Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs. Emanuel Lasker - 1904

Two highly dynamic masters of the game from the late 1800's - early 1900's, Harry Nelson Pillsbury and Emanuel Lasker, then world champion, quickly generate a sharp position out of the Queen's Gambit Declined. This brief 30-move tactical encounter was played at the Cambridge Springs Chess Tournament in 1904.


  • 4 years ago


    An oldie, but a goodie. 

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks for posting a great game in which my hero Pillsbury got even with Lasker, who beat him with this flaky ("Primitive Pillsbury Variation") gambit* in 1896 at St Petersburg, another awesome game recently revisited by none other that Gary Kasparov in "My Great Predecessors" vol 1 - here's a link to that game with extensive annotations by GK: http://en.chessbase.com/Home/TabId/211/PostId/4003182/harry-nelson-pillsbury-the-american-tragedy.aspx


    Not to be too much of a whiner (or more so than usual) but the Adobe Flash Player isn't very good for chess IMHO the bd barely fits on either screen (small or large) and every time the mouse is touched the bars at the top and bottom of the screen pop up which to me is an annoying distraction. BUT at least the AFP is reliable, whatever junk player they're using here for the video lessons has a tendency to stop dead in the water once to several times per video, forcing the viewer to start over again and use the timer bar to go back to whatever point in the lesson the software died at. 

  • 4 years ago


    Very well done. Thank you for the instructive analysis and interesting game!

  • 4 years ago


    2 kids of chess are playing than how about game bobby vs jerry?

  • 4 years ago



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