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Louis Paulsen vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Manchester blind sim (1861), Manchester ENG
Rat Defense: Small Center Defense (C00)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Annotations by Joseph Henry Blackburne.      [148 more games annotated by Blackburne]

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Kibitzer's Corner
May-04-03  Rookpawn: Blackburne adopts the "Hedgehog" strategy of keeping all of his pieces on the seventh or eighth rank. Such formations are difficult to play against in a blindfold game because of their irregularity.
Oct-05-06  prinsallan: Paulsens finish, is as stated, nothing short of superb!
Sep-13-07  chessamateur: Wow, Blackburne actually annotated one of his losses.
Dec-10-07  sambo: The player of the day takes a hit in a blind simul...but not his blind simul! Surprising to say the least. Blackburne probably had a win earlier (27...Bxc3 28. Bxh4 Bxe1 29. Bxe1 and black is up a rook for a bishop), but didn't take it. Tsk tsk.
Dec-10-07  InspiredByMorphy: Blackburne deserves a lot more credit for this game than he is recieving. As he states himself 27. ...Bxc3 28.Bxh4 Bxe1 29.Bxe1 wins the exchange

Apr-07-09  WhiteRook48: what's up with 30 Bg8?
May-03-09
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Rookpawn>: "Such formations are difficult to play against in a blindfold game because of their irregularity."

As a blindfold simul player, I beg to differ. Their very distinctiveness makes them easier to remember, and the positional compromises make it easier to play against.

May-03-09  AnalyzeThis: I guess it depends on whether the hedgehog is done right.
Nov-10-10  Elsinore: Nice annot. at the end, "Mr. Paulsen at that time was, next to Morphy, the greatest living expert at this form of play." Makes you think about all of the players that Morphy should have played but never did.
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