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Karl August Walbrodt vs Harry Nelson Pillsbury
Vienna (1898), Vienna AUH, rd 35, Jul-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1



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Jan-16-09  blacksburg: 24.g3 is just asking for it. like "here's an open line and a weakness, would you kindly unload heavy artillery into my face?"
Feb-18-09  bengalcat47: In the out-of-print book Chess Mastery by Question & Answer Reinfeld uses this game as an example of Pillsbury's unparalleled attacking technique.
Mar-07-15  ToTheDeath: Lovely strategic masterpiece by Pillsbury, with many subtle points. After 28...Rf6 White is almost in zugwang!
May-12-18  brimarern: Go straight to 27...Rbf8. Reinfeld asks a question, "How will Black answer 28.Ne2 with the idea of disputing the g file?" He gives the answer 28..Bxh3 29.Kxh3 Qg4+ 30.Kh2 Qh4+ and wins. However the question gnawed at me, what if white plays 29.Rg1 anyway after the bishop sac? Black plays 29...Bg4 and is up a pawn, but I felt there could be something I'm missing. So I loaded this game into Stockfish to 28.Ne2 and was BLOWN AWAY by the alternative, which wins -and prettily!

28...Qg5! 29.Qxg5 Rxf2+ 30.Kg3 Rxe2! (The queen is pinned! making time for the capture!) Black is a piece up with a commanding position!

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  keypusher: <brimarern>

—I think you mean 29.....Qg5?

—After 29....Qg5 30.Qxg5 Rxf2+, why doesn’t White just play 31.Rxf2? And isn’t that equal?

—After 29....Qg5 30.Qxg5 Rxf2+ 31.Kg3, why doesn’t Black just play 31....Rxf1?

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  keypusher: <brimarern> oh sorry, now I see my mistake. Too bad I can’t delete my post. Nice variation!
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