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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Jean Taubenhaus
Monte Carlo (1903), Monte Carlo MNC, rd 24, Mar-14
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)  ·  1-0



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Apr-21-04  J.A. Topfke: An alternate attacking idea, found by Fritz, but on much the same theme, is 11.Qh5!? g6 12.Bb5+ Nec6 (12Bc6 13.Qf3; 12Nbc6 13.Qf3) 13.Nxg6! Rg8 (13fxg6 14.Qe5) 13.Nf4 .

I dont understand Pillsburys 21st and 22nd moves. It looks to me like he switches plans in the middle of the combination. He gives up the pressure with 21.Bxc6, supposedly to win the a-pawn, and then decides against it. Or am I missing something? Maybe he decided that opening the a-file gave Black too much counterplay.

Spectacular, though incorrect, play by Taubenhaus with 22Nxc5?, hoping for 23.dxc5 Rg5 24.Ng3?! Rxc5 with a lot of pressure from the passed pawns. But Pillsbury finds 24.Nxa5 and he can light his victory cigar. The desperado 24Bxf3 doesnt mean much: Black is still down a piece.

If 25Rxc5, then 26.Nxf6!? (26.Bxb4 Rc2+ 27.Kg3 Rg8+ 28.Kh3 Bxb4 29.Nb3Fritz) 26Bxf6 27.Nb3 Bxa1 28.Nxc5JAT.

The fork trick, 33.Rg7+ Kxg7 34.Ne6+ Kg6 35.Nxc5, simplifies into an easily won ending. Taubenhaus makes a spite move and resigns.

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