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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Jackson Whipps Showalter
Pillsbury - Showalter US Championship (1897), Brooklyn, New York USA, rd 7, Mar-05
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  0-1

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Jun-17-08  Whitehat1963: Weekend puzzle after 27. R1xe4.
Jul-17-08
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  Pawn and Two: <The variation of the Ruy Lopez, which followed Black's defense of 3...Nc6, was intended by White to double the pawns on Black's QB file and, by keeping back his QP, to double White's rooks on his king's file.

All the fight in the game was centered in the middle of the board and no little combination play was entered into with the result that White apparently had a black pawn at his mercy; when at 27.R1xe4, I entirely overlooked Black's reply 27...Ng5, losing thereby the exchange immediately and practically the game. If at 27.R5xe4, instead of the move made, White would certainly have gained a pawn without endangering his game. As it was, I was mated within ten moves from my slip.>

Comments by H. N. Pillsbury - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 3/6/1897

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