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Samuel Robert Calthrop vs Louis Paulsen
1st American Chess Congress (1857), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Oct-07
Elephant Gambit: Paulsen Countergambit (C40)  ·  0-1


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May-03-04  horticulture: Paulsen was a pretty good player, but in his heyday in America, his opening repertoire was a little weird, to say the least.
May-03-04  badbadLeroyBrown: I think "pretty good" is a bit of an understatement. Paulsen was a great player in his own right. I'm not surprised his opening repertoire seems odd to you...there were no opening books when he was playing.
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  Benzol: Paulsen was talented at fianchetto defences, he played them in a modern manner.
May-03-04  badbadLeroyBrown: <Benzol> I think many of the players of the 19th century were awesome. The had a skill noncommensurate with the age in which they lived, at least when attacking. Paulsen, in case you haven't noticed, was a brutal attacker like Morphy. I do love that 19th century chess..thats MANLY chess.
Feb-27-05  schnarre: I've not played this opening often, but it seems to suit players like Paulsen (in-your-face-aggressive). Gotta love these old games!
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  GrahamClayton: Calthrop moved the wrong knight to d2; 19. ♘ed2 was necessary to avoid the pin on the e-file.
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  TheTamale: It seems that White's seemingly nonsensical opening play had the aim of picking up the a8 rook on move 7, but he didn't account for Black's simple reply. I could be wrong about this, but why else trade a piece for two pawns and no gain in development?
Mar-04-15  morfishine: Paulsen got better w/age
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  TheFocus: It would be very painful to step on this Samuel.
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