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Pillsbury's Greatest Games
Compiled by Kenkaku
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In honor of one of my favorite players, one of the more overlooked of the great players to never win the world title. His theoretical ideas and play were some of the greatest of his time.

Birth of the Queen's Gambit
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1895 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury teaches the endgame
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Lasker bested in the ending
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1895 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

The French Jewel
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Waiting for Revenge
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Combination in St. Petersburg
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Lessons on the King's Gambit
Emanuel Lasker / H Bate vs H Pillsbury / W J McLellan, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 0-1

Storm the Kingside
Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Waiting for the inevitable
Pillsbury vs Halprin, 1898 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

Rf4-f2!!
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Sacrificed Off the Board
Pillsbury vs NN, 1900 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

King Mate
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Dueling Queens
Schlechter vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 98 moves, 0-1

Positional Tactics
Pillsbury vs W Napier, 1901 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Signature Defense Goes Down in a Blaze
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1895 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Positional Insight
Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1893 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

Navigating the Closed Game
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Magnificent Endgame
H Wolf vs Pillsbury, 1902 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 80 moves, 0-1

Cleaning Up
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

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