cable Match (1903)
<Match 8, April 3-4, 1903: United States 5½, Great Britain 4½>

(GBR White on the odd-numbered boards)

GBR 4.5 USA 5.5 1 Lawrence ½ Pillsbury ½ 2 Blackburne 0 Barry 1 3 Mills ½ Hodges ½ 4 Atkins 0 Marshall 1 5 Bellingham 1 Hymes 0 6 Trenchard 0 Voigt 1 7 Michell 1 Newman 0 8 Jacobs ½ Delmar ½ 9 Gunston 1 Howell 0 10 Hooke 0 Helms 1

The Americans fielded the same team as the previous year, and another narrow victory gave them 4 wins in the last 5 matches. They were still one win short of the three-in-a-row clause, but the aged and ill Blackburne was no longer the same force and the British seemed to have nobody coming forward to take up the slack.

Pillsbury and Marshall once again played their games in London, the latter pulling off a patented swindle to get his first cable match win.

The 7th Anglo-American Cable Match (1902) was the previous match in this series. With all the momentum on the American side, it looked like the match in 1904 might be the last. But then free enterprise intervened. For both of the years 1904 and 1905, the teams readied for another chance to try for the Newnes Cup, but the sponsoring cable organizations requested a modified rate of compensation for the usage of their lines. The series eventually did continue a couple of years later in the form of the 9th Anglo-American Cable Match (1907) event.

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

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs H E Atkins 1-03119038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. W Gunston vs C S Howell 1-06719038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC78 Ruy Lopez
3. D Mills vs A Hodges  ½-½3719038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC54 Giuoco Piano
4. T F Lawrence vs Pillsbury  ½-½3819038th Anglo-American Cable MatchA07 King's Indian Attack
5. J F Barry vs Blackburne  1-05319038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
6. G Bellingham vs E Hymes  1-05619038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. H Voigt vs H W Trenchard 1-03019038th Anglo-American Cable MatchC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
8. R P Michell vs C Newman  1-06219038th Anglo-American Cable MatchD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. E Delmar vs H Jacobs  ½-½5919038th Anglo-American Cable MatchB01 Scandinavian
10. H Helms vs G A Hooke  1-06119038th Anglo-American Cable MatchA84 Dutch
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