Pillsbury vs Lasker
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[Event "Nuremberg"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Pillsbury"] [Black "Lasker"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French: Steinitz, 5.f4 c5"] {26. PILLSBURY (1872-1906) Pillsbury's healty, robust style of play, and his preference for attack and combination are highly reminiscent of the methods of Alekhine and Marshall. However, Pillsbury was far superior to Marshall in accuracy and judgement of position: unfortunately, his life was too short to allow him the experience to reach Alekhine's level. He showed little inclination to maneuver, but this was natural in view of youth. If his play seemed to lack refinement, this is due to the vigour of his approach} 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. dxc5 Nc6 7. a3 Nxc5 8. b4 Nd7 (8... d4 {Lasker}) 9. Bd3 a5 (9... Nb6 10. -- Bd7 11. -- Rc8 {Lasker}) 10. b5 Ncb8 11. Nf3 Nc5 12. Be3 Nbd7 13. O-O g6 14. Ne2 Be7 (14... Bg7 {Lasker}) 15. Qe1 Nb6 16. Nfd4 Bd7 17. Qf2 Nba4 { By preventing Pa4 Black has artificially isolated the White b-pawn} 18. Rab1 h5 19. b6 Nxd3 20. cxd3 Bxa3 21. f5 $3 gxf5 22. Nf4 {Threatening Qg3-g7} 22... h4 (22... -- 23. Qg3 -- 24. Qg7) 23. Ra1 Be7 24. Rxa4 $1 Bxa4 25. Ndxe6 $1 { Only this third sacrifice shows the deep tactical conception behind 21. Pf5!!} 25... fxe6 26. Nxe6 Bd7 (26... Qc8 27. Qxf5 Qc6 28. Bg5 $1 Qxb6+ 29. d4 Qb4 30. Qf7+ Kd7 31. Bxe7 Qxe7 32. Nc5+ Kd8 33. Qxd5+ Kc7 34. Qxb7+ Kd8 35. Qxa8+ $18) 27. Nxd8 Rxd8 28. Bc5 Rc8 29. Bxe7 Kxe7 30. Qe3 Rc6 31. Qg5+ Kf7 32. Rc1 Rxc1+ 33. Qxc1 {The endgame is hopeless for Black since his Rook and Bishop can't match the Queen's superior mobility applied to Black's exposed King and scattered pawns} 33... Rc8 34. Qe1 h3 35. gxh3 (35. Qxa5 Rc1+ 36. Kf2 Rc2+ $132 ) 35... Rg8+ 36. Kf2 a4 37. Qb4 Rg6 38. Kf3 a3 39. Qxa3 Rxb6 40. Qc5 Re6 41. Qc7 Ke7 42. Kf4 b6 43. h4 Rc6 44. Qb8 Be8 45. Kxf5 Rh6 46. Qc7+ Kf8 47. Qd8 b5 48. e6 b4 49. Qd6+ 1-0
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Players
WhitePillsbury
BlackLasker
Game
Moves49
OpeningC11 — French: Steinitz, 5.f4 c5
Result1-0
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TournamentNuremberg
Location?
Round0