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Simon Winawer vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Nuremberg (1896), Nuremberg GER, rd 16, Aug-06
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  0-1



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Oct-29-12  SaVVy66: is there any checkmate possible.. i think that could be a draw
Oct-29-12  thomastonk: <SaVVy66> Do you kibitz about the final position? The pawn g6 will promote.
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  perfidious: Even with opposite bishops, it's diificult to believe Winawer survived as long as he did.

Here's a game played four rounds previous which showcases White's attacking skills, though the former world champion's defence therein could have been made of sterner stuff (Winawer vs Steinitz, 1896).

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  harrylime: Pillsbury's play comes across as extremely 'modern' .. and cool. Ahead of his time.

One of the great 'lost' chess World Champions ..

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  harrylime: Pillsbury's 26.. Bf5 and 27.. g6 impressed me.. he must've calculated very far into the ensuing endgame to play these moves....and 30.. b4!
Oct-29-12  RookFile: Win lose or draw, I have yet to come across a boring Pillsbury game. I believe he deserves the title of most interesting player ever.
Mar-23-17  Mr. Blonde: Harry Pillsbury, what a genius. He was so ahead of his time it was funny. I have no doubt that he would've destroyed Lasker in a match had he been healthy. His accuracy at calculating, his positional understanding, his agressiveness, his imagination, his endgame skills, his otherwordly memory... I believe some kind of handicap was needed in order to make things interesting. God thought illness was ok. Harry, you will always be remembered and honored as one of the greatest players to ever touch a piece of wood.

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