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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Franklin Knowles Young
Offhand game (1890), Boston, Mass.
Bird Opening: General (A02)  ·  1-0



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Jan-29-15  bengalcat47: The first signs of brilliance from the young Pillsbury!
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  wwall: Not sure if this game was a sign of brilliance. Pillsbury played 9.Nc3? and should have lost after 9...d4 (threatening 10...d3) 10.exd4 cxd4 11.Nb5 d3, winning a piece.

After 9.Nc6, Pillsbury as White misses the threat again (and Black misses the winning move again) with 10.a3? since Black can play 10.d4 (threatening 11 d3) 11.exd4 cxd4 12.Nb5 (or anywhere else) 12...d3, winning a piece.

Perhaps the losing move was 13...Nxe5 (13...Qe8 looks better) 14.fxe5 Ne8? (14...Ne4 looks a little better), now 15.Rxf7 wins after 15...Kxf7?? and 16.Qxh7. Black could have resisted a little better, but probably still losing, with 15...d4 instead of 15...Kxf7.

Feb-11-19  JIRKA KADLEC:

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14... Ne8? 15. Rxf7! +-
A) 15. Bd3 Qc6! 16. Bxe4 dxe4 = ;
B) 15. Nxe4 dxe4 16. d4 Bg5 17. Qc3 Qe7 18. b4 cxd4 B1) 19.exd4 Bc6 20. Bc1 a5 = ; B2) 19. Rxd4 Bc6 ⩲/= .

Feb-11-19  sudoplatov: Young had a unique way of writing about chess:

"The normal formative processes of a Logistic Grand Battle consist, first, in Echeloning by RP to QR4 and then in Aligning the Left Major Front Refused en Potence by the development of QKtP to QKt5, followed by Doubly Aligning the Left Major Front Refused and Aligned by developing QRP to QR5.

The final and decisive development in the formative process of a Logistic Grand Battle is the transformation of the Left Refused Front Doubly Aligned into a Grand Left Front Refused and Echeloned by the development of QRP to QR6."

Someone commented: "Tartakower is one of the most difficult chess writers to translate into English (among others are A. Nimzowitsch and F.K. Young)."

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  ChessHigherCat: <sudoplatov> I think the problem is that people don't realize that Young was trained as an orthodontist:

<The final and decisive development in the formative the transformation of the Left Refused Front Doubly Aligned into a Grand Left Front Refused and Echeloned>

Feb-11-19  JIRKA KADLEC: 1.f4 e6 2.Nf3 b6 3.e3 Be7 4.Be2 Nf6 5.b3 O-O 6.O-O Bb7 7.Bb2 d5 8.c4 c5 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.a3 Qd7 11.Qc2 Rac8 12.Rad1 Rfd8 13.Ne5 Nxe5 14.fxe5

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14... Ne4! 15. Bd3 Qc6!
A1) 16.cxd5 exd5

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17. Nxd5?! (17.Rf3 =) 17... Qxd5 18. Bc4

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18...Qxd2! 19. Rxd2 Rxd2 20. Qc1 Rcd8! 21. Rxf7 b5 22. Be6 Bd5

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23. Qxd2! Nxd2 24. Bxd5 Rxd5 25. Rxe7 Ne4 ⩱.

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