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William Pollock vs Isidor Gunsberg
6th American Chess Congress (1889), New York, NY USA, rd 22, Apr-20
Owen Defense: General (B00)  ·  0-1



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  Benzol: <AdrianP> I think this game has a nice finish.
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  AdrianP: <Benzol> Yeah, I like 24 ... fxg3! leaving the Q hanging but immune because of Rh1++, the same mating net as the finish.

Castling K-side 14 ... O-O was a brave decision and would seem to have been part of a fairly deeply calculated plan to gain control of the h-file.

B's opening is pretty indifferent, in my view, but that's not unusual for early games.

Oct-02-03  drukenknight: 19 f3 maybe better
Oct-02-03  xu fei: 19.f3 Nh4 looks bad.
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  Benzol: Neither Q-side nor K-side fianchetto defences were well understood at that time by the majority of players. A notable exception being Louis Paulsen.

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