1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress
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Round 6 Games

May 3, 1904

The pairings for Round 6 are listed below. The first player listed is White.
The player's score at the beginning of the round is in parentheses.

Round 6 Pairings
Barry (0) - Mieses (4) Marco (2) - Hodges (1½)
Chigorin (2) - Janowsky (4½) Delmar (2) - Showalter (2½)
Marshall (4) - Lawrence (1½) Fox (2) - Schlechter (2½)
Pillsbury (2½) - Lasker (4) Napier (1) - Teichmann (4)

(41) Barry - Mieses, Sicilian Defense [B23]
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qa4 Nf6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Nf3 h6 8.Bh4 0-0 9.0-0-0 a6 10.e5 Ne8 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Bd3 f5 13.g4 Nb4 14.gxf5 Nxd3+ 15.Rxd3 Rxf5 16.Rhd1 b5 17.Nxb5 Rb8 18.Nbd4 Rf4 19.Nc6 Rxa4 20.Nxe7+ Kh7 21.Nxc8 Rxc8 22.Rxd7 Rxa2 23.Kb1 Ra5 24.Rd8 Rxd8 25.Rxd8 Nc7 26.c4 Rc5 27.b3 g5 28.Rc8 a5 29.Nd4 Na6 30.Rxc5 Nxc5 31.Ka2 g4 32.Nc6 h5 33.Nxa5 h4 34.b4 Nd3 35.c5 Nxb4+ 36.Kb3 Nd5 37.Kc4 Kg6 38.Kd4 Kf5 39.Nc4 Kf4 40.Ne3 Nxe3 41.fxe3+ Kf3 42.c6 g3 43.c7 g2 44.c8=Q g1=Q 45.Qxe6 Qxe3+ 46.Kd5 Qd2+ 47.Kc6 ½-½


(42) Marco - Hodges, Ruy Lopez [C77]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.d4 b5 7.dxe5 dxe5 8.Qxd8+ Nxd8 9.Bb3 Bd6 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Bxf6 gxf6 12.0-0-0 Ke7 13.Nh4 c6 14.Nf5+ Bxf5 15.exf5 Nb7 16.Ne4 Rad8 17.c3 h5 18.Rd2 h4 19.Rhd1 Rhg8 20.g3 hxg3 21.hxg3 Rg4 22.f3 Rg7 23.g4 Bc7 24.g5 Rgg8 25.Nxf6 Rxg5 26.Rd7+ 1-0


Janowsky earned the Third Brilliancy Prize with this win.
(43) Chigorin - Janowsky, Giuoco Piano [C50]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.Be3 Bb6 7.Qd2 Bg4 8.Ng5 Bh5 9.f3 h6 10.Nh3 Nd4 11.Bxd4 Bxd4 12.Ne2 Bb6 13.0-0-0 d5 14.exd5 Nxd5 15.d4 0-0 16.Rhe1 Bg6 17.f4 e4 18.Ng3 f5 19.Bb3 a5 20.a4 Kh8 21.Kb1 c6 22.Nf1 Bh5 23.Rc1 Nb4 24.Ng3 Bf7 25.Bxf7 Rxf7 26.Red1 Qd5 27.b3 Rd8 28.Ne2 Rfd7 29.Qe3 Qf7 30.Nf2 Nd5 31.Qh3 Bc7 32.Qh4 b5 33.axb5 cxb5 34.g4 Nxf4 35.Ng3 a4 36.Nxf5 axb3 37.Rd2 b2 38.Kxb2 Qc4 39.Ra1 Qb4+ 40.Kc1 Ng6 41.Qh3 Bf4 42.Nxe4 Rxd4 43.c3 Rxe4 0-1
Replay at ChessGames.com.


(44) Delmar - Showalter, Four Knights Game [C49]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.Ne2 Ne7 8.c3 Ba5 9.Ng3 Ng6 10.h3 c6 11.Ba4 d5 12.Bg5 h6 13.Be3 Kh7 14.Qc1 Bc7 15.Bc2 Ng8 16.Re1 f5 17.exf5 Bxf5 18.Nxf5 Rxf5 19.d4 e4 20.Nd2 Qd6 21.Nf1 Raf8 22.c4 Nf4 23.Ng3 Qg6 24.Kh1 Nxg2 25.Nxf5 Nxe1 26.Qxe1 Rxf5 27.Qg1 Qe6 28.cxd5 cxd5 29.Bd1 Rf3 30.Qg4 Qd6 31.Qg2 Rf6 32.Bh5 Ne7 33.h4 Nf5 34.Rg1 g6 35.Bf4 Qxf4 36.Bxg6+ Kh8 37.Bxf5 Qxh4+ 38.Bh3 Rg6 39.Qf1 Qf4 40.Rg2 Qf3 0-1


(45) Marshall - Lawrence, Albin Counter Gambit [D08]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bf4 Nge7 6.h3 Ng6 7.Bh2 Bf5 8.a3 f6 9.exf6 Qxf6 10.Bxc7 Be7 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.g4 Be6 13.Bg3 Qf7 14.Qc2 Rac8 15.Bg2 Bf6 16.Ne4 Rcd8 17.Nfg5 Qe7 18.Nxf6+ Qxf6 19.Nxe6 Qxe6 20.Bd5 Rxd5 21.cxd5 Qxd5 22.0-0 Nce5 23.Rac1 d3 24.Rfd1 Qd4 25.Qb3+ Kh8 26.Rxd3 Nxd3 27.Qxd3 Qf6 28.Qc3 Qe6 29.Qc4 Qb6 30.b4 Qd8 31.Qe6 Re8 32.Qd6 Qg5 33.f4 Qb5 34.f5 Nf8 35.Rc5 Qa4 36.Qd3 Nd7 37.Rc7 Nf6 38.g5 Ne4 39.Qd4 1-0 Click
here for A.J. Goldsby's analysis of this game.


(46) Fox - Schlechter, Queen's Gambit Declined [D63]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Nf3 0-0 7.Rc1 a6 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Bd3 c6 10.0-0 Re8 11.Nd2 Nf8 12.h3 h6 13.Bf4 Bd6 14.Bxd6 Qxd6 15.e4 dxe4 16.Ndxe4 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Qf4 18.Re1 Be6 19.Re3 Ng6 20.Nc5 Bd5 21.Qe2 Qg5 22.Rxe8+ Rxe8 23.Qxe8+ Kh7 24.f3 Qxc1+ 25.Kh2 Qf4+ 26.Kh1 Qxd4 27.Bxg6+ Kxg6 28.Nd7 Qxb2 29.Ne5+ Kh5 30.Qe7 Qc1+ 31.Kh2 Qf4+ 32.Kh1 g5 33.Qd6 Kh4 34.Qxh6+ Kg3 35.Nd3 Qe3 36.Qd6+ Kh4 37.Qh6+ Kg3 38.Qd6+ Kh4 39.Kh2 Be6 40.Qf8 g4 41.Qh8+ Kg5 42.Qg7+ 1-0


The following game is arguably the most legendary from this tournament. The story is told that Pillsbury had prepared 7.Bxf6 following his loss to Lasker on January 4, 1896 in St. Petersburg. Napier had played numerous practice games with Pillsbury to test this variation. (This is a matter of some debate, with GM Soltis and others referring to the story as a myth. The tournament bulletin, which was published the day the game was played, says this, "Ever since the St. Petersburg tournament in 1896, Pillsbury had carefully treasured a variation in the Queen's gambit declined which he some day hoped to try on one man in an important game. The player he had selected was none other than Dr. Lasker and in the sixth round the grand opportunity presented itself and the surprise was sprung.") Lasker found the unexpected 10...Ne5 over-the-board but failed to win the game. This has been called Pillsbury's last great game. Kasparov annotates this game in his Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part I (Game 42).

Important note: Most chess databases (and at least one book) incorrectly give Black's 18th move as Qb4; the actual move was 18...Qb5. For an excellent discussion of this specific issue, see Tim Harding's January 14, 2004 The Kibitzer article at ChessCafe.com.

(47) Pillsbury - Lasker, Queen's Gambit Declined [D40]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c5 5.Bg5 cxd4 6.Qxd4 Nc6 7.Bxf6 gxf6 8.Qh4 dxc4 9.Rd1 Bd7 10.e3 Ne5 11.Nxe5 fxe5 12.Qxc4 Qb6 13.Be2 Qxb2 14.0-0 Rc8 15.Qd3 Rc7 16.Ne4 Be7 17.Nd6+ Kf8 18.Nc4 Qb5 19.f4 exf4 20.Qd4 f6 21.Qxf4 Qc5 22.Ne5 Be8 23.Ng4 f5 24.Qh6+ Kf7 25.Bc4 Rc6 26.Rxf5+ Qxf5 27.Rf1 Qxf1+ 28.Kxf1 Bd7 29.Qh5+ Kg8 30.Ne5 1-0 Replay
Check out some excellent analysis of this game by A.J. Goldsby I.
The above game, along with a brief introduction, can be found in All About Chess by I.A. Horowitz (Collier paperback, 1971).
Diagram of the position after 6...Nc6 and some discussion.


(48) Napier - Teichmann, Queen's Gambit Declined [D51]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.Nf3 c6 6.e4 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Bb4+ 8.Bd2 Be7 9.Bd3 c5 10.Bc3 b6 11.0-0 Bb7 12.Qe2 0-0 13.Rad1 Qc7 14.dxc5 bxc5 15.Ng3 Rfd8 16.Rfe1 Qc6 17.Qe3 Nf8 18.h4 h6 19.h5 N8h7 20.Bf1 Qa4 21.Rxd8+ Rxd8 22.Ne5 Ng5 23.Bd3 Bd6 24.f4 Bxe5 25.Qxe5 Nh3+ 26.gxh3 Rxd3 27.Qb8+ Kh7 28.Qxb7 Rxg3+ 29.Kh2 Nxh5 30.Qe4+ g6 31.Rg1 f5 32.Qe2 Rxg1 33.Kxg1 Nxf4 34.Qe5 Qd1+ 35.Kh2 Qc2+ 36.Kg3 Qg2+ 37.Kxf4 Qf2+ 0-1
This game contains another instance of a typo in the game score. Many electronic sources show Black's move 30 as 30...g6. However, the move played was 30...Rg6. I have corrected this on this site. Thanks for David Moody for highlighting this.


Leaders after Round 6
Janowsky
Marshall, Teichmann 5
Round 5 | Round 7


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