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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Jacob C Halpern
"Jacob's Ladder" (game of the day Jul-24-2010)
2nd City Chess Club Tournament (1894), New York, NY USA, rd 4, Oct-27
Queen Pawn Game: General (D00)  ·  0-1



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Jul-24-10  YoungEd: Great endgame by Black! If White wanted the Stonewall set-up, shouldn't he have kept a ♘ on the board?
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Rather hard to believe that a year later, White would be mopping up the kitchen floor with the heads of Europe's finest at Hastings.
Jul-24-10  aidanpickering: 54...Qb8+ would have been a quicker win: white can't push the c-pawn because of Qc6 mate! so black picks up the bishop and wins with ease.
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  al wazir: 38...g4 would have won faster. How is white going to catch that ♙?
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  Once: Isn't it odd that rook pawns can be so ineffectual in the opening and so deadly in the endgame? They seem to change character completely. One minute they are simply bystanders, good only for kicking away bishops who come pinning knights. And then they transform into these promotion monsters who seem to roar up the board faster than any other pawn.
Jul-24-10  JohnBoy: <al wazir 38...g4 would have won faster.> Not clear at all. 38...gh4 did the job just fine, and created one of the passers that forced the white bishop to cover both sides of the board.

Sure, black gets a queen after your move - just like the game. Give some analysis to support your contention.

Jul-24-10  goodevans: Yesterday a staircase but today only a ladder. What for tomorrow? A knotted rope, maybe?
Jul-24-10  JohnBoy: Is 36...a5 necessary? It seems to me that the winning tactic works a move earlier than played.
Jul-24-10  slapwa: 57, ... Kd8 is less elaborate.
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  kevin86: Either Pillsbury was hard to beat because he was stubburn or had more lives than Jason Voorhees. It almost took three promoted pawns to beat him!!

If this had been a cash game-Pillsbury would have lost all his dough (bad pun)

Jul-24-10  JohnBoy: Not so sure, <slapwa> - if 57...Kd8 then 58.Bc3 threatens 59.Ba5+ and queening with check. White is pretty close - can black afford the apparent loss of tempo?
Jul-24-10  scormus: <aidanpickering> 54 ... Q8+ looked good to me as well as I was playing it through.

<Once> yes, one of the wonders of this game (I mean the game of chess) is the way some inconsequential player suddenly becomes important. I should take heart, perhaps I could be CEO. Oh, maybe not, a rival takeover and I get fired (just like B's h-pawn)

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  chrisowen: Good morning all. 37..f4 full be the ladder, not he shed a tear for Nelson. Arden a5 mark capital Ba3 back on defence supine, nuts attack is quick h4 sand revelation's white sinks deeper. Halpern discovery pawn space amuse leader 36..a5 Ba3 bears fruit. Black buries pilot 37.Ba3 he radio ahead gxh4 have Pillsbury caught rabbit in headlights. Staggered promotion solution is a gent see to range pitting tired king cough drops payload firing dreams of a genesis perk. You later realise Harry the draw it was at hand.

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