Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
You seem remarkably well read on this subject.
I always wondered how you got so good.
I was there....
The cheating issue and fear of the OP has been covered. FIDE has acted.
My mate, Scotland's top Arbiter, Alex McFarlane has been summoned
to take charge of the 2011 candidates matches.
He won't stand no nonsense from these guys. McFarlane Rules OK.
Continuing with players preparing openings and analysing off board
with a colleague. I now give the Halprin v Pillsbury. Munich 1900 game.
At Budapest in 1896 Pillsbury defeated Halprin winning the Brilliancy Prize.
We fast forward to Munich and the 8th of August 1900.
Halprin and Maroczy are hatching by candle light their fiendish plot.
(Coincidence no 2. Halprin's first name was Alexander.
So now we have Nelson, Napoloeon and Alexander the Great...OK....moving on.)
Maroczy had a motive, He, Schlechter and Pillsbury were all tied
going into the last few rounds. Halprin went along for possibly revenge
or did not fancy seeing his name attached to the wrong end of another brilliancy.
The tournamanet end in a 3 way tie. Maroczy, Pillsbury and Schlecter.
So the three played off a tie break intending to play each other twice.
However in the first game between Maroczy and Pillsbury,
Maroczy blundered badly and withdrew due to illness.
Maroczy - Pillsbury Play-off Munich 1900.
Black has just played 24....RxRd1. Marcoczy played 25.Nxd1? Nd3!
Black wins the exchange. White resigned.
Schlechter and Pillsbury played on, their mini match was drawn so they split the prize.
Halprin - Pillsbury Munich 1900
(Apparently, This game is used in Roger Zelazny's story "Unicorn Variations",
a human (white) -v- a unicorn (black).)