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Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais vs Daniel Wilson
Blindfold simul (1837), Paris FRA
French Defense: La Bourdonnais Variation (C00)  ·  1-0


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  nasmichael: Any details on this game, chess historians?
Aug-24-05  sneaky pete: From a blindfold simultaneous exhibition. First published by De La Bourdonnais in La Palemede, 1837. Year of play uncertain, not 1837, probably 1834. De La Bourdonnais left England in September, 1834, and didn't return until 1838. Possibly from the same event where he played La Bourdonnais vs NN, 1837.
Apr-14-14  Gottschalk: My database indicates Harry Slater Wilson.
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  jnpope: D. Wilson would appear to be correct. The following would lead one to think that the game was played in Paris and not London:

<Game played and won by M. de la Bourdonnais without seeing chess-board or men, with the white pieces, off Mr. D. Wilson, acting manager of the Paris Gas Company>

«source: Dublin Monitor, 1839.04.13, p2»

Jan-06-18  EddieB: Daniel Wilson (died in 1849) was the son of the founder of the Paris Gas Company and a British engineer who made a fortune with the Creusot foundry and the gas company.
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