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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Georg Marco
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 14, May-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Dec-07-19
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  HarryP: Reuben Fine makes this comment in the tournament book on Marco's 36.d4?: "an inexplicable blunder. Marco could have won very simply by 36... Raa2 37.Rxd5 b3 38.Rd3 Bxd2 39.R3xd2 Rxd2+ 40.Rxd2 b2 and White must give up his R for the P. Although Black retains his extra P after the text, he cannot win because of his weak P position."
Dec-09-19
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  BAJones: Thank you, HarryP. The rest of the game could be sub-titled: 'How to save a lost ending'. White immediately takes his chance with 37.Kd3!, bringing the King into the fray. From move 40, Pillsbury gives a model display in a disadvantageous Rook and Pawn ending.
Jan-11-21
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  nizmo11: Fine is of course right that 36...Raa2 would have won. But to me the "inexplicable blunder" was 37...Bxd2


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37... Ra1! would win a piece, and the most natural 37...Raa2 was very strong.

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