1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress
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Round 15 Games

May 19, 1904

The pairings for Round 15 are listed below. The first player listed is White.
The player's score at the beginning of the round is in parentheses.

Round 15 Pairings
Fox (6½) - Marshall (12) Hodges (5) - Schlechter (6½)
Delmar (3½) - Meises (7) Napier (5) - Pillsbury (6½)
Marco (8½) - Barry (4½) Janowsky (11) - Lasker (10)
Teichmann (6½) - Chigorin (6½) Showalter (8) - Lawrence (5)

Analysis of this game was donated to this site by Life Master A.J. Goldsby.
(113) Fox - Marshall, Sicilian Defense [B40]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 d5 4.dxc5 Bxc5 5.Bb5+ Nc6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.Nc3 a6 8.Bxc6+ bxc6 9.b3 a5 10.Na4 Ba7 11.Ba3 Ba6 12.Re1 0-0 13.exd5 cxd5 14.Bxe7 Qxe7 15.Qxd5 Bb7 16.Qg5 Qc7 17.c4 Bxf3 18.gxf3 Rad8 19.Rad1 Bd4 20.f4 Rd6 21.Rd2?? Bf6 22.Rxd6 Bxg5 23.Red1 Bxf4 24.c5 Bxd6 25.cxd6 Qc2 26.Rd4 e5 0-1
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(114) Hodges - Schlechter, Sicilian Defense [B40]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Be3 d5 7.Nd2 Be7 8.Nxc6 bxc6 9.e5 Nd7 10.f4 0-0 11.0-0 f5 12.Nf3 c5 13.c4 d4 14.Bd2 Bb7 15.Qe1 a5 16.b3 a4 17.b4 cxb4 18.Bxb4 Nc5 19.Bxc5 Bxc5 20.Rb1 Bc6 21.h3 Ra7 22.Kh2 h6 23.Qe2 g5 24.g3 Rg7 25.Ne1 Kh7 26.Nc2 Rfg8 27.fxg5 Qxg5 28.Rg1 Kh8 29.h4 Qg4 30.Qxg4 Rxg4 31.Rbf1 Re4 32.Re1 h5 33.a3 Rxe1 34.Rxe1 Rb8 35.Nb4 Bxb4 36.Rb1 Bd6 37.exd6 Rxb1 38.Bxb1 Kg7 39.Bc2 Kg6 40.Bd1 e5 41.Kg1 e4 42.Kf2 Be8 43.c5 Kf6 44.d7 Bxd7 45.Bxh5 Ke5 46.Bd1 f4 47.gxf4+ Kxf4 48.h5 e3+ 49.Ke1 d3 50.h6 d2+ 51.Kf1 Bb5+ 52.Kg2 e2 53.Bxe2 Bxe2 54.h7 d1=Q 55.h8=Q Bf1+ 0-1
Note: Some database sources give Hodges as the winner of this game, which is incorrect.

Reinfeld called the following game the worst that Mieses ever played.
(115) Delmar - Mieses, Sicilian Defense, Wing Gambit [B20]
1.e4 c5 2.b4 cxb4 3.a3 bxa3 4.Bxa3 e5 5.Bxf8 Kxf8 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bc4 d6 8.c3 Qf6 9.h3 Be6 10.Bxe6 Qxe6 11.0-0 h6 12.d4 Nce7 13.dxe5 Nc8 14.Na3 a6 15.Nb5 Qd7 16.exd6 Nf6 17.c4 Nb6 18.Nc7 Rd8 19.c5 Nc4 20.e5 Ne8 21.Qc2 b5 22.Nxa6 Rc8 23.Qe4 Qe6 24.Rfe1 g5 25.Nd4 Qd7 26.c6 Qd8 27.d7 Ra8 28.Nxb5 1-0

(116) Napier - Pillsbury, [B07]
1.d4 d6 2.e4 Nd7 3.Bc4 Ngf6 4.Nc3 e5 5.Nf3 Be7 6.0-0 0-0 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qe2 c6 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 Nh5 11.Bg3 Nxg3 12.hxg3 Qc7 13.a3 Nb6 14.Ba2 Bg4 15.Nd1 Rae8 16.Ne3 Bc8 17.g4 g6 18.g3 Kg7 19.Kg2 Rh8 20.Rh1 Bc5 21.g5 h5 22.Rh4 Qe7 23.b4 Bd6 24.c4 Nd7 25.Rah1 Nf8 26.c5 Bc7 27.g4 Nh7 28.gxh5 Nxg5 29.hxg6 Nxf3 30.Qxf3 Rxh4 31.gxf7 Qg5+ 32.Qg3 Qxg3+ 33.fxg3 Rhh8 34.fxe8=Q Rxe8 35.Rf1 Re7 36.Bb3 a5 37.g4 axb4 38.axb4 ½-½

(117) Marco - Barry, Ruy Lopez [C77]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Nd5 Bc5 7.d3 h6 8.c3 0-0 9.0-0 d6 10.d4 Ba7 11.Bc2 Re8 12.dxe5 dxe5 13.Be3 Bxe3 14.Nxe3 Be6 15.Qxd8 Raxd8 16.h3 Rd6 17.b3 Red8 18.Rfd1 Ne8 19.Rxd6 Rxd6 20.Rd1 Rxd1+ 21.Nxd1 f6 22.Kf1 Ne7 23.Ng1 Ng6 24.g3 Kf7 25.f3 Ke7 26.Kf2 Kd6 27.Ke3 Ne7 28.h4 Nc6 29.Nf2 Na7 30.Bd3 Nc6 ½-½

The following game was annotated in Tim Harding's January 14, 2004 The Kibitzer article at ChessCafe.com. That site is now inactive, but there may be an archive.
Lasker is fighting Janowsky for a share of Second Place.
(118) Janowsky - Lasker, Four Knights Game [C48]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bc5 5.Nxe5 Nxe5 6.d4 Bd6 7.f4 Ng6 8.e5 c6 9.Bc4 Bc7 10.exf6 Qxf6 11.0-0 d5 12.Bxd5 cxd5 13.Nxd5 Qd6 14.Qe2+ Ne7 15.Re1 Bd8 16.c4 f6 17.Bd2 a5 18.Qh5+ g6 19.c5 Qa6 20.Qh6 Be6 21.Nxf6+ Kf7 22.Ne4 Nf5 23.Qh3 Be7 24.Bc3 Bd5 25.g4 Nh4 26.Nd6+ Kf8 27.Rxe7 Nf3+ 28.Qxf3 Bxf3 29.Rf7+ Kg8 30.d5 Bxd5 31.Rg7+ Kf8 32.Re1 Qc6 33.b4 Rd8 34.Bd4 Rxd6 35.cxd6 Bh1 0-1

The following game is annotated in Pachman's book Complete Chess Strategy, Volume 2 (Principles of Pawn Play and the Center), game #82. Pachman's main point is that Black succeeds because of the coordination of his pieces. The Bishop on e5 proves to be "practically useless" as long as the g-file stays closed (also, it cannot defend the queenside).
(119) Teichmann - Chigorin, Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense [D07]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.cxd5 Bxf3 5.dxc6 Bxc6 6.Nc3 e6 7.Bf4 Nf6 8.e3 Bb4 9.Qb3 Nd5 10.Bg3 0-0 11.Bd3 Qg5 12.Qc2 f5 13.Be5 Rf7 14.0-0-0 Bxc3 15.bxc3 b5 16.Rhg1 Qe7 17.Rdf1 Qa3+ 18.Kd2 b4 19.c4 Ba4 20.Qb1 Nc3 21.Qa1 Rd8 22.g4 Ne4+ 23.Ke2 Nc5 24.Qb1 Nxd3 25.Qxd3 Qxa2+ 26.Kf3 Bc2 0-1

(120) Showalter - Lawrence, [D40]
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.Be2 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.a3 b6 9.dxc5 bxc5 10.Qa4 Bb7 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Rd1 Qe7 13.Ba6 Ne5 14.Bxb7 Nxf3+ 15.gxf3 Qxb7 16.e4 d4 17.Ne2 a5 18.Ng3 Qc7 19.Bg5 Nd7 20.Rac1 Ne5 21.Kg2 h6 22.Bd2 f5 23.f4 Ng6 24.Qb3+ Kh8 25.e5 Qc6+ 26.Kh3 Be7 27.Nh5 Rab8 28.Qd3 Rxb2 29.Rg1 a4 30.Rg3 Bh4 31.Qxd4 cxd4 32.Rxc6 Bxg3 33.Bc1 Rb3 34.hxg3 Rc3 35.Rxg6 Rxc1 36.Kg2 d3 37.Rd6 Rc3 38.e6 Re8 39.g4 Rc5 40.Ng3 g6 41.gxf5 gxf5 42.Kf3 Kg7 43.Ke3 Kf6 44.Nh5+ Kg6 45.Ng3 Kf6 46.Nh5+ Kg6 47.Ng3 Kf6 ½-½

Leaders after Round 15 (Final Standings)
Marshall 13
Lasker, Janowsky 11

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