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Adolf Albin vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
New York (1893), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Oct-17
Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Variation (B73)  ·  1-0



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  InspiredByMorphy: 56. ...Rc3 should have secured the draw.
Nov-19-07  RookFile: Pillsbury's games more often than not are very interesting, whether he wins, loses, or draws!
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  Straclonoor: According to Lomonosov TB7 draw after 53 moves.
Nov-01-18  Howard: How do you access those tablebases ?
Nov-01-18  Howard: How do you access those tablebases ?

By the way, at one position is it a draw after 53 moves? It sure as hell can't be the final position!

Nov-01-18  Olavi: After 53...Rxa3 there are seven pieces left, reaching tablebase. See
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  Straclonoor: <How do you access those tablebases ?> I bought Aquarium GUI made by Convekta ltd. It give access to Lomonosov TB7
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  Retireborn: An interesting example of a psychological trap. White has no real reason not to play 54.Kxe4 with an obvious draw, but by leaving the pawn alone he plants the idea of advancing it in Pillsbury's head, with fatal consequences on move 56.

Houdini reckons Black would have done better with 20...Rxc3, a type of exchange sacrifice which is familiar now, but possibly wasn't known in the 19th Century.

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