1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress
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CS1904 Round 11 Games

May 12, 1904

The pairings for Round 11 are listed below. The first player listed is White.
The player's score at the beginning of the round is in parentheses.
This round was not played on May 11, as mistakenly reported in the American Chess Bulletin.

Round 11 Pairings
Teichmann (5½) - Mieses (5) Marco (6) - Napier (3)
Showalter (5) - Pillsbury (5) Lawrence (4) - Chigorin (4)
Delmar (2½) - Fox (5½) Schlechter (4) - Lasker (7½)
Hodges (3) - Barry (3) Janowsky (8) - Marshall (9)

(81) Teichmann - Mieses, Sicilian Defense [B23]
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.g3 d5 4.exd5 exd5 5.d4 Nf6 6.Bg2 cxd4 7.Qxd4 Nc6 8.Qa4 Bb4 9.Nge2 0-0 10.0-0 Bxc3 11.bxc3 Ne4 12.Be3 Re8 13.Rfe1 Qf6 14.Nf4 Be6 15.c4 Nc3 16.Qa3 d4 17.Bd2 Bxc4 18.Bxc3 dxc3 19.Qc5 Qd4 20.Qxd4 Nxd4 21.Be4 f5 22.Bxb7 Nxc2 0-1

(82) Marco - Napier, Petroff Defense [C42]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.c4 Be7 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.d4 0-0 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.h3 Bh5 10.0-0 Nc6 11.Be3 Qd7 12.Be2 Rae8 13.d5 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Ne5 15.Be2 a6 16.f4 Ng6 17.Qd3 Qc8 18.Kh2 Nd7 19.b4 f5 20.Rae1 Bf6 21.g3 Bxc3 22.Qxc3 Nf6 23.Bf3 Ne4 24.Qd4 Re7 25.Bc1 Rfe8 26.Bb2 Qd7 27.Kg2 Nf6 28.Qd2 Ne4 29.Qd4 Nf6 30.Qd2 Ne4 ½-½

The following game provides the basis for position #187 in Lev Alburt's excellent tactics book, Chess Training Pocket Book, 300 Most Important Positions & Ideas. The position is entitled, Even Pillsbury Could Fall For A Trap!. Alburt has taken some artistic license here, in that, the position in the book did not occur in the game. In Alburt's book, he uses the position after Black played 29...Bxe3, but with the Bishop on e3 removed. In the "solution" provided by Alburt, he suggests that White set a trap with 30.Re3, when White was actually just recapturing the Bishop with 30.Rxe3 in the game. Pillsbury blundered with 30...Qxf2?, exposing Black to a back-rank checkmate or the loss of the Rook on g2. Alburt says 30.Re3 should have failed to 30...Rf2! (this move allows Black to retain an advantage, but 30...Qf8 may be fine also, but I digress). The real point here is that Pillsbury was already in failing health at this tournament, and his blunder is another example of that. The other point is that Showalter was practically forced to play 30.Rxe3 and did not set a trap, as Alburt suggests.
(83) Showalter - Pillsbury, Petroff Defense [C42]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.Re1 Bg4 9.c3 f5 10.Nbd2 0-0 11.Qb3 Kh8 12.Qxb7 Rf6 13.Qb3 Rg6 14.Kf1 Rb8 15.Qc2 Bd6 16.h3 Bh5 17.a3 Qf6 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.Nf3 Bxf3 21.gxf3 Qh2 22.Be3 Qxh3+ 23.Ke2 Ng5 24.Bxf5 Qxf3+ 25.Kd2 Ne4+ 26.Bxe4 dxe4 27.Rad1 Bf4 28.Kc1 Rg2 29.Qd2 Bxe3?! [29...h5] 30.Rxe3 Qxf2? 31.Re2! 1-0
Play could continue 31...Qxe2 32.Qd8+ Rxd8 4.Rxd8# or 31...e3 32.Qd8+ Qf8 33.Qxf8+ Rxf8 34.Rxg2. See discussion of this game on ChessGames.com.

(84) Lawrence - Chigorin, Ruy Lopez [C90]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 b4 9.c3 Rb8 10.d4 bxc3 11.bxc3 0-0 12.h3 h6 13.Nbd2 exd4 14.cxd4 Re8 15.Nf1 Bf8 16.Ng3 d5 17.e5 Bb4 18.Bd2 Ne4 19.Bxb4 Nxg3 20.fxg3 Nxb4 21.g4 a5 22.Rc1 c6 23.Rc3 Bd7 24.Qd2 Qe7 25.Qf2 Qf8 26.Nh4 Re6 27.Rf1 Be8 28.Rf3 Rb7 29.g3 c5 30.dxc5 Rc7 31.Rc1 Bc6 32.Qd4 Qe8 33.Re3 Bxa4 34.Bxa4 Qxa4 35.Nf5 Qb5 36.Nd6 Qb8 37.Rf3 f6 38.exf6 Rxd6 39.fxg7 Rd8 40.Qf6 Rxg7 41.Rcf1 Re8 42.Qxh6 Qe5 43.c6 Qc7 44.Qh5 Qxc6 45.Rf6 Qc5+ 46.Kh1 Qb5 47.Rf7 Rxf7 48.Qxf7+ Kh8 49.g5 Nc2 ½-½

(85) Delmar - Fox, Bird's Opening [A03]
1.f4 d5 2.e3 c5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.b3 Nf6 5.Bb2 e6 6.Be2 d4 7.Bd3 Nd5 8.Qe2 Qb6 9.Na3 dxe3 10.dxe3 Qb4+ 11.Kf2 Be7 12.Nc4 0-0 13.a3 Qb5 14.h4 f5 15.Rag1 Nf6 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.g4 Ne7 18.gxf5 Nxf5 19.h5 Qe8 20.Nce5 b6 21.Be4 Rb8 22.Rd1 Bb7 23.Bxf5 Bxf3 24.Bxh7+ Kxh7 25.Nxf3 e5 26.fxe5 Bxe5 27.Qd3+ Kh8 28.Qg6 Rf6 29.Qxe8+ Rxe8 30.Rd7 Ref8 31.Rh3 a5 32.Ke2 Bb2 33.a4 Bc1 34.Rg3 Bb2 35.e4 Re6 36.Rg4 Ref6 37.Nh4 Rf2+ 38.Kd3 c4+ 39.bxc4 R8f6 40.Rgxg7 R6f3+ 41.Nxf3 Bxg7 42.Ng5 Bf6 43.Nf7+ Kg7 44.e5 Bh4 45.Nd6+ Kf8 46.h6 Bg5 47.h7 Rh2 48.Rf7+ 1-0

The following game is lightly annotated in Warriors of the Mind by Keene & Divinsky (page 68); the annotations are reproduced below. The authors state that this game was awarded the first Brilliancy Prize.
(86) Schlechter - Lasker, Queen's Gambit Declined [D55]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 0-0 6.Nf3 b6 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.cxd5 exd5 [Black should, objectively, relieve his cramp with 8...Nxd5.] 9.Ne5 c5 10.Rc1 Nc6 11.0-0 Nxe5 12.dxe5 Ne8 13.Bf4 f5 14.Qc2 g5? [Much too ambitious. Instead of pursuing White's bishop with a futile march of his pawns, Black should consolidate with 14...g6 and 15...Ng7.] 15.Bg3 f4? [And this is a blunder which lets Schlechter in with a crushing attack. It was essential for Black to play 15...Ng7!. {Note: According to the Reinfeld tournament book, Lasker only considered 16.exf4.}] 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Qg6 Nf6 18.exf6 Rxf6 19.Qh5 Kg7 20.Qxg5+ Kxh7 21.Bxf4 Rg6 22.Qh5+ Kg7 23.Rfd1 d4 24.Bg3 Rg5 25.Be5+ Kg8 26.Qh8+ Kf7 27.Qh7+ Ke6 28.Bg3 dxc3 29.Rxd8 cxb2 30.Rdd1 bxc1=Q 31.Rxc1 Rd8 32.f4 Rgd5 33.e4 Rd1+ 34.Rxd1 Rxd1+ 35.Kf2 Rd4 36.f5+ Kd7 37.e5 1-0 Replay at ChessGames.com.
Commentary on the position after 10...Nc6.

(87) Hodges - Barry, Queen's Gambit Declined [D52]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Qc2 Ne4 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Bd3 f5 10.Bf4 Bb4 11.0-0 0-0 12.a3 Bxc3 13.bxc3 Ndf6 14.c4 dxc4 15.Bxc4+ Nd5 16.Bc7 b6 17.Ne5 Bb7 18.f3 Qd2 19.Qb3 Nec3 20.Rfe1 Rf6 21.Rac1 Kh8 22.Bxd5 Nxd5 23.Nc4 1-0

Phenomenal analysis of this critical game was donated to this site by Life Master A.J. Goldsby. His analysis of this game was chosen as the BEST web-based analysis of 2004, by the Chess Journalists Association. Janowsky needed a win to keep pace with Marshall, so he went for an all out attack. Marshall was under severe pressure to find the correct defense -- something you won't fully appreciate if you rely solely on your computer to analyze this game.
(88) Janowsky - Marshall, Queen's Gambit Declined [D40]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.a3 Ne4 7.Bd3 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Bd6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Qe2 Na5 11.e4 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nxc4 13.Qxc4 Qc7 14.Qd3 Bd7 15.e5 Be7 16.Ng5 Bxg5 17.Bxg5 Rfc8 18.Qg3 Kh8 19.Rfe1 cxd4 20.cxd4 Qc3 21.Qf4 Kg8 22.Rab1 b6 23.h4 Qxa3 24.h5 h6 25.Bh4 Rc3 26.Qg4 Rac8 27.Kh2 Qf8 28.Re4 Bc6 29.Rf4 Kh7 30.f3 Bd5 31.Qg3 Bc4 32.Ra1 a5 33.Rg4 Bd3 34.Bf6 gxf6 35.exf6 Rd8 36.Re1 Kh8 37.Re5 Bf5 38.Rg7 Rxd4 39.Rb5 Rcc4 40.Qe5 Qd6 41.g4 Qxe5+ 42.Rxe5 Bxg4 43.fxg4 Rc2+ 44.Kg3 Rd3+ 45.Kf4 Rc4+ 46.Re4 Rxe4+ 47.Kxe4 Rd7 48.Kf4 a4 49.g5 hxg5+ 50.Kxg5 a3 51.Kh6 Ra7 52.Rh7+ Kg8 53.Rg7+ Kf8 54.Kh7 Ke8 55.Kg8 a2 56.h6 a1=Q 57.h7 Qxf6 58.h8=Q Ke7 59.Qh1 Rd7 60.Kh7 Qf5+ 61.Kh6 e5 62.Rg1 Rd8 63.Qb7+ Qd7 64.Qf3 Qe6+ 65.Kh7 Qd5 66.Qa3+ Qd6 67.Qc1 e4 68.Rg2 Qc5 69.Qxc5+ bxc5 70.Rg5 Kf6 71.Rxc5 Re8 72.Rc1 e3 73.Rf1+ Ke5 74.Kh6 f5 75.Kh5 Ke4 76.Ra1 f4 0-1 Replay.

Position after 34.Bf6

Note: According to the Daily Bulletin for the tournament, this game was adjourned after White's 65th move. Thus, Marshall's lead over Janowsky after Round 11 was technically still 9 to 8. This game was completed prior to the start of the 14th Round, at which time Marshall was guaranteed at least a tie for first place. The Daily Bulletin has the following to say about the game: "A nerve racking contest of 65 moves between the two leaders was the main feature of the eleventh round of the international tournament. After seven long hours of severe mental exertion Marshall and Janowski ceased their strife and retired under the white flag for rest and repairs. It was a game to delight the most exacting lover of the brilliant in chess and the large 'gallery' enjoyed every minute of it... The adjourned position showed Marshall in possession of three extra pawns that foreshadowed a win, though his king still needed a protecting hand. Win or draw, Marshall stock went up with a jump and the young master forthwith became first favorite for the Cambridge Springs tournament."

Leaders after Round 11
Marshall 10
Janowsky 8
Round 10 | Round 12

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