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|Jul-23-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"The Father of Hypermodern Chess" P.1
'... Wilhelm Steinitz at least gave posthumous credit to Paulsen’s pioneer work - ...'
by Imre Koenig
|Nov-11-09|| ||fred lennox: Calling Paulsen the father of hypermodern depends how much you want to consider the child father of the man. There's Staunton, Anderssen, Steinitz and a not so obvious Lasker, all forshadowed hypermodern. Father is a bit misused. Establisher is more the point, though less fluent.|
|Jul-06-10|| ||David2009: <Dec-17-04 and Dec-05-04 vonKrolock: <SBC: Louis Paulsen's only chess problem.> only, so surely this one: 8-2B5-8-1n2Rp2-8-3bpkpB-4N3-4K3 #2 (5+6)- In American Chess Nuts, number 334. [snip]>
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Mate in 2. Nice problem! Thanks <SBC> and <vonK>.
Nice to see Louis Paulsen getting recognition. He was one of Blackburne's motivators to take up chess: they met in 1861 during Paulsen's Manchester tour Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861 (first recorded Winawer?); Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1861 (blindfold simultaneous).
|Jul-06-10|| ||vonKrolock: <David2009> Merci beaucoup, aussi pour le diagramme, très gentil - back then in 2004 there was not yet such facility here|
|Jul-31-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Photo of a young Paulsen:
|Sep-09-10|| ||GrahamClayton: A description of Paulsen from the "Hobart Town Daily Mercury", dated 17 November 1858:|
"...Paulsen is described in one of the Chicago papers as tall and muscular. His face smooth, hair light and cut short, grey eyes, compact facial muscles, and a head of prodigious size. His head is said to be the largest of any man in the country. He seems to perform his astonishing feats with ease, never experiencing the least headache, and feeling quite clear throughout. He declares that he can play better blindfold chess than in the usual manner, and had he always his choice would never play otherwise. While playing, he looks remarkably calm, and yet, if a bystander feel his pulse, he would count as many as 110 and more."
|Oct-03-10|| ||DarthStapler: The Salieri to Morphy's Mozart|
|Jan-15-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday louis!|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: I wish someone would write a decent book on Paulsen and his games.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||thomastonk: <Benzol> There is a book on Louis Paulsen, his family and his games, but it is written in German. Author: Horst Paulussen, title: "Louis Paulsen 1833 - 1891 und das Schachspiel in Lippe 1900 - 1981", year: 1982, 312 pages.
It is still available and has even a low price.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: <thomastonk> That's great news. Is there an English translation available?|
|Jan-13-12|| ||thomastonk: <Benzol> No translation - it's the only book by this author.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Benzol: <thomastonk> OK thanks. I might just have to start learning German. I think I'm too old now though.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||Calli: Iowa State Chess Association has a file with 53 more games than CG. Download at http://wwx2.tripod.com/chess.html Don't have time right now to sort it out myself.|
|Jan-15-12|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Paulsen.|
|Jan-15-12|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday!|
|Dec-26-12|| ||thomastonk: <chessgames.com> From the biography: "He defeated Ignatz Von Kolisch (+7, =18, -6) in 1861 ..." Several others have kibitzed it before, and maybe you like to change it: the match ended drawn (though the qouted result is correct).|
Before the match it was agreed that nine wins would be necessary to decide it. After 17 games Paulsen was leading by 6:1. But then Kolisch won three games in a row and after 31 games the result was only 7:6 in Paulsen's favour. Here both men agreed the draw.
|Jan-15-13|| ||Kikoman: Rest In Peace Sir Louis Paulsen.|
|Oct-19-13|| ||Karpova: According to page 1 of the January 1882 'British Chess Magazine' (the Almanac), Louis Paulsen was born on January 10, 1833 (here it says January 15). Which date is correct?|
|Oct-19-13|| ||RedShield: According to Gaige's <Chess Personalia>, which lists several biographical sources, it's the 15th.|
|Oct-19-13|| ||waustad: I know that he was born and died in germany and lived for some time in or around Dubuque, Iowa. Does anybody know how long he lived in the US? Since he was often back to Europe, he must have been quite a traveller, considering that for much of his life a transatlantic crossing was a rather slow event at the mercy of the winds.|
|Oct-20-13|| ||thomastonk: <waustad: Does anybody know how long he lived in the US?> Only from 1853 until the autum of 1860.|
<Since he was often back to Europe, he must have been quite a traveller, ...> No, he went only once back to Europe and stayed there.
|Oct-20-13|| ||parisattack: Quite a pioneer in the Sicilian! Early MCOs refer to the Kan as Paulsen's Defense. He also played the Taimanov often enough.|
Some books used to call ...Nbd7 in the ....e6 Sicilian 'Paulsen' as distinquished from ...Nc6 Scheveningen. Not sure how that came to be, however.
|Oct-20-13|| ||waustad: Thanks for the information. 1860 sounds like a good time to get out of the US.|
|Oct-20-13|| ||redwhitechess: snip of his obituary:
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