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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Magnus Smith
Match (1900), ?, rd 3
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Variation (C29)  ·  0-1



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Feb-06-04  Whitehat1963: Why is this over?
Feb-06-04  crafty: 19. ♔g1 ♗d7 20. ♗d3 ♖ae8 21. ♖f1 b5   (eval -1.90; depth 15 ply; 750M nodes)
Mar-14-08  PhilFeeley: This is the second game Pillsbury lost to Smith. He also lost in a simul given in Winnipeg in 1899. Read the excellent article by Myron Samsin at (March '08):

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  TheFocus: Actually, this is game 3. Magnus Smith defeated Pillsbury in this match by +2=1-0. The actual year was 1900, not 1901.

Here are the other two games.

Game 1
Pillsbury – Smith, Magnus
Queen’s Gambit Declined

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 a6 8.O-O O-O 9.Rc1 dxc4 10.Bxc4 b5 11.Bd3 c5 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.dxc5 Bxc5 14.Ne4 Be7 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Qc2 h6 17.Rfd1 Qe7 18.Be4 Bb7 19.Bxb7 Qxb7 20.b3 Rac8 21.Qd2 Rfd8 22.Rxc8 Qxc8 23.Rc1 Qb8 24.Qa5 Qd6 25.h3 Kh7 26.Qc7 Qa3 draw.

Game 2
Smith, Magnus – Pillsbury
Ponziani’s Opening

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 d5 4.Bb5 f6 5.Qa4 Nge7 6.exd5 Qxd5 7.O-O Bd7 8.Re1 a6 9.Na3 O-O-O 10.Bc4 Nd4 11.Bxd5 Nxf3+ 12.Bxf3 Bxa4 13.b3 Bc6 14.Be2 Ng6 15.Nc2 Nf4 16.Bf1 Bc5 17.d4 Bd6 18.Bxf4 exf4 19.Bd3 g6 20.c4 Rde8 21.d5 Bd7 22.Rad1 Re5 23.Rxe5 fxe5 24.f3 a5 25.Be4 g5 26.Kf1 g4 27.Re1 h5 28.Re2 h4 29.fxg4 Bxg4 30.Bf3 Rg8 31.Bxg4+ Rxg4 32.Kf2 Bc5+ 33.Kf3 Rg5 34.Ne1 Kd7 35.Ke4 Kd6 36.Nf3 Rh5 37.h3 b6 38.Nh2 Bd4 39.Ng4 Rg5 40.Nh6 Kc5 41.Nf5 a4 42.Nxh4 axb3 43.axb3 Kb4 44.Nf3 Rg3 45.Nxd4 exd4 46.Kxd4 f3 47.gxf3 Rxf3 48.Re3 Rxe3 49.Kxe3 Kxb3 50.Kd4 1-0.

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  TheFocus: I wonder how many other players scored 3.5 points in their first 4 games with Pillsbury.
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  wwall: I believe this game was also played in Winnipeg in 1899. Pillsbury played Magnus Smith twice during an exhibition tour in Winnipeg. This game appears in Checkmate: Monthly Chess Review, volume 1, 1901, page 179. The article says that Pillsbury played two games with Smith "during a professional visit of Mr. H. N. Pillsbury to that section [Winnipeg] a few years ago."
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  moronovich: In the end Magnus wins !
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  morfishine: <Magnus> wins again? "No-Way"

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