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Emmanuel Schiffers vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Nuremberg (1896), Nuremberg GER, rd 12, Aug-01
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Hein Countergambit (C51)  ·  1-0

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Nov-12-08
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  keypusher: A fine game by a little-remembered master. Here are some of Tarrasch's comments from the tournament book.

After 13. Rab1

White has developed his game very well and immediately occupies the open file on which his rook displays very great effectiveness until the end.

After 16. Bg3!

Again very good. 17. Nxc6 is threatened.

After 17....Ne7

To play 17....Nc3 for the win of the a-pawn would be obviously bad: 18. Rbe1 Bxa2 19. Bf5 or 18....Nxa2 19. Qe4 with a strong attack.

After 22....a5

On 22....Bxa2 the bishop will be won by 23. Rfe1 followed by Be4.

After White's 24th move:


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24....b4

On 24....bxa4 Black stands very badly after 25. Rb7. Therefore he gives up the b-pawn in order to win the d-pawn in exchange.

25. cxb4 axb4

But he may not take the d-pawn, for on 25....Bxd4 White wins a piece by 26. Rxe7 followed by Nf5 and Nxd4, for Black cannot take back with the queen on d4 on account of Bh7+. Now the Black game is lost.

After 39. Qc4

Prettier than 39. Rxe7.

After 42. e6!

On 42....Kd8 there follows 43. e7+ Bxe7 44. Rb8+. Schiffers has conducted the entire game in outstanding style. The game belongs among the best in the tournament.

Nov-12-08  RookFile: Whether he won or lost, Pillsbury never did play a boring game, did he?
Nov-14-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: All the excitement in this game came from White. Pillsbury has many games to be remembered by; let this game be remembered for Schiffers.
Aug-12-17  lame duck: <keypusher: A fine game by a little-remembered master> Emmanuel Shiffers was considered as the strongest chess master in Russia until he was overpassed by Chigorin in all-Russia tournament in 1879. In Hastings 1895 he was the 6-th - very good result, taking in mind that only Pillsbury, Chigorin, Lasker, Tarrash and Steinitz were ahead. In tournament in St. Petersburg in 1895-96, after Tarrash's refusal to participate, his candidature was considered to let him take part, but was finally declined because of his not Russial-looking name. The current game shows that he was in good conditions in 1896 and had real chances to have good result in St. Peterburg and may be outperform Chigorin, who played awfully in the first half of this tournament. Emmanuel Shiffers is still well remembered and valued in Russia.
Aug-12-17  zanzibar: According to EDOchess Schiffer's best rating was in 1895(/6):

http://www.edochess.ca/players/p389...

He ranked about 16th at his peak:

http://www.edochess.ca/years/y1895....

(It would be nice if EDO somehow marked players at their peak in the yearly listings - maybe even a symbol for rate or rating change)

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