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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 7, Dec-29
Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Oct-10-10  sneaky pete:


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Here, it seems, Pillsbury forgot (or did not trust) 11... Bd7 as suggested by one Joseph P. Morgan. The main line goes 12.f3 O-O-O 13.fxe4 Ba4+ 14.b3 Rxd4+ 15.Bd2 Rhd8 16.bxa4 Bxd2 17.Nxd2 Qc3


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Oct-11-10
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  tamar: 11...Bd7 looks crushing. Wonder what Pillsbury feared?

White has few choices, and no way out.

If 12 Nd2 Ba4+ 13 Nb3 Rc8 14 Be3 Qf7 15 Qd3 0-0 16 Rc1 Rfe8 17 Rc2 Qe7 18 Be2 a6 19 f3 Bb5 traps the Queen.

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