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Arthur Bisguier vs James Sherwin
Rosenwald (1954/55), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Dec-23
Torre Attack: Classical Defense (A46)  ·  0-1

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Aug-09-04  iron maiden: It took some courage to break the basic opening principle of not capturing the b2-pawn at the expense of development. As he made the capture on move five Sherwin reportedly defended his decision by denouncing this "prejudice." Another chessical demonstration that there are exceptions to every rule.
Jan-17-08  The Chess Express: After 8. Bf4 Ne5 9. Nd6+ Bxd6 10. Bxd6 Nc6 11. dxc5 Qxc3+ 12. Nd2 I'll take white.
Oct-01-12
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  FSR: According to Larry Evans in <New Ideas in Chess> (page 81), Sherwin, in capturing Bisguier's b-pawn, observed, "Why should I labor under antediluvian prejudices?"
Oct-21-15
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  GrahamClayton: With 8...a6, Sherwin gives up his Queen for three pieces, and in the end, the White Queen is helpless against them, plus the advanced passed pawns as well.

Did Sherwin ever say if this was home preparation, or just inspiration that came during the game?

Oct-21-15  RookFile: It was just a game, maybe black was a little better. Bisguier's 16. d5 and 17. e5 were not good, black had a big advantage after those two.

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