Harry Nelson Pillsbury (0) vs Amos Burn (0)
Hastings | Hastings, England | 26 Aug 1895 | Round 16
[Event "Hastings"] [Site "Hastings, England"] [Date "1895.08.26"] [Round "16"] [White "Harry Nelson Pillsbury"] [Black "Amos Burn"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "0"] [BlackElo "0"] [ECO "D55"] [Opening "QGD: 6.Nf3 b6"] 1.d4 {Notes by J. Mason} d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 {As to the entire advisability of this, opinions differ. The early exchange or subsequent retreat is thought not to be generally favourable by many good players. Perhaps, on principle Nf3 should have preference ; the Bishop to be disposed as later circumstances may require.} Be7 5.e3 O-O 6.Nf3 b6 7.Rc1 Bb7 8.cxd5 Nxd5 {To keep the diagonal open; a troublesome undertaking. 8...exd5, with a 'majority on the Queen's side' view, and power of later Ne4(if necessary), would probably prove stronger. There is nearly always great danger to he apprehended from the adverse Bishop at d3 in this class of position.} 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 Bxd5 11.Bd3 Rc8 {The check might be fairly ventured. But ...Bxa2 would be bad; for the Bishop could be so shut in as to have no good escape.} 12.e4 Bb7 13.O-O Nd7 14.Qe2 a6 {Mr. Burn should have played c5 now. There was nothing to be feared from, e.g. 15 Ba6 Bxa6 17 Qxa6 Nf6 18 dxc5 Rxc5 19 Rxc5 Qxc5 19 Qb7 Qc8, etc. Even a move or two further on c5 would be the better play. The complications, deliberately courted, as it were, hereabouts, are not at all to the advantage of the defence.} 15.Rc3 c6 16.Rfc1 b5 17.Qe3 Rc7 18.Qf4 Rac8 19.e5 {What may be called the self-evident intent of this is most unaccountably ignored by his opponent. The conclusion is reached by Mr. Pillsbury in about the most forcible manner possible.} c5 {Further support or protection of the King is imperative, 19...Nf8 seems best. After this unfortunate oversight, Black's is really a hopeless case. Nevertheless the ending is very instructive.} 20.Bxh7+ Kxh7 21.Ng5+ Kg8 22.Rh3 {Meaning mate in four--23 Rh8+, 24 Qh4+, etc. Hence the reply, making way for the King. The attack is altogether overwhelming.} Qe8 23.Qh4 Kf8 24.Nh7+ Kg8 25.Nf6+ Kf8 26.Nxe8 Kxe8 27.Qg5 cxd4 28.Rh8+ {For 28...Nf8 29 Rxf8+ Kxf8 30 Rxc7 Re8 31 Rxb7 and White has a Queen too much.} {#r} 1-0
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